Join Erin Loubier (Whitman-Walker Health) and Jennifer Mezey (Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia) for an overview of who is eligible for and how to keep public health insurance (Medicare/QMB, Medicaid, D.C. Healthcare Alliance, and financial assistance for individual/family plan options on D.C. Health Link-D.C.’s state health insurance exchange). In addition to learning about eligibility and practical tips on applying and re-certifying, Erin and Jennifer will also share common situations consumers face and practice tips to resolve them. Click here to register and to RSVP.
Current and prospective pro bono attorneys are invited to learn about the law and practice of serving as a guardian ad litem, representing the best interests of a child in a custody case. Participants will receive a copy of our custody guardian ad litem training materials and manual. A light lunch will be served. To ensure sufficient seating and copies of the Children’s Law Center manual, please register here.
The Family Court Volunteer Attorney Negotiator Program(VAN) is an opportunity for compassionate attorneys with family law experience and good active listening skills to enhance familial stability by facilitating communication and using negotiation skills to resolve issues. It is a very meaningful way of giving back to the community in which we work and/or live. Family law and mediation experience is required. Click here for more information and to RSVP.
Join Curt Campbell and Carolyn Rumer (both of the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia) to discuss two critical safety net benefits available to some District residents: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, also known as Food Stamps). In addition to tips on how to apply for TANF and/or SNAP, program rules, and how to escalate common issues your clients may face, Curt and Carolyn will also briefly discuss systemic policy issues related to both programs. Click here for more information and to register.
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP, 700 6th St NW, 7th Floor, Washington, D.C, 20001
About the Project
PTIS works with incarcerated transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) individuals who are denied human rights while housed in prisons and jails. PTIS aims at combatting the failure of facilities to adequately address sexual assault against TGNC individuals and to ensure that TGNC individuals are given medically necessary treatments.
Due to limited capacity, PTIS does not engage in litigation; however, the services PTIS offers address the two major issues individuals face when filing a claim pro se: 1) exhaustion of administrative remedies; and 2) submitting a grievance to the facility that is sufficiently specific to put the facility on notice that there is an issue.
Volunteer duties include corresponding with incarcerated individuals, assisting with declarations, drafting advocacy letters, and condensing difficult to understand prison grievance policies. Volunteers are asked to devote one hour a week for a minimum of three months to corresponding with and assisting incarcerated TGNC individuals.
About the Training
During this training, participants will learn about the status of the law related to prisoners’ rights generally and TGNC prisoners’ rights more specifically. Additionally, participants will learn the PTIS process and apply their knowledge to a hypothetical situation. There will be time at the end of the presentation to ask questions. Lunch will be served.