Financial Hardship Policy
The DCBA Executive Director may, at his/her discretion, reduce or waive the registration fee for any lawyer who desires to attend an Association seminar, but for whom the cost would be a financial hardship. Requests shall be made via the Application for CLE Grant (see below), and submitted with the seminar registration form at least 14 days prior to the seminar. Financial aid shall be capped at $250 per attorney per bar year (July 1-June 30).
The determination of whether a lawyer is eligible for a reduced or waived fee will be made on a case by case basis based upon professional relevance, financial need and the space available for the seminar. All requests will be kept confidential.*
Approved registration fee waivers will include the cost of refreshments, if provided to registrants.
If a lawyer is found to be eligible for a reduced fee, s/he shall be responsible for paying the balance of the registration fee prior to admission into the seminar.
*Except for disclosure to bar staff involved in processing the application and the decision to grant or deny the request.