Community Education & Training

De Novo offers education and training to community members, legal and clinical professionals, and community-serving providers in Massachusetts and across the globe.


Our experienced attorneys and clinicians are available to design customized on-site training for organizations and community groups, as well as offer consultation and technical assistance to serve a variety of individual training needs.

De Novo’s multilingual trainings and workshops are available in English, Spanish, French and Farsi/Dari.


Know Your Rights

Our legal education and outreach programs help community members understand what their rights are, how to exercise them, and what to do when their legal rights are violated.

  • Immigrants’ Rights

  • Tenant and Housing Rights

  • Disability Rights

  • Legal Protections for Domestic Violence Survivors

Clinical Training

Our clinicians offer workshops and training designed to help professionals and students in all settings develop the skills and awareness to work effectively with vulnerable populations.

  • Forensic Psychological Evaluations of Political Asylum Seekers

  • Trauma-informed Legal Advocacy

  • Secondary Trauma and Self Care in Legal Services

  • Representing Trauma Survivors

  • Providing In-Court Clinical Testimony

Pro Bono Education

De Novo trains members of the private bar, law students, legal aid partners, clinics, and other legal professionals who wish to improve substantive legal knowledge, sharpen their advocacy skills, and learn new areas of the law.

Legal trainings cover a wide range of topics within De Novo’s core legal practice areas. Trainings are delivered at all levels, from legal basics to advanced practice instruction.

Capacity Building

We provide direct consultation and individualized training for legal services partners looking to grow individual, group and community-wide service capacity.

  • Integrating Legal and Mental Health Services

  • Volunteer Driven Service Models

  • Building Interdisciplinary Partnerships

  • Co-locating with Service Partners

  • Client-centered Advocacy

To schedule a training or to learn more, contact Susan Corcoran, Volunteer and Training Coordinator, at 617-405-5468 or