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Addressing Domestic Violence Across Practice Areas 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend This program will explore the legal and practical challenges of representing victims of domestic violence. Experienced practitioners in the law and in social or counseling services will share their practical strategies for addressing common challenges across disciplines.  The practical insights that will be shared will be useful to legal practitioners and service providers in a variety of practice areas. What You Will ...

Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The challenges to attaining diversity and inclusion in the legal and compliance professions remain formidable. At this year’s Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice program, a renowned faculty of attorneys and diversity professionals will discuss significant legal developments that impact diversity, the continued challenges presented by unconscious bias, and individual and organizational best practices. What ...

Current Developments in Federal Civil Practice 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Are you up-to-date on the important developments in federal civil practice and the implications of these developments for your cases? At Current Developments in Federal Civil Practice 2016, a distinguished faculty of trial lawyers and judges will review and offer their insights into significant recent developments, including the new amendments to the Federal Rules which took effect on December 1, 2015. The program will focus ...

Advocates’ Guide for Protecting Tenants’ Rights: Advanced Unlawful Detainer Defense (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Attendees of prior unlawful detainer defense trainings including last year’s California Eviction Defense 2.0 learned the skills necessary to vigorously defend eviction lawsuits. This year’s training builds on those skill sets providing a more in-depth discussion of trial skills and appeals as well as attorneys’ fees. We will also explore strategies for assisting Section 8 tenants struggling to maintain their ...

Basic Immigration Law 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The program will provide an overview of U.S. immigration law, including basic concepts of U.S. immigration law and procedure and current developments and trends. What You Will Learn  President Obama’s Executive Actions, litigation, current status and future recourse The difference between nonimmigrant (temporary) and immigrant (permanent/green card) visas Family-sponsored visas Why immigrants ...

16th Annual School Law Institute

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend At PLI’s 16th Annual School Law Institute, an expert faculty will examine significant developments in education law and policy, as well as the implications for your clients. Attend this year’s program to get an in depth look at recent developments and practical strategies regarding timely and important topics like sexual assault on campus, transgender youth, and the rights of recently-arrived immigrants and English ...

Social Security Disability 2016: From Administrative Proceedings to Federal Practice

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend After the Social Security Administration denies an initial disability claim, a claimant may find it confusing, difficult, and even overwhelming to appeal a denial. Many claimants cannot afford legal representation and must navigate the appeals process on their own. In this program, you will learn the basics of Social Security law and practice and how to represent disabled children and adults in appealing benefit claim denials. What ...

California Public Benefits: The Basics for Non-Profit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2016 (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Low-income clients need your help to protect their rights to potentially life-saving benefits. Many low-income clients have difficulty navigating the confusing and bureaucratic processes to establish and maintain eligibility for public benefits. Without legal assistance and advocacy, large numbers of clients go without the benefits to which they are entitled, which can often lead to unnecessary hunger and homelessness. Attorneys ...

Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2016 (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Attend this program so that you can receive the basic information you need to represent low-income children in California with education, regional center, and public benefits issues.  Learn the basic substantive law regarding special education, compliance complaints, discipline for students with disabilities, regional center advocacy, foster care benefits, CalWORKs, and SSI, so you can take a pro bono case to assist a ...

28th Annual Elder Law Institute

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend This program is designed for elder law practitioners, lawyers who represent elderly clients or younger clients with aging parents, and also for attorneys interested in getting into this evolving field.  Faculty will discuss recent developments and will review elder law fundamentals such as Medicare and Medicaid, the backbones of the health insurance upon which the elderly rely. End of life issues, housing issues, and ethics ...

How the Private Bar Can Impact America's Indigent Defense Crisis

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Many misdemeanor courts across the country fail to provide lawyers to the indigent accused despite the constitutional imperative to do so.  Those that do often provide lawyers who are so financially conflicted, or who juggle so many cases at once, or who are appointed so late in the life of a case, that the defendants have in effect no legal counsel advocating on their behalf. This leads to one of two results.  Either the courts experience ...

Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2016 (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend You should attend this training if you would like to provide pro bono services to immigrant clients in the areas of housing, immigration, or domestic violence or you would like to improve your representation of immigrant clients generally.  Many immigrant clients require assistance with a constellation of related yet distinct issues.  This day-long program attempts to address these particular areas of overlap.  ...

Hot Topics in Child Custody and Guardianship for New York Practitioners 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Child custody and guardianship is a complex and ever-evolving area of family law. Those who appear in the Family Courts of New York must understand how to effectively represent their respective clients in these complex and emotionally-charged proceedings. This half-day program will focus on two significant types of modification of child custody and guardianship: changes in circumstances/extraordinary circumstances and relocation. ...


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