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Serving on a Nonprofit Board – Practical Considerations for Attorneys

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Joining a nonprofit board can be one of the most personally and professionally rewarding experiences of an attorney’s career.  Whether you’re an experienced attorney or just beginning to practice, serving on a nonprofit board can bring opportunities to deepen your skills, make valuable connections, and help a cause that is personally meaningful to you.     This free one-hour briefing will offer some practical ...

Representing the Pro Bono Client: New York Public Assistance and Food Stamp Eligibility 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend This training is designed to equip attorneys with a sharper understanding of the substantive law, strategies, procedures, and best practices relevant to their representation of low-income clients who seek public assistance, emergency assistance, and benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  These necessary benefits can be difficult to access for many eligible applicants due to the complex rules ...

Representing the Pro Bono Client: Consumer Law Basics 2016 (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Volunteer lawyers are needed to help the many low income clients facing a wide assortment of consumer law matters who are unrepresented.  Attend this program to learn the basics of consumer law so that you can competently represent a client in need and learn new advocacy skills. What You Will Learn Overview of State and Federal Restraints on Debt Collection Introduction to Fair Credit Reporting Act A ...

Defending Immigration Removal Proceedings 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend With more than 300,000 deportation and removal cases handled by U.S. immigration authorities each year, immigrants in the United States are in need of competent and knowledgeable representation in this important area of law.  Studies have shown that those without legal representation face a significantly higher risk of removal, regardless of eligibility for relief. In response to the acute need for trained attorneys to ...

19th Annual Children's Law Institute

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Whether representing children, parents or a child welfare or foster care agency, in private practice, government, public interest practice or as a policy advocate, the issues and the environment in which advocates operate are increasingly complex.  This year, PLI’s 19th Annual Children’s Law Institute will focus on a variety of social and legal issues affecting child welfare and juvenile justice practice.  Experienced ...

Electronic Evidence in the New York State Courts: Representing the Legal Services Client 2016

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Electronic evidence plays an increasingly important role in clients' cases in legal services work. Understanding the current case law and ethical rules governing the use of that evidence is essential for attorneys. This training will explore the many technologies utilized by legal services clients, the ethical rules governing attorneys who are interacting with that electronic evidence, and the ways in which attorneys can realistically ...

18th Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2015 Term

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The United States Supreme Court this Term confronted an unusually broad array of vital constitutional questions impacting myriad facets of society. The questions include such contentious issues as state regulation of abortion, university racially based affirmative action admission programs, compulsory union dues for public sector employees, religious objection to the Affordable Care Act contraception mandate, the right to vote, ...

Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration 2016 (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend In the past three decades, incarceration rates have exploded in the U.S., such that today we incarcerate over two million people, more than any other country in the world. The result is that many more people encounter the criminal justice system at some point in their lives. Indeed, an estimated 1 in 3 adults in California has an arrest or conviction record, and low-income people and people of color are disproportionately ...

16th Annual Municipal Law Institute

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend This Institute provides attendees with analyses of important developments, emerging legal issues and best practices in the field of municipal law and regardless of experience level, municipal attorneys practicing in a city law department, or attorneys representing city agencies, commissions, or employees, will want to attend. What You Will Learn Fourth Amendment and municipal liability Ethics for local government ...

Residential Mortgage Servicing Update: What You Need to Know as We Approach the End of HAMP (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The rules of the road for residential mortgage servicing have changed significantly over the past several years, and they are about to shift again as we approach the expiration of the government’s Making Home Affordable loan modification programs.  Attend this training for an in-depth look at the program rules, laws and regulations that govern the relationship between borrowers and loan servicers, including an update ...

Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2016 (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Although the economy is improving and foreclosures in many parts of the country are in decline due to rising home values, financially marginalized people still file bankruptcy in disproportionate numbers.  Many debtors are unrepresented and bankruptcy clinics are still in great demand.  There is a critical need for pro bono attorneys to assist low-income clients at all levels.  The practice of bankruptcy law ...

Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2016 (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend The need for pro bono assistance with administrative hearings has never been higher.  Clients who have been denied or are at risk of losing vital public benefits, employment benefits, and/or housing subsidies, have a right to an administrative hearing, but are often unrepresented in what can be a confusing and adversarial process.  Significant changes to key benefits programs, including Social Security, General Assistance, ...

33rd Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Section 1983 litigation is multi-faceted and often complex. The law of Section 1983 litigation and Section 1983 attorney’s fees is voluminous and continues to develop on an ongoing basis. At PLI’s 33rd Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation program, a highly experienced and accomplished faculty will analyze recent Section 1983 trends and developments. The faculty includes a law school dean, federal circuit and ...

California Special Education Law 2016 (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Currently, approximately 700,000 students with disabilities receive special education services in California, comprising about 10 percent of the state’s public school enrollment. In addition, there are many other students who have disabilities that impact their access to education, even though they have not been made eligible under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). There are many overlapping federal ...


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