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Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2015 (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, school discipline, regional center eligibility, foster care benefits, CalWORKs, and SSI, so you can take a pro bono case to assist a low-income child in California.  What ...

Disability Accommodations in the Digital Age

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The Americans with Disabilities Act (the “ADA”) requires covered entities – which include employers, businesses, and educational institutions – to take steps to ensure that they are accessible to people with disabilities.  Since the ADA’s passage in 1990, digital technology has become ubiquitous and has changed the way we work, shop, manage our finances, and learn.  As a result, businesses and institutions increasingly ...

Higher Education Law 2015: Current Issues & Recent Developments

Seminar  Seminar

Scholarships are available to attend this program. Please click this  for information. Why You Should Attend At PLI’s Higher Education Law 2015: Current Issues & Recent Developments, an expert faculty, comprised of attorneys working both in private practice and in universities, will provide updates  and best practices in three important  areas of higher education law today.. What You Will Learn  ...

Making Sense of Mobilehomes – Homeowner and Tenants’ Rights (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Approximately 6% of all occupied housing in the United States consists of manufactured homes (generally referred to as mobilehomes).  This almost uniquely American version of housing has been and continues to be a more affordable option for many people, but it is an option fraught with dangers that most homeowners do not understand or consider before making that choice.  It is also an option regulated by an array of ...

Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2015 (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.  ...

Veteran Benefits: Maximizing Benefits for Servicemembers Discharged for Misconduct

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Not all servicemembers will receive access to veterans’ benefits and services from the VA.  A major obstacle to getting health care and services arises when a servicemember is discharged for misconduct.  In those cases, the VA will decide whether their conduct should make them ineligible for veteran benefits.  This affects a large number of servicemembers.  Since 2001, over 140,000 people have been separated from military ...

15th Annual School Law Institute

Seminar  Seminar

To effectively counsel parents, students, and school districts, practitioners must continue to develop and expand their understanding of the most recent developments in case law, and keep abreast of legislative and regulatory changes. At PLI’s 15th Annual School Law Institute, an expert faculty will examine significant new developments in education law and policy, and the implications of these developments for your clients. What ...

Protecting Domestic Violence Survivors and Children in California: Pro Bono Representation in Low-Income Domestic Violence Restraining Order Cases 2015 (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Attend this program so that you can receive the training you need to represent low-income domestic violence survivors seeking domestic violence restraining orders in California, including crafting safe and effective child custody and visitation orders.  Experienced attorneys will give you a practical training to enable you to obtain orders critical to protecting victims of abuse.  A sitting judicial officer will give ...

Mental Health Issues & the New York State Courts 2015: Understanding Risk

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Approximately 20 percent of Americans experience some type of mental illness in a given year,  and the  prevalence of mental disorders among individuals involved in the criminal justice system, and some areas of the civil legal system is even higher.  This timely program will focus on the intersection of individuals living with mental illness and their involvement in both the criminal and civil justice systems ...

Representing the Pro Bono Client: New York Public Assistance and Food Stamp Advocacy 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend This year's program will provide attorneys with a greater understanding of public assistance, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and will focus on select public assistance budgeting issues, recent developments concerning SNAP, and key aspects of Medicaid expansion under the ACA. What You Will Learn You will learn about special provisions in the ...

Representing the Pro Bono Client: Consumer Law Basics 2015 (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  ...

Children's Law Institute (18th Annual)

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 is increasingly complex.  This year, PLI’s 18th Annual Children’s Law Institute will focus on a variety of social and legal issues affecting child welfare and juvenile justice practice.  ...

Reentry in California - Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration 2015 (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 4 adults in California has an arrest or conviction record, and low-income people and people of color are disproportionately ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Jae  Kim

Jae Kim ~ Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Rambus Inc.

Lori A. Richards

Lori A. Richards ~ Chief Compliance Officer, Asset Management Unit, JP Morgan & Co

Edwin E. Smith

Edwin E. Smith ~ Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP