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Enforcing Wage Claims for Low-Income Workers

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

State wage and hour laws were a Progressive Era reform that initially met fierce resistance from industry and the United States Supreme Court, most famously in Lochner v. New York, which invalidated New York’s law prescribing maximum working hours for bakery employees. In 1937, however, the Supreme Court narrowly changed its course, upholding Washington State’s minimum wage law by a 5-4 vote in West Coast Hotel Company v. Parrish. This ...

Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2015 (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 ...

Providing Legal Assistance in the Aftermath of Disaster 2015 (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend A major disaster is likely to strike in California within our lifetime.  In the aftermath, survivors will need help to resolve legal issues related to the disaster.  By attending this program, you will learn about the most common post-disaster legal issues and then be able to participate in a regionally coordinated disaster legal services pro bono effort by providing brief phone assistance to disaster legal helpline ...

Representing Clients with Mental Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors 2015 (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend You should attend this training if you are a pro bono or legal services attorney who provides, or would like to provide, legal services to clients with mental disabilities in disability cases and/or improve your representation of clients with challenging behaviors in any area of law. This two part training provides instruction on 1) components of a mental status exam and insight into interviewing clients with mental disabilities ...

Securities Law and Practice 2015: How the SEC Works

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Securities lawyers need to have a firm grasp of not only the federal securities laws, but also how the SEC works to administer the securities laws.  In this program, you will be given an introduction to the federal securities laws as well as the operating divisions at the SEC that administer the laws.  You will be provided with what you need to know about how the SEC administers the securities laws - and the other ...

32nd Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Section 1983 litigation is typically multi-faceted and often complex. The law governing Section 1983 claims is voluminous and continues to develop on an ongoing basis. At PLI’s 32nd Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation program, a highly experienced and accomplished faculty, including a law school dean, retired federal district court judge, legal scholars, and plaintiff and defendant practitioners will analyze recent ...

California Special Education Law 2015 (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend Currently, close to 700,000 students with disabilities receive special education services in California, comprising about 10 percent of the state’s public school enrollment.  The California Special Education Law 2015 program will provide attendees with a targeted look at a number of issues affecting the practice of special education law today. What You Will Learn An understanding of laws related to individualized ...

New York Housing Law for the Low-Income Client 2015 (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend This program provides an overview of New York law that affects many low-income tenants including eligibility for subsidies, procedures for challenging denials and terminations of subsidies, an overview of NYCHA administrative proceedings, and Housing Court practice and procedure basics.  What You Will Learn Common New York State/City Rental Subsidies Housing Court Practice and Procedure Basics New York ...

Prison Law 2015

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend: Prison conditions and prisoner treatment issues are getting unprecedented attention as the nation focuses on the magnitude of the national prison population.  With its sixth Prison Law program, PLI continues its examination of these important issues.  In an area where advocates face increasingly challenging legal issues whether they represent incarcerated people from a public interest practice, private practice or ...

Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2015 (Free)

Seminar  Seminar

IMPORTANT! If you get accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) before you attend this training, the first three hours will qualify for the CLE.   Attorneys and other advocates must be accredited to practice before the VA.To obtain accreditation you must complete this form: Accreditation by the VA may take several weeks, so do not delay filing your application.You can speed up the process by emailing the form to ...

Nonprofit Organizations 2015: Governance, Form 990 Reporting, and Compensation Issues

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend This program will bring you up-to-date on the latest developments and unique financial and regulatory issues that impact the nonprofit sector.  What You Will Learn Recent financial, regulatory, and legal developments that impact nonprofit organizations Nonprofit governance developments and best practices Compensation issues: federal and state statutory framework, what is “reasonable” compensation, ...

Human Trafficking in Immigrant Communities: Legal Responses

Seminar  Seminar

Why You Should Attend An expert faculty of judges and practitioners will address the complex legal issues that arise when working with immigrant survivors of human trafficking, as well as immigration remedies and benefits available. What You Will Learn Trafficking in immigrant communities: common patterns and best practices for identifying victims Immigration remedies and benefits for victims of trafficking Challenges and ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Clifford E. Kirsch

Clifford E. Kirsch ~ Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Tanya E. M. Wong

Tanya E. M. Wong ~ Director of Government Benefits, Legal Services NYC - Legal Support Unit

Kenneth N. Nigon

Kenneth N. Nigon ~ RatnerPrestia