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15th Annual School Law Institute

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From the program: 15th Annual School Law Institute

Released on: Jun. 19, 2015

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. In 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. This program is ...

Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2014 -- Unique Laws and Additional Services

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From the program: Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2014

Recorded on: Apr. 28, 2014

Taken from the Web Program Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California recorded April, 2014 in San Francisco.Lecture Topics  [00:59:50]Unique Laws and Additional Services  [00:59:50] Regional Center Advocacy    Early Start Lanterman Act Homeless youth right to education – McKinney-Vento AB 490 – School stability, immediate enrollment, immediate transfer ...

Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2015

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From the program: Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2015 (Free)

Released on: May. 7, 2015

In this program 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. Lecture Topics [Total time 06:12:19] Segments ...

Seeking Safety in America: The Nuts and Bolts of Representing Domestic Violence Victims as Respondents in International Child Abduction Cases 2015

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From the program: Seeking Safety in America: The Nuts and Bolts of Representing Domestic Violence Victims as Respondents in International Child Abduction Cases 2015

Released on: Aug. 12, 2015

Battered parents are sometimes forced to flee with their children across international borders, seeking safety in the United States. Their abuser, the left-behind parent in these cases, may file a petition under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction for the return of the children. These cases are filed in U.S. courts, with resources focused on the prompt return of children wrongfully removed from their habitual ...

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

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

Released on: Jun. 19, 2015

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 you the view from the bench on how these hearings proceed ...

California Family Law Basics: Pro Bono Representation in Low-Income Family Law Cases 2015

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From the program: California Family Law Basics: Pro Bono Representation in Low- Income Family Law Cases 2015 (Free)

Released on: Feb. 18, 2015

Millions of Californians are unrepresented in Family Court matters (estimated 80% of litigants are unrepresented). Low-income clients are in desperate need of your pro bono help. Attend this free two-day PLI program for an introduction to family law practice and then volunteer with your local legal services agency to represent low-income family law litigants in need. Anyone interested in providing pro bono assistance to low-income family law clients ...

California Family Law Basics: Pro Bono Representation in Low-Income Family Law Cases 2013 (Free) -- How to Finish a Dissolution Case: Case Settlement and Trials

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From the program: California Family Law Basics: Pro Bono Representation in Low-Income Family Law Cases 2013 (Free)

Recorded on: Feb. 6, 2013

Taken from the Web Program California Family Law Basics: Pro Bono Representation in Low-Income Family Law Cases recorded February, 2013 in San Francisco. Lecture Topics  [00:58:34] How to Finish a Dissolution Case: Case Settlement and Trials  [00:58:34] How to prepare and handle a Mandatory Settlement Conference Basic overview of Family law trials The purchase price of this segment includes the following article ...

California Family Law for Low-Income Litigants: Motion and Hearing Practice, Including a Discussion of Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

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From the program: California Family Law for Low-Income Litigants: Motion and Hearing Practice, Including a Discussion of Domestic Violence Restraining Orders 2014 (Free)

Released on: Feb. 18, 2014

An estimated 80% of family law litigants are self-presented, and the statistic is higher for survivors of domestic violence. Thus, low-income clients are in great need of your pro bono help.  In this free PLI program and volunteer with your local legal services agency to represent low-income family law litigants in need.  With a limited time commitment, you can help obtain essential legal protections needed for low-income families. Lecture ...

California Guardianship Law 2012

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From the program: California Guardianship Law 2012 (Free)

Released on: Nov. 21, 2012

Learn the basics of guardianship law and procedure so that you can competently represent a child or adult petitioner in establishing a guardianship of the person.  This program will teach you how to represent parties in both uncontested and contested guardianship proceedings.  There will also be a discussion regarding referrals to Juvenile Dependency Court under Probate Code 1513(c), including recent case law and proposed legislative ...

California Guardianship Law 2015

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From the program: California Guardianship Law 2015

Released on: Jul. 6, 2015

Learn the basics of guardianship law and procedure so that you can competently represent a child or adult petitioner in establishing a guardianship of the person.  This program will teach you how to represent parties in both uncontested and contested guardianship proceedings. This program is appropriate for newly admitted and experienced attorneys who wish to represent a child or adult petitioner in establishing a guardianship of the person. Lecture ...

California Special Education Law 2014 (Free)

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From the program: California Special Education Law 2014 (Free)

Released on: Oct. 22, 2014

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 2014 program will provide you with a targeted look at a number of hot topics and cutting edge issues affecting the practice of Special Education Law today.Lecture Topics  [Total time 06:28:40] Segments with an asterisk (*) are available ...

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

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From the program: Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2015 (Free)

Released on: May. 26, 2015

You should view 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 program attempts to address these particular areas of overlap.  Experienced practitioners ...

Estate Planning Institute 2014 (45th Annual) -- Planning for Children, Grandchildren and Beyond - HEET and Education

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From the program: Estate Planning Institute 2014 (45th Annual)

Recorded on: Sep. 12, 2014

Taken from the Web Program Estate Planning Institute 2014 (45th Annual) recorded September, 2014 in New York.Lecture Topics  [00:59:54]Planning for Children, Grandchildren and Beyond - HEET and Education  [00:59:54] Advantages and disadvantages of 529 plans Taking advantage of the education and health care exclusions Prepaid tuition Long-term trusts for education: structuring and drafting a HEET Finally, which technique is best ...

Representing Unaccompanied Children in California – Best Practices & Key Avenues for Relief from Deportation: Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and Asylum

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From the program: Representing Unaccompanied Children in California – Best Practices & Key Avenues for Relief from Deportation: Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and Asylum

Released on: Dec. 17, 2014

Unaccompanied immigrant children (UACs) from Central America have been coming to California in increasing numbers for the past few years.  These children are placed in removal proceedings, and without access to government appointed counsel, they have difficulties navigating the confusing and complex immigration system alone.  Many children are eligible for some form of humanitarian relief or have other avenues to avoid deportation, however ...

Modern Slavery: How Corporate Policies and Corporate Action Can Combat Human Trafficking in the United States and Outside Our Borders

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Recorded on: Jul. 16, 2015

Taken from the Web Program Modern Slavery: How Corporate Policies and Corporate Action Can Combat Human Trafficking in the United States and Outside Our Borders recorded July, 2015 in New York. Human trafficking is not just a third-world problem. It exists in the United States, where thousands of citizens and non-citizens are forced to labor for little to no wage without freedom of movement. Human trafficking is modern-day slavery that stems from ...

Working with Survivors of Human Trafficking: Learning about Immigration, Criminal, Civil, and Benefits Legal Remedies in California 2014

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From the program: Working with Survivors of Human Trafficking: Learning about Immigration, Criminal, Civil, and Benefits Legal Remedies in California 2014 (Free)

Released on: Nov. 18, 2014

You should view this training if you would like to provide pro bono services to survivors of human trafficking, with a special emphasis on immigrant survivors of human trafficking. Many human trafficking survivors have complex and diverse needs that require the knowledge and intersection between multiple legal practices. This program attempts to address the many legal needs that an immigrant trafficking survivor may require. Experienced ...

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