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Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action and the Roberts Court's Vision of a Post-Racial America 2014 (Free Audio-only)

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Released on: Jun. 3, 2014

Taken from the briefing Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action and the Roberts Court's Vision of a Post-Racial America recorded May, 2014. In April, the United States Supreme Court rejected a constitutional challenge to Michigan’s statewide ban on race and sex-based affirmative action. Although the vote was 6-2, the ruling produced no majority opinion for the Court. The plurality opinion repudiated the reasoning, but not the results, ...

Adults with Behavioral Health Needs under Correctional Supervision: A Shared Framework for Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Recovery

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Recorded on: Aug. 13, 2013

Taken from the Web Program Mental Health Issues & the New York State Courts Recorded August, 2013 in New YorkAdults with Behavioral Health Needs under Correctional Supervision: A Shared Framework for Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Recovery [00:59:12] Overview of behavioral disorders in the criminal justice system Risk-Need-Responsivity and the behavioral health framework Implications of the framework for your work The purchase price ...

Advanced Public Assistance and Food Stamp Eligibility 2014: Special Populations (Free)

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From the program: Advanced Public Assistance and Food Stamp Eligibility 2014: Special Populations (Free)

Released on: Aug. 15, 2014

PLI recently offered training on basic Public Assistance and Food Stamps (SNAP) eligibility. The intricate web of rules for these two programs is further complicated by the fact that there are special rules for certain populations. Immigrants, people who are homeless, and people with disabilities are among the populations who experience various exceptions or modifications of the usual program rules and who are among those most in need of assistance ...

Advising Nonprofit Organizations 2014

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From the program: Advising Nonprofit Organizations 2014

Released on: Feb. 26, 2014

The business of running a nonprofit organization has become increasingly complex, as nonprofits are under heightened scrutiny to account for their management and fiduciary practices. The repercussions from the economic crisis and the need to cope with ongoing financial uncertainty have also brought into focus new legal standards for proper investment conduct. At the same time, the changing technological landscape forces nonprofits to confront new ...

Elder Law Institute 2014 (26th Annual)

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From the program: Elder Law Institute (26th Annual)

Released on: May. 2, 2014

The 26th Annual Elder Law Institute presents current legal topics important to your older clients, and your younger clients with aging parents.Many of the subjects covered this year focus on planning for incapacity, paying for health care and maintaining the legal autonomy and dignity of your aging clients. The subject of elder law is a part of every practice - we cannot stop the aging process, nor the reality that we live longer and at the same ...

Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2014

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

Released on: May. 9, 2014

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 06:12:40]Segments with ...

Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2013 (Free)

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From the program: Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2013 (Free)

Released on: Nov. 15, 2013

IMPORTANT!! GET ACCREDITED BY THE VA BEFORE YOU ATTEND THIS TRAINING.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 and including a copy of your State Bar Certificate of Good StandingWithin 12 months of accreditation you are ...

Social Security Disability 2014: From Administrative Proceedings to Federal Practice (Free)

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From the program: Social Security Disability 2014: From Administrative Proceedings to Federal Practice (Free)

Released on: Apr. 1, 2014

Disabled children and adults need your help! 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 free PLI program, you will learn about Social Security disability benefits and how to represent disabled children and adults in appealing ...

Appellate Advocacy 2014

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From the program: Appellate Advocacy 2014

Released on: May. 22, 2014

Appellate Advocacy will give you real-world insight into effective appellate advocacy. You will learn about all aspects of the appellate process, from things to do (and not to do) in the trial court, to strategies and techniques for persuasive brief writing and oral argument, to how and when to seek amicus support, to the rehearing and certiorari processes. You will also hear the "View from the Bench" - what judges find persuasive and effective.Lecture ...

Approaching Veterans Issues: A Legal Overview Including an Update of California Penal Code Section 1170.9

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From the program: Approaching Veterans Issues: A Legal Overview Including an Update of California Penal Code Section 1170.9

Released on: Jun. 7, 2013

Certain laws and courtroom practices have the potential to impact veterans differently than the rest of the population. This three hour overview will provide useful information to attorneys, judicial officers and others who interact with veterans about the implications of certain laws and practices with regards to veterans’ pasts and futures. The program will focus on Penal Code 1170.9, especially with regard to the 2013 enhancements and will address ...

Representing the Pro Bono Client: Consumer Law Basics 2014 (Free)

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From the program: Representing the Pro Bono Client: Consumer Law Basics 2014 (Free)

Released on: May. 23, 2014

Volunteer lawyers are needed to help the many low income clients facing a wide assortment of consumer law matters who are unrepresented. In this program you will learn the basics of consumer law so that you can competently represent a client in need and learn new advocacy skills.Lecture Topics  [Total time 05:15:10]Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program.Program Overview and Introductions* ...

Article 78s

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Recorded on: Aug. 8, 2013

Taken from the Web Program Representing the Pro Bono Client: New York Public Assistance and Food Stamp Advocacy 2013 Recorded August, 2013 in New YorkArticle 78s [01:30:40] Basics - Using Article 78s to prohibit or compel an act by the local services district and/or OTDA. Exhaustion requirement Parties Statute of limitations Fees - Recovering Attorney’s Fees and Costs pursuant to the New York State Equal Access to Justice Act (CPLR §§ ...

Exposing and Responding to Human Trafficking in 2014 (Free)

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From the program: Exposing and Responding to Human Trafficking in 2014 (Free)

Released on: Feb. 21, 2014

Human Trafficking has long been a hidden problem in New York state and the US.  In 2000, Congress passed the federal Victims of Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act (TVPA) and has since re-authorized it three times making important modifications.  In 2005, the US ratified the UN Trafficking Protocol.  This was followed by passage of the New York state Trafficking Victim Protection and Justice Act in 2007.  The New York law has ...

Bankruptcy, Mortgages and Foreclosure: What Bankruptcy Can and Can't Do for Borrowers in Distress 2012

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From the program: Bankruptcy, Mortgages and Foreclosure: What Bankruptcy Can and Can't Do for Borrowers in Distress

Released on: Apr. 12, 2012

In this training you will get an overview of how consumer bankruptcy interacts with mortgage debt and foreclosures.  During the session, practitioners working at the intersection of these two crucial areas in consumer law will provide a basic overview of consumer bankruptcy; share tools for assessing whether bankruptcy might help - or harm - a delinquent borrower; and discuss how bankruptcy can be used to address mortgage ...

Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2013

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From the program: Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2013 (Free)

Released on: Oct. 10, 2013

Although the recession is beginning to even out and foreclosures in many parts of the country are in the decline, the recession continues to affect financially marginalized people 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 changed dramatically with the Bankruptcy ...

Basic Immigration Law 2014

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From the program: Basic Immigration Law 2014

Released on: Mar. 27, 2014

This program will explain the basic concepts of U.S. immigration law and procedure, and discuss current developments and trends, including a legislative update on immigration reform.Lecture Topics  [Total time 07:03:29]Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program. Opening Remarks and Introduction* [00:06:19]Cyrus D. Mehta Overview of the U.S. Immigration System, Current Trends and Ethical Issues ...

Children's Law Institute 2014 (17th Annual)

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From the program: Children's Law Institute (17th Annual)

Released on: Jul. 25, 2014

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 17th Annual Children’s Law Institute will focus on a variety of social and legal issues affecting child welfare and juvenile justice practice.Lecture Topics  [Total time 06:04:03] Segments ...

California Public Benefits: The Basics for Non-Profit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2014 (Free)

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From the program: California Public Benefits: The Basics for Non-Profit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2014 (Free)

Released on: Apr. 15, 2014

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 process 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 who ...

California Eviction Defense: Protecting Low-Income Tenants 2013 (Free) -- Fee Waivers, Requests for Jury Trials, and Appellate Division Writs

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From the program: California Eviction Defense: Protecting Low-Income Tenants 2013 (Free)

Recorded on: Mar. 14, 2013

Taken from the Web Program California Eviction Defense: Protecting Low-Income Tenants 2013 recorded March, 2013 in San Francisco. Lecture Topics  [01:00:50] Fee Waivers, Requests for Jury Trials, and Appellate Division Writs  [01:00:50] This section will address how pro bono and legal services attorneys can get court fees waived and recoup certain transcript costs on behalf of their indigent clients. The session also will focus on ...

California Eviction Defense: Protecting Low-Income Tenants 2014 (Free)

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From the program: California Eviction Defense: Protecting Low-Income Tenants 2014 (Free)

Released on: Mar. 26, 2014

In the current economic climate an increasing number of low-income Californians are facing eviction.  Unfortunately, many tenants are evicted without the benefit of legal counsel to guide them through the process or the representation necessary to vigorously defend against unlawful actions.  As a result, families face the very real possibility of homelessness. This training is designed to help mitigate the crisis by providing attorneys with ...

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

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

Released on: Feb. 19, 2013

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. View 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 survivors and their children to build ...

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 ...

Representing California Homeowners and Tenants in Foreclosure 2014 (Free)

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From the program: Representing California Homeowners and Tenants in Foreclosure (Free)

Released on: Jun. 30, 2014

This substantive training provides a comprehensive overview of the laws governing foreclosures in California. The program is designed with advocates with limited housing experience in mind, but practitioners at all experience levels will benefit from this training. The panelists are noted experts in consumer and housing law who will cover a broad-range of topics in foreclosure defense using real-world examples.Lecture Topics  [Total time 06:16:30]Segments ...

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 Special Education Law 2013

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From the program: California Special Education Law 2013

Released on: Oct. 23, 2013

Currently, approximately 686,000 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 Program will provide you with an overview of the basics of Special Education Law, as well as an opportunity to hear from experts in the field on the trends and cutting edge issues affecting the practice today.Lecture Topics  ...

Featured Faculty/Authors
Jan Witold Baran

Jan Witold Baran ~ Wiley Rein LLP

Kenneth A. Gross

Kenneth A. Gross ~ Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Chip Nielsen

Chip Nielsen ~ Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross & Leoni LLP