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27th Annual Elder Law Institute

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From the program: 27th Annual Elder Law Institute

Released on: Apr. 30, 2015

The 27th 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 ...

31st Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation

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From the program: Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation (31st Annual)

Released on: Nov. 6, 2014

Section 1983 authorizes the assertion of federal constitutional claims against state and local officials and municipalities. These claims are filed in the courts on an ongoing basis by individuals alleging police misconduct, public employees asserting free speech violations, landowners, licensees, and prisoners, among others. Section 1983 litigation is often complex, raising issues of federal constitutional and federal statutory interpretation, pleadings, ...

Reentry in California - Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration Following Incarceration 2014

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From the program: Reentry in California - Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration Following Incarceration 2014 (Free)

Released on: Aug. 29, 2014

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 people of color are disproportionately affected.A person with a prior record faces significant ...

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

Spanish captioning is only available in MP4 ONLY.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 ...

Advising Nonprofit Organizations 2015

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From the program: Advising Nonprofit Organizations 2015

Released on: Feb. 12, 2015

Running a nonprofit organization has become increasingly complex, as nonprofits are under heightened scrutiny to account for their management and fiduciary practices. The need to cope with ongoing financial uncertainty has also brought into focus new legal standards for proper investment conduct. At the same time, the changing technological landscape forces nonprofits to confront new legal issues related to innovative fundraising strategies, strategic ...

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 ...

Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2014

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From the program: Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2014 (Free)

Released on: Nov. 24, 2014

IMPORTANT!!  GET ACCREDITED BY THE VA BEFORE YOU WATCH THIS TRAINING. 1.    Attorneys and other advocates must be accredited to practice before the VA.  To obtain accreditation you must complete this form:  . 2.    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 .  3.    Within ...

California Eviction Defense 2.0: Beyond the Basics of Protecting Low-Income Tenants 2015

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From the program: California Eviction Defense 2.0: Beyond the Basics of Protecting Low-Income Tenants 2015

Released on: Mar. 25, 2015

“Renters across the nation, and in particular in California, are locked in a pernicious squeeze of rising rents and stagnant incomes that has diverted a growing share of their paycheck to rent,” reports the Wall Street Journal (Conor Dougherty, “California’s Affordable Rental Housing Crisis,” February 11, 2014).  The Journal continues, “In the Golden State, as elsewhere, the burden is heaviest on those making ...

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 ...

Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2013 -- Discharge of Debts and the Automatic Stay

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

Recorded on: Sep. 27, 2013

Taken from the Web Program Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients recorded September, 2013 in San Francisco.Lecture Topics  [01:00:05]Discharge of Debts and the Automatic Stay [01:00:05] Debts not generally discharged Debts that may be challenged by the creditor §707 actions by the trustee or creditor Violation of the automatic stay Automatic stay denied to persistent filers Automatic stay not applicable in certain actions The ...

Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2014 (Free)

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From the program: Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2014 (Free)

Released on: Sep. 24, 2014

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 2015

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From the program: Basic Immigration Law 2015

Released on: Mar. 26, 2015

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. This program will be extremely useful to attorneys who are new to immigration practice as well as for those who need a refresher on immigration law or are involved in immigration policy.  It will also be useful for attorneys in other practice areas who need to ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 2015

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From the program: California Public Benefits: The Basics for Non-Profit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2015 (Free)

Released on: Apr. 21, 2015

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 processes 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 work with low-income ...

California Eviction Defense: Protecting Low-Income Tenants 2013

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

Released on: Mar. 27, 2013

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 ...

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) -- 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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

Consumer Bankruptcy Cases 2015

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From the program: Consumer Bankruptcy Cases 2015

Released on: Apr. 6, 2015

Consumer bankruptcy lawyers are the solution for millions of individuals facing financial difficulties. This program will provide legal and practical information for both experienced consumer bankruptcy lawyers and lawyers who do not regularly practice in this field, but are finding an increasing need to understand essential information in this area. The program will also feature an important review of recent cases, and an update of hot topics ...

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