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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 ...

17th Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2014 Term

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From the program: 17th Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2014 Term

Released on: Aug. 11, 2015

A distinguished faculty of constitutional scholars, civil rights experts, Supreme Court advocates, and a Supreme Court journalist and biographer will analyze and discuss the leading Supreme Court decisions of the October 2014 Term. The faculty represents a variety of views and perspectives on constitutional interpretation and the work of the Supreme Court. This Term the Supreme Court agreed to decide whether there is a federal constitutional right ...

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, ...

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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Recorded on: Jun. 3, 2014

AMY TAUB: Thank you. Hello. My name is Amy Taub, and I'm a program attorney with PLI. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing. Schuette versus Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, and the Roberts Court's vision of a Post-Racial America. Before I begin, I have some administrative announcements. This briefing will be one hour in length. Please feel free to send questions at any time during the briefing. Please remember that you have access ...

Accessing Opportunities for Work - Expungement & Employment Laws

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Recorded on: Aug. 18, 2014

FEMALE SPEAKER: And with that being said, we can move into the first panel of the day, which is Accessing Opportunities for Work-- Expungement and Employment Laws. And I'll begin the panel by introducing our panelists. First we have Eliza Hersh from the East Bay Community Law Center, where she directs the Clean Slate Practice. EBCLC is the East Bay's largest provider of free legal services and a teaching clinic of Berkeley Law School. The Clean Slate ...

Admissions

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Recorded on: Jun. 29, 2012

KENT QIAN: I think we have reached the 10:15 mark, so that's the signal for me to transition to our next topic, which will be admission issues in federally subsidized housing. And to guide us through that, Meliah Schultzman will be the presenter for this part. Ms. Schultzman is an attorney at a national housing law project. She is involved in policy advocacy and litigation to advance the rights of tenants in federally subsidized housing programs ...

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 ...

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 ...

Appeals & Post-Trial Motions

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Recorded on: Mar. 12, 2015

STEPHANIE HAFFNER: So we're back for our second to last session on an appeals and post trial motions. And Madeline and Christian, I promised we would also talk about Writs because I saw it in the outline. So we'll also have a word about interlocutory Writs. So we are very, very lucky to have with us Christian Abasto and Madeline Howard to talk about appeals and post trial motions. Christian, can I say that you are the Director of Litigation at Public ...

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 ...

Appellate Advocacy 2015

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From the program: Appellate Advocacy 2015

Released on: Jun. 16, 2015

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 ...

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 ...

A Primer on Automobile Fraud

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Recorded on: Jul. 29, 2013

ROBERT W. MURPHY: Hi, Bob Murphy again. And my presentation wrapping up today's seminar is on helping clients avoid getting run over. It's a primer on auto law. Before I get started, I have a little disclaimer. And I just put there because if I say something that's a little bit off-color with respect to a case, or perhaps with respect-- I don't say anything bad about the judge-- just remember it's with respect to me sometimes trying to be funny. ...

Representing the Pro Bono Client: Consumer Law Basics 2015

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From the program: Representing the Pro Bono Client: Consumer Law Basics 2015 (Free)

Released on: Aug. 7, 2015

Volunteer lawyers are needed to help the many low income clients facing a wide assortment of consumer law matters who are unrepresented.  Learn the basics of consumer law so that you can competently represent a client in need and learn new advocacy skills. You will learn: Overview of State and Federal Restraints on Debt Collection Introduction to Fair Credit Reporting Act A Primer on Automobile Fraud Representing ...

Arizona Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission: Supreme Court Addresses the Future of Redistricting Reform in America

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Recorded on: Jul. 24, 2015

AMY: It is now my pleasure to turn this briefing over to Chris Skinnell. CHRIS SKINNELL: Thanks, Amy. And thank you all for joining me today to talk about a subject that's near and dear to my heart, redistricting reform. Amy's comments ought to give you a little bit of the flavor of my background and my biases. We represented redistricting reform advocates in 2008 and 2010, but this is actually an issue that, for me, actually goes back even further. ...

Arizona Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission: Supreme Court Addresses the Future of Redistricting Reform in America

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Recorded on: Jul. 10, 2015

Taken from the briefing Arizona Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission: Supreme Court Addresses the Future of Redistricting Reform in America recorded July, 2015 in New York. On June 29, the Supreme Court rejected a claim by the Arizona Legislature that the United States Constitution prohibits voters from using the initiative power to transfer authority over congressional redistricting from the Legislature to an independent citizen ...

Article 78 Special Proceedings

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Recorded on: Aug. 4, 2014

TANYA WONG: We're ready to resume. We're in the home stretch. We're going to continue on the procedural appeal rights for public assistance recipients. And I am delighted to welcome my colleague at legal services, Miss Sienna Fontaine from our legal services NYC Bronx office. She's going to be talking to you about what can be done post-fair hearing-- after your administrative fair hearing. You've exhausted your administrative remedies, what can you ...

Asylum and Related Relief

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Recorded on: Mar. 15, 2013

CYRUS D. MEHTA: OK, so we'll get moving with the next panel. We spoke about how people get into removal and deportation proceedings. This panel will generally speak about how people can seek relief from removal and deportation. And just relief in general, because asylum can be sought even administratively outside the removal context. So we do have a great panel. And it's going to be a long panel-- 1 hour, 15 minutes. Each speaker will have 25 minutes ...

Asylum and Related Relief

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Recorded on: Mar. 27, 2012

CYRUS MEHTA: So while the panelists setting up I'm going to introduce the panel to all of you. It's a great panel. All the panels are great but we are really fortunate to have three leading experts. And the previous panel spoke about grounds of inadmissibility and removeability. And this panel will talk about relief when someone's put into removal proceedings. And the first speaker on this panel is Anwen Hughes. She helps overseas human rights first ...

Banking and Mortgage Servicing Perspective

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Recorded on: Feb. 12, 2013

We'll move on to the second part of our presentation, and this presentation is from the bank's perspective. And Peter Barwick is going to speak about the way mortgage securities are held by the banks, the corporate trust issues. And Rich Haber and Jeff Jaffee are going to talk about the economics of mortgage servicing. And thank you very much gentlemen. PETER S. BARWICK: Good afternoon. Thanks, Joe. Thank you all for braving the elements to get here. ...

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