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Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co.: Supreme Court Sets New Limits on Extraterritorial Human Rights Suits 2013 (Audio-only)

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Released on: May. 22, 2013

Taken from the briefing Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co.: Supreme Court Sets New Limits on Extraterritorial Human Rights Suits recorded May, 2013.On April 17, 2013, the Supreme Court held in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. that the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), which allows suits in federal courts for violations of international law (including international human rights law), is subject to the presumption against extraterritoriality. Chief Justice ...

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 ...

Mental Health Issues & the New York State Courts 2013 (Free)

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From the program: Mental Health Issues & the New York State Courts (Free)

Released on: Aug. 23, 2013

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, in a 12-month period, 26.2% of American adults will have a diagnosable mental disorder, and 5.8% will have a mental illness classified as severe. The prevalence of mental disorders among individuals involved in the criminal justice system and some areas of the civil legal system is even higher.  This timely program will focus on the intersection of individuals living with mental illness and ...

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 ...

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

There are over 21 million veterans in the U.S.; many of them are not aware of the benefits to which they are entitled.  Medical and financial assistance are available to men and women who have served in the military, but some who can qualify are not receiving the benefits that they need.  Attorneys can assist veterans with the problems that preclude them from receiving benefits, such as: Lack of proper paper trails to “service-connect” ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 2013 (Free)

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From the program: Representing the Pro Bono Client: Consumer Law Basics 2013 (Free)

Released on: Aug. 9, 2013

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 03:08:08]Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program. Program Overview and Introductions* ...

Representing the Pro Bono Client: New York Public Assistance and Food Stamp Advocacy 2013 (Free)

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From the program: Representing the Pro Bono Client: New York Public Assistance and Food Stamp Advocacy 2013 (Free)

Released on: Aug. 16, 2013

In PLI’s New York Public Assistance and Food Stamp program you will learn how to protect the rights of public assistance and food stamp applicants and recipients to these basic subsistence benefits.  Many applicants have difficulty navigating the confusing and bureaucratic process to establish and maintain eligibility for public assistance and food stamps.  Without legal assistance and advocacy, large numbers of clients go without ...

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 ...

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 ...

Avoiding the Bite of the Unrelated Business Income Tax

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Recorded on: Jul. 16, 2013

Taken from the briefing Avoiding the Bite of the Unrelated Business Income Tax recorded July, 2013.The Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT) and the related concept of Unrelated Debt Financed Income (UDFI) pose formidable hurdles to lawyers and business people handling investment transactions for nonprofit organizations.  Understanding these concepts and some of the techniques for avoiding them, are the focus of this seminar.  ...

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. ...

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 ...

Elder Law Institute 2013 (25th Annual)

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From the program: Elder Law Institute (25th Annual)

Released on: May. 1, 2013

The 25th Annual Elder Law Institute presents current legal topics that are of importance to your older clients, and all 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 becoming a part of every practice - we cannot stop the aging process, nor the reality that ...

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 ...

Protecting Domestic Violence Survivors and Children in California: Pro Bono Representation in Low-Income Domestic Violence Restraining Order Cases 2013 (Free)

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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 (Free)

Released on: Jun. 21, 2013

Receive the basic Domestic Violence Law training you need to represent low-income Californian survivors seeking domestic violence restraining orders and safe effective child custody and visitation orders. Learn the basic substantive law regarding California Domestic Violence Prevention Act and child custody and visitation and how to prepare and handle a hearing to obtain these critical orders. These cases can often be handled in one or two hearings ...

School Law Institute 2013 (13th Annual)

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From the program: School Law Institute (13th Annual)

Released on: Apr. 30, 2013

To effectively represent 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 not only of legislative and regulatory changes, but even technological changes as they affect schools and governing laws.In PLI’s 13th Annual School Law Institute, an expert faculty will examine significant new developments in education law and policy, ...

CalFresh and General Assistance

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Recorded on: Apr. 4, 2013

Taken from the Web Program California Public Benefits: The Basics for Non-Profit and Pro-Bono Advocacy Recorded April, 2013 in San FranciscoCalFresh and General Assistance [00:59:24] The Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, called CalFresh in California, provides assistance to individuals and households to meet their basic nutritional needs. General Assistance (GA), also known as Interim Assistance ...

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 ...

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