This is a webcast of the live San Francisco session.
Why you should attend
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 a basic understanding of eviction defense and housing law and an opportunity to connect with non-profit legal service agencies able to facilitate pro bono representation of low income families facing this predicament.
What you will learn
- Eviction process overview and basics
- Affirmative defenses in Unlawful Detainer actions
- Eviction defense after foreclosure
- Evictions and terminations in subsidized housing
- Fair Housing protections
- Wrap up: Pro bono opportunities in eviction defense
Who should attend
All attorneys interested in or currently assisting pro bono clients with eviction matters through representation or in clinical settings, law firm pro bono coordinators, managers and partners, law clinic students and faculty, and public interest and non-profit organization attorneys and staff would benefit from attending this program.
PLI Group Discounts
Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 260-4PLI.
PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm
Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at email@example.com for more details.
All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.
All times are P.D.T.
9:00 Program Overview and Introductions
S. Lynn Martinez
9:15 Eviction Process: Overview of the Basics and Affirmative Defenses in Unlawful Detainer Actions
The summary nature of the unlawful detainer action makes these cases ideal for pro bono attorneys. The day long training begins with an overview of state eviction proceedings in both private and subsidized housing, including pre-complaint notices, required allegations, motions, discovery and trials. Considerable time will be given to exploring the affirmative defenses that can be raised in an unlawful detainer answer.
Stephanie Haffner, Madeline Howard, Laura Lane
11:00 Networking Break
11:15 Eviction Defense After Foreclosure
As the foreclosure crisis continues, there is an ever increasing need for legal representation for tenants faced with eviction after foreclosure. This portion of the training will begin with an overview of the foreclosure process and will cover substantive and procedural defenses that tenants have in post-foreclosure evictions. The session will discuss the interplay between the federal Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act and state laws protecting post-foreclosure tenants, as well as the claim process tenants may use when joining an unlawful detainer in which they are not named.
Madeline Howard, Kari A. Rudd, Leah F. Simon-Weisberg
1:45 Evictions & Terminations in Subsidized Housing
Particular attention must be given to tenants living in subsidized housing and the additional protections against eviction and termination of subsidy afforded by federal law. This session will explore the different types of subsidized housing and the applicable eviction and termination requirements for each program.
Navneet Grewal, Maria Palomares, Kent Qian
2:45 Fair Housing Protections
State and federal fair housing laws safeguard tenants in protected classes from landlord discrimination. This segment will discuss the different protections available under state and federal law and how these laws can be invoked to shield tenants from discriminatory actions.
Navneet Grewal, Karlo Ng, Maria Palomares
3:45 Networking Break
4:00 Pro Bono Opportunities in Eviction Defense
This section will address how pro bono and legal services attorneys can work together to represent indigent tenants in eviction cases. The session will explore the use of clinics and incubators to facilitate tenant representation.
William T. Tanner, Phong S. Wong
S. Lynn Martinez
~ Managing Attorney/Senior Litigator, Western Center on Law & Poverty
~ Director/Supervising Attorney, Housing Practice, East Bay Community Law Center
~ Staff Attorney, National Housing Law Project
Maria E Palomares
~ Staff Attorney, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County
~ Staff Attorney, National Housing Law Project
~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
Phong S Wong
~ Pro Bono Director, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
PLI makes every effort to accredit its Live Webcasts. Please check the CLE Calculator above for CLE information specific to your state.
PLI's Live Webcasts
are approved for MCLE credit (unless otherwise noted in the product description
) in the following states/territories: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho*, Illinois, Indiana1
, Iowa*, Kansas*, Kentucky*, Louisiana, Maine*, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Hampshire*, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York2
, Oklahoma, Oregon*, Pennsylvania4
, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia5
, Virgin Islands, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming*.*PLI will apply for credit upon request.
Arizona: The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement.
Arkansas and Oklahoma: Audio-only live webcasts are not approved for credit.
1Indiana: Considered a distance education course. There is a 6 credit limit per year.Running time and CLE credit hours are not necessarily the same. Please be aware that many states do not permit credit for luncheon and keynote speakers.
2New York: Newly admitted attorneys may not take non-transitional course formats such as on-demand audio or video programs or live webcasts for CLE credit. Newly admitted attorneys not practicing law in the United States, however, may earn 12 transitional credits in non-traditional formats.
3Ohio: To confirm that the live webcast has been approved, please refer to the list of Ohio’s Approved Self Study Activities at http://www.sconet.state.oh.us. Online programs are considered self-study. Ohio attorneys have a 6 credit self-study limit per biennial compliance period. The Ohio CLE Board states that attorneys must have a 100% success rate in clicking on timestamps to receive ANY CLE credit for an online program.
4 Pennsylvania: A live webcast may be viewed individually or in a group setting. Credit may be granted to an attorney who views a live webcast individually. There is a 4.0 credit limit per year for this type of viewing. A live webcast viewed in a group setting receives live participatory credit if the program is open to the public and advertised at least 30 days prior to the program. Live webcasts viewed in a group setting that do not advertise at least 30 days prior the program will be considered "in-house", and therefore denied credit.
5Virginia: All distance learning courses are to be done in an educational setting, free from distractions.
Note that some states limit the number of credit hours attorneys may claim for online CLE activities, and state rules vary with regard to whether online CLE activities qualify for participatory or self-study credits. For more information, refer to your state CLE website or call Customer Service at (800) 260-4PLI (4754) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have already received credit for attending some or the entire program, please be aware that state administrators do not permit you to accrue additional credit for repeat viewing even if an additional credit certificate is subsequently issued.