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Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California (Free)

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Attend this program so that 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.

Ethics for Litigators 2014

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At this two-hour program, you will learn, from an outstanding panel of litigators, judges, and ethics experts, practical solutions to these timely ethics issues for litigators: Ethical issues in representing the former employees of a corporate client Conflicts within a firm: navigating the rules in today’s mobile and cross-border world Ethics and social media Providing unbundled legal services in Illinois

Higher Education Law 2014: Current Issues and Recent Developments

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At PLI’s Higher Education Law 2014: Current Issues and Recent Developments, an expert faculty, comprised of attorneys working both in private practice and in universities, will provide updates  and best practices in three important  areas of higher education law today: Title IX and sexual harassment policies; disability discrimination; and research compliance.

Appellate Advocacy 2014

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Appellate Advocacy will give you real-world insight into effective appellate advocacy. Attendees 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. Attendees will also hear the "View from the Bench" - what judges find persuasive and ...

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

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Volunteer lawyers are needed to help the many low income clients facing a wide assortment of consumer law matters who are unrepresented. Attend this program to learn the basics of consumer law so that you can competently represent a client in need and learn new advocacy skills.

Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2014 (Free)

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You should attend this training if you would like to provide pro bono services to immigrant clients in the areas of housing, immigration, or domestic violence or you would like to improve your representation of immigrant clients generally. Many immigrant clients require assistance with a constellation of related yet distinct issues. This day-long program attempts to address these particular areas of overlap. Experienced practitioners in the areas ...

How to Find and Handle Your First Pro Bono Case 2014

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This program is a great opportunity to get a strong overview of the world of pro bono, how it can enrich and advance your professional development, and how to make it happen.

Representing California Homeowners and Tenants in Foreclosure (Free)

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This substantive training provides a comprehensive overview of the laws governing foreclosures in California. The full-day 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.

School Law Institute (14th Annual)

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Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 in today’s world Police presence in schools, guns in schools, and students’ privacy rights The most recent Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 decisions and significant issues impacting special education practice Issues arising as students with disabilities transition into adulthood Ethical challenges facing school law attorneys

The Successful Solo/Small Firm Practice: The Tools You Need to Succeed in Today's Economy

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Are you thinking about “hanging out a shingle” on your own or joining forces with another solo practitioner? Do you operate your own practice but often wonder what costs you can eliminate and how you can attract new clients? Solos face a host of business and practice management decisions, from what to spend on overhead to how to win clients and handle difficult or non-paying clients. At this program, you will get expert advice from a faculty of top ...

Children's Law Institute (17th Annual)

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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.

Municipal Law Institute (14th Annual)

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

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2014 (Free)

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While the ethical obligations of pro bono legal practice are no different than a commercial law practice, there are practical considerations regarding eligibility of clients, challenging clients, conflicts (similar in theory, different in practice settings), expectations on both sides, case management responsibility, and different delivery models, such as limited scope representation, that cause many professionals to hesitate offering pro bono legal ...

Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2014 (Free)

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California Special Education Law 2014

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Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation (31st Annual)

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Prison Law 2014 (Free)

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Advocating for Veterans 2014

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Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation 2014 ( Free)

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Featured Faculty/Authors
George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA

George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA ~ Director, SEC Institute, a Division of PLI

Mina Park

Mina Park ~ Director, Banking and Capital Markets Origination Legal, Asia Pacific, Citi

Harvey I. Saferstein

Harvey I. Saferstein ~ Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.