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Appellate Advocacy 2015

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This is a webcast of the live New York session.Why You Should Attend 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 ...

Protecting Domestic Violence Survivors and Children in California: Pro Bono Representation in Low-Income Domestic Violence Restraining Order Cases 2015 (Free)

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Why You Should Attend Attend this program so that you can receive the training you need to represent low-income domestic violence survivors seeking domestic violence restraining orders in California, including crafting safe and effective child custody and visitation orders.  Experienced attorneys will give you a practical training to enable you to obtain orders critical to protecting victims of abuse.  A sitting judicial officer will give ...

School Law Institute (15th Annual)

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This is a webcast of the live New York session.Why You Should Attend 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. At PLI’s 15th Annual School Law Institute, an expert faculty will examine significant new developments in education law and policy, and the ...

Maximizing Your IP Job Search with Loyola Chicago's PLIP 2015

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Please note:  This briefing is 90 minutes, FREE, and NO CLE.

California Guardianship Law 2015

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Why You Should Attend 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.   What You Will Learn Guardianship of the Person Law and Procedure Alternatives to Guardianship Public Benefits for Guardians  ...

Mental Health Issues & the New York State Courts 2015: Understanding Risk

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Why You Should Attend Approximately 20 percent of Americans experience some type of mental illness in a given year,  and 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 their involvement in both the criminal and civil justice systems ...

Foreclosure Litigation – Real World Solutions That Work For Both Sides 2015 (Free)

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Why You Should Attend This substantive training provides an overview of: Ways to avoid foreclosure litigation by resolving disputes before filing suit, with the commentary of industry leaders representing both borrowers’ and the servicers’ perspectives; Foreclosure litigation and where there is common ground - which arguments help your case, which do not add anything to it, and which actually hurt your client’s chances ...

Representing the Pro Bono Client: New York Public Assistance, Food Stamp, and Health Care Advocacy 2015

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Why You Should Attend This year's program will provide attorneys with a greater understanding of public assistance, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and will focus on select public assistance budgeting issues, recent developments concerning SNAP, and key aspects of Medicaid expansion under the ACA. What You Will Learn Topics to be covered include: Public assistance: ...

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

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Why You Should Attend 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. What You Will Learn Overview of State and Federal Restraints on Debt Collection Introduction to Fair Credit Reporting Act  ...

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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Why You Should Attend 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 ...

Children's Law Institute (18th Annual)

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This is a webcast of the live New York session.Why You Should Attend 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 18th Annual Children’s Law Institute will focus on a variety of social and legal issues affecting ...

Limited Scope Representation 2015: Ethical & Practical Challenges

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Why You Should Attend To respond to the access to justice crisis facing the legal system, the civil legal services community and the judiciary have partnered in the expansion of services based on limited scope representation. Information tables, drop-in legal clinics, websites and help lines are all models in which an attorney takes limited responsibility for a client’s case. Many of these models expand access by employing volunteer ...

Defending Immigration Removal Proceedings 2015

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Scholarships are available to attend this program. Please click this  for information. Why You Should Attend With more than 300,000 deportation and removal cases initiated by U.S. immigration authorities each year, immigrants in the United States are in need of competent and knowledgeable representation in this important area of law.  Over half of those facing removal proceedings are unrepresented, and studies have shown that those ...

Reentry in California - Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration 2015 (Free)

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This is a webcast of the live San Francisco session.Why You Should Attend 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 low-income ...

Municipal Law Institute (15th Annual)

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This is a webcast of the live New York session.Why You Should Attend This Institute provides attendees with analyses of important developments, emerging legal issues and best practices in the field of municipal law and, regardless of experience level, municipal attorneys practicing in a city law department will want to attend. What You Will Learn Key topics for municipal lawyers such as: Ethics for the municipal lawyer Employment law ...

Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2015 (Free)

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Why You Should Attend 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 ...

Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2015 (Free)

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Why You Should Attend Although the economy is improving and foreclosures in many parts of the country are in decline due to rising home values, financially marginalized people still file bankruptcy 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 ...

Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2015 (Free)

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This is a webcast of the live San Francisco session.Why You Should Attend The need for pro bono assistance with administrative hearings has never been higher.   Program changes and budget cuts have created a “perfect storm” for public assistance recipients.  Several significant changes to key benefits programs have occurred in recent years, imposing new complex rules.  At the same time, county staff has shrunk, ...

California Special Education Law 2015 (Free)

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Why You Should Attend 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 2015 program will provide attendees with a targeted look at a number of issues affecting the practice of special education law today. What You Will Learn An understanding of laws related to individualized ...

New York Housing Law for the Low-Income Client 2015 (Free)

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Prison Law 2015

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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