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FTCA and Other Civil Rights Claims - Immigration Enforcement & Damages Actions (Free)

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Why You Should Attend Increased immigration enforcement is likely to include enforcement practices that give rise to damages actions.  Claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act, Bivens, and Section 1983 are important tools to combat abusive enforcement practices and ensuring that federal and local law enforcement abide by their constitutional obligations. This program will give a general overview of each of these claims. We will also discuss ...

Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2017 (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 ...

Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline – Recent Developments

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All students should have the opportunity to learn.  However, exclusionary discipline and school-based law enforcement often push students out of school and into the juvenile justice system—a phenomenon known as the “school-to-prison pipeline.”  Normal childhood behavior, that once resulted in a trip to the principal’s office, now can result in suspension, expulsion and arrest.  Students of color, students with ...

Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017

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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 is ...

Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2017 (Free)

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Why You Should Attend The need for pro bono assistance with administrative hearings has never been higher.  Clients who have been denied or are at risk of losing vital benefits, housing subsidies, or are facing school discipline have a right to an administrative hearing, but are often unrepresented in what can be a confusing and adversarial process.  Significant changes to key public benefits programs, including Social Security, General ...

Cultivating and Developing Diverse Talent

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New York Housing Law for the Low-Income Client 2017

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Why You Should Attend This program provides an overview of New York law that affects many low-income tenants including eligibility for subsidies, procedures for challenging denials and terminations of subsidies, an overview of New York City Housing Authority Administrative (NYCHA) administrative proceedings, and Housing Court practice and procedure basics.  What You Will Learn Common New York State/City rental subsidies important to ...

California Special Education Law 2017

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Why You Should Attend This has been a particularly important year in Special Education Law as the Supreme Court issued two decisions analyzing the rights of student with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and other disability rights statutes. This has a widespread impact on California’s education system as currently over 700,000 students with disabilities receive special education services in California, comprising ...

Consumer Bankruptcy Cases 2017

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Please note: this program only offers ethics credits in certain jurisdictions. Please check the credit information box to the right for the credits approved in your jurisdiction. Why You Should Attend Consumer bankruptcy lawyers are the solution for millions of individuals facing financial difficulties. This half-day program will provide legal and practical information for both experienced consumer bankruptcy lawyers and lawyers who do not regularly ...

Electronic Evidence in the New York State Courts 2017: Representing the Legal Services Client

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Why You Should Attend Electronic evidence plays an increasingly important role in clients' cases in legal services work. Understanding the current case law and ethical rules governing the use of that electronic evidence is essential for attorneys. This training will explore the many technologies utilized by legal services clients, the New York ethical rules governing attorneys who are interacting with that electronic evidence, and the ways in which ...

Successful Pro Bono Models for In-House Counsel: How to Effectively Provide Legal Assistance to Low-Income People

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

In-house counsel will hear from pro bono professionals at the two largest legal services organizations in the country about the most effective ways for attorneys at corporations to engage in pro bono efforts.  The discussion will include the basic ingredients of a successful in-house pro bono project; common pitfalls to avoid; examples of successful pro bono models; and where to find specific in-house opportunities to provide pro bono support ...

34th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation

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Why You Should Attend The law of Section 1983 is multi-faceted and continues to develop.  There are myriad significant and difficult issues, many of which generate conflicts in the circuit court. To be an effective Section 1983 litigator it is necessary to stay abreast of the latest decisions.  At PLI’s 34th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation program, a highly experienced and accomplished faculty will analyze recent Section ...

Securities Law and Practice 2017: How the SEC Works

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Securities lawyers need to have a firm grasp of not only the federal securities laws, but also how the SEC works to administer these laws. In this program, you will be given an introduction to the federal securities laws as well as the operating divisions at the SEC that administer the laws. You will be provided with what you need to know about how the SEC administers the securities laws — and the other agencies that the SEC interacts with on ...

Ethical Issues in Working with Pro Bono Clients in 2017

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Pro Bono clients are like any other clients in many ways. But some Pro Bono clients present ethical issues for attorneys that are often different than presented by fee-paying or contingent fee clients. Lawyers sometimes face difficult questions about defining who the client is, communication with clients, clients with diminished capacity, conflicts with fee-paying clients, and many others. Representation of nonprofit organizations also can present ...

California Family Law for Low-Income Litigants: Child Custody, Visitation and Motions Practice

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Why You Should Attend An estimated 80% of family law litigants are self-presented, and the statistic is higher for survivors of domestic violence.  Low-income litigants are in great need of your pro bono help.  Attend this free PLI program and volunteer with your local legal services agency to represent low-income family law litigants in need.  With a limited time commitment, you can help obtain essential legal protections needed for ...

Limited Scope Representation 2017: 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. As a community, we have extensive experience now with limited scope representation models.  Various models with many technology assisted interventions are being developed and information tables, drop-in legal clinics, ...

Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2017

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IMPORTANT! If you get accredited by the VA before you attend this training, the first three hours will satisfy the VA’s CLE requirement.   Attorneys and other advocates must be accredited to practice before the VA.To obtain accreditation you must complete this form:. 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: . Within ...

Prison Law 2017

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Why You Should Attend In an area where advocates face increasingly challenging legal issues whether they represent incarcerated people from a public interest practice, private practice or as a policy advocate, and where government lawyers also grapple with complex concerns, PLI’s Prison Law program offers a unique focus on evolving prison law issues.      What You Will Learn Litigation strategies in connection ...

Wrongful Conviction 2017: Litigating Exoneration Cases

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Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation 2017

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As part of PLI’s commitment to public service and the pro bono activities of the legal community, there is no fee to attend this program. Why You Should Attend Using a lively, interactive format, will examine everyday issues of ethics and professional responsibility in pro bono and public interest practice. What You Will Learn  Within the context of pro bono representation, using “all-new” hypotheticals as the basis ...

Basic Negotiation Skills 2018

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Expanding Your Practice Using Limited Scope Representation 2018 (Free)

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Why You Should Attend This program will provide an introduction to the rapidly changing practice of limited scope representation (often called “unbundling”) in a family law context, including all of the fee agreements, forms and other materials you will need to practice limited scope representation competently, safely and profitably. What You Will Learn The ethical rules governing limited scope representation How to limit risk, including ...

Addressing Domestic Violence 2018

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