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Limited Scope Representation 2015: Ethical & Practical Challenges (Free)

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This is a webcast of the live New York session.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 ...

California Trial Advocacy 2015

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Scholarships are available to attend PLI programs.  For information, please visit .Why You Should Attend If you think you will ever try a case, or if you want to do better the next time you are in trial, then this is the program you have been waiting for.  In this full-day program, some of the most experienced trial lawyers in California will talk about the best way to prepare and present a case to a jury.  We will cover what you ...

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.  Studies have shown that immigrants without legal representation face a significantly higher risk of ...

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

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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 people and people of color are disproportionately ...

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 ...

Enforcing Wage Claims for Low-Income Workers

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

State wage and hour laws were a Progressive Era reform that initially met fierce resistance from industry and the United States Supreme Court, most famously in Lochner v. New York, which invalidated New York’s law prescribing maximum working hours for bakery employees. In 1937, however, the Supreme Court narrowly changed its course, upholding Washington State’s minimum wage law by a 5-4 vote in West Coast Hotel Company v. Parrish. This ...

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 ...

Providing Legal Assistance in the Aftermath of Disaster 2015 (Free)

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Why You Should Attend A major disaster is likely to strike in California within our lifetime.  In the aftermath, survivors will need help to resolve legal issues related to the disaster.  By attending this program, you will learn about the most common post-disaster legal issues and then be able to participate in a regionally coordinated disaster legal services pro bono effort by providing brief phone assistance to disaster legal helpline ...

Representing Clients with Mental Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors 2015 (Free)

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Why You Should Attend You should attend this training if you are a pro bono or legal services attorney who provides, or would like to provide, legal services to clients with mental disabilities in disability cases and/or improve your representation of clients with challenging behaviors in any area of law. This two part training provides instruction on 1) components of a mental status exam and insight into interviewing clients with mental disabilities ...

Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation (32nd Annual)

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This is a webcast of the live New York session.Why You Should Attend Section 1983 litigation is typically multi-faceted and often complex. The law governing Section 1983 claims is voluminous and continues to develop on an ongoing basis. At PLI’s 32nd Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation program, a highly experienced and accomplished faculty, including a law school dean, retired federal district court judge, legal scholars, and plaintiff ...

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

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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, and experienced workers have retired, increasing the ...

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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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 NYCHA administrative proceedings, and Housing Court practice and procedure basics.  What You Will Learn Common New York State/City Rental Subsidies Housing Court Practice and Procedure Basics New York ...

Prison Law 2015

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Why You Should Attend: Prison conditions and prisoner treatment issues are getting unprecedented attention as the nation focuses on the magnitude of the national prison population.  With its sixth Prison Law program, PLI continues its examination of these important issues.  In an area where advocates face increasingly challenging legal issues whether they represent incarcerated people from a public interest practice, private practice or ...

Wrongful Conviction 2015

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Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2015 (Free)

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IMPORTANT! If you get accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) before you attend this training, the first three hours will qualify for the CLE.   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 ...

California Proposition 47 Overview

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Nonprofit Organizations 2015: Governance, Form 990 Reporting, and Compensation Issues

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Why You Should Attend This program will bring you up-to-date on the latest developments and unique financial and regulatory issues that impact the nonprofit sector.  What You Will Learn Recent financial, regulatory, and legal developments that impact nonprofit organizations Nonprofit governance developments and best practices Compensation issues: federal and state statutory framework, what is “reasonable” compensation, ...

Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation 2015 (Free)

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This is a webcast of the live New York session.Mark Your Calendar.  More Information to Come!

Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice 2016

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Featured Faculty/Authors
Clifford E. Kirsch

Clifford E. Kirsch ~ Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Tanya E. M. Wong

Tanya E. M. Wong ~ Director of Government Benefits, Legal Services NYC - Legal Support Unit

Kenneth N. Nigon

Kenneth N. Nigon ~ RatnerPrestia