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PLI provides pro bono training for the access to justice community, reflecting its deep commitment to the public service work of the legal profession. Since 2008, PLI has offered free programs in practice areas critical to the representation of low-income clients including housing, family law, government benefits, immigration, veterans issues, and more to train legal services attorneys and attorneys in private practice to take on pro bono representation. PLI works in collaboration with hundreds of legal aid and pro bono entities to develop and deliver programs to meet their most pressing professional development needs.


Pro Bono Privileged Membership - Free Access to PLI Programs

PLI offers free Pro Bono Privileged Membership to nonprofit IRC Section 501(c)(3) organizations, legal aid organizations, and other pro bono groups, which provides staff and volunteers with access to PLI Live, Webcast or On-Demand programs. For more information and to apply for a Pro Bono Privileged Membership, contact Pro Bono Membership Services.


PLI Scholarships

In 2015 we awarded over 60,000 scholarships to legal aid, nonprofit and government attorneys/staff, attorneys engaged in pro bono work, judges, judicial law clerks, law professors, attorneys 65 or older, lawyers, law students, unemployed attorneys and others with financial hardships. Click here to apply for a PLI scholarship.


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Who's Speaking?
Patricia L. Peden

Patricia L. Peden ~ Shareholder, LeClairRyan
Speaking at California Trial Evidence 2016 Practising Law Institute Oct. 27, 2016

Scholarships are available to attend PLI programs.  For information, please visit  ...
Afua  Atta-Mensah

Afua Atta-Mensah ~ Director of Litigation, Safety Net Project, Urban Justice Center
Speaking at New York Housing Law for the Low Income Client 2016 Practising Law Institute Oct. 18, 2016

Why You Should Attend

This program provides an overview of New York law that affects many low-income tenants including eligibility ...

 

Featured Seminar

Representing the Pro Bono Client: New York Public Assistance and Food Stamp Eligibility 2016

Jul. 18, 2016

Practising Law Institute - New York, NY

Why You Should Attend This training is designed to equip attorneys with a sharper understanding of the substantive law, strategies, procedures, and best practices relevant to their representation of low-income clients who seek public assistance, emergency assistance, and benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  These necessary benefits can be difficult to access for many eligible applicants due to the complex ru... Read More



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