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California Special Education Law 2017

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From the program: California Special Education Law 2017 (Free)

Released on: Oct. 7, 2017

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 about 10 percent ...

Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration 2017

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From the program: Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration 2017 (Free)

Released on: Aug. 15, 2017

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 3 adults in California has an arrest or conviction record, and low-income people and people of color are disproportionately affected. A person with ...

A Guide to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for Advocates: How to Effectively Address PTSD in Matters Involving Veterans and Others Affected by Trauma

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From the program: A Guide to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for Advocates: How to Effectively Address PTSD in Matters Involving Veterans and Others Affected by Trauma

Released on: Jul. 25, 2017

Although PTSD can cause symptoms that significantly affect cognition and behavior, the people who assist or make critical decisions affecting those who experience PTSD may not recognize or understand these symptoms well.  This training provides advocates with an understanding of PTSD that will allow them to: Work productively with clients who have experienced trauma; Learn about PTSD and how it may relate to clients’ legal ...

Public Interest Boot Camp 2017

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From the program: Public Interest Boot Camp 2017

Released on: Jun. 6, 2017

Public interest law students working with low and moderate income communities often lack the experience to address the issues that many clients face when seeking legal services.  The Public Interest Boot Camp is a free program designed to prepare law students holding summer internships with public interest law organizations, government agencies, and other legal nonprofits to better serve these clients.  All students and public interest advocates ...

What Is "Sex"? Federal Legal Protections for LGBT People

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From the program: What Is "Sex"? Federal Legal Protections for LGBT People (Free)

Released on: May. 30, 2017

Since the 1970s and particularly after the Supreme Court’s decision in Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins, the issue of whether federal sex discrimination laws protect LGBT people has been litigated all over the country. Courts have evaluated this key legal issue in different ways and in a variety of contexts, resulting in an unpredictable legal landscape for LGBT people and their families. In this session, we will provide a historical analysis of ...

Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2017

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From the program: Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2017 (Free)

Released on: May. 3, 2017

You should view 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 program attempts to address these particular areas of overlap.  Experienced practitioners in the ...

Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2017

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From the program: Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2017 (Free)

Released on: Apr. 20, 2017

In this program you can receive the basic information you need to identify and represent low-income children in California with education, health care, and public benefits issues.  Learn the basic substantive law regarding special education, discipline for students with disabilities, advocacy for foster youth, foster care benefits, CalWORKs, and SSI, so you can take a pro bono case to assist a low-income child in California.  You ...

Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice 2017

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From the program: Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice 2017

Released on: Feb. 13, 2017

The challenges of creating an inclusive law office environment remain great. In this year’s Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice program, a renowned faculty of attorneys and diversity professionals will discuss significant legal developments that impact diversity, measuring diversity initiatives for accountability, and best practices for achieving a diverse law office workplace. You will learn: Recent legal developments that impact ...

Women Lawyers in Leadership 2017

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From the program: Women Lawyers in Leadership 2017

Released on: Jan. 27, 2017

Although the glass ceiling has cracks, there are still obstacles to its complete shatter. More women are needed in leadership positions in litigation and in the boardroom. Despite equal numbers of women entering the legal profession, female attorneys still lag in equity partnerships and leadership positions.  The institutional hurdles against women in the legal profession are common and unique among female attorneys. In our informative conversation, ...

Representing Unaccompanied Children in California – Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T Visas, and Confidentiality

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From the program: Representing Unaccompanied Children in California – Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T Visas, and Confidentiality

Released on: Dec. 31, 2016

Unaccompanied immigrant children from Central America have continued to come to California in large numbers over the past few years.  Some of these children have experienced trafficking on their journey to the United States or upon their arrival in California, and others have been abused, neglected, or abandoned by their parents. Many of these children are placed in adversarial removal proceedings. But whether in removal proceedings or not, they ...

PLI's California MCLE Marathon 2016: Current Developments in LegalEthics - Competence Issues - Elimination of Bias

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From the program: PLI's California MCLE Marathon 2016: Current Developments in Legal Ethics - Competence Issues - Elimination of Bias

Released on: Dec. 14, 2016

Satisfy all of California’s MCLE special requirements in this fast-paced and up-to-the-minute program.  If your last name begins with a letter from N through Z (Group 3), your MCLE compliance deadline of February 1, 2017 is fast approaching. The MCLE Marathon, taught by a faculty of outstanding California lawyers and other professionals who are recognized leaders in their field, will conveniently provide all of the California required-subjects ...

Representing Transgender Clients: Practical Skills and Cultural Competency

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From the program: Representing Transgender Clients: Practical Skills and Cultural Competency

Released on: Nov. 18, 2016

Attendees of this program will be trained on how to represent transgender and gender nonconforming people in the many legal disputes that frequently impact this community. Experienced attorneys will give attendees the practical skills to enable them to competently represent transgender clients in areas such as employment, health care, identity documents and detention. You will learn Transgender and gender nonconforming 101 definitions and ...

Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2016

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From the program: Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2016

Released on: Nov. 17, 2016

IMPORTANT! If you get accredited by the VA before you attend this training, the first three hours will satisfy the VA’s CLE requirement.   1.    Attorneys and other advocates must be accredited to practice before the VA. To obtain accreditation you must complete this form: . 2.    Accreditation by the VA may take several weeks, so do not delay filing your application. You can speed up the ...

Public Interest Boot Camp

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From the program: Public Interest Boot Camp

Released on: Jun. 16, 2016

Public interest law students working with low and moderate income communities often lack the experience to address the issues that many clients face when seeking legal services.  The Public Interest Boot Camp is a free program designed to prepare law students holding summer internships with public interest law organizations, government agencies, and other legal nonprofits to better serve these clients.  All students and public interest ...

Representing Unaccompanied Children in California – Best Practices & Key Avenues for Relief from Deportation: Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and Asylum

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From the program: Representing Unaccompanied Children in California – Best Practices & Key Avenues for Relief from Deportation: Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and Asylum

Released on: Dec. 17, 2014

Note: Credit for this program has expired in various states. If seeking credit for this course, please verify the credit status in your jurisdiction before commencing. Unaccompanied immigrant children (UACs) from Central America have been coming to California in increasing numbers for the past few years.  These children are placed in removal proceedings, and without access to government appointed counsel, they have difficulties navigating ...


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