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The Art & Science of Interviewing Pro Bono Clients 2017

Interactive Learning Center  Interactive Learning Center    

Recorded on: Oct. 23, 2017

  Brandon Hall 2016 - Gold Award for "Best Use of Video for Learning Credit is issued upon full completion of the program. Partial credit is not available.     Why you should participate Asking the right questions in the right way can start your attorney-client relationship off on the right note and prevent unnecessary frustration. This skill is especially important when working with pro bono clients who have had limited experience ...

Consumer Bankruptcy Cases 2017

On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs    

From the program: Consumer Bankruptcy Cases 2017

Released on: Oct. 17, 2017

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. Consumer bankruptcy lawyers are the solution for millions of individuals facing financial difficulties. This program will provide legal and practical information for both experienced consumer bankruptcy lawyers and lawyers who do not regularly practice in this field, ...

New York Housing Law for the Low-Income Client 2017

On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs    

From the program: New York Housing Law for the Low-Income Client 2017

Released on: Oct. 10, 2017

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.  You will learn: Common New York State/City rental subsidies important to low-income clients  ...

California Special Education Law 2017

On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs    

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 ...

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

On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs    

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

Released on: Sep. 26, 2017

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 Assistance, CalWORKs, ...

Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017

On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs    

From the program: Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017 (Free)

Released on: Sep. 17, 2017

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 ever changing (all of ...

Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2017

On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs    

From the program: Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2017 (Free)

Released on: Sep. 11, 2017

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 to offer pro bono legal ...

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

On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs    

From the program: FTCA and Other Civil Rights Claims - Immigration Enforcement & Damages Actions (Free)

Released on: Aug. 25, 2017

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 employing a media strategy, ...

17th Annual Municipal Law Institute

On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs    

From the program: 17th Annual Municipal Law Institute

Released on: Aug. 16, 2017

This Institute provides you 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, or attorneys representing city agencies, commissions, or employees, will want to view. You will learn: Legal issues relevant to municipal lawyers Ethics for local government lawyers Supreme court ...

Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration 2017

On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs    

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 ...

19th Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2016 Term

On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs    

From the program: 19th Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2016 Term

Released on: Aug. 14, 2017

The United States Supreme Court this term confronted a very wide range of important constitutional issues.  The issues ranged from individual rights under the First Amendment free speech and religion clauses, voting rights and the Fourth Amendment, excessive force litigation, takings claims, and immigration and naturalization, to arbitration and insider trading.  For most of the term the Court functioned with eight justices.  However, ...

Representing the Pro Bono Client: New York Public Assistance and Food Stamp Eligibility 2017: Special Populations

On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs    

From the program: Representing the Pro Bono Client: New York Public Assistance and Food Stamp Eligibility 2017: Special Populations

Released on: Aug. 8, 2017

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 government benefits such as public 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 rules governing public ...

Defending Immigration Removal Proceedings 2017

On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs    

From the program: Defending Immigration Removal Proceedings 2017

Released on: Aug. 8, 2017

With the new Administration and the Department of Homeland Security focused on enforcement and deportation initiatives, non-citizens facing removal are in need of competent and knowledgeable representation. Studies have shown that those without legal representation face a significantly higher risk of removal, regardless of eligibility for relief. In response to the acute need for trained attorneys to defend the record number of immigrants facing removal, ...

Serving on a Nonprofit Board: Practical & Ethical Considerations for Attorneys

On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs    

From the program: Serving on a Nonprofit Board: Practical and Ethical Considerations for Attorneys

Released on: Aug. 4, 2017

Joining a nonprofit board can be one of the most personally and professionally rewarding experiences of an attorney’s career. Whether you’re an experienced attorney or just beginning to practice, serving on a nonprofit board can bring opportunities to deepen your skills, make valuable connections, and help a cause that is personally meaningful to you.   Serving on a Nonprofit Board: Practical and Ethical Considerations for ...

20th Annual Children’s Law Institute

On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs    

From the program: 20th Annual Children’s Law Institute

Released on: Aug. 4, 2017

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 are increasingly complex.  PLI’s Children’s Law Institute will focus on a variety of social and legal issues affecting child welfare and juvenile justice practice. You will learn: Legal issues relevant to ...

Ethical Considerations for Attorneys Representing Detained Immigrants

On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs    

From the program: Ethical Considerations for Attorneys Representing Detained Immigrants (Free)

Released on: Aug. 3, 2017

As of April 2017, there were 884 individuals detained ICE custody in Northern California alone.  And in fiscal year 2016, the Department of Homeland Security reports having apprehended 530,250 individuals nationwide and conducted a total of 450,954 removals and returns. We are fortunate that in recent months, private and public funding has increased for pro bono representation of detained immigrants in several localities around the country. Representation ...

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

On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs    

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 ...

Emergency Legal Challenges to Imminent Removals: Emergency Petitions for Review of Administrative and Reinstatement Orders, Emergency Motions to Reopen, and Whether Habeas Might Be a Viable Option

On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs    

From the program: Emergency Legal Challenges to Imminent Removals: Emergency Petitions for Review of Administrative and Reinstatement Orders, Emergency Motions to Reopen, and Whether Habeas Might Be a Viable Option (Free)

Released on: Jul. 14, 2017

In 2015 alone, there were 333,341 documented removals, or deportations, from the United States. Not only is the large number of removals concerning, it is particularly alarming that so many removals could have been successfully challenged, but so many of the deportees were never advised regarding any such options. Many individuals facing removal do not obtain legal assistance, and unwittingly forfeit critical rights and legal protections. This training ...

California Guardianship Law

On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs    

From the program: California Guardianship Law

Released on: Jul. 13, 2017

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. 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. This ...

Representing the Pro Bono Client: Consumer Law Basics 2017

On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs    

From the program: Representing the Pro Bono Client: Consumer Law Basics 2017

Released on: Jun. 26, 2017

Volunteer lawyers are needed to help the many low income clients facing a wide assortment of consumer law matters who are unrepresented. In this program, learn the basics of consumer law so that you can competently represent a client in need and learn new advocacy skills. You will learn: Overview of State and Federal Restraints on Debt Collection Introduction to the Fair Credit Reporting Act A Primer on Automobile Fraud  ...

17th Annual School Law Institute

On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs    

From the program: 17th Annual School Law Institute

Released on: Jun. 23, 2017

In PLI’s 17th Annual School Law Institute, an expert faculty will examine significant developments in education law and policy, as well as the implications of these developments for your clients.  Whether you represent parents, students, or school districts, this program will equip you with an understanding of the trends, practical strategies, and case law impacting today’s education law practice. You will learn: Recent ...

Prison Litigation Issues 2017: Practical Strategies

On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs    

From the program: Prison Litigation 2017: Practical Strategies

Released on: Jun. 22, 2017

This prison litigation course is a companion to PLI’s fall Prison Law program and will provide more in-depth analysis of practical strategies for lawyers litigating prison practices and treatment of incarcerated persons. The program will examine topics such as complaint filing, discovery issues, pretrial motion practice, trial practice, and common challenges in prison litigation. You will learn: Considerations when commencing litigation ...

Effective Communication with the Legal Services Client 2017

Interactive Learning Center  Interactive Learning Center    

Recorded on: Jun. 21, 2017

Why you should participate As states enact new pro bono requirements and ease some restrictions on pro bono representation, it is becoming more important than ever for lawyers to understand the unique challenges posed by pro bono clients. This massive open online course (MOOC) is free to anyone who wants to learn more about how to meet the unique challenges posed by pro bono clients. The course will be held exclusively online from Monday, June 26 ...

Motions to Suppress and to Terminate Removal Proceedings: Litigating Fourth Amendment Violations in Immigration Court

On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs    

From the program: Motions to Suppress and to Terminate Removal Proceedings: Litigating Fourth Amendment Violations in Immigration Court

Released on: Jun. 6, 2017

Threats of increased immigration enforcement, promises of increased hiring of immigration and border patrol agents, and the elimination of “priority enforcement” categories likely mean a return to unconstitutional practices such as racial profiling and unreasonable searches and seizures, forced entry into homes, and workplace raids. The constitution provides a remedy for egregious constitutional violations by immigration authorities: immigration ...

Public Interest Boot Camp 2017

On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs    

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 ...


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