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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.

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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 2016 we awarded 78,000 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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Lucy Newman

Lucy Newman ~ Staff Attorney, Law Reform Unit - Civil Practice, The Legal Aid Society
Speaking at New York Housing Law for the Low-Income Client 2018 Practising Law Institute Sep. 27, 2018

Why You Should Attend

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

Wendy Wylegala

Wendy Wylegala ~ Deputy Director for Legal Technical Assistance, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
Speaking at Representing Children in Immigration Matters 2018: Effective Advocacy and Best Practices Practising Law Institute Sep. 26, 2018

Why You Should Attend

Attorneys and other advocates who represent children in immigration matters will learn about recent developments ...

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