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Monetary Sanctions in Juvenile Court – Recent Developments

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

While regressive and discriminatory criminal justice fees have been described and critiqued in the adult system, the issue has received relatively little attention in the juvenile system. Nevertheless, the imposition of monetary sanctions is a regular feature of juvenile courts across the country. Such fees significantly undermine the juvenile system’s rehabilitative goals. Attorneys are uniquely situated to help clients and their families negotiate ...

Pro Bono Basics New York 2018: Best Practices and Ethics

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Why You Should Attend This program will address practical issues that often arise in pro bono representation and strategies for successfully handling them. What You Will Learn   Tools for working effectively with low-income clients How to balance other professional obligations with pro bono representation Strategies for securing adequate training and mentorship for unfamiliar areas of law and venues Strategies ...

Advocacy for Low-Income Children with Disabilities in California 2018 (Free)

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Why You Should Attend Attendees will receive the basic information needed to identify and represent low-income children in California with education, health care, and public benefits issues.  After the workshop, attendees will be armed with knowledge of the basic substantive law regarding special education, discipline for students with disabilities, advocacy for foster youth, foster care benefits, CalWORKs, and SSI, that can be used to provide ...

Hot Topics in Child Custody, Visitation & Guardianship for New York Practitioners 2018

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Why You Should Attend  Child custody, visitation, and guardianship, like most family law topics, are ever-evolving areas of practice. Advocates who appear in the Family Courts of New York must understand how to effectively represent their respective clients in these complex and emotionally-charged proceedings. This program, newly expanded to a full day, will provide insight and practical guidance from a faculty of experienced judges and practitioners.  ...

Cross-Racial Eyewitness Identification Jury Instructions: New York v. Otis Boone

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Eyewitness misidentification is the leading cause of wrongful convictions in our criminal justice system.  Own-race bias, the phenomenon of being better able to remember the faces of people who share one’s own race than the faces of people of other races, makes cross-racial eyewitness identifications decidedly less reliable than same-race identifications.  Yet absent clear and specific guidance on the shortcomings of cross-racial identifications, ...

Appellate Advocacy 2018

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Why You Should Attend Appellate Advocacy 2018 will give you real-world insight into effective appellate advocacy. Attendees will learn about all aspects of the appellate process, from things to do (and not to do) in the trial court, to strategies and techniques for persuasive brief writing and oral argument, to how and when to seek amicus support, to the rehearing and certiorari processes.  Attendees will also hear the "View from the Bench" ...

Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice 2018

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Why You Should Attend Law continues to be one of the least diverse professions in the United States, and the challenges of creating an inclusive law office environment continue. In this year’s Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice program, a faculty of attorneys and diversity professionals will discuss recent legal developments that impact diversity, and best practices for achieving a sustainable, diverse law office workplace. A ...

Solo Practice Bootcamp: Best Practices from Legal Incubator Programs to Help You Launch Your Own Practice (Free)

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Why You Should Attend Incubators train and support new lawyers to set up practices that charge affordable rates to otherwise underserved clients. This boot camp will benefit all lawyers that want to create sustainable practices serving clients of modest means. You will learn how to set up your firm, practice ethically, and handle firm finances. What You Will Learn • Forming the practice entity • Designing a sustainable practice • ...

30th Annual Elder Law Institute

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** Please note that due to the weather, this program has been rescheduled to April 27th.  In addition to the credits listed to the right, this program also offers credit for CFP certification. The 30th Annual Elder Law Institute has been approved by the CFP Board for 7.50 CE credits. Why You Should Attend At PLI’s 30th Annual Elder Law Institute, expert faculty will explore developing issues and key considerations for elder law practitioners ...

Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2018 (Free)

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Why You Should Attend You should attend 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 day-long program attempts to address these particular areas of overlap, develops ...

Supreme Court -- October Term 2017: Major Cases for a Court at Full Strength

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

With the Supreme Court returned to full strength with nine justices, what are the major cases this term?  Dean Erwin Chemerinsky will provide a review of the major cases concerning criminal procedure, First Amendment, voting, gerrymandering, the Appointments Clause and civil rights statutes. Cases to be addressed include:  Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission Gill v. Whitford Carpenter v. United States  ...

Mental Health Issues & the New York State Courts 2018: Why Trauma Matters to Judges and Lawyers

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Why You Should Attend Approximately 20 percent of Americans experience some type of mental illness in a given year, and the prevalence of mental disorders among individuals involved in the criminal justice system, and some areas of the civil legal system, is even higher. At this year’s Mental Health Issues & the New York State Courts 2018 a multi-disciplinary faculty will discuss the impact of trauma on mental health issues ...

Your Resume & Research: 1st Steps to Success at Loyola’s PLIP 2018

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Please note there will be no CLE credit for this free presentation.  Register today!

Public Interest Boot Camp 2018

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Why You Should Attend 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 ...

Prison Litigation 2018: Practical Strategies

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Why You Should Attend 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. What You Will Learn Litigation best practices Litigating conditions of confinement for transgender individuals in prison Litigating solitary confinement Who Should Attend This program ...

18th Annual School Law Institute

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Why You Should Attend Experienced faculty will examine significant developments in education law and policy, as well as the implications of these developments for your clients. What You Will Learn   The most recent Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 decisions and significant issues impacting special education practice Practical issues, strategies, and pitfalls when litigating and appealing special education ...

Representing the Pro Bono Client: Consumer Law Basics 2018 (Free)

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Why You Should Attend Volunteer lawyers are needed to help the many low income clients facing a wide assortment of consumer law matters who are unrepresented.  Attend this program to learn the basics of consumer law so that you can competently represent a client in need and learn new advocacy skills.  What You Will Learn • Introduction to Fair Credit Reporting Act • Overview of State and Federal Restraints on Debt Collection • ...

21st Annual Children’s Law Institute

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Why You Should Attend 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 environment in which advocates operate is increasingly complex. This year, PLI’s 21st Annual Children’s Law Institute will focus on a variety of legal and social issues affecting child welfare and juvenile justice practice. What You Will Learn  ...

Intimate Partner Violence and Technology Abuse: Representing the Legal Services Client in the New York State Courts

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Why You Should Attend Electronic evidence (including technology abuse) plays an increasingly important role in cases involving intimate partner violence in legal services work. Understanding the current case law and ethical rules governing the use of electronic evidence is therefore essential for legal services attorneys who represent clients in these cases. Within the context of intimate partner violence, this training will explore the many technologies ...

Defending Immigration Removal Proceedings 2018

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Why You Should Attend With the 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 ...

18th Annual Municipal Law Institute

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Serving on a Nonprofit Board 2018: Practical and Ethical Considerations for Attorneys

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Why You Should Attend 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 ...

Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration 2018 (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 3 adults in California has an arrest or conviction record, and low-income people and people of color are disproportionately affected. A ...

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