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Electronic Evidence in the New York State Courts 2017: Representing the Legal Services Client

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Why You Should Attend Electronic evidence plays an increasingly important role in clients' cases in legal services work. Understanding the current case law and ethical rules governing the use of that electronic evidence is essential for attorneys. This training will explore the many technologies utilized by legal services clients, the New York ethical rules governing attorneys who are interacting with that electronic evidence, and the ways in which ...

Trump Administration Travel Ban Expansion: What You Need to Know Now (Free)

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

The Trump administration’s revised and expanded travel ban went into effect on September 24.  One day later the Supreme Court removed the two cases involving the travel ban from the oral argument calendar with the justices ordering both sides to file new briefs addressing “whether, or to what extent, the Proclamation” may render the cases moot.  On October 10, in a one-page order, the Supreme Court, expressing no view ...

The Habits of Cross-Cultural Lawyering

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

In today’s legal practice, lawyers often work across cultures to provide legal representation.  As a diverse profession interacts with a diverse client base, lawyers improve interactions with their clients and other legal players by understanding how culture shapes legal practices and interactions and developing skills and approaches that help them be effective cross-cultural lawyers.  All lawyering is cross cultural because non-lawyers ...

34th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation

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Why You Should Attend The law of Section 1983 is multi-faceted and continues to develop.  There are myriad significant and difficult issues, many of which generate conflicts in the circuit court. To be an effective Section 1983 litigator it is necessary to stay abreast of the latest decisions.  At PLI’s 34th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation program, a highly experienced and accomplished faculty will analyze recent Section ...

Successful Pro Bono Models for In-House Counsel: How to Effectively Provide Legal Assistance to Low-Income People

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

In-house counsel will hear from pro bono professionals at the two largest legal services organizations in the country about the most effective ways for attorneys at corporations to engage in pro bono efforts.  The discussion will include the basic ingredients of a successful in-house pro bono project; common pitfalls to avoid; examples of successful pro bono models; and where to find specific in-house opportunities to provide pro bono support ...

Securities Law and Practice 2017: How the SEC Works

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Securities lawyers need to have a firm grasp of not only the federal securities laws, but also how the SEC works to administer these laws. In this program, you will be given an introduction to the federal securities laws as well as the operating divisions at the SEC that administer the laws. You will be provided with what you need to know about how the SEC administers the securities laws — and the other agencies that the SEC interacts with on ...

Ethical Issues in Working with Pro Bono Clients in 2017

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Pro Bono clients are like any other clients in many ways. But some Pro Bono clients present ethical issues for attorneys that are often different than presented by fee-paying or contingent fee clients. Lawyers sometimes face difficult questions about defining who the client is, communication with clients, clients with diminished capacity, conflicts with fee-paying clients, and many others. Representation of nonprofit organizations also can present ...

California Family Law for Low-Income Litigants: Child Custody, Visitation and Motions Practice (Free)

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Why You Should Attend An estimated 80% of family law litigants are self-represented, and the statistic is higher for survivors of domestic violence.  Low-income litigants are in great need of your pro bono help.  Attend this free PLI program and volunteer with your local legal services agency to represent low-income family law litigants in need.  With a limited time commitment, you can help obtain essential legal protections needed ...

Limited Scope Representation 2017: Ethical & Practical Challenges

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Why You Should Attend To respond to the access to justice crisis facing the legal system, the civil legal services community and the judiciary have partnered in the expansion of services based on limited scope representation. As a community, we have extensive experience now with limited scope representation models.  Various models with many technology assisted interventions are being developed and information tables, drop-in legal clinics, ...

Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2017

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

Prison Law 2017

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Why You Should Attend In an area where advocates face increasingly challenging legal issues whether they represent incarcerated people from a public interest practice, private practice or as a policy advocate, and where government lawyers also grapple with complex concerns, PLI’s Prison Law program offers a unique focus on evolving prison law issues.      What You Will Learn Litigation strategies in connection ...

Proposition 64 Resentencing and Reclassification - Changing a Criminal Record Under California's Marijuana Legalization Measure (Free)

Webcast  Webcast

This program is webcast only; there will be no live San Francisco program. Why You Should Attend On November 8, 2016, California voters passed the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, or Proposition 64 (“Prop. 64”), into law.  Prop. 64 immediately legalized the possession, transport, purchase, consumption and sharing of up to one ounce of marijuana and up to eight grams of marijuana concentrates for adults aged 21 and older. Licensing ...

Wrongful Conviction 2017: Litigating Exoneration Cases

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Why You Should Attend The conviction of innocent individuals is among the issues getting increased attention as our nation looks more closely at our criminal justice system.  While there are a number of ways individuals can be wrongly convicted, successfully reversing a conviction is incredibly difficult. This is an area where competent legal representation can make a big difference and where there are myriad opportunities for lawyers interested ...

Nonprofit Organizations 2017: Governance, Reporting, and Compensation Issues

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Why You Should Attend This program will address the unique regulatory issues that impact the nonprofit sector. Expert faculty will discuss best practices, compliance issues and reporting obligations. To stay current with latest developments and to understand the complex rules governing the nonprofit sector, attend Nonprofit Organizations 2017: Governance, Reporting, and Compensation Issues. What You Will Learn Governance and conflicts of ...

Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation 2017

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As part of PLI’s commitment to public service and the pro bono activities of the legal community, there is no fee to attend this program. Why You Should Attend Using a lively, interactive format, will examine everyday issues of ethics and professional responsibility in pro bono and public interest practice. What You Will Learn  Within the context of pro bono representation, using “all-new” hypotheticals as the basis ...

Better Serving Older or Disabled Veterans: A special session on the intersections between Veterans Benefits, Social Security, and Medicaid (Free)

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Why You Should Attend Well over one-half of the American Veteran population is elderly or disabled and entitled to a wide-range of government benefits— from income to health care to in-home services. These benefits can help a veteran and their family stave off poverty, prolong independence, and receive the supportive services they need to thrive.  Yet, while many elder law, disability rights, and benefits practitioners are versed in Social ...

Basic Negotiation Skills 2018

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Why You Should Attend Negotiation is part of any lawyer’s everyday life. You negotiate with colleagues, clients, and staff about an array of issues, ranging from simple project deadlines to complex contractual language. This program is designed to help you gain confidence in every negotiation you conduct. The panelists represent academicians, sole practitioners, and members of leading local law firms. What You Will Learn Following six steps ...

Expanding Your Practice Using Limited Scope Representation 2018 (Free)

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Why You Should Attend This program will provide an introduction to the rapidly changing practice of limited scope representation (often called “unbundling”) in a family law context, including all of the fee agreements, forms and other materials you will need to practice limited scope representation competently, safely and profitably. What You Will Learn The ethical rules governing limited scope representation How to limit risk, including ...

Domestic Violence 2018: Survivors as Defendants, Respondents, and Parole or Clemency Applicants

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Why You Should Attend This program is designed for attorneys and social workers in private, pro bono, or public interest practice interested in assisting domestic violence survivors "on the other side of the law." These include survivors facing criminal charges directly related to abuse they suffered, survivors charged with failing to protect their children from exposure to domestic violence, and survivors serving prison sentences for crimes that ...

Basic Immigration Law 2018

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Ethics for Government Lawyers 2018

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Why You Should Attend This interactive program will provide a unique opportunity to learn about the application of professional conduct rules to lawyers who work for the government by employing hypothetical examples.   What You Will Learn   The application of professional conduct rules to government lawyers The interaction between ethics rules and other regulations that affect government lawyers Recent ethics ...

California Eviction Defense 2.0: Beyond the Basics of Protecting Low-Income Tenants 2018

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Why You Should Attend “It is hard to argue that housing is not a fundamental human need. Decent, affordable housing should be a basic right for everybody in this country. The reason is simple: without stable shelter, everything else falls apart.” (Matthew Desmond, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.) In California, where the cost of housing is on the rise every year, more and more low-income families are rent-burdened to ...


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