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How to Become a Culturally Competent Attorney

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From the program: How to Become a Culturally Competent Attorney

Released on: Nov. 7, 2016

Please note that this program may not offer Bias or Diversity & Inclusion credit in every jurisdiction. Check the credit information box to the right for the credit breakdown in your jurisdiction. Taken from the briefing How to Become a Culturally Competent Attorney recorded October, 2016 in New York. You know that you have an ethical obligation to be competent in the law when you take on a client. But what is this cultural competence you’ve ...

How to Become a Culturally Competent Attorney

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Recorded on: Nov. 7, 2016

AMY TAUB: It is now my pleasure to turn this briefing over to Tiela Chalmers. TIELA CHALMERS: Hello everybody. It's really a pleasure to be with you here today to talk about this important topic on National Celebrate Pro Bono Week. We're going to talk today about what is cultural competence and why it's important. And of course, we'll cover how then you can become it, since I'll persuade you, I'm sure, that it is very important. As Amy mentioned, ...

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 ...

New ABA Model Rule of Professional Conduct against Harassment and Discrimination: Understanding the Rule in Detail

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From the program: New ABA Model Rule of Professional Conduct against Harassment and Discrimination: Understanding the Rule in Detail

Released on: Dec. 12, 2016

Please note that this program does not offer Bias or Diversity & Inclusion credit in any jurisdiction. Taken from the briefing New ABA Model Rule of Professional Conduct against Harassment and Discrimination:  Understanding the Rule in Detail recorded December, 2016 in New York. After many years of discussion, the ABA recently amended the Model Rules of Professional Conduct to add 8.4(g), a provision that is termed the anti-harassment ...

New ABA Model Rule of Professional Conduct against Harassment and Discrimination: Understanding the Rule in Detail

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Recorded on: Dec. 12, 2016

AMY TAUB: Hello, my name is Amy Taub, and I am a Program Attorney with PLI, a nonprofit learning organization dedicated to keeping attorneys and other professionals at the forefront of knowledge and expertise. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, New ABA Model Rule of Professional Conduct Against Harassment and Discrimination. Understanding the Rule in Detail. Before we begin, I have some administrative announcements. This briefing will ...

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

Please note that this program does not offer Bias or Diversity & Inclusion credit in any jurisdiction. 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 ...

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

Please note that this program does not offer Bias or Diversity & Inclusion credit in any jurisdiction. 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 ...

California Special Education Law 2017

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Course Handbook from the program California Special Education Law 2017, held October, 2017.

The Habits of Cross-Cultural Lawyering

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Recorded on: Oct. 25, 2017

Please note that this program may not offer Bias or Diversity & Inclusion credit in every jurisdiction. Check the credit information box to the right for the credit breakdown in your jurisdiction. Taken from the briefing The Habits of Cross-Cultural Lawyering recorded October 2017 in New York. In today’s legal practice, lawyers often work across cultures to provide legal representation. As a diverse profession interacts with a diverse ...

The Habits of Cross-Cultural Lawyering

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Recorded on: Oct. 26, 2017

AMY TAUB: Hello, my name is Amy Taub and I'm a program attorney with PLI, a nonprofit learning organization. I would like to welcome you to today's briefing, The Habits of Cross-Cultural Lawyering. Before we begin, I have some administrative announcements. This briefing will be one hour in length. Due to the large enrollment, there will be no time for questions during today's presentation. Please remember that you have access to materials for this ...

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

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From the program: Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2017 (Free)

Released on: Nov. 20, 2017

Please note that this program may not offer Bias or Diversity & Inclusion credit in every jurisdiction. Check the credit information box to the right for the credit breakdown in your jurisdiction. There are over 21 million veterans in the U.S.; many of them are not aware of the benefits to which they are entitled. Medical and financial assistance are available to those who have served in the military, but many veterans most in need are not receiving ...

Military Discharge Upgrade and Review II

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Recorded on: Nov. 14, 2017

MARGARET KUZMA: All right. Can you all hear me hour six? Thank you for hanging in there my in-person crowd and on the web. So I am Margaret Kuzma from the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center, or CVLC, if you guys need another acronym. And I'm absolutely thrilled to be here to talk to you guys about discharge upgrades, hour six, bringing you home. I'm going to try to be as energetic as possible because I know it's been a long day, but I actually am ...

Introduction to Benefits for Veterans with Disabilities

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Recorded on: Nov. 14, 2017

BARBARA SAAVEDRA: Well, we'll move into the substantive part of our program. I want to take a minute to just introduce everyone to the work that we're going to do today. Christine mentioned the organizations that are present here-- Swords to Plowshares. You'll see in your materials some links to more information about each of our organizations-- Legal Aid Foundation, and Connecticut Veterans Legal Center. A program of overview for the day-- we're ...

VA Service Connected Disability Compensation

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Recorded on: Nov. 14, 2017

SPEAKER 1: Thank you both so much. We are going to move right into hour two. I'm going to introduce another one of our presenters, who will talk to you this hour. Devin Bissman is a staff attorney at Swords to Plowshares. He's been staff attorney for several years with us. Before that, among other things, he served in the Army National Guard, deployed to Afghanistan, and has been serving veterans with us at Swords as a staff attorney. And he and Cathy ...

Military Discharge Upgrade and Review I

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Recorded on: Nov. 14, 2017

SPEAKER 1: This is great. Thank you so much, Shannon. We're going to move right into our next session-- a couple of sessions to address discharge upgrades. And as Shannon has really highlighted, access to care-- access to medical and mental health care-- is critical for the population that we serve. I want to mention again, too, transitioning from that session, the PLI training that we've mentioned a couple of times-- understanding PTSD for advocates, ...

Veteran Cultural Competency: Combat to Community; Demographics, Cultural Characteristics, Myths and Stereotypes about Veterans; Legal Interviewing Tips

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Recorded on: Nov. 14, 2017

BARBARA SAAVEDRA: Well, welcome back to the second half of our day. Thank you again for joining us. We're going to move into our next section on Combat to Community training, really looking at more of the experiences that our veterans are having both in the service and as they transition out of service. Presenting for us today is Shannon Kissinger. He's a policy associate with Swords to Plowshares. He has a master's in social work and also a background ...

Special Disabilities, Interaction between VA Benefits and Other Public Benefits

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Recorded on: Nov. 14, 2017

BARBARA SAAVEDRA: All right, we're going to get started again. In our third hour, before we take the lunch break, we're going to get into more detail as we explained before on some specific conditions and additional interaction with other benefits. I also wanted to mention, I know we've been having a few questions from the audience, some questions coming in online, some of those I hope we've been answering a little bit as we go, but we'll also try ...

PLI's California MCLE Marathon 2017: Current Developments in Legal Ethics-Competence Issues-Elimination of Bias

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From the program: PLI's California MCLE Marathon 2017: Current Developments in Legal Ethics-Competence Issues-Elimination of Bias

Released on: Dec. 15, 2017

California’s MCLE compliance deadline of February 1, 2018 is fast approaching for Group 2 (attorneys with last names beginning with H-M). You can satisfy all of California’s MCLE special requirements at this fast-paced and up-to-the-minute event! A faculty of outstanding California lawyers and other professionals - who are recognized leaders in their respective fields - will conveniently provide the California-required subjects ...

Better Serving Older or Disabled Veterans: A Special Session on the Intersections between Veterans Benefits, Social Security, and Medicaid

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From the program: Better Serving Older or Disabled Veterans: A Special Session on the Intersections between Veterans Benefits, Social Security, and Medicaid (Free)

Released on: Dec. 25, 2017

Please note that this program does not offer Bias or Diversity & Inclusion credit in any jurisdiction. 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, ...

Tech Sector Employment Law Hot Topics for the California Lawyer

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From the program: Tech Sector Employment Law Hot Topics for the California Lawyer

Released on: Feb. 1, 2018

Please note that this program may not offer Bias or Diversity & Inclusion credit in every jurisdiction. Check the credit information box to the right for the credit breakdown in your jurisdiction. This program addresses current California employment law issues, with the added focus of how the latest, state-specific legal developments impact the tech sector, in particular.  California employment law is notoriously complex, but the employment ...

Spotting and Addressing Discrimination and Bias in the Tech Sector

Transcripts  Transcripts    

Recorded on: Jan. 26, 2018

PATRICIA GILLETTE: Half of you hardy souls who are still here. This is the after lunch segment, which we know is the hardest. So we have the most animated panelists of the day to entertain you during this next hour. I'm going to let them introduce themselves, since you've heard enough for me. And then we'll proceed with the panel discussion. Theo, you want to start? THEODORA LEE: OK, good afternoon, everyone. My name is Theodora Lee. Everyone calls ...

Women Lawyers in Leadership 2018

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From the program: Women Lawyers in Leadership 2018

Released on: Feb. 2, 2018

Although the glass ceiling has cracks, there are still obstacles to its complete shatter. More women are needed in leadership positions in the legal profession. 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. Join our informative conversation and ...

Getting a Seat at the Table and What to do Once You've Obtained Your Seat: Tips for Women Lawyers

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Recorded on: Jan. 29, 2018

JANE GOLDSTEIN: And so without further ado, I'm going to introduce our first panel, which is getting a seat at the table, and then what to do once you get that seat at the table. I think the second part of the panel topic is just as important as the first. Of course, we have to get there. But then what do you do once you get there? So to my immediate left is Wendy Fleishman from Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann, & Bernstein. Wendy is a partner in Lieff, ...

Obtaining Sponsorships and Mentorships to Maximize Success for Women Attorneys

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Recorded on: Jan. 29, 2018

JAYNE A. GOLDSTEIN: Hi. Good afternoon. Welcome back. It was a great lunch. And I know a lot of people took advantage of meeting new people and getting acquainted, reacquainted with some old friends. So this panel is going to be really interesting. It's Obtaining Sponsorships and Mentorships to Maximize Success for Women Attorneys. And to my left, I have Joan McKown, who was on the panel last year. She's from Jones Day. Joan has over 30 years of ...

Best Leadership Practices for Women Lawyers

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Recorded on: Jan. 29, 2018

JAYNE GOLDSTEIN: Last panel. We're going full circle. We started with getting a seat at the table and what to do with it once you get it. This panel will address the best leadership practices for women lawyers, so we're going to get some useful, helpful hints about how to be great women leaders. And so to my left is Paula Edgar who is the Founder and Principal of PGE, LLC, a speaking, coaching and consulting firm. PGE provides innovative and strategic ...


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