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Public Interest Boot Camp

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From the program: Public Interest Boot Camp

Released on: Jun. 16, 2016

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 ...

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

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 heard referred to? Why is it important (if it is), and how do you gain this competence? Is it something that just relates to pro bono cases, or is it important in your work with paying clients? ...

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

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 and anti-discrimination provision. Twenty five states have a version of the anti-discrimination ...

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

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 these children are placed in adversarial removal proceedings. But whether in removal proceedings or not, they ...

Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice 2017

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From the program: Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice 2017

Released on: Feb. 13, 2017

The challenges of creating an inclusive law office environment remain great. In this year’s Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice program, a renowned faculty of attorneys and diversity professionals will discuss significant legal developments that impact diversity, measuring diversity initiatives for accountability, and best practices for achieving a diverse law office workplace. You will learn: Recent legal developments that impact ...

Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2017

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From the program: Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2017 (Free)

Released on: May. 3, 2017

You should view 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 program attempts to address these particular areas of overlap.  Experienced practitioners in the ...

Client Counseling & Advocacy: The Role of Race, Class and Culture in the Elimination of Bias

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Recorded on: May. 2, 2017

BRENDA STAR ADAMS: All right. So it is my pleasure to introduce my colleague and my boss, Tirien Steinbach. She is, as they say, the Executive Director of the East Bay COMMUNITY Law Center, which is a community-based clinic for Berkeley Law, and she's a lecturer in residence at Berkeley Law School, where she graduated also in 1999 and has received numerous awards, of which I could not actually name all of, but of which I've seen you awarded many times. TIRIEN ...

Getting Legal Status Based on Domestic Violence

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Recorded on: May. 2, 2017

BRENDA STAR ADAMS: One, if you can take your seats here. We're about start our last, but certainly not least, segment of today. Thanks, everyone, for your engaged participation. It's been a really, really great day, so far. So with us today we have Eunice Lee, who is a co-legal director at the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies. Previously, she worked at the ACLU Immigrants Rights Project where she began as an equal justice works fellow in the New ...

Family Law and Immigration (TRO, Custody, Divorce)

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Recorded on: May. 2, 2017

LINDA TAM: All right, so right now we have a presentation on family law and immigration. So this session will address common family law issues that arise when immigrants are dealing with domestic violence such as restraining orders, custody, and divorce matters. We have Trina Chatterjee and Nicole Ford. Trina Chatterjee is a partner at MVTC family law, a private practice law firm here in Oakland. And she works through all the counties here locally ...

Orientation to Domestic Violence

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Recorded on: May. 2, 2017

BRENDA STAR ADAMS: All right, we're going to start again. So if people in the room can take their seats. And for everyone on the web, I'm happy to invite you all back to our second session. We had a very stimulating conversation this morning with Tirien, and now we're going to get into some nitty-gritty. We're going to start with an Orientation to Domestic Violence. And I'm going to introduce our two very experienced panelists for this. First, we ...

Domestic Violence and Housing

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Recorded on: May. 2, 2017

LINDA TAM: It's on domestic violence and housing with Brenda Star Adams and Karlo Ng. So Brenda Star Adams, you were introduced to her earlier this morning. She does family law for domestic violence survivors and has a background in housing. So those kind of intersect in her areas of specialty. And Karlo is an attorney at the National Housing Law Project where she focuses on housing issues impacting survivors of domestic and sexual violence for housing ...

Housing and Immigration

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Recorded on: May. 2, 2017

BRENDA STAR ADAMS: I will introduce our next presenters as they shuffle up onto the podium. This is going to be our Introduction to Housing and Immigration. First, we have Lauren DeMartini-- who is my colleague, I'm happy to say-- and a staff attorney at Bay Area Legal Aid. She represents low-income tenants and unlawful detainer cases, subsidy terminations, and fair housing cases. Lauren previously represented tenants in Contra Costa County and Santa ...

What Is "Sex"? Federal Legal Protections for LGBT People

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From the program: What Is "Sex"? Federal Legal Protections for LGBT People (Free)

Released on: May. 30, 2017

Since the 1970s and particularly after the Supreme Court’s decision in Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins, the issue of whether federal sex discrimination laws protect LGBT people has been litigated all over the country. Courts have evaluated this key legal issue in different ways and in a variety of contexts, resulting in an unpredictable legal landscape for LGBT people and their families. In this session, we will provide a historical analysis of ...

Historical Background of Sex Discrimination Cases

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Recorded on: May. 25, 2017

AMY WHELAN: Hi everyone. My name is Amy Whelan And as the introduction indicated, I'm a senior staff attorney here in San Francisco at the National Center for Lesbian Rights. So my job over the next hour is to take us through essentially three decades of cases and issues involving LGBT people around the country and providing a historical background of sex discrimination cases across the country, so that we get kind of like an overview of the issue ...

Public Interest Boot Camp 2017

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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 ...

Client-Centered Interviewing

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Recorded on: Jun. 6, 2017

PHONG WONG: Now our next session is going to be focused on client centered interviewing and we have two presenters here. Jeanne Nishimoto, who is the pro-bono training coordinator at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles where she oversees the development of legal trainings for pro-bono attorneys. And prior to becoming the pro-bono training coordinator she worked for five years at [INAUDIBLE] as a staff attorney focusing on housing and eviction ...

Serving Diverse Communities: Understanding Personal Bias

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Recorded on: Jun. 6, 2017

KENT QIAN: So I guess-- so with that, I would like to introduce you to Protima Pandey, who's going to be our first panelist. Protima is from Bay Area Legal Aid. She's the managing attorney of the Mateo County regional office of Bay Area Legal Aid. And she's also the immigration regional council, where beside having her own caseload of family law immigration matters, she also supervises six weekly domestic violence clinics, monthly veterans' legal ...

Introduction to Professional Responsibility

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Recorded on: Jun. 6, 2017

KENT QIAN: We're going to transition to our next segment-- Lawyering and Professionalism 101. Our first speaker is Eliza Hersh. We bring her back this year because she didn't really get her fair share of time last year. So she's going to go first, so she can-- since there's nobody else to take time away from her. ELIZA HERSH: And I insisted on that. KENT QIAN: So Eliza Hersh is a 2016 [? Sorward ?] Justice Fellow and Visiting Scholar at Berkeley ...

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

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 ...

Working with Clients and Developing Relevant Information about PTSD

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Recorded on: Jul. 20, 2017

BARBARA SAAVEDRA: We're going to start right away with our second hour. And now that we have kind of a basic understanding for thinking about trauma, thinking about post-traumatic stress, we want to get into more detail about how PTSD can play out more broadly, how it plays out in social, occupational, other areas of life, and the important role that advocates can play in developing and presenting that information. So I want to be clear. Again, I ...

Understanding Clinical Evidence and Working with Mental Health Professionals

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Recorded on: Jul. 20, 2017

BARBARA SAAVEDRA: Well, it is come into our last hour. And we have one more person to introduce. Dr. Joseph is going to join us again. Thank you, again, Dr. Joseph. Really appreciate your insight. Also this hour we have Rose Carmen Goldberg. She's an attorney at Swords to Plowshares. And she's doing a Skadden fellowship, where she's directing a medical legal partnership with Dr. Joseph at the Oakland Vet Center. And rose is going to lead us off for ...

Introduction to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – Understanding PTSD to Improve Legal Advocacy

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Recorded on: Jul. 20, 2017

BARBARA SAAVEDRA: So that's the overview of our program today. I'm going to switch gears into our first hour and introduce our first presenter. Dr. John McQuaid Is a clinical psychologist with over two decades of experience addressing PTSD and other mood and anxiety disorders in the Veterans Administration health care system. He is the acting chief of the Mental Health Service of the San Francisco VA, and he's also Vice-Chair of Adult Psychology in ...


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