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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 ...

Child Care Legal Issues in California

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From the program: Child Care Legal Issues in California

Released on: Mar. 21, 2017

Child care is critical to supporting families and children, and reducing poverty and inequality. What legal tools can we, as attorneys, bring to bear to help low-income families get their children good quality child care? In this session, we will train attorneys in legal strategies to increase access to child care. These include benefit law strategies to help low-income parents get and stay in publicly subsidized child care programs, and land use ...

California Special Education Law 2017

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From the program: California Special Education Law 2017 (Free)

Released on: Oct. 7, 2017

Please note that this program does not offer Bias or Diversity & Inclusion credit in any jurisdiction. This has been a particularly important year in Special Education Law as the Supreme Court issued two decisions analyzing the rights of student with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and other disability rights statutes. This has a widespread impact on California’s education system as currently over 700,000 ...

Review of Office of Administrative Hearing (OAH) Data Related to Special Education Due Process Hearing and Mediation Requests

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Recorded on: Oct. 5, 2017

MAGGIE ROBERTS: So now we're going to go into the session that focuses on office of administrative hearing, kind of the cases that are filed and the resolution of those cases, looking at the data provided by that agency. First we wanted to do another polling. I know that PLI got some information from you. But we wanted to get some information. We have 12 questions to get more information about your specific background related to special education ...

IDEA and ADA and 504 Claims of Students with Disabilities: The Exhaustion Requirement

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Recorded on: Oct. 5, 2017

ELIZABETH EUBANKS: They should be on. Can you guys hear me OK? Yay, clap once if you can hear me. All right, one person heard me. OK, so we're going to go ahead and get started with the next panel, which is on IDEA and ADA and 504 Claims of Students with Disabilities, the Exhaustion Requirement. So our presenters today are Maronel Barajas and Christine Scheuneman. So two people very dear to my heart. So Maronel Barajas is the litigation director ...

Special Education Representation from a Parent’s Perspective

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Recorded on: Oct. 5, 2017

[SIDE CONVERSATION] ELIZABETH EUBANKS: OK. So I think people are still coming in, but we're going to go ahead and get started so that we stay on track. If you can hear me in the hallway, make your way in-- make your way in. OK. So our next-- our next panel today is on special education representation from a parent's perspective. And as I mentioned earlier this morning, I think this is one of the panels I'm particularly excited about, because again, ...

FAPE after Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District

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Recorded on: Oct. 5, 2017

ELIZABETH EUBANKS: I like the front row. It's like my peanut gallery. OK, our last panel today is on FAPE after Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District. So this is a big one, because I think everybody right now is trying to figure out what do we make of all the new decisions? How do they impact our practice, if at all, in the Ninth Circuit? And how can we look at this? So I'm very excited to introduce Deborah Jacobson and Roberta Savage, who ...

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

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

Released on: Nov. 6, 2017

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.  View 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 for low-income families. ...

Child Custody and Visitation Procedure

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Recorded on: Nov. 1, 2017

BRENDA STAR ADAMS: OK. ELIZABETH HOM: We are covering child custody and visitation procedure for the next hour and a half. I'd like to welcome back Brenda Star Adams and introduce to you Janice Cho. Janice is in private practice and works exclusively in the areas of family law and immigration law. She began her career in representing low income modellistic domestic violence survivors in family law and immigration matters. She has supervised legal ...

Basic Overview of Child Custody and Visitation

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Recorded on: Nov. 1, 2017

TRINA CHATTERJEE: Good morning. I'm going to tell you-- so this session, we're going to cover a basic overview of California child custody and visitation law. We're also going to look at some client-centered issues and informal agreements. And then lastly, we're going to talk about safe and enforceable court orders for custody. BRENDA STAR ADAMS: So there is a lot that we have to get through, because there's a lot of substance when it comes to child ...

Preparing for Hearing: Client Interview and Preparation for Representation

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Recorded on: Nov. 1, 2017

STEPHANIE E. BELINSKI: OK. So we're going to go straight into our 2:30 to 3:30 hour. And I'm going to introduce our next presenter, Arati Vasan. And Arati has been a staff attorney at Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach since 2011. She provides legal representation and advocacy for survivors in domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking cases. Her work includes representation and divorce, restraining order, child custody support, property matters, ...

Preparing Forms: Request for Order – Forms and Procedure

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Recorded on: Nov. 1, 2017

CHRISTINA THOMPSON: Welcome back, everyone. We're going to get started again. Hope you enjoyed your lunch. Before we go into the substantive pieces of our afternoon, I just wanted to quickly introduce our afternoon chair, Stephanie Bilinksi. Stephanie is the Supervising Attorney for Family Law at Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco, and in that position she oversees JDC's Family Law Pro Bono project, reviewing cases ...

Hearing Practice: Findings and Orders After Hearing

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Recorded on: Nov. 1, 2017

STEPHANIE BILINSKI: OK, we're going to get started with our last hour. And I'm going to introduce our next presenter, Janet Frankel. Janet received her JD from Hastings and she opened her own private practice. She is a certified legal specialist in family law. She's also a mentor to many of our pro bono volunteers at the Justice and Diversity Center. She teaches community property at San Francisco Law School. And interestingly enough, she volunteers ...

Domestic Violence 2018: Survivors as Defendants, Respondents, and Parole or Clemency Applicants -- Domestic Violence Victim as Criminal Defendant

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

Recorded on: Feb. 12, 2018

Taken from the Web Program Domestic Violence 2018: Survivors as Defendants, Respondents, and Parole or Clemency Applicants Recorded February 2018 in New York Domestic Violence Victim as Criminal Defendant [01:01:26] Conducting discovery Preparing expert witness Handling bad facts Cross examining police officer Hon. Tandra L. Dawson, Michael G. Dowd, Dawn M. Hughes, Ph.D. ABPP, Michelle Kaminsky The purchase price of ...

Domestic Violence Victim as Criminal Defendant

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Recorded on: Feb. 12, 2018

EDWINA MENDELSON: For their service and this program. We are not taking a break yet, and we are going straight to the next panel. And it's my pleasure to introduce you to my dear friend and colleague, the New York State Family Court Judge and designated Supreme Court Justice Tandra Dawson, who will be coming up to lead our discussion. Wave, Judge Dawson. She's coming up to lead our discussion regarding a victim of domestic violence who is now a criminal ...

Domestic Violence Victim as Respondent in Abuse and Neglect and Order of Protection Proceedings

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Recorded on: Feb. 12, 2018

JUDY HARRIS KLUGER: It's on our web site. Now I'd like to turn the discussion over to the Honorable Edwina Richardson Mendelson who is the statewide deputy chief administrative judge for justice initiatives and who has been a leader in the fight against domestic violence throughout her distinguished career. Judge Richardson Mendelson. Thank you. EDWINA G MENDELSON: Thank you, Judge Kluger. Hello, everyone. One more. Hello, everyone. AUDIENCE: Hello. EDWINA ...

Asylum, Special Immigrant Juveniles Status, Crime Victim, and Other Immigration Relief 2018

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From the program: Asylum, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Crime Victim, and Other Immigration Relief 2018

Released on: Feb. 16, 2018

The program will provide an overview of immigration relief that may be available to children, victims of crime and trafficking, and individuals eligible for asylum. Experienced faculty will discuss substantive and procedural issues as well as new developments in relevant case law and processes. Lecture Topics [Total RunTime: 03:13:58] Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program. Opening Remarks* ...

Immigration Special Topic: Cancellation of Removal and Related Relief

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Recorded on: Feb. 16, 2018

CYRUS D. MEHTA: The bios of the speakers are in your Materials, so I'm not going to spend too much time. But just quickly, Paul O'Dwyer is a preeminent practitioner. And he focuses on asylum, and related relief, and removal proceedings. Barbara Camacho is the Pro Bono Counsel at Fragomen and spearheads all the pro bono efforts. And David Isaacson is partner to Cyrus D. Mehta and Partners. In other words, he's also my law partner. So with that, let's ...

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) and Relief for Victims of Crime

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Recorded on: Feb. 16, 2018

CYRUS MEHTA: All right, we have a great panel. Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and Relief for Victims of Crimes. The bios of the excellent panelists are already in your materials, so I'm not going to read them out. Deborah Lee is a Senior Staff Attorney with Sanctuary for Families. Tina Romero, Staff Attorney at the Legal Aid Society and Rebecca Sosa is an immigration attorney, who deals a lot with SIJ and related issues. So I'm going to now hand ...

California Guardianship Law 2018

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From the program: California Guardianship Law 2018

Released on: Mar. 6, 2018

Learn the basics of California guardianship law and procedure so that you can competently represent a child or adult petitioner in establishing a guardianship of the person. This program will teach you how to represent parties in both uncontested and contested guardianship proceedings. Lecture Topics [Total RunTime: 03:10:54] Segments with an asterisk (*) are available only with the purchase of the entire program. Opening Remarks* [00:00:46]  ...

Post-Guardianship Proceedings and Special Issues in California

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Recorded on: Feb. 28, 2018

STEPHANIE E. BILINSKI: But Naomi is going to start off this hour with talking about how she investigates, how that works. NAOMI BRANDES: So this is really-- it's going depend a lot on the county-- how the investigation is conducted. The report is tailored to, hopefully, the judicial officer, but also the county. It's going to be-- also investigators are going to have their own different sort of styles. I like to think of a court investigator as ...

Overview of Guardianship of the Person in California

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Recorded on: Feb. 28, 2018

STEPHANIE E. BILINSKI: So thanks Christina, and thanks for all of you that are here in the room and watching. As Christina stated, I'm the supervising attorney for the Family Law Project at the Justice and Diversity Center. Through our program, we place dozens of cases a year with pro bono volunteer attorneys. Our clients come to us for a lot of different reasons. We have cases where the parents have passed away and now grandma wants to make sure ...

Guardianship Process in California

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Recorded on: Feb. 28, 2018

SPEAKER 1: OK. So we are going to move into the next hour. It's 10:16 now. So Bob and Jane will talk about getting started on jurisdiction and how to file and where to file. Go ahead. ROBERT P. FEYER: Moving to new PowerPoint. OK, thank you. So jurisdiction and venue questions, and Jane will talk about this as well. In my own experience, this has not been difficult because, as Stephanie has pointed out, the referrals that I have had the pleasure ...

Working with Survivors of Domestic Violence 2018

Interactive Learning Center  Interactive Learning Center    

Recorded on: Mar. 16, 2018

Why You Should Participate Participants will learn how to interview and counsel domestic violence survivors in meetings with their clients. A companion course will teach participants how to develop and execute a strategy for handling domestic violence cases in court. This massive open online course (MOOC) is free to anyone who wants to learn more about how to meet the unique challenges posed by pro bono clients. The course will be held online from ...

Monetary Sanctions in Juvenile Court – Recent Developments

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Recorded on: Mar. 28, 2018

Taken from the One-Hour Briefing Recorded March 2018 in New York Monetary Sanctions in Juvenile Court – Recent Developments [01:04:33] 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 ...


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