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Pro Bono Litigation Skills 2016

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From the program: Pro Bono Litigation Skills 2016

Released on: Feb. 26, 2016

If you want to litigate a pro bono case, then this is the program you have been waiting for.  In this program, panelists will discuss pro bono litigation practice with examples from consumer cases.  We will cover what you need to do in litigation from both plaintiff and defense perspectives, including drafting and responding to a complaint, motion practice, discovery, and trial. The training is designed for advocates with limited trial experience, ...

Representing the Pro Bono Client: Effective Written Advocacy 2016

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From the program: Representing the Pro Bono Client: Effective Written Advocacy 2016 (Free)

Released on: Mar. 8, 2016

This program will teach new attorneys and seasoned professionals effective writing techniques to assist pro bono clients with a variety of legal issues.  Learn the tools to draft concise complaints, declarations and briefs to help your pro bono clients assert their legal rights and win their cases! You will learn: Drafting Effective Briefs Preparing Witness Declarations Crafting Complaints All attorneys assisting pro bono clients ...

Advocates’ Guide for Protecting Tenants’ Rights: Advanced Unlawful Detainer Defense

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From the program: Advocates’ Guide for Protecting Tenants’ Rights: Advanced Unlawful Detainer Defense (Free)

Released on: Mar. 16, 2016

Attendees of prior unlawful detainer defense trainings including last year’s California Eviction Defense 2.0 learned the skills necessary to vigorously defend eviction lawsuits. This year’s training builds on those skill sets providing a more in-depth discussion of trial skills and appeals as well as attorneys’ fees. We will also explore strategies for assisting Section 8 tenants struggling to maintain their current housing or find ...

Public Interest Boot Camp -- Client-Centered Interviewing and the Importance of Professionalism

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From the program: Public Interest Boot Camp

Recorded on: Jun. 6, 2016

Taken from the Web Program Public Interest Boot Camp recorded June, 2016 in San Francisco. Client-Centered Interviewing and the Importance of Professionalism [01:49:10] Identify the goals and structure of a client-centered legal interview, with special focus on the initial client intake. Participate in interactive demonstrations and role play scenarios to gain understanding of interview techniques. Apply learned best practices ...

Client-Centered Interviewing and the Importance of Professionalism

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Recorded on: Jun. 6, 2016

PHONG WONG: Hi, again. This is Phong Wong speaking, and I'd like to introduce Nicole Perez. Nicole is the Directing Attorney of the Veterans Justice Center at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. And Nicole has dedicated her career to fighting for economic and racial justice as both an attorney and as a social worker. At LAFLA, Nicole works passionately alongside disabled and homeless veterans to advocate for government benefits, prevent veteran ...

Subsidized Housing Basics 2016

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From the program: Subsidized Housing Basics 2016 (Free)

Released on: Sep. 28, 2016

This substantive training provides a basic overview of the federal housing programs, recent changes, current trends, and issues facing practitioners.  The training is designed for advocates with limited housing experience, but practitioners at all experience levels should benefit from this training.  The panelists are noted experts in housing law who will cover a broad-range of topics in federally-subsidized housing with real-world examples. You ...

Housing Choice Voucher Program

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Recorded on: Sep. 27, 2016

KENT QIAN: --presenter of this segment, Deborah Thrope. Deb Thrope is a staff attorney with us here at NHLP. She's a national expert on the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and public housing programs and she collaborates with policy leaders to develop strategies for maximizing voucher utilization and housing the most vulnerable populations, such as chronically homeless adults, people with disabilities, and formerly incarcerated individuals. She also ...

HUD Multifamily and Low Income Housing Tax Credit Programs

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Recorded on: Sep. 27, 2016

KENT QIAN: So I would like to introduce you to Stephen Knight. Stephen Knight is Deputy Director at NHLP. Stephen joined and NHLP as Supervising Attorney in 2014. He brings two decades of social justice, legal, and policy advocacy experience. He was the founding coordinating attorney with the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies at UC Hastings College of Law, where he provided technical assistance to attorneys, engage in federal appellate litigation, ...

Public Housing

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Recorded on: Sep. 27, 2016

KENT QIAN: OK, so let's move on to the next program. We're going to start with public housing. I would like to introduce you to Jessica Cassella, our presenter for this segment. Jessie joined the National Housing Law Project as an Abascal Fellow last September. Her fellowship project focused on protecting tenant's rights under the Rental Assistance Demonstration Program on a national and local level. And before she started as a Abascal Fellow, she ...

How to Become a Culturally Competent Attorney

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Recorded on: Oct. 26, 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? As ...

California Trial Evidence 2016

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From the program: California Trial Evidence 2016

Released on: Nov. 2, 2016

Mastering the complexities of California evidence often can be the difference between winning and losing at trial. Recent case law and statutory developments in the law of evidence render this mastery critical in modern litigation and trials. This program is designed to give you the most up-to-date information on California evidence standards. The panelists represent top-flight trial attorneys and judges who will provide winning strategies for your ...

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 ...

Transgender Cultural Competency

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Recorded on: Nov. 17, 2016

JOHN: So without further ado, I would like to introduce our first panel. It's going to be on transgender cultural competency, and the first panelist is Daniel Faessler Daniel joined East Bay Community Law Center's Health and Welfare practice in 2015. Prior to joining the EBCLC, Daniel was that Tom Steele Fellow at Transgender Law Center, where he partnered with local transgender specific community organizations to reduce barriers in accessing legal ...

Employment Protections for Transgender Employees

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Recorded on: Nov. 17, 2016

SPEAKER 1: And now we're going to transition to the employment protections for transgender employees panel and on this panel is, to my right, Shawn Meerkamper. Oh, no. On my right is Ilona Turner. Ilona Turner is the legal director of the Transgender Law Center, the largest national organization dedicated to advancing the rights of transgender and gender nonconforming people. The organization's litigation and policy advocacy focuses on employment ...

Health Care Advocacy for Transgender Clients

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Recorded on: Nov. 17, 2016

SPEAKER 1: OK we're going to get started here. Welcome back, everyone. I hope you enjoyed your brief break. So the next panel is going to be on Health Care Advocacy for Transgender Clients. And to the right of me, the first panelist is Lindsay Rosellini. Lindsay Rosellini is an attorney with the Health Consumer Center of Bay Area Legal Aid which provides high-quality legal assistance to some of the most vulnerable populations in California. At Bay ...

Identity Documents – Assisting Transgender Clients with Obtaining Name and Gender Changes

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Recorded on: Nov. 17, 2016

SPEAKER: Welcome back, everyone. We're going to get started now. So this is the last panel of today-- homestretch, everyone-- and this panel will be on "Identity Documents-- Assisting Transgender Clients with Obtaining Name and Gender Changes." And on this panel, again, is Daniel Fessler, who joined the East Bay Community Law Center's Health and Welfare practice in 2015. Prior to joining EBCLC-- that's a mouthful-- Daniel was the Tom Steele Fellow ...

Transgender Youth - School and Education Advocacy

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Recorded on: Nov. 17, 2016

JOHN ROBERT UNRUH: Welcome back, everyone, good afternoon. So this is the first panel of the afternoon's portion of today's program. And it is going to be on "Transgender Youth, School, and Education Advocacy." And our speaker on this panel is Asaf Orr. And he is currently with NCLR, which is the National Center for Lesbian Rights. He joined NCLR in February 2012 as a staff attorney working on issues related to families and youth. In July 2015, he ...

Transgender Discrimination in Prisons, Jails and Immigration Detention Facilities

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Recorded on: Nov. 17, 2016

JOHN: OK, well, as everyone's walking up for the next panel, I'm going to start introducing the panelists here. So this next panel is "Transgender Discrimination in Prisons, Jails, and Immigration Detention Facilities." The first panelist on my right here is Kelly Lou Densmore. She is a white cisgender queer femme born and raised in the Bay Area. Kelly Lou has been a dedicated organizer for racial and economic justice, prison abolition, and queer ...

Avoiding the "Inevitable": The Growing Consensus That Recidivism Can Best Be Averted Through Early Attention to Eventual Re-entry and by Effective Alternatives to Incarceration

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Recorded on: Dec. 7, 2016

Taken from the briefing Avoiding the "Inevitable": The Growing Consensus that Recidivism Can Best Be Averted through Early Attention to Eventual Re-entry and by Effective Alternatives to Incarceration recorded December, 2016 in New York. There is a growing consensus throughout many parts of the country that society should re-examine and replace many traditional modes of dealing with convicted adults and juveniles found to have violated the law. ...

Avoiding the "Inevitable": The Growing Consensus that Recidivism Can Best Be Averted through Early Attention to Eventual Re-entry and by Effective Alternatives to Incarceration

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Recorded on: Dec. 8, 2016

AMY TAUB: It is now my pleasure to turn this briefing over to Ron Tapak. RONALD J. TAPAK: Thank you very much, Amy. And thank you for everybody who is calling in. We'll start with just an outline of what I will try to cover during the next hour. First, I'm going to give a general overview of the subject. And then we'll cover various aspects of discharge planning, leading toward reentry and hopefully for programs for reentry. Then we will talk about ...

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 ...

Representing Tenants in Unlawful Detainer Actions in San Francisco 2017

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From the program: Representing Tenants in Unlawful Detainer Actions in San Francisco 2017

Released on: Jan. 31, 2017

For low-income families who often do not have the benefit of legal counsel, eviction can mean homelessness.  Most are unrepresented.  Won’t you volunteer to help those in our community who are most vulnerable?  Get the legal training you need in this program and then sign up with the Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco, or your local legal services agency, and make a difference. You will learn:  ...

Domestic Violence: Litigating Protection Order Cases 2017

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From the program: Domestic Violence: Litigating Protection Order Cases 2017

Released on: Feb. 10, 2017

This program will explore the legal and practical challenges in connection with litigating orders of protection.  The program will discuss considerations for building a successful case, such as planning for safety, weighing the benefits of civil and criminal orders, determining jurisdiction, and preparing your client.   Faculty also will review fundamental litigation issues from the perspective of protection order litigation, such as ...

Incubator Boot Camp: Tools for New Lawyers Looking to Go Solo

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From the program: Incubator Boot Camp: Tools for New Lawyers Looking to Go Solo 2017

Released on: Mar. 1, 2017

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. You will learn: Forming the practice entity Designing a sustainable practice Basics of malpractice ...


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