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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 ...

Providing Legal Services to Clients with Disabilities - Focus on Clients with Mental Health Disabilities

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Recorded on: Jun. 6, 2016

KENT QIAN: Hi, everyone. Welcome back from lunch. Hope you had a good lunch. Maybe you had a chance to explore some of the restaurants around here or food trucks or whatever you went. This afternoon we'll have two sessions, one on providing legal services to clients with disabilities and the other on client centered interviewing and professionalism. For our first segment on providing legal services to clients with disabilities, we have Linda Kilb, ...

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 ...

Representing the Pro Bono Client: New York Public Assistance and Food Stamp Eligibility 2016

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From the program: Representing the Pro Bono Client: New York Public Assistance and Food Stamp Eligibility 2016

Released on: Jul. 25, 2016

This training is designed to equip attorneys with a sharper understanding of the substantive law, strategies, procedures, and best practices relevant to their representation of low-income clients who seek public assistance, emergency assistance, and benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  These necessary benefits can be difficult to access for many eligible applicants due to the complex rules governing public benefits.  In ...

Public Assistance

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Recorded on: Jul. 20, 2016

TOM: OK, Hi. We're going to get back to business. Welcome back. By the way, I just noticed that, I don't know if this is true for both the men's and the ladies'. In the men's room, there are shoeshine buffers. So if you happen to notice my shoes are looking extra spiffy now, I just wanted to mention that. So now we're going to public assistance, talking about eligibility and the benefits available in the public assistance realm. Our two speakers, ...

Emergency Assistance

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Recorded on: Jul. 20, 2016

SIENNA FONTAINE: Thanks, Don. OK, this is on. Good morning, everybody. So we have exactly until 10:15, when I'm told I have to stop immediately. So we're going to kind of power through this material in just under an hour. We should have some time for questions at the end. So I think that we'll hold questions until the end. And just a quick note, I know we have practitioners kind of from across the state here and watching online I am a New York City ...

California Trial Advocacy 2016

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From the program: California Trial Advocacy 2016

Released on: Aug. 8, 2016

If you think you will ever try a case, or if you want to do better the next time you are in trial, then this is the program you have been waiting for.  In this full-day program, some of the most experienced trial lawyers in California will talk about the best way to prepare and present a case to a jury.  We will cover what you need to do before the trial begins, in limine motions, jury selection, opening statements, witness preparation, ...

Expert Witnesses and Getting Documents into Evidence

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Recorded on: Aug. 4, 2016

SPEAKER 1: Thank you for helping. ARTURO J. GONZALEZ: So while they get situated, this next panel is about experts. Very, very important topic for trials. In my view, the most dangerous topic for trials. I fear experts more than I do my own clients. And when I say I fear experts, it's not the other side's expert, it's my own. Because if your expert should implode on you, that's very big trouble. I'm going to introduce our moderator. Doris Cheng ...

Cross-Examination; Trial Objections

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Recorded on: Aug. 4, 2016

ARTURO GONZALEZ: OK. Thank you everybody for hanging in there. We are now at our final panel of the day. It's a very important one, cross-examination. One of the most interesting, exciting, and, in my view, fun parts of the trial, and we got a very good panel to talk to you about cross-examination. I'm going to introduced the moderator. Stuart Gasner is a partner here in San Francisco, John Keker's firm. I shouldn't say that anymore. STUART GASNER: ...

Opening Statements and Closing Arguments

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Recorded on: Aug. 4, 2016

ARTURO J GONZÁLES: Before we get started with the next panel, I want to very quickly answer a question that we received over the lunch break from one of the folks online. And the question was, given what we were saying about demographics and jury selection, how do you reconcile that with a Wheeler accusation? And the answer is, you always have to have an objective reason for challenging someone in a protected class, so that if somebody should raise ...

Preparing Your Case for Trial, Including Motions in Limine/Deposition Designations

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Recorded on: Aug. 4, 2016

ARTURO: So with those brief introductory comments, let me introduce the first moderator. And I will tell you that we have a very diverse group of speakers, diverse in every way you can imagine that word being defined. But everybody who's going to speak to you today today has significant experience trying cases and litigating cases at all levels-- small cases, large cases, complex, civil, criminal. The first moderator is Joan Haratani, who I've known ...

Direct Examination; Trial Objections

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Recorded on: Aug. 4, 2016

ARTURO: As I said, we're not having a break between these two panels. We are going to have a break after this next panel. This next panel is on direct examination and trial objections. Come on up, guys. Don, you're here to my right. As they're coming up, I'm going to go ahead and introduce our moderator, Don Carlson, as we do a quick exchange. Don is a colleague of mine in three organizations that you may have heard of in the introductions-- ABOTA, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...


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