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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 ...

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 ...

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:  ...

Subsidized Housing 2.0 - Advanced Topics in Subsidized Housing

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From the program: Subsidized Housing 2.0 - Advanced Topics in Subsidized Housing

Released on: Mar. 7, 2017

This substantive training provides more in-depth coverage of select topics in the federal housing programs.  This training is designed for advocates with some housing experience, but practitioners at all experience levels should be able to 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 will learn: Admissions ...

California Eviction Defense: Protecting Low-Income Tenants 2017

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From the program: California Eviction Defense: Protecting Low-Income Tenants 2017 (Free)

Released on: Mar. 10, 2017

Across the state rent is skyrocketing. While tenants organize for rent control, evictions continue. Those who are evicted face not only the loss of their home, but also displacement from their community. Effectively defending an unlawful detainer is a profound way to impact a tenant’s life; housing instability has long-term harmful consequences. For newer attorneys with limited litigation experience, the fast-paced unlawful detainer is also ...

Providing Legal Assistance in the Aftermath of the NorCal Wildfires -- Issues Faced by Residents of Mobilehome Parks and Foreclosure and Repair Issues for Homeowners After A Disaster

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From the program: Providing Legal Assistance in the Aftermath of the NorCal Wildfires

Recorded on: Nov. 28, 2017

Taken from the Web Program Providing Legal Assistance in the Aftermath of the NorCal Wildfires Recorded November 2017 in San Francisco Issues Faced by Residents of Mobilehome Parks and Foreclosure and Repair Issues for Homeowners After A Disaster [01:00:20] Types of occupancy Rights of homeowners/occupants in mobilehome parks Responsibilities of mobile home park owners Mobilehome rent control Foreclosure process overview  ...

Landlord-Tenant Rights After a Disaster

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Recorded on: Nov. 28, 2017

T. CHAMBERS: We're going to turn now to a series of substantive law areas. This is not, of course, a in-depth study in any of them. But rather an overview of what you need to know particular to a disaster. And we have a series of really fabulous speakers. Our first speaker is Ora Prochovnick, and she'll be speaking on landlord tenant issues. Ora is the director of Clinical and Public Interest Law Programs at John F. Kennedy University College of ...

Issues Faced by Residents of Mobilehome Parks and Foreclosure and Repair Issues for Homeowners After A Disaster

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Recorded on: Nov. 28, 2017

TIELA CHALMERS: And now we are going to turn, without further ado, to questions about home ownership and mobile home renting and ownership. These are both issues that are quite distinct from the landlord tenant issues we have covered in the past. We're going to start with Shirley Gibson. Shirley is the directing attorney at the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County. And she has been supervising the Housing and Eviction Defense practice there since ...

Representing Modest Means Homeowners in Association Disputes: Key California Statutes and Consumer Protections

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From the program: Representing Modest Means Homeowners in Association Disputes: Key California Statutes and Consumer Protections (Free)

Released on: Jan. 24, 2018

This training will introduce the new practitioner to statutes governing consumer rights in three key areas: assessment collection, transparency in association financial operations, and election statutes (used not only to elect board directors, but to set certain assessments.)  The training will also benefit practitioners, who have represented homeowners in the past, but want to deepen their understanding of the complex statutes governing associations.  ...

Limits on Assessment Collection and the Association’s Power to Foreclose

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Recorded on: Jan. 18, 2018

MARJORIE: Our next speaker is Justin Berger, Principal at Cotchett, Pitre, and McCarthy, where he focuses on False Claims Act litigation, consumer protection, financial elder abuse, employment law, and other complex civil litigation. He has been recognized as one of the top young litigators in California. In 2016, he was named by the Daily Journal as one of the top 40 under 40 attorneys in California. We're grateful to Justin and to his law firm ...

Consumer Rights in California Common Interest Developments: Transparency in Association Records

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Recorded on: Jan. 18, 2018

MARJORIE MURRAY: Our first speaker is going to be Dave Jones, California Insurance Commissioner. He was elected commissioner in November 2010 and reelected in 2014. But before he took that post, he served in the California State Assembly from 2004 through 2010, where he chaired, among other committees, the Assembly Judiciary Committee. And while he was chair of that committee, several bills passed through that committee that we are going to be talking ...

Fairness and Integrity in Association Elections

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Recorded on: Jan. 18, 2018

ERIC SCHIFFER: So thank you, Marjorie, and thank you PLI for inviting me here today. The HOA election issue is an interesting one. Because as Marjorie indicated with her opening remarks, HOAs manage an awful lot of money. They're sitting on a lot of money. And when you're an entity sitting on a lot of money, and oftentimes run by members who are just laymen, who may not really know what they're doing, it's very easy to come under the manipulation ...

California Eviction Defense 2.0: Beyond the Basics of Protecting Low-Income Tenants 2018

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From the program: California Eviction Defense 2.0: Beyond the Basics of Protecting Low-Income Tenants 2018 (Free)

Released on: Mar. 14, 2018

Protecting low-income tenants from evictions is increasingly critical. Attorneys who have a basic understanding of California eviction defense and housing law can advance justice for low-income tenants and prevent harm from unnecessary displacement. Housing advocates and more local governments around the state recognize that representing tenants makes a difference in tenants’ lives.  This training is designed to help mitigate California’s ...

Habitability, Retaliation, SLAPP, & Other Considerations

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Recorded on: Mar. 8, 2018

SPEAKER: So it's 11:30. We're going to get started again. We're going to move on to our next panel, which is habitability, retaliation, SLAPP, and other considerations when you are considering what affirmative defense is to raise in your case. I'd like to welcome Denise McGranahan and Deepika Sharma. Denise is a senior attorney at the Santa Monica office of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. She has been working at LAFLA in its Santa Monica ...

Formal & Informal Discovery in Unlawful Detainers

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Recorded on: Mar. 8, 2018

LORRAINE LOPEZ: So we're going to move on to our next panel, formal and informal discovery and unlawful detainers. I'd like to welcome Ubaldo Fernandez and Leah Simon-Weisberg. Ubaldo works at East Bay Community Law Center. He's a staff attorney, where he defends defendant-- sorry-- defends tenants in unlawful detainer actions. Previously, Ubaldo worked as a staff attorney at California Rural Legal Assistance, specializing in housing and education ...

Appeals & Post-Trial Motions

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Recorded on: Mar. 8, 2018

PRIETO: And I'm going to jump right into introducing our next panelists as they make their way to the stage. Talking to you about appeals, we have Christian Abasto, who has been managing attorney of the Civil Rights Practice Group of Disability Rights in California since March 2017. He has been zealously advocating for the poor and persons with disabilities for over 20 years. Christian also ran his own private practice, litigating complex cases. ...

Pre-Answer Motions: Demurrers, Motions to Strike, Motions to Quash

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Recorded on: Mar. 8, 2018

ALEX PRIETO: So thank you. And now, I am going to go ahead and introduce the panelists for the first session on pre-answer motions. We have Oliver Ehlinger from Legal Services of Northern California. Oliver is a managing attorney at the Solano County field office of Legal Services of Northern California. He began his career as a Shriver eviction defense attorney at Legal Services of Northern California's Woodland office. And he is a graduate of King ...

Writing Effective Settlements

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Recorded on: Mar. 8, 2018

ALEX: We're back. Our next session is on drafting successful settlement agreements in unlawful detainers. And I'm about to introduce our two next presenters. These presenters have said they're willing to take questions during the program, if relevant to what's going on, being discussed at the time. So the first presenter today is Erin Katayama. Erin has been with the Justice and Diversity Center's Homeless Advocacy Project since 2012. And she's a ...

Trials & Writs

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Recorded on: Mar. 8, 2018

KRISTINA: All right, welcome back from the break. Thank you all for sticking with us. Please do remember to sign out on your iPad when you leave for the day, so we can make sure we give you your full CLE credit. Those will be emailed to you after the program. And please do fill out your evaluation forms. We really do want to hear your thoughts about the program, things you'd like us to add, things you'd like us to consider. So please do fill those ...

Providing Legal Assistance in the Aftermath of Disaster -- Post-Disaster Housing Issues: Strategies to Advocate for Low-Income Renters Affected by Disaster (Intermediate)

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From the program: Providing Legal Assistance in the Aftermath of Disaster

Recorded on: Apr. 9, 2018

Taken from the Web Program Providing Legal Assistance in the Aftermath of Disaster Recorded April 2018 in San Francisco Post-Disaster Housing Issues: Strategies to Advocate for Low-Income Renters Affected by Disaster (Intermediate) [01:00:40] For a basic training on post-disaster housing issues, please see the PLI on-demand program: , recorded November 2017. What are tenant’s rental rights and responsibilities post-disaster? Eviction ...

Helping Survivors Understand Housing Rights and Responsibilities After Disaster: Landlord-Tenant Rights; Issues Faced by Residents of Mobile Home Parks; Foreclosure and Repair Issues for Homeowners After A Disaster

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Recorded on: Apr. 9, 2018

SPEAKER: Hello everyone, we are going to turn now to questions about housing. And we have three speakers to give us some of the basics of housing issues in the aftermath of a disaster. We are joined from Oxnard, California, which is kind of down north of Los Angeles for those of you watching from someplace else. And we are joined by Monica de La Hoya. Monica is directing the directing attorney of the basic unit of California Rural Legal Assistance ...

Post-Disaster Housing Issues: Strategies to Advocate for Low-Income Renters Affected by Disaster (Intermediate)

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Recorded on: Apr. 9, 2018

TIELA CHALMERS: Hello, everybody. In this hour, we're going to be talking about some advanced or at least intermediate issues about housing. So we'll be addressing both landlord/tenant concerns and mobile home concerns, which are slightly different. We have two fabulous speakers. Monica De La Hoya is joining us from Oxnard, California. Monica is the Directing Attorney of the Basic Unit of California Rural Legal Assistance. For the past 5 and 1/2 ...


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