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Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation 2018

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Why You Should Attend While the ethical obligations of pro bono legal practice are no different than a commercial law practice, there are practical considerations regarding eligibility of clients, challenging clients, conflicts (similar in theory, different in practice settings), expectations on both sides, case management responsibility, and different delivery models, such as limited scope representation, that cause many professionals to hesitate ...

Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2018

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Why You Should Attend Although the economy is improving and foreclosures in many parts of the country are in decline due to rising home values, financially marginalized people still file bankruptcy in disproportionate numbers.  Many debtors are unrepresented and bankruptcy clinics are still in great demand.  There is a critical need for pro bono attorneys to assist low-income clients at all levels.  The practice of bankruptcy law is ...

Palliative Care – The Legal and Regulatory Landscape

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

Palliative care is suddenly everywhere.  From its roots in hospice, to the hospital, and now in the community, palliative care is rightly seen as a person-centered model that fits well with the transformation from traditional fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement. This Briefing will provide an overview of the current legal and regulatory considerations for providing community-based palliative care and future opportunities to clarify ...

Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2018

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Why You Should Attend The need for pro bono assistance with administrative hearings has never been higher.  Clients who have been denied or are at risk of losing vital benefits, housing subsidies, or are facing school discipline have a right to an administrative hearing, but are often unrepresented in what can be a confusing and adversarial process.  Significant changes to key public benefits programs, including Social Security, CalWORKs, ...

New York Housing Law for the Low-Income Client 2019

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Representing Children in Immigration Matters 2018: Effective Advocacy and Best Practices

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Why You Should Attend Attorneys and other advocates who represent children in immigration matters will learn about recent developments in law and policy with regard to important protections available to immigrant children, including Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) and asylum.  Experienced faculty will examine problem-solving strategies for addressing common issues that arise in children’s cases. What You Will Learn   ...

New York Housing Law for the Low-Income Client 2018

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Why You Should Attend This program provides an overview of New York law that affects many low-income tenants, including eligibility for subsidies, procedures for challenging denials and terminations of subsidies, an overview of New York City Housing Authority Administrative (NYCHA) administrative proceedings, and Housing Court practice and procedure basics. Whether you already work in this field or are considering taking a pro bono case, you will ...

California Special Education Law 2018

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Please note that this program does not offer Bias or Diversity & Inclusion credit in any jurisdiction. Why You Should Attend Over the last year, the Ninth Circuit has issued multiple decisions addressing the rights of students with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and other disability rights statutes. The California Special Education Law 2018 program will look at the current application of these decisions and ...

Securities Law and Practice 2018: How the SEC Works

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Why You Should Attend Securities lawyers need to have a firm grasp of not only the federal securities laws, but also how the SEC works to administer these laws. In this program, you will be given an introduction to the federal securities laws as well as the operating divisions at the SEC that administer the laws. You will be provided with what you need to know about how the SEC administers the securities laws — and the other agencies that the ...

Nonprofit Organizations 2018: Governance, Form 990 Reporting, and Compensation Issues

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Why You Should Attend This program will address the unique regulatory issues that impact the nonprofit sector. Expert faculty will discuss best practices, compliance issues, and reporting obligations, and also help you stay current with the latest developments and complex rules governing the nonprofit sector. What You Will Learn   Governance and conflicts of interest compliance: regulations, enforcement and standards of accountability  ...

In-House Counsel Pro Bono: Challenges, Best Practices, and Opportunities for Engagement

One-Hour Briefing  One-Hour Briefing

An expert panel will discuss some of the issues the legal community faces surrounding pro bono work by in-house counsel.  They will explore methods and opportunities for in-house counsel to engage in pro bono work.  Topics will include: Experiences of attorneys working from various perspectives -- an in-house corporate attorney, Pro Bono Counsel for an AmLaw 100 firm, and the Corporate Engagement Counsel for a nonprofit ...

35th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation

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Why You Should Attend The law of Section 1983 is multifaceted, in some respects complex, and continues to develop.  To be an effective Section 1983 litigator, it is necessary to have an in-depth understanding of the various aspects of Section 1983 litigation and to stay abreast of the latest developments.  At PLI’s 35th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation program, a highly experienced and accomplished faculty will analyze ...

Representing Unaccompanied Children in California: Legal Updates, Practice Considerations & Strategies for Pursuing Relief

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Why You Should Attend Unaccompanied immigrant children (UCs) from Central America, Mexico and many other countries continue to seek protection in the United States, and many live in California as they go through immigration removal (deportation) proceedings and defend against deportation. Once apprehended by immigration authorities, UCs are placed in removal proceedings without government appointed counsel. Many children are eligible for relief, ...

Limited Scope Representation 2018: Ethical & Practical Challenges

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Why You Should Attend  To respond to the access to justice crisis facing the legal system, the civil legal services community and the judiciary have partnered in the expansion of services based on limited scope representation. As a community, we have extensive experience now with limited scope representation models.  Various models with many technology assisted interventions are being developed and information tables, drop-in legal ...

Prison Law 2018

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Why You Should Attend In an area where advocates face increasingly challenging legal issues, whether they represent incarcerated individuals from a public interest practice, private practice or as a policy advocate, and where government lawyers also grapple with complex concerns, PLI’s Prison Law program offers a unique focus on evolving prison law issues. This program is designed for lawyers who represent incarcerated persons or who work with ...

Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2018

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  Mark Your Calendar. Please note that this program may not offer Bias or Diversity & Inclusion credit in every jurisdiction. Check the credit information box to the right for the credit breakdown in your jurisdiction. IMPORTANT! If you get accredited by the VA before you attend this training, the first three hours will satisfy the VA’s CLE requirement. 1. Attorneys and other advocates must be accredited to practice before the VA.  ...

“Because of Sex”: Federal Protections for LGBT People

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Why You Should Attend Since the 1970’s 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 ...

Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation 2018

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As part of PLI’s commitment to public service and the pro bono activities of the legal community, there is no fee to attend this program.  Why You Should Attend Using a lively, interactive format, this program will examine everyday issues of ethics and professional responsibility in pro bono and public interest practice. What You Will Learn   Within the context of pro bono representation, using “all-new” hypotheticals ...

Administrative Advocacy 2018: Representing the Pro Bono Client

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Why You Should Attend Faculty will discuss best practices as well as common challenges that can arise in administrative proceedings and useful strategies for handling those challenges. Practical skills – from preparing and examining witnesses to creating the record and introducing evidence – will be addressed.  What You Will Learn  Overview of forums Requesting hearings Locating and preparing witnesses  ...

Basic Immigration Law 2019

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Current Developments in Federal Civil Practice 2019

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Domestic Violence 2019

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Advising Nonprofit Organizations 2019

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Ethics for Goverment Lawyers 2019

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