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Full scholarships and discounts to attend PLI programs are widely available to attorneys working in nonprofit/legal services organizations; pro bono attorneys; government attorneys; judges and judicial law clerks; law professors and law students; senior attorneys (age 65 and over); law librarians and paralegals who work for nonprofit/legal services organizations; unemployed attorneys; and others with financial hardships. We encourage all eligible attendees to complete and submit a PLI Scholarship Application
Why You Should Attend
This program 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 government benefits such as public 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. Attend this program to learn about eligibility criteria, the fair hearing process, Intentional Program Violations (IPV) and fraud investigations, Administrative Disqualification Hearings, and recent developments.
What You Will Learn
- Eligibility for public assistance
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligibility
- Strategies for representing clients at fair hearings and in Administrative Disqualification Hearings
- Intentional Program Violations (IPV) and fraud investigations
Who Should Attend
All attorneys interested in helping low-income clients will benefit from attending this program.