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Jan 26: Foreclosure Prevention and How to Help Homeowners (Webinar)

6 hours 36 min ago
The Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania is holding a webinar entitled "Foreclosure Prevention and How to Help Homeowners" on Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. The webinar will provide all the basics of the foreclosure process, including prevention, do’s and don’ts, and remediation options. The presenters will offer helpful tips on how to navigate the process and explore options such as housing counseling, loss mitigation, loan modifications, and bankruptcy. Participants in this webinar will: Be provided with a chronological explanation of the foreclosure process Learn about ways to prevent foreclosure Learn about the options available once the foreclosure process has begun, including: What housing counselors have to offer Should I file for bankruptcy, and Where to find other helpful resources. Presenters: Michael Froehlich, Managing Attorney, Homeownership & Consumer Rights Unit, Community Legal Services William H. Hall IV, Esquire, Senior Manager, Housing Programs, Clarifi More Information

Jan 25: New Volunteer Orientation - Philadelphia VIP

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 2:57pm
Philadelphia VIP, the hub of pro bono legal services in Philadelphia, is hosting a free program to welcome attorneys who are new to volunteering with VIP. The program will take place on January 25, 2017 from 8:30 am - 9:30 am. This program will provide an overview of Philadelphia VIP and the opportunities and resources available to our volunteers. At this orientation you will: Receive an overview of Philadelphia VIP and discover the impact you will make in the community. Learn about the opportunities, events, and resources that are available. Find out what to expect when you take a case with VIP. Orientation materials and a light breakfast will be provided. More Information and RSVP

Jun 06: Prison Litigation Issues 2017: Practical Strategies (Webcast)

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 9:55am
The Practising Law Institute is offering a free webcast of a live presentation from New York City entitled Prison Litigation Issues 2017: Practical Strategies on June 6, 2017 at 1:30 pm Eastern. Why You Should Attend This prison litigation course is a companion to PLI’s fall Prison Law program (available on-demand) and will provide more in-depth analysis of practical strategies for lawyers litigating prison practices and treatment of incarcerated persons. The program will examine topics such as complaint filing, discovery issues, pretrial motion practice, trial practice, and common challenges in prison litigation. What You Will Learn Considerations when commencing litigation Motion and trial practice issues Common challenges in prison litigation Who Should Attend This program is designed for lawyers who represent incarcerated persons, prisoners’ rights advocates, and also lawyers or law students considering pro bono representation. More Information and Registration

May 01: Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2017 (Webcast)

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 9:45am
The Practising Law Institute is offering a free webcast of a live presentation from San Francisco entitled Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2017 on May 1, 2017 from 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm Eastern. Why You Should Attend You should attend this training if you would like to provide pro bono services to immigrant clients in the areas of housing, immigration, or domestic violence or you would like to improve your representation of immigrant clients generally. Many immigrant clients require assistance with a constellation of related yet distinct issues. This day-long program attempts to address these particular areas of overlap. Experienced practitioners in the areas of immigration, family law, and housing will share their expertise by providing insight into cultural issues that arise when working with immigrant clients, how these areas of law overlap to provide special protections and remedies to immigrants and domestic violence survivors, and how immigration status impacts eligibility for federally subsidized housing. What You Will Learn Cultural competency issues to be aware of when working with immigrant clients generally and specific issues that arise in housing and domestic violence cases What is domestic violence and how does it impact immigrant and LGBT communities How immigration status affects eligibility for federally subsidized housing Fair Housing laws that protect immigrants and domestic violence survivors Special housing protections for domestic violence survivors in the Violence Against Women Act and other California laws What family law issues are implicated when working with immigrant survivors of domestic violence How to get your client legal immigration status based on domestic violence Who Should Attend Legal aid and private practitioners who work with immigrant clients or who would like to provide pro bono services to immigrant clients in the areas of immigration, housing, or domestic violence would benefit from attending this program. More Information and Registration

Feb 10: Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice 2017 (Webcast)

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 9:34am
The Practising Law Institute is offering a free webcast of a live presentation from New York City entitled Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice 2017 on February 10, 2017 from 1:30 pm - 5:15 pm Eastern. Why You Should Attend The challenges of creating an inclusive law office environment remain great. At this year’s Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice program, a renowned faculty of attorneys and diversity professionals will discuss significant legal developments that impact diversity, measuring diversity initiatives for accountability, and best practices for achieving a diverse law office workplace. What You Will Learn Recent legal developments that impact diversity The metrics of diversity initiatives: how can we measure progress? Best practices to achieve a diverse workplace Who Should Attend Diversity & Inclusion in Law Practice 2017 will be of great interest to all legal professionals concerned about issues of diversity and inclusion in the law office, including partners and associates, in-house counsel, diversity directors, and professionals working in government or nonprofit organizations. More Information and Registration

Mar 30: Pro Bono Basics New York 2017: Best Practices and Ethics (Webcast)

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 8:27am
The Practising Law Institute is offering a free webcast of a live presentation from New York City entitled Pro Bono Basics New York 2017: Best Practices and Ethics March 30, 2017 from 3:00 pm - 5:10 pm. Why You Should Attend This program will address practical issues that often arise in pro bono representation and strategies for successfully handling them. What You Will Learn Tools for working effectively with low-income clients How to balance other professional obligations with pro bono representation Strategies for securing adequate training and mentorship for unfamiliar areas of law and venues Strategies for obtaining pro bono opportunities for in-house, transactional, and litigation attorneys Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation Who Should Attend New York attorneys considering pro bono representation as well as attorneys new to public interest and legal services practice will benefit from this program. Attorneys involved in law firm or corporate legal department pro bono coordination also will find this program useful. More Information and Registration

Mar 17: Social Security Disability 2017: From Administrative Proceedings to Federal Practice (Webcast)

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 8:20am
The Practising Law Institute is offering a free webcast of a live presentation from New York City entitled Social Security Disability 2017: From Administrative Proceedings to Federal Practice on March 17, 2017 from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Why You Should Attend After the Social Security Administration denies an initial disability claim, a claimant may find it confusing, difficult, and even overwhelming to appeal a denial. Many claimants cannot afford legal representation and must navigate the appeals process on their own. In this program, you will learn the basics of Social Security law and practice and how to represent clients with disabilities in appealing benefit claim denials. What You Will Learn An overview of Social Security eligibility and applications How to handle an administrative hearing and best practices Appeals Council: What is it and best practices Federal court appeals and practice How to be an effective advocate for your client The role of pro bono counsel in social security disability cases Who Should Attend This program is designed for attorneys interested in learning more about Social Security disability appeals, including those attorneys would like to get involved in helping clients with disabilities who need representation. Attorneys already working with Social Security claimants will benefit from this program’s coverage of practical tips and strategies. More Information and Registration

Mar 03: Habeas Petitions for Detained Immigrants (Webcast)

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 8:12am
The Practising Law Institute is offering a free webcast of a live presentation from San Francisco entitled Habeas Petitions for Detained Immigrants on March 3, 2017 from 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm. Why You Should Attend The U.S. Department of Homeland Security detains more than 400,000 noncitizens in civil immigration detention every year. A congressional quota mandates that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) maintain 34,000 beds daily for immigrants in detention, many in privately run detention facilities. Tens of thousands more are subject to onerous conditions of release, including high bonds and GPS tracking devices. Immigrants who are detained include asylum seekers, victims of trafficking or crimes in the United States, longtime lawful permanent residents, and others with avenues to immigration relief. Research shows that in Northern California, represented noncitizens who are released from detention are nearly three times more likely to win their immigration case as represented noncitizens who remain detained. The writ of habeas corpus is a constitutionally-protected device by which individuals can petition a federal district court judge to remedy unlawful deprivation of liberty by government officials. Yet many immigration advocates---whose day-to-day practice is largely before administrative agencies---feel ill-equipped to enter federal court to challenge ICE and immigration court custody decisions. This training is designed to provide immigration attorneys the knowledge and tools necessary to litigate habeas petitions on behalf of detained immigrant clients. What You Will Learn When Can I File a Habeas Petition? – Overview of Immigration Custody Regimes and Corresponding Habeas Opportunities What Are My Arguments? – Common Challenges to Detention Through Habeas and Possible Hurdles How Do I Get into Federal Court? –Nuts and Bolts of Filing a Habeas Petition Who Should Attend All attorneys interested in or currently assisting immigrant clients who are detained or subject to conditions of custody, including private and pro bono attorneys, law clinic students and faculty, and public interest and non-profit organization attorneys, would benefit from attending this program. Participants are expected to have a basic knowledge of immigration law but need not have prior experience with habeas petitions. More Information and Registration

Feb 28: Subsidized Housing 2.0 - Advanced Topics in Subsidized Housing (Webcast)

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 8:04am
The Practising Law Institute is offering a free webcast of a live presentation from San Francisco entitled Subsidized Housing 2.0 - Advanced Topics in Subsidized Housing on February 28, 2017 from 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm. Why You Should Attend This substantive training provides more in-depth coverage of select topics in the federal housing programs. The half-day 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-ranged of topics in federally-subsidized housing with real-world examples. What You Will Learn Admissions issues in subsidized housing Defending evictions from federally-subsidized housing Preventing subsidy terminations Who Should Attend Practitioners who want to gain a deeper understanding of subsidized housing, as well as housing attorneys looking for tools to represent their clients in federally-subsidized housing. The sessions will address issues pertinent to those with limited federally-subsidized housing practice as well as experienced practitioners. More Information and Registration

Feb 24: Incubator Boot Camp: Tools for New Lawyers Looking to Go Solo 2017 (Webcast)

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 7:57am
The Practising Law Institute is offering a free webcast of a live presentation from San Francisco entitled Incubator Boot Camp: Tools for New Lawyers Looking to Go Solo 2017 on February 24, 2017 from 12:00 pm - 6:50 pm. Why You Should Attend 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. What You Will Learn Forming the practice entity Designing a sustainable practice Basics of malpractice insurance Ethical considerations when starting a practice Mechanics of practice Finance issues Who Should Attend Law students, new graduates, attorneys participating in incubator programs, and attorneys or students interested in developing a solo practice. This program is specifically tailored to benefit individuals serving a modest means population but the program information will greatly benefit all attorneys and law students from attending. More Information and Registration

Feb 03: Domestic Violence: Litigating Protection Order Cases 2017 (Webcast)

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 7:46am
The Practising Law Institute is offering a free webcast of a live presentation from New York City entitled Domestic Violence: Litigating Protection Order Cases 2017 on February 3, 2017 from 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm. Why You Should Attend 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 drafting the petition, conducting examinations, and introducing evidence such as medical records and electronic communications. Experienced practitioners will share their strategies for addressing common challenges, and their practical insights will be useful to legal practitioners and service providers in a variety of practice areas. What You Will Learn Domestic violence: preliminary considerations and context Litigating protective order cases Complex evidentiary issues in domestic violence cases Who Should Attend Judges, court attorneys, law clerks, government lawyers, and attorneys and social workers in private or public interest practice interested in learning about the problem of domestic violence as well as issues that can arise in protective order litigation will benefit from this program. This program will discuss New York law but also will have relevance for practitioners in other jurisdictions. More Information and Registration

Jan 20: Landlord-Tenant CLE - A Two-Track Training: Nuts and Bolts & Negotiation Strategy (Philadelphia)

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 1:41pm
Philadelphia VIP, the hub of pro bono legal services in Philadelphia, is sponsoring a free CLE training program for attorneys on the topic of Landlord Tenant Law on January 20. 2017 from 8:30 am - 11:00 am at Dechert LLP, Cira Centre, 2929 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. This program will provide an overview of landlord tenant law as well as practical information for representing a client in a landlord tenant dispute in the Philadelphia courts. The second portion of the training will include a choice of two NEW sessions: “Nuts and Bolts: Taking a Landlord Tenant case in Municipal Court” or “In-Depth Negotiation Strategy and Changes in the Law”. Trainers Ethan D. Fogel, Partner, Dechert LLP Kate Ericsson, Associate, Dechert LLP Rasheedah Phillips, Managing Attorney, Housing Unit, Community Legal Services Each attorney who attends and accepts a VIP pro bono case within 6 months of the training will earn two free substantive CLE credits. More Information and Registration

Jan 23: Advising Clients on Private Housing Landlord Tenant Issues (Pittsburgh)

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 12:46pm
Neighborhood Legal Services Association will be holding a program entitled Advising Clients on Private Housing Landlord Tenant Issues on January 23, 2017 from 11:30 am-1:00 pm at Alcoa Corporate Headquarters, 201 Isabella St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212. Registration from 11:00 to 11:30 Lunch will be provided REGISTRATION FEE: No registration fee for attorneys participating in any Partnership Signature Project $30 for non-volunteers $20 for non-volunteers who do not want CLE credit or for non-volunteer paralegals. PRESENTERS: Daniel Vitek, Esquire, Neighborhood Legal Services Association Barbara Kern, Esquire, Neighborhood Legal Services Association If you would like more information about the seminar, contact Sharon Goldsmith at (412) 586-6101. If special arrangements are required for a person with a disability to attend this course, please call Ms. Goldsmith at (412) 586-6101. Please make sure to bring photo identification with you to the CLE, as this seminar is being held in a secure building and photo id may be required for admittance into the building. More Information and Registration