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Jun 10: Pro-Bono Name Change Project Training (Pittsburgh)

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 11:21am
The Pro Bono Name Change Project of the Allegheny County Bar Association will be holding a Name Change Training on Friday, June 10, 2016 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am at the Koppers Building Conference Center, 9th Floor, 436 Seventh Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219. For many transgender people, securing a legal name change is an important step toward making their legal identities match their lived experience. But securing a legal name change can be challenging and involve interaction with the court system, a foreign experience for many people. The Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF) pro bono Name Change Project provides transgender individuals with adequate legal representation, ensuring they can successfully complete the process and move forward with their lives. At this event, the pro bono Name Change Project - recipient of the 2015 New Initiative Award at the ACBA Pro Bono Achievement Awards - is offering training to all Allegheny County attorneys interested in providing a valuable service to Pittsburgh's transgender community. The CLE will be led by experienced attorneys from Reed Smith and the Executive Director of TLDEF, the non-profit that organizes the Name Change Project. Registration Fees: ACBA Member - Non-Volunteer $35.00 Non-ACBA Member - Non Volunteer $35.00 Non-ACBA Member - Pro Bono Volunteer $0.00 Pro Bono Volunteer $0.00 Registration for this program will end on June 8 at 11:59 pm. CLE Cancellation Policy: Registrants who need to cancel will receive a full refund as long as they notify the ACBA of the cancellation more than 48 hours in advance. Those who cancel within 48 hours of a CLE's start time will not receive a refund. More Information and Registration

Jun 30: Silence of All Virtues: Attorney-Client Privilege and Confidentiality in the Digital Age (Free Webcast)

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 8:58am
LexisNexis University is presenting a free webcast entitled Silence of All Virtues: Attorney-Client Privilege and Confidentiality in the Digital Age at several different times, listed below in June 2016. The webcast has been approved for one (1) Pennsylvania ethics CLE credit. More information below on CLE credits. The webcast will be presented on the following dates and times. Click on the desired date and time for more information and to register for the webcast on that day: June 2, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern June 7, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern June 9, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern June 14, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern June 16, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern June 21, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern June 23, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern June 28, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern June 30, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern

Jun 28: Silence of All Virtues: Attorney-Client Privilege and Confidentiality in the Digital Age (Free Webcast)

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 8:57am
LexisNexis University is presenting a free webcast entitled Silence of All Virtues: Attorney-Client Privilege and Confidentiality in the Digital Age at several different times, listed below in June 2016. The webcast has been approved for one (1) Pennsylvania ethics CLE credit. More information below on CLE credits. The webcast will be presented on the following dates and times. Click on the desired date and time for more information and to register for the webcast on that day: June 2, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern June 7, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern June 9, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern June 14, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern June 16, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern June 21, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern June 23, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern June 28, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern June 30, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern

Jun 23: Silence of All Virtues: Attorney-Client Privilege and Confidentiality in the Digital Age (Free Webcast)

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 8:55am
LexisNexis University is presenting a free webcast entitled Silence of All Virtues: Attorney-Client Privilege and Confidentiality in the Digital Age at several different times, listed below in June 2016. The webcast has been approved for one (1) Pennsylvania ethics CLE credit. More information below on CLE credits. The webcast will be presented on the following dates and times. Click on the desired date and time for more information and to register for the webcast on that day: June 2, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern June 7, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern June 9, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern June 14, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern June 16, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern June 21, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern June 23, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern June 28, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern June 30, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern

Jun 21: Silence of All Virtues: Attorney-Client Privilege and Confidentiality in the Digital Age (Free Webcast)

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 8:53am
LexisNexis University is presenting a free webcast entitled Silence of All Virtues: Attorney-Client Privilege and Confidentiality in the Digital Age at several different times, listed below in June 2016. The webcast has been approved for one (1) Pennsylvania ethics CLE credit. More information below on CLE credits. The webcast will be presented on the following dates and times. Click on the desired date and time for more information and to register for the webcast on that day: June 2, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern June 7, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern June 9, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern June 14, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern June 16, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern June 21, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern June 23, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern June 28, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern June 30, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern

Jun 16: Silence of All Virtues: Attorney-Client Privilege and Confidentiality in the Digital Age (Free Webcast)

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 8:52am
LexisNexis University is presenting a free webcast entitled Silence of All Virtues: Attorney-Client Privilege and Confidentiality in the Digital Age at several different times, listed below in June 2016. The webcast has been approved for one (1) Pennsylvania ethics CLE credit. More information below on CLE credits. The webcast will be presented on the following dates and times. Click on the desired date and time for more information and to register for the webcast on that day: June 2, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern June 7, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern June 9, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern June 14, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern June 16, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern June 21, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern June 23, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern June 28, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern June 30, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern

Jun 14: Silence of All Virtues: Attorney-Client Privilege and Confidentiality in the Digital Age (Free Webcast)

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 8:50am
LexisNexis University is presenting a free webcast entitled Silence of All Virtues: Attorney-Client Privilege and Confidentiality in the Digital Age at several different times, listed below in June 2016. The webcast has been approved for one (1) Pennsylvania ethics CLE credit. More information below on CLE credits. The webcast will be presented on the following dates and times. Click on the desired date and time for more information and to register for the webcast on that day: June 2, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern June 7, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern June 9, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern June 14, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern June 16, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern June 21, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern June 23, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern June 28, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern June 30, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern

Jun 09: Silence of All Virtues: Attorney-Client Privilege and Confidentiality in the Digital Age (Free Webcast)

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 8:48am
LexisNexis University is presenting a free webcast entitled Silence of All Virtues: Attorney-Client Privilege and Confidentiality in the Digital Age at several different times, listed below in June 2016. The webcast has been approved for one (1) Pennsylvania ethics CLE credit. More information below on CLE credits. The webcast will be presented on the following dates and times. Click on the desired date and time for more information and to register for the webcast on that day: June 2, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern June 7, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern June 9, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern June 14, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern June 16, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern June 21, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern June 23, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern June 28, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern June 30, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern

Jun 07: Silence of All Virtues: Attorney-Client Privilege and Confidentiality in the Digital Age (Free Webcast)

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 8:46am
LexisNexis University is presenting a free webcast entitled Silence of All Virtues: Attorney-Client Privilege and Confidentiality in the Digital Age at several different times, listed below in June 2016. The webcast has been approved for one (1) Pennsylvania ethics CLE credit. More information below on CLE credits. The webcast will be presented on the following dates and times. Click on the desired date and time for more information and to register for the webcast on that day: June 2, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern June 7, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern June 9, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern June 14, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern June 16, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern June 21, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern June 23, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern June 28, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern June 30, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern

Jun 02: Silence of All Virtues: Attorney-Client Privilege and Confidentiality in the Digital Age (Free Webcast)

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 8:44am
LexisNexis University is presenting a free webcast entitled Silence of All Virtues: Attorney-Client Privilege and Confidentiality in the Digital Age at several different times, listed below in June 2016. The webcast has been approved for one (1) Pennsylvania ethics CLE credit. More information below on CLE credits. The webcast will be presented on the following dates and times. Click on the desired date and time for more information and to register for the webcast on that day: June 2, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern June 7, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern June 9, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern June 14, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern June 16, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern June 21, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern June 23, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern June 28, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern June 30, 2016 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Eastern

May 26: Ethical Social Media Use In Three Easy Steps (Online Webinar)

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 10:15am
Avvo, Inc. is presenting a free webinar entitled, Ethical Social Media Use In Three Easy Steps, on May 26, 2016 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern. In this webinar, Dan Lear, Avvo’s Director of Industry Relations, provides attorneys with a common sense approach to social media. Attorneys who attend this webinar can expect to learn: Legal ethics surrounding social media use - and why you shouldn’t be afraid Constitutional law that backs up lawyer social media use Practical tips for dealing with grey areas that arise with emerging social media trends Speaker: Dan Lear is a technology lawyer, facilitator, and blogger. He is the Director of Industry Relations at Avvo and the cofounder of the Seattle Legal Technology and Innovation MeetUp, a self-styled "legal hacking" group that meets regularly to explore, identify, and implement unconventional solutions to law's problems, big and small. He's also blogged and written extensively about the profession and its evolution on his blog Right Brain Law and for other online and print publications. In his six years as a practicing attorney and more than ten years in the legal industry, Dan worked for two lean "NewLaw" law firms, designed and implemented an online program for procurement contract processing, and was a part of early international legal outsourcing efforts with a Fortune 500 company. He received his BA in International Studies from Brigham Young University, and his JD and MBA from Seattle University. More Information and Registration

May 25: Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession (Free Webcast)

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 10:37am
LexisNexis University is presenting a free webcast entitled Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession at several different times, listed below in May 2016. The webcast has been approved for one (1) Pennsylvania substance Abuse/ethics CLE credit. More information below on CLE credits. The webcast will be presented on the following dates and times. Click on the desired date and time for more information and to register for the webcast on that day: May 4 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern May 11 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern May 18 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern May 25 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern

May 18: Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession (Free Webcast)

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 10:35am
LexisNexis University is presenting a free webcast entitled Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession at several different times, listed below in May 2016. The webcast has been approved for one (1) Pennsylvania substance Abuse/ethics CLE credit. More information below on CLE credits. The webcast will be presented on the following dates and times. Click on the desired date and time for more information and to register for the webcast on that day: May 4 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern May 11 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern May 18 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern May 25 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern

May 11: Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession (Free Webcast)

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 10:34am
LexisNexis University is presenting a free webcast entitled Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession at several different times, listed below in May 2016. The webcast has been approved for one (1) Pennsylvania substance Abuse/ethics CLE credit. More information below on CLE credits. The webcast will be presented on the following dates and times. Click on the desired date and time for more information and to register for the webcast on that day: May 4 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern May 11 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern May 18 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern May 25 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern

May 04: Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession (Free Webcast)

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 10:33am
LexisNexis University is presenting a free webcast entitled Answering the Call: Overcoming Substance Abuse in the Legal Profession at several different times, listed below in May 2016. The webcast has been approved for one (1) Pennsylvania substance Abuse/ethics CLE credit. More information below on CLE credits. The webcast will be presented on the following dates and times. Click on the desired date and time for more information and to register for the webcast on that day: May 4 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern May 11 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern May 18 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern May 25 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Eastern

May 17: Military Sexual Trauma: Survivors & VA Disability Benefits (Online Webinar)

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 9:23am
The Battered Women Justice Project will be holding a webinar entitled Military Sexual Trauma: Survivors & VA Disability Benefits on May 17, 2016 3:00-4:30 Eastern. This webinar is open to the public. The Department of Defense estimates that the vast majority of military sexual assault cases go unreported. However, approximately 1 in 4 women and 1 in 100 men seen for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care report a history of military sexual trauma (MST) when screened by a VA provider. Obtaining disability compensation from the VA for MST survivors can be a complicated process, particularly for those who did not initially report their assaults. Attendees of this webinar will learn effective tips and strategies for overcoming the obstacles of unreported MST and obtaining benefits for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as other mental disabilities that so many victims of MST experience. Topics the webinar will examine will include: Special evidentiary rules that the VA has established to assist veterans corroborate in-service assaults. Markers that can be used when an instance of MST goes unreported. Cases where MST survivors obtained benefits due to creative advocacy techniques. PRESENTERS: Ronald B. Abrams, Esq. has worked in veterans law for over 40 years and currently serves as Joint Executive Director for the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP). Tiffany P. Kelley, Esq. is an Equal Justice Works Fellow sponsored by Raytheon Company and Kirkland & Ellis LLP. The event is an online webinar which requires internet access. Audio option includes: 1) VoIP (free audio through the internet, speakers are required, a headset is recommended) or 2) dialing into a teleconference line. Your standard long distance charges will apply. If you require closed captioning BWJP requires 5 business days notice and you must request it when registering. If you have additional questions visit the link below or contact Kari Sonmore at ksonmore@bwjp.org More Information and Registration

May 25: Communicating with Your Pro Bono Client (Online Webcast)

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:26pm
Effective communication with all clients is a critical part of establishing and maintaining productive attorney-client relationships. This webcast from the American Law Institute-Continuing Legal Education is designed to enhance your ability to better communicate with your pro bono clients, who often need special consideration and may have unique needs. Using a series of hypotheticals, our faculty of law professors and advisors and pro bono practitioners will address: the Rules of Professional Conduct regarding client communication what is different about communicating with pro bono clients best practices for this subject common areas of difficulty This accredited webcast is offered as a complimentary service of the American Law Institute & ALI CLE; More Information and Registration

May 05: Probating Estates and an Alternative to Probate in Philadelphia – Homeownership Issues (Philadelphia)

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:22am
Philadelphia VIP, the hub of pro bono legal services in Philadelphia, will be holding a free CLE training entitled Probating Estates and an Alternative to Probate in Philadelphia – Homeownership Issues on Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 12:00 pm – 2:15 pm Eastern. The program will be held at Duane Morris LLP, 30 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Lunch will be provided. This seminar will delve into the probate process and an alternative to probate (§ 3546 Petition) as avenues to transfer legal title of homes into VIP clients’ names. It will concentrate on the unique issues that low-income clients frequently encounter in obtaining title to a family property, including how to utilize the financial assistance of the Tangled Title Fund in representing these clients. Keeping low-income Philadelphians in their homes is critical to keeping families from becoming homeless and in helping people break the cycle of poverty. It also combats the occurrence of abandoned properties and neighborhood blight. Trainers Carole B. Sheffield Shareholder, Anderson Kill PC Roxane L. Crowley Supervising Attorney at VIP This program is co-sponsored by the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Probate and Trust Law Section. Philadelphia VIP thanks Duane Morris LLP for hosting this training and providing lunch. More Information Registration

Apr 29: Mortgage Foreclosure CLE Training (Philadelphia)

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 10:06am
The Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Program, instituted in April 2008 by the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, has provided thousands of homeowners an opportunity to negotiate face to face with lenders’ representatives to save their homes from foreclosure. Philadelphia VIP administers the pro bono legal assistance component of the Diversion Program, providing training and ongoing support to attorneys who wish to contribute their time to this important effort. Since the inception of the program in June 2008, over 600 attorneys have been trained. Those attorneys have helped over 1,000 Philadelphians remain in their homes. The mortgage foreclosure diversion program needs the investment of many pro bono attorneys to help clients negotiate affordable loan modifications, payment arrangements, or otherwise resolve clients’ mortgage foreclosure cases. Volunteer attorneys are asked to put their negotiation skills to work; litigating the mortgage foreclosure case is not expected of volunteers. Volunteers need NO experience in mortgage foreclosure law to participate. Please come to this training to get involved. Training materials and lunch will be provided. April 29, 2016 12:00 – 2:15 PM Fox Rothschild LLP 2000 Market Street, 20th Floor Philadelphia PA 19103 More Information Registration

Apr 20: Ethics of Family Law - CLE Training Program (Philadelphia)

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 9:57am
Philadelphia VIP, the hub of pro bono legal services in Philadelphia, is sponsoring a free ethics CLE Training Program for attorneys entitled The Ethics of Family Law on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 from 12:00pm to 2:15pm at Blank Rome LLP, One Logan Square, 130 North 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Lunch will be provided Trainers David N. Hofstein, Esquire Founding Shareholder, Hofstein Weiner & Meyer, P.C. Mary T. Vidas, Esquire Partner, Blank Rome LLP Michael L. Viola, Esquire Staff Attorney, Philadelphia VIP The Honorable Margaret T. Murphy, Administrative Judge, Court of Common Pleas, Family Division, will deliver remarks. Please note space is limited for this program. Please register early to reserve your place. More Information Registration