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Aug 02: Improving SSA’s Representative Payee Program (Webinar)

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 7:38am
Justice in Aging will be holding a webinar entitled Improving SSA’s Representative Payee Program on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern. The Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) Representative Payee program is critical for ensuring that older adults who cannot manage their own finances have the necessary support to age in dignity. Over the past year, SSA has undertaken a comprehensive examination of its Representative Payee Program, making this a very critical time for advocacy. Justice in Aging has also worked with advocates across the country to address the major issues facing the Representative Payee Program as they specifically relate to older adults. In this Justice in Aging webinar, we’ll explore the issues in depth and provide educational materials for advocates who are interested in learning more about the Representative Payee Program. Major Issues in the Rep Payee Program: problems with the capability determination process, or how SSA decides that a beneficiary cannot manage or direct the management of their benefits; the need for SSA to recruit more payees considering the growing aging population; SSA’s responsibility and need to provide more in depth and improved training and education for payees; the lack of adequate monitoring and oversight of payees. There are a host of additional issues, but the project has primarily focused on these four areas. There have been countless instances where beneficiaries, older adults in particular, have experienced unnecessary barriers to proper safekeeping and spending their funds. In light of this reality, there is a great need to ensure that these individuals are not victims of financial exploitation or other forms of elder abuse. This is why advocacy is so important right now. Advocates can access the materials now via the Representative Payee Toolkit. Organizations, attorneys in private practice, and caregivers are encouraged to utilize the materials from this toolkit to bolster local, state, and federal advocacy efforts. Presenter: Shana Wynn, Borchard Fellow, Justice in Aging More Information and Registration

Jul 29: Following, Friending and Pinning: The Intersection of Social Media and Evidentiary Principles

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 10:29am
LexisNexis University is offering a free online virtual training entitled Following, Friending and Pinning: The Intersection of Social Media and Evidentiary Principles on July 29, 2016 from 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Eastern. More Information and Registration

Oct 26: PMC Annual Benefit: An Evening with Michael Smerconish

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 12:39pm
Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts is thrilled to welcome Michael Smerconish as the keynote speaker at our 2016 Annual Benefit. Mr. Smerconish is the host of The Michael Smerconish Program on Sirius XM Channel 124, the host of CNN's Saturday morning news program Smerconish, a newspaper columnist and bestselling author. PMC's 2016 Annual Benefit will be held on October 26, 2016 from 6:00 PM-8:30PM at the College of Physicians in Philadelphia. Cocktails and light fare will be served.

Jul 20: Efficient Online Research & Effective Legal Writing (Online Webinar)

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 10:24am
LexisNexis University will be presenting a free virtual online training entitled Efficient Online Research & Effective Legal Writing on July 20, 2016 from 11:00 am - 12:00pm Eastern LexisNexis® University is an online university community that provides a central location for accessing training for your LexisNexis® products. To register, follow the link below and click on the Register button. You will need to login into your existing account or create a new account to complete the registration. After you have registered, you will receive an email from LexisNexis® Practice Management Training confirming your registration. Should you not receive the email confirmation within one (1) business day, please check your spam filter. If you need assistance with your registration, please email lntraining@lexisnexis.com or call 800-227-9597, ext. 1252111. Approximately 10 minutes prior to the start time of your class, you should Login to LexisNexis® University with your Username and Password. Once you are logged in, click on the My Classes link on the left Navigator pane. On the My Classes page, locate the online course you are attending and click on the Join button. You will then be directly connected to the WebEx session in which your online course will be hosted. Additionally, you will need to call the specified phone number and conference code given to you in your confirmation email to connect via telephone with your instructor and other users attending the course. More Information and Registration

Jul 25: ACBA Golf and Bocce Tournament

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 1:54pm
The Allegheny County Bar Foundation will hold its 24th Annual ACBA Golf Tournament & 4th Annual Bocce Tournament on Monday, July 25, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Allegheny Country Club, 250 Country Club Rd, Sewickley, PA, 15143. Proceeds from the events benefit the Allegheny County Bar Foundation and Neighborhood Legal Services Association. Golf Tournament Program Includes lunch, refreshments, awards & dinner 10:30 a.m. -- Registration & practice range 11:00 a.m. -- 12:00 p.m. --> Lunch 12:30 p.m. -- Shotgun Start Bocce Tournament Program Includes lunch, refreshments, awards & dinner 12:30 p.m. -- Registration opens 1:00 p.m. -- Bocce Lesson/Clinic 1:30 p.m. -- Bocce begins Following the Tournaments, everyone will enjoy: Hos d'oeuvres & Cocktails Dinner Auction & Prizes Awards Ceremony Pebble Beach Golf Getaway Raffle More Information and Registration Sponsorship Information

Jun 30: Legal Responses to Elder Abuse: The Role of APS, Legal Aid, and Protection and Advocacy

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 8:58am
The National Consumer Law Center will be holding a free webinars entitled Legal Responses to Elder Abuse: The Role of APS, Legal Aid, and Protection and Advocacy on June 30, 2016 from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm Eastern. It has been said that we cannot prosecute our way out of the problem of elder abuse. A myriad of complex legal issues arise from typical scenarios of elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation that are uniquely addressed by civil legal providers working in collaboration with APS and P&A attorneys. Legal remedies such as asset recovery, revoking PoAs, removal of abusive guardians, restoring public benefits, recession of property transactions, contracts and wills, housing fairness, and Olmstead remedies are at the very center of assuring the independence, safety, and financial security of older adult and people with disabilities who fall victim to elder abuse. This webinar will explore best practice models of collaborations between legal provider, adult protective services, and protection and advocacy networks in responding to the most difficult legal issues arising from elder abuse. Presenters: Betsey Crimmins, Senior Attorney, Elder, Health, and Disability Unit, Greater Boston Legal Services A.J. Ruben, Supervising Attorney, Disability Rights Vermont Andrew Capehart, Assistant Director, National Adult Protective Services Association This webinar is part of a series of National Elder Rights Training Project webinars for the National Legal Resource Center. Additional sponsorship for these Webinars are provided by a grant from the Administration for Community Living. There is no charge for these webinars. If you have any questions email slekberg@nclc.org Registration Please note: This webinar can hold a maximum of 3,000 attendees. If you log in and the webinar is full, a recording of the webinar will provided immediately following the webinar.

Jun 29: Capacity and Vulnerability to Elder Abuse (Free Webinar)

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 8:51am
The National Consumer Law Center will be holding a free webinars entitled Capacity and Vulnerability to Elder Abuse on June 29, 2016 from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm Eastern. Incidences of elder abuse, exploitation, or other forms of mistreatment of older adults by family members, friends and other trusted adults, are on the increase. Uncovering and remedying elder abuse or exploitation often involves determining what an older person that may be experiencing cognitive decline understands or understood in the past. For example, signing a contract or other legal document which transfers significant legal rights may constitute exploitation if the person did not fully understand the transaction or comprehend the implications of what they were doing. This webinar will discuss the legal standards of capacity necessary for valid transactions involving wills, contracts, Powers of Attorney, and guardianship or conservatorship. Diminished cognitive capacity may contribute to an older adult's vulnerability to undue influence and other instrumentalities of elder abuse and exploitation. The speakers will discuss cognitive capacity, consent and undue influence. Presenters: Daniel Marson, J.D., Ph.D., Department of Neurology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Erica Wood, Asstistant Director, American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging Lori Stiegel, J.D., Senior Attorney, ABA Commission on Law & Aging This webinar is part of a series of National Elder Rights Training Project webinars for the National Legal Resource Center. Additional sponsorship for these Webinars are provided by a grant from the Administration for Community Living. There is no charge for these webinars. If you have any questions email slekberg@nclc.org Registration Please note: This webinar can hold a maximum of 3,000 attendees. If you log in and the webinar is full, a recording of the webinar will provided immediately following the webinar.

Nov 09 - Nov 12: 2016 NLADA Annual Conference - Advocacy at a Crossroads: Equality, Justice, and Human Rights.

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 7:25am
The National Legal Aid and Defender Association will be holding its 2016 Annual Conference on November 9-12, 2016 at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. Early Registration for the conference is currently open and will continue until September 16. Regular Registration rates will be available from September 17 through October 14. Late Registration will be available after October 15. Registration information. This year’s conference theme is “Advocacy at a Crossroads: Equality, Justice, and Human Rights.” This is an election year, and throughout the nation, from presidential campaigns to congressional races and local elections, the sense that we are at a collective crossroads is everywhere. As we come together in the “Crossroads of America,” the conference will explore how our advocacy efforts can protect equality, justice, and human rights for the people we serve. NLADA’s Annual Conference is the leading national training event of the year for the civil legal aid, indigent defense, and public interest law communities. The conference offers advocates the substantive information and professional skills they need to respond to the legal needs of low-income people, provides unparalleled opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with colleagues from across the country, and helps fulfill continuing legal education requirements. All conference events will be at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, located at 350 West Maryland Street in Indianapolis. CONFERENCE INFORMATION For more inforrnation on the conference visit the Conference home page at http://www.nlada.org/conferences-and-training/2016-nlada-annual-conference, or contact NLADA at training@nlada.org or 202-452-0620 if you have additional questions.

Jul 12: Serving on a Nonprofit Board – Practical Considerations for Attorneys (Free Webcast)

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 8:07am
The Practising Law Institute is holding a one-hour briefing via webcast entitled Serving on a Nonprofit Board – Practical Considerations for Attorneys on July 12, 2016 at 1:00 PM Eastern. Joining a nonprofit board can be one of the most personally and professionally rewarding experiences of an attorney’s career. Whether you’re an experienced attorney or just beginning to practice, serving on a nonprofit board can bring opportunities to deepen your skills, make valuable connections, and help a cause that is personally meaningful to you. This free one-hour briefing will offer some practical tips and ethical considerations for attorneys currently serving on nonprofit boards or thinking about joining a nonprofit board. Please join Courtney A. Darts, Director of Education, Pro Bono Partnership and Nancy Eberhardt, Director, New Jersey Program, Pro Bono Partnership as they discuss: Tips for identifying and joining a nonprofit board that interests you; Doing your due diligence – the questions to ask and documents to request before you join a nonprofit board; Bringing maximum value to your role – thinking how you can best assist your fellow board members with business decisions, risk management, and legal decisions; Understanding liability, insurance, and indemnification; and Ethical considerations for the attorney who is being asked to give legal advice to the board on which he/she sits. More Information and Registration

Jun 20 - Jun 24: Effective Communication with the Legal Services Client 2016 (Free Online Course)

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 11:04am
The Practising Law Institute is presenting a massive open online course (MOOC) entitled Effective Communication with the Legal Services Client 2016 exclusively online from Monday, June 20 through Friday, June 24. Participants are expected to participate each day but may attend each daily segment any time, day or night. As states enact new pro bono requirements and ease some restrictions on pro bono representation, it is becoming more important than ever for lawyers to understand the unique challenges posed by pro bono clients. This massive open online course is free to anyone who wants to learn more about how to meet the unique challenges posed by pro bono clients. This course will teach new attorneys and seasoned professionals how to work effectively and cooperatively with their pro bono client. What you will learn You will learn proper techniques for getting to know your pro bono client including: How to identify common problems that clients living in poverty have with access to resources (e.g., transportation, child care, Internet access). How to create an environment where clients living in poverty feel safe enough to communicate fully and honestly with their lawyer. You will learn how to communicate effectively with your pro bono client by: Implementing strategies for establishing a trusting and productive relationship with a client living in poverty. Recognizing the signs of poor literacy skills, especially reading comprehension, and make the necessary accommodations. Establishing effective lines of communication with clients whose native language is not English. You will learn how to educate your pro bono client about the legal process by: Preparing clients for meetings and courtroom appearances. Setting expectations for client behavior in court. Preparing clients for how judges and other court personnel may speak to them and treat them. You will learn how to help your pro bono client make informed choices by: Explaining legal options, the negotiation process, and court proceedings in a manner that is understandable to the client. Developing and documenting authority to ensure that decisions to make, accept, or reject offers are the client’s and are not the result of the attorney imposing his/her will on the client. Who should participate All attorneys assisting pro bono clients through representation or in clinical settings, firm pro bono coordinators and partners, corporate law department pro bono managers, law clinic students and faculty, and public interest and non-profit organization attorneys and staff would benefit from attending this program. Schedule (all times are approximate): Episode One: The Initial Client Meeting (45 minutes) Topic 1 of 2: Initial Client Meeting Procedures Topic 2 of 2: Establishing the Attorney-Client Relationship Discussion Topic: The Hidden Rules of the Legal System Episode Two: Barriers to Effective Legal Representation (40 minutes) Topic 1 of 2: Resource Barriers Topic 2 of 2: Communication Barriers Discussion Topic: Overcoming Barriers Episode Three: Honesty and Confidentiality (30 minutes) Topic 1 of 2: Honesty Topic 2 of 2: Confidentiality Discussion Topic: Limitations and Exceptions to Confidentiality Episode Four: Capstone Activity (30 minutes) Topic 1 of 1: Capstone Activity Discussion Topic: Identifying Dos and Don’ts in Client Interaction Episode Five: Wrap-Up (10 minutes) Course Wrap-Up Faculty Alicia Aiken – Executive Director, The Confidentiality Institute More Information and Registration

Sep 27: Subsidized Housing Basics 2016 (Free)

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 8:44am
The Practising Law Institute is offering a free webcast of a live presentation from San Francisco entitled Subsidized Housing Basics 2016 on September 27, 2016 at 12:00 pm Eastern. More Information and Registration

Sep 22: Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2016 (Free Webcast)

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 8:36am
The Practising Law Institute is offering a free webcast of a live presentation from San Francisco entitled Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2016 on September 22, 2016 at 12:00 pm Eastern. 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 public benefits, employment benefits, and/or housing subsidies, have a right to an administrative hearing, but are often unrepresented in what can be a confusing and adversarial process. Significant changes to key benefits programs, including Social Security, General Assistance, CalWORKs, CalFresh, Medi-Cal and In-Home Support Services have occurred in recent years imposing new complex rules. On the unemployment insurance front, while the number of applications has overall declined, we have yet to see a reverse of the recession-based trend of employers challenging many unemployment insurance benefit applications. Housing Authorities frequently seek to deny and revoke housing subsidies often due to tenuous allegations of criminal activity. Meanwhile, low-wage workers are experiencing wage theft at unprecedented rates and relying on the Labor Commissioner more than ever before to recover their unpaid wages. Legal aid services have also suffered funding problems and staffing cuts with reduced ability to meet the demand to represent clients in these cases. Unfortunately, many individuals who are entitled to desperately-needed benefits but have had their benefits improperly denied, lowered, or terminated, who are at risk of losing a housing subsidy, or who are not paid according to basic wage and hour laws cannot make it through the administrative hearing process on their own. As a result, low-income families face the very real possibility of hunger, homelessness, and instability. This training is designed to help mitigate the crisis faced by low-income families everywhere by providing attorneys with a basic understanding of common issues and strategies in providing pro bono assistance with administrative hearings. The program will focus on California law, but will also cover many topics such as due process and other rights that apply nationwide; therefore, advocates from other forums would benefit from the information and attending the program. What You Will Learn An overview of administrative hearings low-income clients most frequently need involving: State public benefits, including General Assistance, CalWORKs, CalFresh, Medi-Cal and Unemployment Insurance claims; Federal public benefits, including Supplemental Security Income; Federally assisted housing programs, including public housing and Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP or "Section 8"); and Unpaid wages, and other wage and hour-related rights. Best practices and common advocacy strategies, preparation, and procedures for administrative hearings, including: Obtaining evidence: informal and formal discovery Drafting position statements/hearing briefs Presenting your case at hearing Alternatives: Informal resolution Rehearings and further appeals California law and practice specifics Who Should Attend All attorneys interested in or currently assisting pro bono clients with administrative matters through representation or in clinical settings; law firm pro bono coordinators, managers and partners; law clinic students and faculty; and public interest and non-profit legal services attorneys and staff would benefit from attending this program. More Information and Registration

Sep 15: Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2016 (Free Webcast)

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 8:27am
The Practising Law Institute is offering a free webcast of a live presentation from San Francisco entitled Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2016 on September 15, 2016 at 12:00 pm Eastern. 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 ever changing (all of the forms changed effective April 1, 2016) and can be quite complicated with even the simplest form of bankruptcy, Chapter 7. This basic program was developed for brand new practitioners and those who are either not familiar with the practice or have not practiced bankruptcy law since the passage of BAPCPA. The program hopes to develop practitioners who will volunteer their time and skills to those who cannot afford representation. The program will focus on Chapter 7 bankruptcy, from the day a new client walks into your office, to the day you receive notice that they have successfully received a discharge and their case is closed. What You Will Learn An overview of Chapter 7 bankruptcy Duties and due diligence of the attorney How the discharge works and the effectiveness of the automatic stay How to protect the debtor’s property through exemptions An overview of the means test for the low-income client Issues in bankruptcy to be aware of and understand This program was designed for practitioners, paralegals and legal assistants who are new to bankruptcy or new to BAPCPA. It is a basic “How to File a Chapter 7” program. Who Should Attend If you would like to volunteer in pro bono clinics, develop bankruptcy as one of your practice areas, or are a new attorney who wants to develop a bankruptcy practice, this program will give you the tools you need to get started in the practice of Chapter 7 bankruptcy. More Information and Registration

Aug 17: Residential Mortgage Servicing Update: What You Need to Know as We Approach the End of HAMP (Free)

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 8:18am
The Practising Law Institute is offering a free webcast of a live presentation from San Francisco entitled Residential Mortgage Servicing Update: What You Need to Know as We Approach the End of HAMP on August 17, 2016, 12:00 pm Eastern. The rules of the road for residential mortgage servicing have changed significantly over the past several years, and they are about to shift again as we approach the expiration of the government’s Making Home Affordable loan modification programs. Attend this training for an in-depth look at the program rules, laws and regulations that govern the relationship between borrowers and loan servicers, including an update on the latest program and regulatory changes relating to loss mitigation for defaulted loans. Practitioners and experts will review significant developments and use case studies to help you identify and address your clients’ loan servicing problems. What You Will Learn The latest developments in loan modification and other loss mitigation programs available to borrowers, including Streamlined HAMP, post-HAMP loan modification options and Keep Your Home California programs; Current regulations governing the loss mitigation process, including California’s Homeowner Bill of Rights and federal TILA and RESPA regulations; Case developments under federal and state loss mitigation regulations; How to identify, analyze and address loss mitigation errors and violations. Who Should Attend Practitioners who represent consumers and loan servicers will benefit from this program, as will general practitioners interested in learning more about residential mortgage servicing. More Information and Registration

Jun 23: Working with Homeless Youth: Patching the Broken Safety Net - Legal Options, Advocacy Strategies, and Policy Solutions (Free Webcast)

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 8:02am
The Practising Law Institute will be holding a free one-hour briefing via webcast entitled Working with Homeless Youth: Patching the Broken Safety Net - Legal Options, Advocacy Strategies, and Policy Solutions on June 23, 2016 at 1:00 pm Eastern. Few groups of children are as maligned or as misunderstood as homeless youth. Alternatively characterized as runaways and victims, as incorrigible and misunderstood, homeless youth provoke strong, contradictory, and often inaccurate reactions. They also happen to be a group of children who are most often in need of a lawyer because of myriad civil legal needs arising from systems which are not responsive but which legally are required to respond. Homeless children are particularly vulnerable and in need of care and services. They often have high rates of unmet mental health needs, have experienced high rates of abuse and neglect, and are disproportionately impacted by sexual exploitation and/or involvement in the criminal justice system. Erin Palacios and Brian Blalock, who direct the homeless youth work at Bay Area Legal Aid, will discuss ways to help homeless youth through legal advocacy and possible policy strategies to attack systemic problems facing this vulnerable population. The discussion will include: Discussing the demographics of homeless youth and mapping legal strategies to the greatest needs Outlining a comprehensive civil legal services approach to homeless youth Suggesting arguments and evidence that might be helpful in obtaining services through Medicaid/EPSDT, SSI, transitional housing programs, permanency options, and foster care Discussing policy strategies, including ways to better leverage existing entitlement programs to remove barriers to services and promote stability for youth as they transition to adulthood More Information and Registration

Jun 27 - Jun 28: Mortgage Training Conference (Boston, MA)

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 8:22am
Mortgage Servicing Litigation: Moving Forward in a Post-HAMP World The National Consumer Law Center will be holding its Mortgage Training Conference - Mortgage Servicing Litigation: Moving Forward in a Post-HAMP World, on June 27-28, 2016 at the Hilton Boston Back Bay in Boston, MA. Though foreclosures still persist, the federal government’s flagship loss mitigation program, HAMP, will soon come to an end. As a result, the CFPB mortgage servicing rules and other laws will take on greater importance. We will discuss litigating legacy cases and learning effective litigation strategies for the future. Join NCLC this summer to: Examine the CFPB servicing rules in practice, including recent case law developments; Prepare you with the best arguments for responding to defense tactics; Explore the most effective litigation strategies. Expert foreclosure and mortgage advocates will share critical insights on the latest litigation trends. CLE credits available! REGISTRATION FEES: Standard Attorney (private attorneys that are not members of NACA and/or NACBA) rate $479 (Early, by May 25th) $529 (Late, after May 25th) Special rate for NACA* members, NACBA** members, government, nonprofit and legal aid attorneys $399 (Early, by May 25th) $449 (Late, after May 25th) * You must be an active member of NACA by June 1st to receive this discount. No exceptions. Those with pending applications are not considered active members. It takes roughly 3 weeks to be approved for NACA membership, so apply early! Join the National Association of Consumer Advocates at http://www.consumeradvocates.org/ or call (202) 452 1989, ext. 102. ** You must be an active member of NACBA by June 1st. Join the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys at www.nacba.org or call 1-800-499-9040. More Information and Registration

Jun 27 - Jun 28: Mortgage Training Conference

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 8:22am
Mortgage Servicing Litigation: Moving Forward in a Post-HAMP World The National Consumer Law Center will be holding its Mortgage Training Conference - Mortgage Servicing Litigation: Moving Forward in a Post-HAMP World, on June 27-28, 2016 at the Hilton Boston Back Bay in Boston, MA. Though foreclosures still persist, the federal government’s flagship loss mitigation program, HAMP, will soon come to an end. As a result, the CFPB mortgage servicing rules and other laws will take on greater importance. We will discuss litigating legacy cases and learning effective litigation strategies for the future. Join NCLC this summer to: Examine the CFPB servicing rules in practice, including recent case law developments; Prepare you with the best arguments for responding to defense tactics; Explore the most effective litigation strategies. Expert foreclosure and mortgage advocates will share critical insights on the latest litigation trends. CLE credits available! REGISTRATION FEES: Standard Attorney (private attorneys that are not members of NACA and/or NACBA) rate $479 (Early, by May 25th) $529 (Late, after May 25th) Special rate for NACA* members, NACBA** members, government, nonprofit and legal aid attorneys $399 (Early, by May 25th) $449 (Late, after May 25th) * You must be an active member of NACA by June 1st to receive this discount. No exceptions. Those with pending applications are not considered active members. It takes roughly 3 weeks to be approved for NACA membership, so apply early! Join the National Association of Consumer Advocates at http://www.consumeradvocates.org/ or call (202) 452 1989, ext. 102. ** You must be an active member of NACBA by June 1st. Join the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys at www.nacba.org or call 1-800-499-9040. More Information and Registration

Jun 25: 12th Annual Trial Run 5k Run/Walk (Chester County)

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 1:42pm
The 12th Annual Trial Run 5k Run/Walk will be held on Saturday June 25, 2016 in Downingtown, PA at the beautiful Struble Trail. Pre-registration begins at 7:30 am with the Run & Walk to begin at 8:00 am. The event benefits Legal Aid of Southeastern PA, Chester County Division. Entry Fees: Prior to June 1, 2016: $8 all ages After June 1 & Race Day: $10 all ages Free T-shirt to all adults registered by June 1. Cash prizes awarded to first and second place overall male/female runners. Prizes: Cash awards $100 for top overall male and female finishers and second each overall receive $50 Earn Bragging Rights for the year! Enter as many members of the team as you would like for your law firm or business. Top three finishers from each team will be counted to determine the Team Winner. Team participants must be employed by the registered firm or business. More Information and Registration Event Flyer

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