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Dec 12: Tools and Tips for Pro Bono Attorneys: The PFA Case

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 2:05pm
The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence is presenting a program sponsored by North Penn Legal Services entitled Tools and Tips for Pro Bono Attorneys: The PFA Case on December 12, 2014 - 8:45am to 12:00pm at The Elder & Special Needs Resource Center, 401 Washington Street. Williamsport, PA 17701. Tools and Tips for Pro Bono Attorneys: The PFA Case will provide 2 hours of substantive and 1 hour of ethics continuing legal education. The program will provide the following: A comprehensive overview of the Protection From Abuse Act 1 hour Ethics CLE A View from the Bench Understanding Domestic Violence Practical Tools & Tips for representing a pro bono PFA client Cost for Attending CLE: There is no registration cost for attorneys who commit to pro bono PFA representation. Registration is $45.00 for all other attendees. This includes the cost of the CLE credits plus training materials. The registration deadline is December 9, 2014. More Information and Registration

Nov 25: Unaccompanied Immigrant Children - Effective Representation 2014 (Free)

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 6:24am
Practicing Law Institute is presenting a free webcast of a live presentation from New York entitled Unaccompanied Immigrant Children - Effective Representation 2014 on November 25, 2014 fom 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Faculty: Co-Chair(s) Brenna K. DeVaney ~ Pro Bono Counsel, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Wendy T. Wylegala ~ Supervising Attorney for Pro Bono Programs, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) Speaker(s) Heather Axford ~ Central American Legal Assistance Elvis Garcia Callejas ~ Case Manager, Catholic Charities Community Services, Anthony Enriquez ~ The Door - A Center of Alternatives, Inc. Kathleen M. Maloney ~ Staff Attorney, The Legal Aid Society Elizabeta Markuci ~ Director, Immigration Project, Volunteers of Legal Service Rebecca Press ~ Chadbourne & Parke LLP Cristina Romero ~ Staff Attorney, Immigration Law Unit, The Legal Aid Society Maureen Schad ~ Chadbourne & Parke LLP Eve Stotland ~ Director, The Door's Legal Services Center Program Attorney(s) Doreen Odom ~ Practising Law Institute More Information and Registration

Nov 20: Raise A Glass To Justice: Benefit and Awareness Event for North Penn Legal Services

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:15am
North Penn Legal Services will be holding Raise A Glass To Justice: Benefit and Awareness Event for North Penn Legal Services on November 20, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, at Melt - Level 3, 2805 Center Valley Parkway, Center Valley, PA 18034. Buy your tickets early. You do not want to miss this very worthwhile and fun event! Attending Raise A Glass To Justice will provide you with a chance to network, relax after a long day at work, and most importantly make a difference. Entertainment and sponsorship details will be available shortly. The minimum donation to attend is $50. For recognition from your peers, please consider making a donation of $100 or more and be listed as a "Friend" on the NPLS event page as well as the Northampton County Reporter and on NPLS' website. 100% of the donation is tax deductible. Please register by November 14, 2014. More Information and Registration

Dec 06: Wills for Heroes Clinic - Lancaster County

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 9:03am
The Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and the Wills for Heroes Foundation, with sponsorship by Ballard Spahr LLP, are hosting upcoming events across Pennsylvania. At these events, free wills and powers of attorney are prepared for police officers, firefighters and other first responders who risk their lives every day to make sure our communities are safe. Programs are staffed by lawyer volunteers and are conveniently offered to first responders at meeting halls and police and fire stations. On December 6, 2014, volunteer paralegals and lawyers will be conducting a Wills for Heroes program for all Pennsylvania First Responders, including volunteer, active, and retired police officers, fire fighters, and emergency medical personnel. This event is a jointly sponsored by the Lancaster Area Paralegal Association (LAPA) and the Lancaster Bar Association (LBA). The event will be held at the Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center, 101 Champ Blvd., Manheim, Lancaster County. For information on events in Lancaster County, please contact Cindy Geib at or Eric Rothermel at Information for First Responders Questionnaire for First Responders Information for Lawyer Volunteers Online Registration Form for Lawyer Volunteers Wills for Heroes Foundation Web Site PA Bar Association YLD Website

Dec 16: Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation 2014 (Free Webcast)

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 8:28am
The Practising Law Institute will be holding a free webcast of a live presentation from New York entitled Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation 2014 on December 16, 2014 from 9:00 am - 11:10 am Eastern. 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.This is a webcast of the live New York session. Using a lively, interactive format, Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation 2014 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 as the basis of discussion, this program will review issues concerning: The attorney-client relationship Who is the client? Client misconduct Confidentiality, conflicts of interest and privilege Dealing with pro se adversaries and other third parties Representing clients with diminished capacity Ethical issues faced by firm and in-house counsel undertaking pro bono activities Working competently in new areas of law Overseeing subordinate lawyers and non-lawyers Unauthorized practice of law (either by misusing non-lawyer assistants or by practicing outside one's ,own jurisdiction) Limited scope representation Who should attend All attorneys working in nonprofit organizations and legal service organizations, as well as those involved in pro bono practice in law firms and corporate legal departments. More Information and Registration