PLAN Statewide Training Conference


2014 Pennsylvania Legal Aid Conference

2014 Pennsyvania Legal Aid  Network Conference at a GlanceThe 2014 Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Conference was held on May 20 -22, 2014 at the Hilton Harrisburg Hotel.

CLICK HERE to view the Conference at a Glance listing the workshops for the conference. This is the final version containing last minute changes in the Agenda including some late cancellations that occurred due to unforeseen circumstances.

Resource Materials from the conference are available at the links below. Additional resource materials will be added as they are received from workshop instructors. 

Resource Materials:

Fiscal Training

Plenary Program: Is Poverty Having Its Moment?

Trial Advocacy Training

Conference Concurrent Workshops:

  1. Bankruptcy 101
  2. 16 Cases Every UC Claimants Representatives Should Know
  3. Help Your Clients Stay at Home:  Medicaid Waiver Application and Payment Issues
  4. Representation of Parents with Special Needs in Dependency and Custody
  5. Can We Expand Access to Justice Through Limited Representation? Innovative Tools, Tips & Ethical Challenges of Serving Self-Represented Litigants Ethics
  6. The Manufactured Home Community Rights Act (MHCRA)
  7. Unemployment Compensation:  It's Not Your Parent's Program Anymore
  8. A Practical Guide to Answering Parent Questions About Education
  9. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Primer
  10. Smart Phone and Tablet Apps for Lawyers
  11. Subsidized Housing Preservation: Tenants' Rights and Eviction Defense Strategies
  12. Drug Testing Procedures and Analysis for the Employment Lawyer
  13. Stigma, Trauma and Client Behavior
  14. Sharing Our Clients' Stories
  15. What Can We Do for Clients Who Cannot Access Important Services or Even the Court System Because of Language Barriers?
  16. Consumer Protections for Customers of Municipal Utilities
  17. Overcoming Barriers to Employment: An Update on New Developments (Client Training Workshop)
  18. Current Topics in Public and Private Housing
  19. Developments in Criminal Records and Employment
  20. Nursing Home Involuntary Discharge Appeals from the Resident's Rights Perspective
  21. Ethics Potpourri:  Common Ethical Issues Faced by Public Interest Lawyers
  22. Municipal Claims, Property Tax Liens and Local Strategies
  23. Mortgage Loan Modifications:  Overview of FHA, HAMP and In-House Loan Modifications
  24. The Child Protective Services Law in a Post-Sandusky World
  25. The Affordable Care Act and the New Rules:  What is MAGI and How Does it Work?
  26. Effective Communication Skills with Clients
  27. Mediation - Can it Help Your Client?
  28. How Legal Aid Advocates Can Work Best with State and Federal Agencies
  29. New Developments in Child Custody - Review of Child Welfare Records as a Best Interest Factor
  30. Medical Assistance for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities:  Health Horizons, MAWD and Waiver Programs
  31. Utility Law Update - The Changes in 2014 that Advocates Need to Know About
  32. Using Emotional Intelligence for Effective Supervision
  33. Saving Homes by Raising Act 6/Act 91 Pre-Foreclosure Notice Violations
  34. The Rights of Tenants with Low-Income Housing Tax Credits
  35. How Can it Help our Clients?
  36. Catching Up with SeniorLAW Center
  37. Management and Supervision Roundtable:  An Opportunity for Dialogue with Colleagues
  38. Child Sexual Assault:  Expanded Reporting Requirements
  39. Defending Debt Collection Lawsuits:  Case Law Updates and Practice Pointers
  40. Protection from Abuse Special Issues and Updates
  41. Individual Case Representation to Bring About Broader Change
  42. Cultivating Talent Across the Generations:  Leadership Development, Communication and Work Styles