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What Lawyers Can Do to Prevent Evictions

April 7, 2022

A Free Webinar sponsored by the
ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defense
Task Force on Eviction, Housing Stability, and Equity

Download the Webinar PowerPoint HERE.

Join this webinar to learn about best practices for the prevention of evictions in your community. The ABA has adopted the Ten Guidelines for Residential Eviction Laws, which provide guidance to attorneys and advocates on steps to take when assisting tenants with eviction matters, including due process protections, right to counsel, eviction diversion programs, and data privacy protections. During this webinar you will learn about the Ten Guidelines and see examples from around the country about how to put them in action.

Program Schedule:

Peter Hepburn,  Assistant Professor of Sociology, Rutgers University-Newark

Shamus Roller,
Executive Director, National Housing Law Project

Case Studies:

  • Pre-Litigation Mediation:
    Rasheedah Phillips, Director of Housing, PolicyLink
  • Right to Counsel:
    Hazel Remesch,
    Supervising Attorney, Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
  • Good Cause:
    Michele Thomas,
    Director of Policy and Advocacy, Washington Low Income Housing Alliance
  • Eviction Records
    Mary M. Cheh, Ward 3 D.C. Councilmember
  • Court Due Process & Diversion Programs:
    Hon. Jennifer Leibson,
    Kentucky 30th District Court

Next Steps for Participants:
Ted Howard, Pro Bono Partner, Wiley Rein LLP

Q&A Facilitation:
Margaret Hagan
, Executive Director, Stanford Legal Design Lab

Additional Sponsors:

  • Association of Pro Bono Counsel
  • Law Firm Antiracism Alliance
  • National Legal Aid and Defender Association
  • PolicyLink
  • Princeton Eviction Lab
  • Stanford Law School