Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Webcast

In-House Counsel Pro Bono: Challenges, Best Practices, and Opportunities for Engagement

Description: An expert panel will discuss some of the issues the legal community faces surrounding pro bono work by in-house counsel. They will explore methods and opportunities for in-house counsel to engage in pro bono work. Topics will include:

  • Experiences of attorneys working from various perspectives -- an in-house corporate attorney, Pro Bono Counsel for an AmLaw 100 firm, and the Corporate Engagement Counsel for a nonprofit that regularly works with in-house counsel
  • Best practices for overcoming challenges of in-house counsel pro bono engagement, such as subject-matter and time constraints
  • A brief overview of resources available to in-house counsel for finding and engaging in pro bono work

All in-house counsel interested in pro bono are encouraged to attend, as are law firm attorneys and nonprofit attorneys who partner or are interested in partnering with in-house counsel on pro bono matters.

Register now for this free presentation in observance of the ABA's 10th Annual National Celebration of Pro Bono.

Panelists:

  • Grace M. Gilligan, Esq. - Executive Director, Assistant General Counsel, Government Investigations and Regulatory Enforcement, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Katherine (Katie) M. Marquart, Esq. - Pro Bono Counsel & Director, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Gina DelChiaro, Esq. - Corporate Engagement Counsel, Lawyers Alliance for New York
  • Moderator: Jessica Penkoff, Esq. - Pro Bono & Strategic Initiatives Coordinator, Pro Bono Net

Venue: Noon Central

Free webinar from the Practising Law Institute (PLI)

CLE available

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Friday, October 26, 2018 Webcast

Ethical Issues in Working with Pro Bono Clients in 2018

Description: Pro Bono clients are like any other clients in many ways. But some Pro Bono clients present ethical issues for attorneys that are often different than presented by fee-paying or contingent fee clients. Lawyers sometimes face difficult questions about defining who the client is, communication with clients, clients with diminished capacity, conflicts with fee-paying clients, and many others. Representation of nonprofit organizations also can present difficult ethical issues not faced with most for profit organizations.

As part of the ABA’s National Celebrate Pro Bono Week, please join Toby J. Rothschild, Of Counsel to OneJustice and retired general counsel of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, for a free One-Hour Briefing as the following topics are addressed:

  • In brief, what is Pro Bono?
  • What ethical issues can arise in representation of Pro Bono clients?
  • How can you make sure your representation is conducted within the Rules of Professional Conduct?
  • How do ethical issues apply in hypothetical situations?

Don’t miss this important presentation.

Venue: Noon Central

Free webinar from the Practising Law Institute (PLI)

CLE available

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Webcast

Representing Unaccompanied Children in California: Legal Updates, Practice Considerations & Strategies for Pursuing Relief (Free)

Description: Unaccompanied immigrant children (UCs) from Central America, Mexico and many other countries continue to seek protection in the United States, and many live in California as they go through immigration removal (deportation) proceedings and defend against deportation. Once apprehended by immigration authorities, UCs are placed in removal proceedings without government appointed counsel. Many children are eligible for relief, but attacks from the Administration on these protections make cases more challenging and the need for pro bono counsel even greater. Without an attorney to represent them, children face deportation to dangerous situations in their home countries. This one-day training builds upon prior PLI courses regarding the representation of UCs in California and incorporates legal updates, practice considerations, and strategies for representing UCs. Attorneys who work with immigrant youth, or pro bono attorneys interested in working on these issues, can learn about the most recent updates to Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), UC asylum claims, T visas, as well as strategies for pursuing Motions to Terminate and Suppress.

What You Will Learn

  • Removal defense strategies like motions to terminate and motions to suppress
  • Overview of Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) and strategies to pursue SIJS in light of policy changes
  • Preventing and responding to Requests for Evidence and Notices of Intent to Deny SIJS petitions
  • Strategies for pursuing SIJS state court predicate orders in family and probate court in California
  • Jurisdictional and strategic considerations for UC asylum claims
  • T visa updates and strategies for children

Who Should Attend Attorneys interested in assisting or representing immigrant youth, firm pro bono coordinators and partners, law clinic students and faculty, public interest and nonprofit organization attorneys and staff, immigration advocates, and other providers working with immigrant youth.

Venue: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm Central

Free webinar from the Practising Law Institute (PLI)

CLE available

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Thursday, November 1, 2018 Webcast

Limited Scope Representation 2018: Ethical & Practical Challenges

Description: To respond to the access to justice crisis facing the legal system, the civil legal services community and the judiciary have partnered in the expansion of services based on limited scope representation. As a community, we have extensive experience now with limited scope representation models. Various models with many technology assisted interventions are being developed and information tables, drop-in legal clinics, websites and help lines have expanded. Limited Scope Representation 2018: Ethical & Practical Challenges will focus on how these models employ best practices to respond to common ethical issues and problems that arise.

What You Will Learn

  • Update on ethical issues in limited scope representation, including communication, scope, competence, candor before the tribunal, ghostwriting and conflicts
  • Best practices to respond to the everyday ethics challenges in limited scope programs

Who Should Attend

  • Judiciary and court personnel interested in making sure there are adequate safeguards for unrepresented litigants seeking help from a limited scope representation program.
  • Attorney volunteers and law firm pro bono managers involved in limited scope representation programs

Venue: 8:00 am - 10:10 am

Free webinar from the Practising Law Institute (PLI)

CLE available

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Webcast

Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2018 (Free)

Description: Nearly 45% of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan seek compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for service related injuries; 30% of these veterans who file for VA benefits include claims for Post-Traumatic Stress. Many of those who should receive benefits will be denied. Many service members who may be VA eligible are unaware of their legal right to pursue VA benefits, and of those who do apply, more than 90% will be denied. All of them will wait months or years for the VA to issue decisions on their claims. Learn how to navigate the VA claims process and to become an effective advocate for veterans in need. This all-day program will provide an overview of VA disability law and military discharge review law. You will gain an understanding of different types of military discharges, why they are important, and how you can help veterans with less than Honorable discharges.

Venue: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm Central

Free webinar from the Practising Law Institute (PLI)

CLE available

Registration: More Information:

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