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CLE opportunities

On May 1, the American Bar Association officially launched its new membership model, which includes, among other things, free and unlimited access to a library of more than 400 on-line CLE programs. While the new library doesn’t officially launch until September, the ABA is giving members early access with a beta release, which can be found here.

Be sure to check it out!

Writing Opportunities

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News

There is also a free video of the webinar program The Solo/Small Firm Challenge: Conquering Adversity and the Imposter Syndrome available on the Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs (CoLAP) here. This program was previously presented in July of 2018 as part of the ABA Free Monthly CLE series.  While no CLE credit is available for viewing this video, young lawyers might find it particularly helpful.

This is the 10th Anniversary of the national celebration of Pro Bono and the focus is on disaster recovery. Learn more here.

LGBT + Legal Access Project: The American Bar Association Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence’s LGBT+ Legal Access Project provides individualized support, training, and technical assistance to address domestic and sexual violence in LGBT+ communities. More information can be found here.

Unbundling Resource Center: Unbundling, or limited scope representation, is an alternative to traditional, full-service representation and a new trend for law practices. The ABA has resources to support you in providing unbundled services here.

Check out Project Press published by the Death Penalty Representation Project. The newsletter features Supreme Court updates, death penalty news, and much more! 

The e-journal BIFOCAL provides both substantive law and delivery system focused articles in law and aging and is published online as a free resource six times a year. 

The PRACTICAL Tool for Lawyers to help lawyers identify less restrictive options than guardianship for individuals with diminished capacity.  This was created as a collaboration with the Commission on Disability Rights, the Section on Civil Rights and Social Justice, and the Section on Real Property, Trust and Estate Law. 

Legal Issues Related to Elder Abuse: A Pocket Guide for Law Enforcement.  More than 26,000 hard copies were disseminated to criminal justice professionals, and the Commission is working with Georgetown Law students to develop an app version of the Pocket Guide. 

Check out the Ethics brochure for families of older clients: Why Am I Left in the Waiting Room: Understanding the Four C’s of Elder Law Ethics. It is great resource for family members. 

 

Events

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Volunteer Opportunities

Disaster Relief Volunteer Opportunities: If you would like to volunteer legal assistance to survivors of Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria, or the California Wildfires or for FREE CLE webinars to aid in providing legal assistance, check out the website.

The ABA Section on International Law is seeking lawyers interested being connected with mentors.  Any ABA member with an interest in international law is invited to apply by sending a resume and a paragraph about their interest in international law to wnewman@beckerglynn.com.  The Section on International Law will pair mentors and mentees based on shared interests and geographic location.

The Death Penalty Representation Project is looking for young lawyers to assist in its mission! There are several ways you can help.

  • Contribute to the Project’s newsletter with write-ups of published decisions on death penalty and related cases.
  • Educate your colleagues about the Project and its mission to encourage participation in pro bono death-penalty representation and related litigation.
  • Consider ways in which the Project can enrich your ABA YLD committees and practice.