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The Management Information Exchange will hold its Biennial Conference for Legal Services Managers in Albuquerque on October 1 and 2.

The conference, entitled, “Up, Up and Away! Real Skills for Managing Now,” is designed for new and experienced managers of legal aid programs and will offer a variety of workshops focusing on the real skills needed to manage effectively now.


The 2009 Equal Justice Works Annual Career Fair & Conference is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, October 24 and 25 at The Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC.

Employer Registration is now open. Student, deferred associate and law school professional registration opens Aug. 31.


The American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence has announced the launch of the first-ever National Domestic Violence Pro Bono Directory, a comprehensive national database of programs providing pro bono legal services to victims of domestic violence and made public online at


Regional Housing Legal Services has produced a new brochure entitled, Avoiding Foreclosure: How to Reduce the Risk of Losing Your Home, explaining the operation of the the Homeowners Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program (HEMAP) Help Center.


The Social Security Administration has issued a notice about a proposed settlement in a class action lawsuit challenging SSA's policy denying payment of benefits on the basis of an outstanding felony arrest warrant. News