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Feb 03: Domestic Violence: Litigating Protection Order Cases 2017 (Webcast)

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 8:46am
The Practising Law Institute is offering a free webcast of a live presentation from New York City entitled Domestic Violence: Litigating Protection Order Cases 2017 on February 3, 2017 from 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm. Why You Should Attend This program will explore the legal and practical challenges in connection with litigating orders of protection. The program will discuss considerations for building a successful case, such as planning for safety, weighing the benefits of civil and criminal orders, determining jurisdiction, and preparing your client. Faculty also will review fundamental litigation issues from the perspective of protection order litigation, such as drafting the petition, conducting examinations, and introducing evidence such as medical records and electronic communications. Experienced practitioners will share their strategies for addressing common challenges, and their practical insights will be useful to legal practitioners and service providers in a variety of practice areas. What You Will Learn Domestic violence: preliminary considerations and context Litigating protective order cases Complex evidentiary issues in domestic violence cases Who Should Attend Judges, court attorneys, law clerks, government lawyers, and attorneys and social workers in private or public interest practice interested in learning about the problem of domestic violence as well as issues that can arise in protective order litigation will benefit from this program. This program will discuss New York law but also will have relevance for practitioners in other jurisdictions. More Information and Registration

Jan 20: Landlord-Tenant CLE - A Two-Track Training: Nuts and Bolts & Negotiation Strategy (Philadelphia)

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 2:41pm
Philadelphia VIP, the hub of pro bono legal services in Philadelphia, is sponsoring a free CLE training program for attorneys on the topic of Landlord Tenant Law on January 20. 2017 from 8:30 am - 11:00 am at Dechert LLP, Cira Centre, 2929 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. This program will provide an overview of landlord tenant law as well as practical information for representing a client in a landlord tenant dispute in the Philadelphia courts. The second portion of the training will include a choice of two NEW sessions: “Nuts and Bolts: Taking a Landlord Tenant case in Municipal Court” or “In-Depth Negotiation Strategy and Changes in the Law”. Trainers Ethan D. Fogel, Partner, Dechert LLP Kate Ericsson, Associate, Dechert LLP Rasheedah Phillips, Managing Attorney, Housing Unit, Community Legal Services Each attorney who attends and accepts a VIP pro bono case within 6 months of the training will earn two free substantive CLE credits. More Information and Registration

Jan 23: Advising Clients on Private Housing Landlord Tenant Issues (Pittsburgh)

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 1:46pm
Neighborhood Legal Services Association will be holding a program entitled Advising Clients on Private Housing Landlord Tenant Issues on January 23, 2017 from 11:30 am-1:00 pm at Alcoa Corporate Headquarters, 201 Isabella St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212. Registration from 11:00 to 11:30 Lunch will be provided REGISTRATION FEE: No registration fee for attorneys participating in any Partnership Signature Project $30 for non-volunteers $20 for non-volunteers who do not want CLE credit or for non-volunteer paralegals. PRESENTERS: Daniel Vitek, Esquire, Neighborhood Legal Services Association Barbara Kern, Esquire, Neighborhood Legal Services Association If you would like more information about the seminar, contact Sharon Goldsmith at (412) 586-6101. If special arrangements are required for a person with a disability to attend this course, please call Ms. Goldsmith at (412) 586-6101. Please make sure to bring photo identification with you to the CLE, as this seminar is being held in a secure building and photo id may be required for admittance into the building. More Information and Registration