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November 20, 2009
The American Bar Association’s Center for Continuing Legal Education and Section of Litigation are sponsoring an online training session on the effective and efficient use of depositions on November 24, 2009 at 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Eastern. Complimentary tuition will be provided to the first 250 legal
November 19, 2009
On November 18, 2009, the Social Security Administration held its fifth public hearing on Compassionate Allowances. During the hearing, testimony was presented from some of the nation's leading experts on schizophrenia about possible methods of identifying and implementing Compassionate Allowances
November 18, 2009
The 2009 Legal Services Corporation Technology Initiative Grant (TIG) Conference will be held in conjunction with the Management Information Exchange (MIE) National Conference for Legal Services Administrators, on January 12-15, 2010 at the Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, in Austin Texas.
November 18, 2009
LexisNexis conducted a webinar on search engine marketing (SEM) for Pro Bono Net members on Nov. 4. A team from LexisNexis has been assisting Pro Bono Net with search engine optimization for and its associated sites including, to help increase the website’s visibility in
November 18, 2009
Attorney General Eric Holder, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan, and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairwoman Mary Schapiro today announced that President Barack Obama has established by Executive Order an interagency Financial
November 16, 2009
Editorial from the Washington Post urging conferees reconciling House and Senate bills to increase funding to the Legal Services Corporation and end Congressional restrictions that tie the hands of civil legal programs that help the poor.
November 16, 2009
The National Employment Law Project has developed a new fact sheet entitled Questions & Answers About Benefit Extensions under H.R. 3548, the Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009. This sheet attempts to explain the unemployment compensation extension that was signed into law on
November 13, 2009
Harvard Law School has announced the creation of the Holmes Public Service Fellowships, which will fund one year of public service work for approximately 12 graduating students during 2010-2011. The fellowships will pay up to $35,000 to support a year of post-graduate legal work at a non-profit or

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