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Thirteenth Annual Legal Aid Society CLE Pro Bono Training Series Announced

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

  • Organization: Legal Aid Society
  • Source: New York

 The Legal Aid Society is proud to present its 13th annual CLE Pro Bono Training Series, which commences on December 2, 2010 with a session on Not-For-Profit Incorporation and extends through the end of April 2011. The training sessions will be conducted at participating New York City law firms. Seminars will cover diverse aspects of the Society's practice: juvenile rights, administrative hearings and appeals, immigration law, community economic development, criminal appeals, prisoners' rights, family law, HIV/AIDS representation, low income taxpayers' rights, and general civil practice. The outstanding faculty from The Legal Aid Society and the private bar are experts in their fields of practice.

To accommodate the wide range of first year associate start dates at major New York City law firms, sessions particularly targeted for first year associates will begin in 2011. Training seminars on Social Security Disability and New York City Housing Authority administrative hearings, practice areas that are handled successfully by junior associates, will be held in January and February of 2011.

As with past years, the CLE training program addresses urgent, emerging legal needs of low income families and individuals. The varied menu of seminars offer significant pro bono opportunities to litigators, transactional counsel, and in-house corporate attorneys. We continue to feature sessions on “Article 78 Proceedings” and "Overview of the Foreclosure Process and Defenses,” which will equip volunteer attorneys with the requisite knowledge and skills to represent clients who are facing the loss of their homes.

For more information on seminars, including registration information and a complete schedule, please visit the Pro Bono section of the website at http://www.legal-aid.org/en/probono/volunteerprobono.aspx.

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