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The Legal Aid Society Presents Its 2008-2009 Pro Bono Training Series

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

  • Organization: The Legal Aid Society

The Legal Aid Society is proud to present its 11th annual CLE Pro Bono Training Series, commencing in November of 2008 and running through April of 2009.

Along with traditional subject matters covering varied aspects of the Society's practice, including administrative hearings and appeals, family law, prisoners' rights, juvenile rights, and immigration law, Legal Aid is proud to expand the scope of offerings to address urgent, emerging legal needs of low income New Yorkers that offer significant pro bono opportunities to a diverse group of pro bono attorneys.

On November 17, 2008, transitioning and retired attorneys are invited to attend a Second Acts® seminar, a panel discussion featuring former law firm and corporate partners who successfully have transitioned into an active Pro Bono practice with Legal Aid. Second Acts® is the registered trademark of the Pro Bono Institute, which is working with Legal Aid to develop a national model for veteran attorneys to enter public interest law.

We also are pleased to present two inaugural sessions dealing with the mortgage foreclosure crisis currently affecting a large number of New Yorkers. The two part series, "The Subprime Lending Crisis, its Causes, and Litigation Strategies (I)," and "New York State Foreclosure Laws and Defenses (II)," are scheduled for April and will equip volunteer attorneys with the knowledge and skills to represent clients who are facing the loss of their homes.

To view and download the entire 2008-2009 CLE Pro Bono Training Series, please visit the Library Section of the NYC Pro Bono Center, under the "Training" Folder, or access it by clicking here

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