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National Public Interest College of Advocacy

Friday October 11 -
Friday October 18 2013

  • By: Benchmark Institute, Benchmark Institute Foundation
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    Pajaro Dunes Resort
    105 Shell Drive
    Watsonville, CA
  • Contact:
    Marta Mora
    Benchmark Institute
    415-695-9296 or 310-387-6833
  • Website:

IN COLLABORATION WITH BENCHMARK INSTITUTE FOUNDATION, the NATIONAL PUBLIC INTEREST COLLEGE OF ADVOCACY develops the fundamental skills and information necessary to competently serve low income and underrepresented communities. It includes law and motion, legal planning and problem solving, deposition and negotiation skills; substantive law overviews; and leadership skills of cross-cultural communication and collaboration. Tracks for lawyers, advocates, and support staff.

This 8-day training begins with registration on Friday, October 11 at 1:45 p.m. and ends on Friday, October 18 at 1:00 p.m.

  • CLE Credit Comments: The College normally qualifies for CLE credit throughout the United States. The State Bar of California has approved the College for MCLE credit totaling 51 hours, including 1 hour for the elimination of bias credit. Benchmark certifies that the College conforms to standards for approved education activities prescribed by the State Bar of California regulations governing minimum continuing legal education.

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Yoana Rodriguez is a lawyer from Guatemala whose main interest lies with human rights, specifically with indigenous communities and women’s rights. Rodriguez volunteers regularly at The Advocates for Human Rights on their National Asylum Help Line, or Linea de Ayuda Nacional de Asilo. LEARN MORE

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