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California Family Law for Low-Income Litigants: Motion and Hearing Practice, Including a Discussion of Domestic Violence Restraining Orders 2014

Tuesday February 04

  • By: PLI
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    Online - Webinar, United States
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Why you should attend

An estimated 80% of family law litigants are self-presented, and the statistic is higher for survivors of domestic violence. Thus, low-income clients are in great need of your pro bono help. Attend this free PLI program and volunteer with your local legal services agency to represent low-income family law litigants in need. With a limited time commitment, you can help obtain essential legal protections needed for low-income families.

What you will learn

Motions Practice in Family Law Cases provides an overview of the procedural steps to obtaining immediate orders (including judicial counsel forms, family law hearings, etc) and how to handle family law court hearings.

Using California Family Law Judicial Council Forms provides a detailed summary of using California Judicial Council forms in family law motions - from filing a Request for Order or filing an Answer to obtaining complete and enforceable Orders After Hearing.

The program will also generally discuss working with low-income clients and domestic violence survivors and will include a mock client interview to illustrate best practices in this area.

Who should attend

Any California licensed attorney interested in providing pro bono assistance to low-income family law cases (whether limited scope family law matters or full representation in a dissolution matter). This training is designed for new attorneys and attorneys who are interested in transitioning to family law practice.

Register with PLI.

Cost: Free!

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