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California Eviction Defense: Protecting Low-Income Tenants 2014

Wednesday March 12

  • By: PLI
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    PLI California Center
    685 Market Street
    San Francisco and Webinar, CA
  • Website:

Why You Should Attend

In the current economic climate an increasing number of low-income Californians are facing eviction. Unfortunately, many tenants are evicted without the benefit of legal counsel to guide them through the process or the representation necessary to vigorously defend against unlawful actions. As a result, families face the very real possibility of homelessness. This training is designed to help mitigate the crisis by providing attorneys with a basic understanding of eviction defense and housing law and an opportunity to connect with non-profit legal service agencies able to facilitate pro bono representation of low income families facing this predicament.

What You Will Learn

  • Eviction process overview and basics
  • Affirmative defenses in Unlawful Detainer Aactions
  • Eviction defense after foreclosure
  • Evictions and terminations in subsidized housing
  • Fair Housing protections
  • Wrap up: Pro bono opportunities in eviction defense

Who Should Attend

All attorneys interested in or currently assisting pro bono clients with eviction matters through representation or in clinical settings, law firm pro bono coordinators, managers and partners, law clinic students and faculty, and public interest and non-profit organization attorneys and staff would benefit from attending this program.

Register for free at PLI.

PLI Group Discounts

Groups of 4-14 from the same organization, all registering at the same time, for a PLI program scheduled for presentation at the same site, are entitled to receive a group discount. For further discount information, please contact or call (800) 260-4PLI.

PLI Can Arrange Group Viewing to Your Firm

Contact the Groupcasts Department via email at for more details.


All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.

  • CLE Credit Comments: Pending

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Volunteer Profile

Kate Powers is an associate in the litigation department at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. She holds a J.D. from Cornell Law School where she served as a Notes Editor of the Cornell International Law Journal. She currently volunteers with Her Justice in New York. Read More

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