The Small Claims Court Back Rent Pro Bono Project

  • 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
  • By: Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
  • Virtual Event
  • Continuing Legal Education Program (CLE)
  • Pro Bono
  • Housing

This training will prepare you to advise tenants who are sued in Small Claims Court in Santa Clara County, CA for unpaid rent accumulated during the COVID-19 eviction moratoriums. While the moratoriums protected tenants from evictions for non-payment of rent, they also allowed landlords to sue tenants for COVID-19 rental debt in Small Claims Court. Lawyers cannot represent tenants in Small Claims Court, but tenants need to learn how to defend themselves. You will learn about the Small Claims Court process and how to advise tenants about their defenses, help them fill out paperwork to bring to Court, and prepare them to self-advocate. Time commitment ~5 hours. Opportunity for licensed attorneys in any state.

Register in advance for this 1 hour CA MCLE Zoom webinar: