Consumer Law | The Legal Aid Society
- 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
- Eastern Time (US & Canada)
- By: The Legal Aid Society
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Hosted by Cooley LLP
1114 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036
Learn the basics of Consumer Law in New York City. Topics include fair debt collection, defending creditor lawsuits, identity theft, and common defenses and strategies for winning debt collection cases. These issues are critically important to everyone but especially for our low-income clients.
Faculty Chairs: Tashi Lhewa, Esq., Civil Practice
The Legal Aid Society is proud to present its annual training series for attorneys interested in participating in The Society's Pro Bono Program.
The training sessions will be conducted at participating New York City law firms beginning in November of 2013 and continuing through April of 2014. They cover diverse aspects of the Society's practice including: administrative hearings and appeals, community economic development, prisoners' rights, criminal law, and general civil practice. Outstanding faculty from The Legal Aid Society and the private bar are experts in their fields of practice.
Participating Attorneys may attend every session of interest. Training is without charge, but space is limited and priority is given to law firms whose generosity makes this program possible and who partner with The Legal Aid Society to provide pro bono legal services to low-income New Yorkers. These seminars also are open to Second Acts®* attorneys who are transitioning from a full-time legal practice or have retired and wish to contribute their time and expertise on behalf of low-income New Yorkers. Attorneys who attend one or more of the sessions are expected to undertake the pro bono representation of one or more Legal Aid Society clients over the course of the next year. Additional information about The Legal Aid Society and its Pro Bono Practice can be found on our website, www.legal-aid.org.
Please complete the Registration Form included in this brochure and return by email to Rosemary Hare-Bey, Pro Bono Coordinator, at email@example.com. Unless specifically noted, each training session listed below provides two hours of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Credit ("CLE"), including Bridge the Gap. Additionally, unless we are informed otherwise, all participants will be enrolled as members of the NYC Pro Bono Center. This site provides pro bono attorneys online access to training materials, news, case opportunities, and other valuable pro bono resources across a wide range of substantive areas.
Registration for each session will be between 6:00 - 6:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. The program will immediately follow, concluding at 8:30 p.m. Security procedures at participating law firms mandate pre-registration. Space is limited at each session, so please RSVP as early as possible to ensure participation.
- CLE Credit Comments: CLE Credit: 2 credits total: 1 hour of professional practice/practice management and 1 hour of skills. This program provides transitional credit for newly admitted attorneys.
Rosemary Hare-BeyThe Legal Aid Society
- Website: www.legal-aid.org