Fifteenth Annual Legal Aid Society CLE Pro Bono Training Series Announced

Friday, October 19, 2012

  • The Legal Aid Society

The Legal Aid Society is proud to present its 15th annual CLE Pro Bono Training Series, which commences on November 15, 2012 with a session on Not-For-Profit incorporation and extends through April 2013.  The training sessions will be conducted at participating New York City law firms.  Seminars will cover diverse aspects of the Society's practice:  administrative hearings and appeals, community economic development, criminal appeals and practice, immigration law, low-income taxpayers’ rights, prisoners' rights, and general civil practice.  The outstanding faculty from The Legal Aid Society and the private bar are experts in their fields of practice. 

To accommodate the wide range of first year associate start dates at major New York City law firms, sessions particularly targeted for first year associates will begin in 2013.  Training seminars on New York City Housing Authority administrative termination hearings, Public Benefits Fair Hearings, and Social Security Disability administrative hearings, practice areas that are handled successfully by junior associates will be held in January and February of 2013.

As with past years, the CLE training program addresses urgent, emerging legal needs of low-income families and individuals.  The varied menu of seminars offers significant pro bono opportunities to litigators, transactional counsel, and in-house corporate attorneys.  We continue to feature sessions on “Article 78 Proceedings” and “Overview of the Foreclosure Process and Defenses”, which will equip volunteer attorneys with the requisite knowledge and skills to represent clients who are facing the loss of their homes.

For more information on seminars, including registration information and a complete schedule, please read the complete schedule (open PDF document) now available.