PRO BONO ATTORNEY TRAINING PROGRAMS
LIVE TRAINING COURSES
LEGAL WRITING IN PLAIN ENGLISH: A LUNCH & LEARN AND PRO BONO OPPORTUNITY
Co-sponsored by: Maryland State Law Library, Miles & Stockbridge P.C., and the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland
Thursday, April 30, 2015 | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Miles & Stockbridge P.C., 100 Light Street, 5th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202
*Attendees must agree to review one article on the People’s Law Library website by June 30, 2015.
*Interested in attending? Contact Dina Billian by April 27 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
REPRESENTING UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN: SPECIAL IMMIGRANT JUVENILE STATUS (SIJS)
A PRIMER FOR BEGINNERS WITH CRITICAL UPDATES FOR MORE SEASONED PRACTITIONERS
Co-sponsored by: the Pro Bono Resource Center & Unaccompanied Children Project Partners
Interactive Webinar: Details for logging in will be sent 1 week before the event.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 | 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
*Attendees must agree to accept at least one pro bono case within 1 year of the training.
*CLICK HERE to register online!
VETERANS’ BENEFITS 101 & ADVANCED VETERANS’ BENEFITS
at the 7th Annual VETERANS’ LEGAL ASSISTANCE CONFERENCE
Conference organizers include: Homeless Persons Representation Project, University of Baltimore School of Law, The Bob Parsons Veterans Advocacy Clinic at the University of Baltimore, the Veterans’ Affairs and Military Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association, and Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland
Co-sponsored by: Elder Law & Disability Rights Section of the Maryland State Bar Association Veterans and Military Law Section of the Federal Bar Association, and Saul Ewing, LLP
– Basic Training 101: Veterans Service-Connected and Pension Benefits
– Advance Training for Practitioners: Discharge Upgrades, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Traumatic Brain Injury Cases
Both trainings running concurrently on
Friday, June 5, 2015 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
University of Baltimore School of Law, 1401 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
*Attendees must agree to a pro bono commitment with Homeless Persons Representation Project which involves accepting cases and/or staffing brief legal advice clinics.
*CLICK HERE to register for the Conference and/or Training online!
LGBTQ LEGAL ISSUES: FAMILY LAW & DISCRIMINATION
Co-sponsored by: FreeState Legal Project, Pessin Katz Law, P.A., and the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland
TRAINING POSTPONED — NEW DATE COMING SOON!
Pessin Katz Law, P.A., 901 Dulaney Valley Road, Suite 400, Towson, MD 21204
*Attendees must submit a $25 non-refundable fee and agree to accept one pro bono case from FreeState Legal Project within 1 year of training.
*Interested in attending? Contact Kiah Pierre to be notified when registration re-opens.
MSBA CLE COURSES
The MSBA and PBRC are offering free and discounted slots for a selection of MSBA CLE courses. Volunteer attorneys are eligible for one of three (3) free slots in exchange for accepting a pro bono case referral from a recognized pro bono legal services program. Staff legal services attorneys may register for one of three (3) discounted slots offered at 50% off the regular course cost. Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. For a listing of eligible courses and to register, visit http://probonomd.org/training/continuing-legal-education/.
ONLINE TRAINING COURSES
PBRC also offers free and reduced fee online trainings that can be viewed at a time and place convenient for attorneys who make a pro bono commitment. A wide variety of topics are covered including:
Nuts & Bolts of Consumer Bankruptcy: Fundamentals of Chapter 7
Bankruptcy & Foreclosure in Maryland – 2 Part Training
— Chapter 13 Basics
— Navigating Foreclosure Issues in Bankruptcy (includes Ch. 13 Basics; has experience requirement)
CONSUMER PROTECTION / DEBT DEFENSE
Defending Debt Buyer Lawsuits: Emerging Trial Tactics
CRIMINAL RECORD EXPUNGEMENT
Criminal Record Expungement
Foreclosure Prevention Basics: What You Need to Know to Assist Struggling Homeowners
The New CFPB Regulations on Mortgage Foreclosures and Loan Servicing
A Practical Guide to Representing Homeowners at Foreclosure Mediation
Immigration Relief for Vulnerable Populations – (SIJS & VAWA)
Immigration Options for Survivors of Gender-Based Violence & Human Trafficking: An Introduction to U & T Visas
Gender Based Asylum Law
Special Topics in LGBT Law
Appealing Medicaid Service Denials
SPECIAL EDUCATION LAW
Special Education Law
TAX SALE PREVENTION
Helping Homeowners Avoid Tax Sale and Tax Foreclosure in Baltimore City
Questions? Contact Kiah Pierre, Training & Records Manager
Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, Inc., 520 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
443-703-3046; 800-396-1274 ext. 3046; email@example.com
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