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January 2020

Representing Tenants in Prince George’s County Rent Court

January 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
District Court for Prince George’s County – Hyattsville, 4990 Rhode Island Avenue
Hyattsville, MD 20781 United States
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The training, co-sponsored by Community Legal Services of Prince George’s County (CLS), will cover Landlord-Tenant rules, cases, and practical advice, preparing attorneys to represent tenants in Failure to Pay Rent cases.

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Immigration Legal Triage

January 24 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
University of Baltimore School of Law, 1401 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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This training, offered to attorneys and Spanish-speaking law students as part of the Maryland Immigrant Legal Assistance Project (MILAP), will teach about how you can help vulnerable immigrant children and families learn the law and preserve their claims while they look for an attorney. The training will cover immigration benefits and defenses to deportation (asylum, special immigrant juvenile status, U visas, family petitions and more), best practices for interviewing, tips for working with an interpreter, and providing pro se assistance as a nonprofit volunteer.

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February 2020

Litigation Skills Lunch & Learn: Prep & Direct a Witness

February 7 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Goodell, DeVries, Leech & Dann, LLP, 1 South Street, 20th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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This event includes a 50-minute training segment; 50 minutes of hypotheticals or role-playing exercise; and a 50-minute open Q/A session. A light lunch is served. Participation is open to attorneys who have already accepted a pro bono commitment through a PBRC training within the past 12 months OR who commit to answer at least three legal questions for low-income Marylanders, using the https://Maryland.FreeLegalAnswers.org website. (Instructions will be provided.)

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Representing Asylum-Seekers: Model Hearing Edition

February 20 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
University of Maryland School of Law, 500 W Baltimore St
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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The AM session will cover how to represent children and families applying for asylum while in removal proceedings (including asylum law, special protections for children, filling out the application, and appearing in court). The PM session will include a presentation from the Court and a series of model hearings with Assistant Chief Immigration Judge David M. Jones. Open to pro bono attorneys as well as non-attorneys who are willing to act in the Model Hearing.

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Estate Planning Clinic – Baltimore City

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
St. Agnes Hospital (Main Building, Lower Lobby), 900 Caton Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21229 United States
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Seniors in Baltimore can attend a FREE Estate Planning Clinic on Monday, February 24, 2020, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, at St. Agnes Hospital, 900 Caton Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21229. Volunteer attorneys will meet one-on-one with Baltimore seniors at the day long clinic and prepare wills, advance medical directives and financial powers of attorney.

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Tax Sale Prevention in Baltimore City

February 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, 201 N. Charles Street, #1400
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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Learn about Tax Sale and Tax Foreclosure in Baltimore City! This is a basic training, available to attorneys and housing counselors who are interested in volunteering to assist homeowners and/or nonprofit groups facing tax sale foreclosure in Baltimore City.

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Estate Planning Clinic – Prince George’s

February 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
First New Hope Baptist Church, 4818 Suitland Road
Suitland-Silver Hill, MD 20746 United States
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Seniors in Prince George's County can attend a FREE Estate Planning Clinic on Saturday, February 29, 2020, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, at First New Hope Baptist Church, 4818 Suitland Road, Suitland-Silver Hill, MD 20746. Volunteer attorneys will meet one-on-one with Prince George’s County seniors at the day long clinic and prepare wills, advance medical directives and financial powers of attorney.

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May 2020

Estate Planning Clinic – Prince George’s

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Greebelt Municipal Center, 25 Crescent Road
Greenbelt, MD 20770 United States
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Seniors in Prince George's County can attend a FREE Estate Planning Clinic on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, at Greenbelt Municipal Building, 425 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770. Volunteer attorneys will meet one-on-one with Prince George’s County seniors at the day long clinic and prepare wills, advance medical directives and financial powers of attorney.

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The 22nd Annual Partners for Justice Conference

May 14 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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Five stylized people holding hands, with the words "Partners for Justice"

Each year the Partners for Justice Conference presents a unique opportunity for legal services program staff, the public and private bar, members of the judiciary, human services agencies, elected officials, and others to discuss critical issues facing the poor and underrepresented in our state and in the surrounding areas.  With an expected number of almost 300 attendees, the structure of the day includes a variety of panel discussions related to the delivery of legal services to the poor and disenfranchised, a morning plenary, and a luncheon keynote address by powerful guest speakers with a passion for justice.

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June 2020

12th Annual Veterans’ Legal Assistance Conference & Training

June 5 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
University of Baltimore Thumel Business Center, 11 W. Mount Royal Avenue, BC-143
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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Designed for lawyers, law students, veterans, policymakers and other service professionals, this annual conference provides a forum for discussion of critical legal issues facing our veterans.  It features substantive panels on hot topics in veterans law and also offers training to volunteer lawyers who commit to provide pro bono assistance to veterans in need.

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