Topic: Client Interviewing Techniques
Speaker: Jane Santoni, Santoni, Vocci & Ortega, LLC
About the PBRC Litigation Skills Series:
Each meeting typically runs from noon to 2 pm on a Friday, and includes three components: a 75-minute skills training; a 20-minute exercise; and a 20-minute mentoring roundtable, where attendees can bring up litigation questions they’re currently facing (whether related to the presentation topic or not), and get input from the group.
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.)
The skills training portion of each event will be made available as an on-demand webcast recording.
In this training, lawyers will learn how to represent tenants in rent court, gaining the skills necessary to help promote housing justice and ensure that clients receive their legally-mandated right to counsel in eviction-related cases in Maryland. This training will offer the basics of landlord/tenant law related to evictions and lawsuits related to the threats to life, health or safety within a home. Attendees will benefit from Q & A with experienced attorneys and the opportunity to strategize about practical solutions for individual case studies.