Sunday, October 19, 2014

November 5: Webcast - Introduction to Legal Research on Fastcase

Title:
Introduction to Legal Research on Fastcase
When/Where:
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Webcast - Preregistration Required
Description:
The presentation covers basic Fastcase features with a focus on case law searches and statute searches.
Credit:
Typically Fastcase webinars are eligable for free CLE credit in Arizona, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois (ISBA members only), Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
More:
http://www.fastcase.com/webinars/

October 22: Cleveland - The Collision of Anti-Discrimination Laws And The Religious Rights Of Employers

Title:
The Collision of Anti-Discrimination Laws And The Religious Rights Of Employers
When/Where:
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Moot Court Room
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Cleveland State University
1801 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Description:
Employers asserting religious rights in the workplace has become increasingly visible, a trend that is likely to continue following the Supreme Court’s 2014 Hobby Lobby decision. There, the Court held for the first time that closely-held for-profit corporations are persons that may exercise religion within the meaning of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Although the reach of the decision remains unclear, it is certain to raise a host of novel issues. For example, because of its sincerely-held religious beliefs, might an employer choose to exclude coverage for blood transfusions or anti-depressant medications? Might it decline to promote a female employee if it means she would supervise male subordinates? Might it refuse to employ LGBT individuals?

Separately, an increasing number of religious institutions have required their employees to sign detailed “morality clauses,” requiring them to behave in a manner fitting the employer’s strict faith decrees. These institutions have threatened employees who refuse to do so or watched as employees quit in protest.

These and other instances of employers asserting their religious rights inevitably sets up a clash between employers running their workplaces consistent with their religious beliefs on the one hand, and employees seeking protection under anti-discrimination laws on the other. Amy Ryder Wendtz of the law firm of Littler Mendelson and Danielle O. Doza, past Policy Council with the ACLU of Ohio, will discuss these and other issues that pertain to the religious rights of employers, with particular focus on the actual and potential effect of Hobby Lobby on employee rights under anti-discrimination laws. In addition, the panel will discuss how attorneys might advise their clients in light of Hobby Lobby and the varied potential issues it raises.
Speakers:
  • Danielle Doza
  • Amy Ryder Wentz
Credit:
1 hour approved
By:
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law / Cleveland State University
Cost:
Free
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November 5: Cleveland - Moot Court Night: Appellate Advocacy Seminar

Title:
Moot Court Night: Appellate Advocacy Seminar
When/Where:
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Moot Court Room
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Cleveland State University
1801 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Speakers:
tbd
Credit:
1.5 hour approved
By:
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law / Cleveland State University
Cost:
Free
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November 10: Cleveland - The New York Times v. DEA: Developments in Marijuana Legalization

Alan Silber
Title:
The New York Times v. DEA: Developments in Marijuana Legalization
When/Where:
Monday, November 10, 2014
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Moot Court Room
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Cleveland State University
1801 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Speaker:
Alan Silber, a graduate of Duke University and Columbia Law School, has been a leader in the marijuana legalization movement for many years. He has served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, chaired that group’s Drug Law Reform Committee, and lectured around the country on issues involving drug law reform. Silber served on the ABA Drug Law reform committee and the board of advisors of the Drug Policy Foundation.
Credit:
1 hour approved
By:
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law / Cleveland State University
Cost:
Free
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November 19: San Francisco - Introduction To Family Law Training

Our Family Law Project assists individuals, families with children or families with domestic violence in matters including marital dissolutions, child custody, child support, restraining orders, guardianships, conservatorships, wills, powers of attorney and probate litigation. This is a full-scope project in which the volunteer can take the case from start to finish. Depending on the circumstances of each case, cases can last for weeks, months or even years. Before you volunteer with this project, we ask that you attend this free MCLE training session.
This training will be given by JDC’s Supervising Attorneys who will go over the volunteer procedures as well as the forms for completing a simple divorce. The substantive portion of the training must be viewed ahead of time on the Practising Law Institute’s Web site. For more information on how to view this webcast and attend our live training, please email probono@sfbar.org or by phone at 415-782-8996.
Pre-registration is required to attend.
Title:
Introduction To Family Law Training
When/Where:
November 19, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
BASF Conference Center
301 Battery Street
3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Speakers:
This training will be given by JDC’s Supervising Attorneys.
By:
Bar Association of San Francisco
MCLE Credits:
1 Hour
Cost:
Free to volunteers
More Information And Registration

November 18: San Francisco - Housing Negotiation Project Training #probono #MCLE


JDC's Housing Negotiation Project is a limited-scope project providing representation to individuals and families facing eviction. Representation is limited to settlement conferences only. HNP is the first pro bono project of its kind, and is a project in which every single person in need of representation has a pro bono attorney. Volunteer shifts are Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. During one shift, a volunteer will represent one to three clients. It is an excellent opportunity to get valuable negotiation experience without a large time commitment. Volunteers must attend our free CLE training before volunteering for this project. After attending the training, we ask our volunteers commit to 4 afternoon sessions within 6 months.
Pre-registration is required to attend.
Title:
Housing Negotiation Project Training
When/Where:
November 18, 2014
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
BASF Conference Center
301 Battery Street
3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Speakers:
This training will be given by JDC’s Supervising Attorneys.
By:
Bar Association of San Francisco
MCLE Credits:
2 Hours
Cost:
Free to volunteers
More Information And Registration

November 18: San Francisco - Introduction To Landlord Tenant Law


JDC's full scope Eviction Defense Project provides representation to clients during their eviction proceedings. These cases provide excellent litigation experience as the procedures are the same as those involved in business litigation-discovery, motions, settlement, and trial-on a more manageable level. Before you volunteer with this project, we ask that you attend this free MCLE training session.
Pre-registration is required to attend.
Title:
Introduction To Landlord Tenant Law
When/Where:
November 18, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
BASF Conference Center
301 Battery Street
3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Speakers:
This training will be given by JDC’s Supervising Attorneys.
By:
Bar Association of San Francisco
MCLE Credits:
1 Hour
Cost:
Free to volunteers
More Information And Registration

November 20: Minneapolis - Corroborating the Story

Description:
Asylum clients are like no other clients in the legal system. An asylum client’s experiences and trauma span the globe and involve some of the worst human rights violations of our time. Successfully communicating their story poses unique and fascinating challenges for advocates. From filing the application to preparing for an immigration interview, an asylum applicant faces an intensive and daunting immigration process that many worthy applicants cannot navigate.
Asylum Step By Step is a four-part series designed to provide volunteer attorneys with skills and techniques necessary to successfully represent asylum seekers, to help avoid common pitfalls, and to give advocates an opportunity to learn from experienced attorneys.
This session focuses on utilizing documentary evidence and supplemental affidavits from witnesses or service providers to strengthen parts of your client’s narrative and bolster your client’s legal argument.
Title:
Corroborating the Story
Asylum Step by Step Training Series
When/Where:
Thursday, November 20, 2014
12:00 PM
The Advocates for Human Rights' Office
330 2nd Avenue South #800
Minneapolis, MN
Also Webcast - Register now
By:
The Advocates for Human Rights
www.theadvocatesforhumanrights.org
Credit:
One CLE Credit
More information and Registration

October 22+23: San Francisco - Asylum Law & Procedure for Pro Bono Advocates

Title:
Asylum Law & Procedure for Pro Bono Advocates
When/Where:
Wednesday October 22 - Thursday October 23 , 2014
2:45 PM - 5:00 PM Pacific Time
PG&E Building
245 Market Street
San Francisco, CA
Description:
A two-afternoon seminar for pro bono attorneys, interpreters and nonprofit legal workers.
By: 
The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area
Credit:
Approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 5 hours
More Information And Registration

October 25: San Antonio - Unaccompanied Children in Immigration Kid in Need of Defense (KIND) Training & Immigration Program

Title:
Unaccompanied Children in Immigration Kid in Need of Defense (KIND) Training & Immigration Program
When/Where:
Saturday October 25, 2014
8:00 AM - 12:10 PM Central
Hilton Palacio del Rio
San Antonio, TX
Description:
Included in 9th Annual GPSolo National Solo & Small Firm Conference, is an expanded KIND training and recruitment session. This free session is open to all lawyers and law students and is CLE accredited.
This expanded program will include mock hearings, immigration 101: basics of immigration law and also a session on representing children as clients. It is anticipated that additional sessions will be conducted in 2015 at GPSolo and BLS meetings, and are hopeful other ABA entities will join the ABA-KIND partnership and host training sessions at their stand-alone meetings. Please take the time to get trained to assist these children in need of help.
Registration:
Please email Dee Lee at the ABA GPSolo office (gpsolo@americanbar.org) so we can ensure sufficient seating.
Credit:
The event announcement say s this is accredited.
Cost:
The Announcement says free to all attorneys; However if you are not a Conference attendee, you may wish to contact Dee Lee at the ABA GPSolo office (gpsolo@americanbar.org)  beforehand to see how you can get in - REW.
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