The 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.
Pre-registration is required to attend.
Introduction to Family Law Training
June 19, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
BASF Conference Center
301 Battery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Bar Association of San Francisco
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Final Pretrial Matters
June 10, 2013
New York, NY
Joseph K. Hetrick
Pending in CA, NJ, NY and PA.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
This timely CLE is aimed at educating practitioners about the implications of Washington’s same-sex marriage law and federal DOMA, particularly in the area of family law. It will occur close to the likely issuance of two high-profile United States Supreme Court decisions involving federal DOMA and same-sex marriage laws.
Same-Sex Marriage, A Practitioner’s Perspective
June 20, 2013
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Attorney General’s Office
800 5th Ave. Suite 2000
Note: this program will be repeated June 27 in Tacoma
- Jennie Laird - Michael W. Bugni & Associates PLLC, Seattle
- Jill Mullins - McKinley Irvin, Seattle
- WSBA Committee for Diversity
- Washington State Office of the Attorney General
1.5 general CLE credit
More Information And Registration
Procedural and substantive aspects of filing a request for U Nonimmigrant status with immigration authorities will be discussed in detail. Training manuals and sample documents will be provided at the training.
Attorneys attending the training will be assigned a case, which may involve representing a crime victim and multiple derivatives, normally her children, for pro bono representation. Attorneys are expected to commit to taking a case pro bono either individually or as part of a team. Experienced inMotion staff attorneys mentor and consult with pro bono teams throughout the course of representation.
The U Nonimmigrant Status application process is transactional and does not require that the attorney attend an interview with immigration authorities.
Please note that clients' children often reside abroad. In those cases, attorneys are expected to handle the derivative cases until the children successfully enter the United States. InMotion will provide video CLE training and materials for Consular Processing for U Nonimmigrant Visas. Please contact us for more information.
InMotion offers free, CLE-accredited, live trainings throughout the year in matrimonial, family and immigration law. Training sessions include a special focus on the impact of domestic violence on the lives of survivors and the challenges faced by immigrants.
Upon completing a training seminar, major law firm attorneys commit to taking a pro bono matter, either individually or as part of a team of two or more attorneys. Detailed practice manuals and sample documents are provided.
An inMotion attorney will be assigned to mentor you on your matter. Our experienced staff attorneys are available to consult with you, to answer questions and to review documents throughout your inMotion matter. Training videos are available for individuals who are unable to attend one of our scheduled training sessions. CLE credit is available for viewing our training videos.
Major law firm attorneys not yet admitted to the New York bar can work on a matter under the supervision of an admitted corporate law firm attorney pursuant to inMotion’s Student Practice Order. Contact inMotion for more information at CLEtrainings@inmotiononline.org.
Trainings are offered to major law firm attorneys who are willing to take an inMotion pro bono matter following the completion of the training course.
Pre-registration is required for all trainings.
U Nonimmigrant Status: Obtaining Lawful Immigration Status for Crime Victims
Thursday, June 20, 2013
1:00 – 3:30 pm
Sign-in and lunch at 12:30 PM
Nixon Peabody LLP
437 Madison Avenue
between 49th and 50th
New York, NY 10022
Esther H. Limb, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney, inMotion, Inc.
Please note that this training is open only to attorneys from major law firms.
If you have any questions, contact us at CLEtrainings@inmotiononline.org.
2.5 CLE credits upon course completion: 1.0 skills / 1.0 professional practice / 0.5 ethics
Up to 10 CLE pro bono credits for providing an inMotion client with direct legal representation (1 skills credit for every 120 minutes, up to a maximum of 10 credits per attorney registration period).
More Information and Registration
Monday, May 13, 2013
#Trial Topics: Ten Commandments of Cross Examination; Jurors + Internet = Trouble --- On-Demand #MCLE
- The Ten Commandments of Cross Examination: Cross-examination is the heart of the adversary process. Every other part of a trial involves self-serving and biased presentations of a party’s case and arguments. Cross-examination is the adversary system’s method for getting at truth, and it is the only part of a trial that involves direct, human conflict. Trial lawyer Hugh Gottschalk discusses the elements of effective cross-examination, illustrated by some of Hollywood’s most memorable courtroom scenes.
- Jurors + Internet = Trouble: Jurors are instructed to consider only the evidence presented at trial and not to read newspaper articles or watch television coverage of their case. Nevertheless, jurors search the Internet and thereby provide trial lawyers and judges with a whole new set of issues to consider. "Google mistrials" may be a part of every trial lawyers' vernacular. Trial lawyer Warren Platt discusses this intriguing, disturbing development.
Please note that the slides corresponding to this program are available under the "Program Handouts" tab. Please download these prior to viewing.
Trial Topics: Ten Commandments of Cross Examination; Jurors + Internet = Trouble
- Hugh Gottschalk is a partner of Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell. He has handled a myriad of cases in his 30-year litigation career, including contract disputes, franchise matters, environmental torts, professional and product liability cases, and trade secret, patent, copyright, and trademark infringement cases. He employs his decades of litigation experience, accumulated knowledge, and educational background to effectively present complex and technical information at trial.
- Warren Platt is a partner of Snell & Wilmer. His practice is concentrated in civil litigation matters with principal emphasis on defense of major product liability suits for national and international manufacturers, complex commercial litigation, and defense of accounting malpractice litigation for national and regional public accounting firms. National and international representative clients include Ford Motor Company, Price Waterhouse Coopers and Emerson Electric Company.
- Consult your credit-granting authority
Sunday, May 12, 2013
June 5/Chicago: Fiduciary Duty, Professional Standards and the Emergence of Sustainable and Responsible Investing: Considerations for the Advisor to the Fiduciary Client
Fiduciary Duty, Professional Standards and the Emergence of Sustainable and Responsible Investing: Considerations for the Advisor to the Fiduciary Client
June 5, 2013
7:30 AM - 10 AM
50 South LaSalle Street
- Suzanne L. Shirer - Northern Trust
- Lawrence P. Katzenstein - Thompson Coburn LLP
Archdiocese of Chicago
- Key provisions for construction contracts with hospitals.
- What to do when a mechanics lien is filed against hospital property.
Construction Law for Health Care Lawyers
May 22, 2013
11:45 am–1:00 pm
Attorney Resource Ctr
505 N. County Farm Rd-3rd Floor
1 MCLE Credit
- Joe Rubas, Senak Keegan Gleason Smith & Michaud Ltd.
- Mark Senak, Senak Keegan Gleason Smith & Michaud Ltd.
DuPage County Bar Association
This program is complimentary for PILI Interns and Fellows, but registration is required by May 16.
Ethical Issues in Pro Bono Representation
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Sidley Austin LLP
1 South Dearborn Street, Chicago
1.0 hour of Illinois Professional Responsibility MCLE credit has been approved for this program.
- Moderator: Jordan Heinz, PILI Alum and Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
- Margaret Benson, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS)
- David Holtermann, Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois
- Mellissa Smart, Illinois Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission
Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI)
Law Practice Transitions: The Ethical Obligations When Selling, Closing or Leaving a Law Practice - On-Demand #MCLE
Most lawyers at some point will consider what his or her ethical duties are in planning to sell and close a law practice or in leaving one firm to join or form a new firm. This two-part program identifies the key ethical duties arising out of these transitions and offers some practical suggestions on the steps lawyers can take in order to accomplish an orderly, fair and efficient transition that meets our fiduciary obligations.
Overview of the Key Ethical Obligations
Pre and Post Departure Considerations in Planning to Leave a Law Firm
Conflict of Interest Considerations When a Lawyer Changes Law Firms
Law Practice Transitions: The Ethical Obligations When Selling, Closing or Leaving a Law Practice
Recorded Webinar - Available Anytime
- R. Michael Henderson
- John H Maville
- John T. Phipps
- Mary F. Andreoni
- Thomas L. Brown
- Diane F. Klotnia
Attorney Registration And Discipline Commission of Illinois
2.0 hours Professional Responsibility MCLE credit
1. Preparing for the Show Cause Hearing
2. Defending at the Show Cause Hearing
3. Drafting the Final Order or Trial Certification
4. Post-hearing client counseling
Open to Pro Bono Services volunteers only. Contact the program manager you are volunteering with for more information on how to attend.
Advocating for Your HJP Client: Eviction Show Cause Hearings
June 12, 2013
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
King County Bar Association, 1200 5th Ave Ste 600 Seattle 98101
Ryan Weatherstone, Staff Attorney, Legal Action Center