Thursday, March 17, 2016

April 1: Web - California Public Benefits: The Basics for Non-Profit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2016

Low-income clients need your help to protect their rights to potentially life-saving benefits. Many low-income clients have difficulty navigating the confusing and bureaucratic processes to establish and maintain eligibility for public benefits. Without legal assistance and advocacy, large numbers of clients go without the benefits to which they are entitled, which can often lead to unnecessary hunger and homelessness. Attorneys who work with low-income people or pro bono attorneys interested in working on these types of cases can learn the basics of public benefits law.
What You Will Learn
  • Overview of CalWORKs, CalFresh, General Assistance
  • Overview of Medi-Cal and other health benefits, including implementation of the Affordable Care Act
  • Overview of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and the Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI)
  • Understanding of common issues that result in administrative hearings
  • Understanding of strategies and procedures for filing writs
Attorneys assisting pro bono clients with benefits matters through representation or in clinical settings, firm pro bono coordinators and partners, corporate law department pro bono managers, law clinic students and faculty, public interest and non-profit organization attorneys and staff, benefits advocates, and benefits agency attorneys and staff.
Title:
California Public Benefits: The Basics for Non-Profit and Pro Bono Advocacy 2016
When/Where:
April 1, 2016
9:00 AM Pacific
Webcast - Register Now!
Also Presented In-Person In San Francisco, CA
Credit:
3 or more credits in most jurisdictions
Speakers:
  • Chairperson: Steven Weiss ~ Staff Attorney and Regional SSI Advocacy Coordinator, Bay Area Legal Aid
  • Robert P. Capistrano ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
  • Amy G. Chen ~ Staff Attorney, National Health Law Program
  • Antionette Dozier ~ Senior Attorney, Western Center on Law & Poverty
  • Stephanie Haffner ~ Senior Litigator, Western Center on Law & Poverty
  • Lauren Hansen ~ Staff Attorney, Public Interest Law Project
  • Abby Herzberg ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
  • Lisa M. Newstrom ~ Managing Attorney, Santa Clara County, Bay Area Legal Aid
  • Joanna Parnes ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
  • Patti Prunhuber ~ Senior Policy Attorney, Child Care Law Center
  • Shirley E. Sanematsu ~ Senior Attorney, Western Center on Law & Poverty
  • Maya Watts ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
  • Program Attorney: Christina Thompson ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute
By:
PLI
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