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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Superstorm Sandy Series: An Interview with The Legal Aid Society’s Tashi Lhewa and Young Lee

Posted in Pro Bono, Superstorm Sandy

About the Series Pro Bono Net is proud to present this series of interviews reflecting on the legal help provided to victims of Superstorm Sandy in the months following the storm. Our New York-based Program Associate, Jake Hertz, sits down with leaders of the legal relief efforts to get their thoughts on the successes, lessons,… Continue Reading

LSNTAP Webinar: Online Resources and Innovative Technology to Assist the Unrepresented

Posted in Legal Services, Technology, Webinar

Patrick Reynolds, the 2013 Pro Bono Net and Montana Legal Services Association 2013 AmeriCorps VISTA, reports on the September 11th, 2013 LSNTAP webinar on the use of technology to help unrepresented litigants. More of Patrick’s posts are available here. The LSNTAP Webinar occurred on Wednesday September 11th and featured 4 presenters. After an introduction by… Continue Reading

Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients

Posted in Conferences, Legal Services, PLI, Pro Bono, Webinar

September 26, 2013 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. San Francisco & Live Webcast Free  Chair:  Sally J. Elkington, Elkington Law    Why You Should Attend Although the recession is beginning to even out and foreclosures in many parts of the country are in the decline, the recession continues to affect financially marginalized people in disproportionate… Continue Reading

Superstorm Sandy Series: An Interview with Brooklyn Jubilee’s Sandhya Boyd

Posted in Legal Services, Pro Bono, Superstorm Sandy

About the Series Pro Bono Net is proud to present this series of interviews reflecting on the legal help provided to victims of Superstorm Sandy in the months following the storm. Our New York-based Program Associate, Jake Hertz, sits down with leaders of the legal relief efforts to get their thoughts on the successes, lessons,… Continue Reading

Happy Citizenship Day: Zip to Citizenship!

Posted in Uncategorized

Today is Citizenship Day (aka “Constitution Day”), which commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitutionin 1787 and recognizes the efforts of people who have made the decision to become American citizens. It’s a great occasion to ask this question: Did you know that there are more than 8 million green card holders in this country… Continue Reading

A Conversation with Dean Erwin Chemerinsky at PLI’s 15th Annual Supreme Court Review

Posted in Conferences, Legal Services, Pro Bono

A few weeks ago, Pro Bono Net’s Adam Friedl and I had the opportunity to attend Practising Law Institute’s 15th Annual Supreme Court Review, a day of lively panel discussions about the Court’s October 2012 term that assembled an enviable lineup of prominent legal scholars. The morning session featured panels covering some of the term’s most… Continue Reading

Ethical Issues in California Pro Bono Representation

Posted in Conferences, Legal Services, Pro Bono

Submitted by the Practising Law Institute Since 2011, the Practising Law Institute (PLI) has helped us champion the necessity of pro bono as one of our Bronze Corporate Sponsors. PLI is dedicated to providing attorneys with information and techniques to develop a professional, competitive edge and recognizes the importance of pro bono in helping attorneys… Continue Reading