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Sanctuary Cities: Rights of State and Local Governments in Immigration Enforcement

Posted in Immigration, PLI, Technology

In its executive orders, the Trump administration announced plans to enforce immigration law more aggressively, and recruit state and local governments to help. The plans include punishing “sanctuary cities” by withholding federal funds. What does “sanctuary” mean? And what are the rights of state and local governments to resist a role in immigration enforcement? Sanctuary… Continue Reading

A Court of Eight: PLI’s 18th Annual Supreme Court Review

Posted in Legal Services, PLI, Seminar, Webinar

This summer, the Practising Law Institute (PLI) held its 18th Annual Supreme Court Review. PLI faculty and guest panelists came together to discuss the most recent session of the Supreme Court’s greatest takeaways, surprises and insights. These experts discussed the most recent session’s cases, merits, and how the justices came to their conclusions. They also… Continue Reading

Electronic Evidence: A Rose with a Thorn

Posted in Legal Services, PLI, Pro Bono, Resources, Seminar, Technology, Webinar

On August 8th, the Practising Law Institute presented a seminar/webinar entitled “Electronic Evidence in the New York State Courts: Representing the Legal Services Client 2016” to explore best practices, safety concerns, and ethical considerations in the case law surrounding electronic evidence for legal services clients in New York. Technology has become a ubiquitous part of… Continue Reading

Attorneys Joining Nonprofit Boards: PLI Webinar

Posted in PLI, Pro Bono, Resources, Webinar

Nicole is a senior at the Sy Syms School of Business in Manhattan studying business management and psychology. She is currently a Summer Development & Communications intern at the Pro Bono Net New York Headquarters.   On July 12, 2016, the Practicing Law Institute, a nonprofit continuing legal education and professional training organization, hosted a… Continue Reading

Harness social media to grow your organization – register for FREE today!

Posted in Announcements, PLI, Resources, Seminar, Social Media, Staff News, Technology, Webinar

Next Steps in Social Media for Nonprofits and Public Interest Organizations: Deepening Your Online Outreach and Engagement Strategies Webcast Available Join Pro Bono Net’s Program Manager, Liz Keith for The Practising Law Institutes newest free seminar for nonprofits! On March 30th, 2016, PLI is hosting a seminar/webinar to discuss the use of social media by legal organizations and nonprofits, as… Continue Reading

Addressing Domestic Violence Across Practice Areas: Trauma Informed Lawyering

Posted in PLI, Pro Bono, Resources, Webinar

In a series of panels, Practising Law Institute experts discussed the various considerations and potential complications that can arise when bringing domestic violence cases before the court systems. The webinar, entitled “Addressing Domestic Violence Across Practice Areas 2016,” provided crucial information and advice in relation to handling trauma experienced by the victims, utilizing expert witnesses, and… Continue Reading

Human Trafficking in Immigrant Communities: Special Considerations When the Immigrant is a Victim

Posted in Immigration, Legal Services, PLI, Pro Bono, Resources, Webinar

As part of Practising Law Institute’s “Human Trafficking in Immigrant Communities” webinar a panel addressed special considerations for immigrant victims of human trafficking. Unlike domestic human trafficking victims, immigrants face additional hurdles related to their immigration status, cultural norms, and family hostage situations. Moderated by Melissa Brennan, Deputy Director of the Human Trafficking Initiative at… Continue Reading

Ethics Issues in Pro Bono Representation: Can v. Should

Posted in PLI, Pro Bono, Webinar

Ethics discussions can be incredibly complicated. Often the correct ethical decision is dependent on multiple factors and interpretations. While usually ethics discussions focus on what a lawyer can do, Jennifer Kroman, Director of Pro Bono Practice for Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, and the panel for the Practising Law Institute’s webinar “Ethical Issues in Pro… Continue Reading

Providing Legal Assistance in the Aftermath of Disaster 2015: PLI Training & Webinar

Posted in Legal Services, PLI, Seminar, Webinar

  Halimah is a sophomore at Seton Hall studying International Relations with a minor in Middle Eastern Studies and French. Passionate about social justice and empowering Muslim women, she regularly blogs for MuslimGirl.net. Halimah is a Development & Communications intern for the Fall of 2015 at Pro Bono Net’s New York Headquarters. The Practicising Law… Continue Reading

PLI and Pro Bono Net Hosting Free Webcast: “In-House Counsel and Pro Bono — Making the Match” on October 21 to launch Pro Bono Week

Posted in Celebrate Pro Bono Week, Legal Services, PLI, Pro Bono, Seminar, Technology, Webinar

There has been a lot of interest in involving the talented cadre of in-house counsel into the pro bono volunteering world, and in recent years, tremendous momentum has been gathering.  In the spirit of the upcoming 7th Annual National Pro Bono Week, please join this one-hour briefing to learn more about the art of making… Continue Reading

Mental Health Issues and the New York State Courts 2015: Understanding Risk

Posted in Courts, PLI, Seminar, Webinar

In July, I had the opportunity to attend a seminar called “Mental Health Issues & the New York States Courts 2015: Understanding Risk,” offered by the Practising Law Institute (PLI), a nonprofit continuing legal education and professional business training organization. PLI is bronze sponsor of Pro Bono Net’s work and Pro Bono Net is pleased… Continue Reading

Most Interesting Takeaways from PLIs Program on Social Media for Non-Profits and Public Interest Organizations (Post 3 of 3)

Posted in PLI, Social Media, Technology, Webinar

Last month, I was fortunate enough to attend the Practising Law Institute’s program on Social Media for Non-Profits and Public Interest Organizations. The Practising Law Institute is a Bronze Sponsor of Pro Bono Net and we are very pleased to partner with them. Liz Keith, Program Director at Pro Bono Net, and a Faculty member… Continue Reading

Most Interesting Takeaways from PLIs Program on Social Media for Non-Profits and Public Interest Organizations (Post 2 of 3)

Posted in PLI, Social Media, Technology, Webinar

Last month, I was fortunate enough to attend the Practising Law Institute’s program on Social Media for Non-Profits and Public Interest Organizations. The Practising Law Institute is a Bronze Sponsor of Pro Bono Net and we are very pleased to partner with them. Liz Keith, Program Director at Pro Bono Net, and a Faculty member… Continue Reading

Most Interesting Takeaways from PLI’s Program on Social Media for Non-Profits and Public Interest Organizations (Post 1 of 3)

Posted in PLI, Social Media, Technology, Webinar

Last month, I was fortunate enough to attend the Practising Law Institute’s program on Social Media for Non-Profits and Public Interest Organizations. The Practising Law Institute is a Bronze Sponsor of Pro Bono Net and we are very pleased to partner with them. Liz Keith, Program Director at Pro Bono Net, and a Faculty member… Continue Reading

Exciting October Trainings at PLI

Posted in Legal Services, PLI, Pro Bono, Webinar

This October, the Practising Law Institute (PLI) is hosting trainings on a variety of subjects that will be especially helpful for pro bono and legal services attorneys. These programs are an essential element of PLI’s commitment to providing attorneys with the skills and training to feel confident taking on pro bono cases (and to win… Continue Reading

PBN Attends PLI’s Supreme Court Review

Posted in Conferences, Legal Services, PLI, Pro Bono

At the end of July, my colleague Adam Friedl and I attended the Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) 16thAnnual Supreme Court Review. We want to thank PLI, a Pro Bono Net Bronze Sponsor since 2011, for inviting us (again) to the always-fascinating event. The daylong session kicked off with the themes and key decisions of the… Continue Reading

PLI Public Assistance and Food Stamp Eligibility Webinar

Posted in PLI, Webinar

On Friday, August 1st, Practising Law Institute (PLI) will be hosting a free webinar on “Advanced Public Assistance and Food Stamp Eligibility 2014: Special Populations.” The webinar will cover the intricate eligibility rules for special populations seeking Public Assistance and Food Stamps (SNAP). Certain populations, including immigrants, the homeless, and people with disabilities, are subject… Continue Reading

Practises in Pro Bono: A report on PLI’s Limited Scope Training

Posted in Courts, Legal Services, PLI, Pro Bono

Certain features of the American legal tradition are so fundamental as to be virtually sacrosanct: the adversarial system, attorney-client privilege, and pounding on the table to make a forceful point. Some basic assumptions underlie this model, including that lawyers provide litigants with beginning-to-end “full representation” in a case. To do otherwise has long been considered… Continue Reading

The KEY #SocialMedia Tip for Long-Term Promotional Success!

Posted in PLI, Social Media, Technology, Webinar

On March 20th, the Practising Law Institute is presenting “Social Media for Non-Profit and Public Interest Organizations” at their San Francisco center. Appropriately enough, PLI is also live webcasting the free event on their website. The event will explain how to utilize social media to achieve common goals of public interest and non-profit organizations including… Continue Reading

Practicing Law Institute Hosts Leaders in Anti-Trafficking

Posted in Courts, Immigration, Legal Services, PLI

According to the Polaris Project, “human trafficking is considered to be one of the fastest growing criminal industries in the world” with the International Labor Organization reporting almost 21 million people in forced labor in 2012. In response to this growing and devastating trend, PLI recently sponsored a standout event that featured several top names… Continue Reading

Spring 2014 PLI Highlights!

Posted in Legal Services, PLI, Pro Bono

As the New Year begins, we are highlighting some exciting Practising Law Institute (PLI) workshops and trainings of particular interest to pro bono, legal services, and nonprofit attorneys. As always, PLI’s 2014 program places a strong emphasis on the needs of pro bono attorneys, working to ensure that all practitioners have the tools and knowledge… 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