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Free Pro Bono Skills Training from PLI’s Interactive Learning Center

Posted in Legal Services, Pro Bono, Technology, Webinar

Practising Law Institute offers free pro bono skills training for pro bono and volunteer attorneys At Practising Law Institute, we strive to improve the learning experience by incorporating the latest in interactive technology and research-based instructional design. The award-winning programs in our Interactive Learning Center challenge participants by using “learning-by-doing” techniques in a variety of… Continue Reading

Live LawHelp Interactive (LHI) Developer Training: July 11-12, 2016

Posted in Announcements, Resources, Seminar, Technology

We are excited to announce that the next live LawHelp Interactive (LHI) developer training will take place July 11-12, 2016 at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC. Why Attend? Participants in this free training will learn how to author interactive interviews for self-represented litigants, volunteer attorneys or advocates. For those already familiar with the… 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

LSNTAP/PBN Webinar: 2015 50 Tech Tips

Posted in Legal Services, Libraries, Technology, Webinar

Jillian Theil has been the Training and Field Support Coordinator for Pro Bono Net since 2011. She manages the LSNTAP/PBN Community Training series.  Pro Bono Net and LSNTAP kicked off their 2015 LSNTAP Community Training series with the recurring favorite, “50 Tech Tips for Getting You Started on Summer Projects.” The training featured 50 tech tips for… Continue Reading

LSNTAP/PBN Webinar: 50 Tech Tips

Posted in Legal Services, Technology, Webinar

Last month Pro Bono Net and LSNTAP took the legal community back to school with the 50 Tech Tips webinar. Xander Karsten, the LawHelp Program Coordinator here at Pro Bono Net, moderated the webinar. I suppose one could say he was the principal! The lesson plan covered website launches, productivity and efficiency enhancers, and data… 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

Online Developer Training to Create Easy-to-Use Online Forms Starts September 9th

Posted in Courts, Legal Services, Pro Bono, Technology, Webinar

With funding from the Legal Services Corporation Technology Assistance Grants, Pro Bono Net is organizing its first online developer training for the online legal services and court document assembly community. This five week series will start on 9/9/2014 and will end on 10/7/2014. Each two hour session will teach basic A2J Author and HotDocs skills,… Continue Reading

LSNTAP/PBN Webinar: Triage and expert systems in legal aid: New tools to assist people in need and the advocates that serve

Posted in Legal Services, Pro Bono, Technology, Webinar

In July, Pro Bono Net partnered with LSNTAP to produce a webinar on triage and expert systems in legal aid. Moderated by Liz Keith of Pro Bono Net, the webinar highlighted new tools and approaches that aid advocates with legal screening, triage, and analysis activities, as well as tools to help litigants navigate unfamiliar legal… 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

LSNTAP/PBN Webinar: Technology tools to enhance legal services for Limited English proficiency (LEP) Communities: Website, videos, and more

Posted in Courts, Legal Services, Pro Bono, Technology, Webinar

In June, Pro Bono Net partnered with LSNTAP to produce a webinar on technology tools for Limited English Proficiency communities. Moderated by Mirenda Watkins of Pro Bono Net, the webinar examined some of the challenges of creating and maintaining multilingual tech tools and showcased possible solutions to these challenges through innovative examples in the legal… 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

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

Hurricane Sandy Legal Relief Efforts

Posted in Legal Services, Pro Bono

The legal community has mobilized to respond to Hurricane Sandy, and Pro Bono Net is heavily involved in these efforts.  Below we reprint a letter sent to New York-based members of probono.net outlining some upcoming trainings related to the relief efforts.  To learn more, visit our Hurricane Sandy Legal Relief page.     November 8,… Continue Reading

Legal Aid/Library Collaborations – Lessons Learned

Posted in Legal Services, Libraries, Technology

“Librarians [are] very natural navigators.  That’s what they do, they help people figure out what resources they need to use, what medium they may need in order to move forward.” -Stacie Colston Patterson, Illinois Legal Aid Online. November 2 marked the last of Pro Bono Net’s Libraries & Access to Justice Webinar Series, “Developing Legal… Continue Reading

Helping Library Patrons Find Legal Assistance in their Communities

Posted in Legal Services, Libraries, Military/Veterans, Technology

A new webinar series developed by Pro Bono Net and its partners, “Librarians and Access to Justice,” has attracted hundreds of attendees eager to learn how librarians can use online resources to better educate and assist their patrons with legal needs. The most recent webinar, which took place Oct. 11, is summarized below. The last… Continue Reading

Deferred Action, U Visas & Asylum On the Agenda at the Immigration Advocates Networks’ First e-Conference

Posted in Immigration

The Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) is hosting its first annual e-conference, “Cutting Edge Issues in Immigration Law,” a week-long series of interactive online trainings with national experts, from October 29 to November 2, 2012. IAN is the country’s largest network of nonprofit  and public interest immigration advocates, with over 5,500 members representing every state in… Continue Reading

Connecting Library Patrons with Legal Information

Posted in Legal Services, Libraries

“With a surge in the number of people seeking assistance for issues with a legal dimension there is a need for partnerships between libraries and agencies that care about access to justice in the community.” – Mary Ann VanCura, Continuing Education & Library Development Specialist, Library Development Services, Minnesota Department of Education With Mary Ann… Continue Reading

Top Ten Tips from Evaluating Online Intake: What are we learning?

Posted in Legal Services, Technology

On Wednesday, September 19, 2012, LSNTAP (Legal Services National Assistance Project) and Pro Bono Net conducted a community training that evaluated what the legal services community is learning about implementing online intake, including best practices, and discussed how this technology is transforming the delivery of legal services.  Participants were encouraged to tweet about the webinar… Continue Reading

Welcoming Librarians to the Access to Justice Movement

Posted in Courts, Legal Services, Libraries, Pro Bono, Technology

“Libraries are everywhere … this is a partnership we should encourage.” – Glenn Rawdon, Program Counsel for Technology, Legal Services Corporation This statement is one of the cornerstones of the Libraries and Access to Justice Webinar Series, a training series developed by Pro Bono Net that kicked off on September 13th.  More than 150 attendees… Continue Reading

PLI Offers Free Training on Courtroom Skills for Pro Bono Attorneys

Posted in Pro Bono

The Practising Law Institute, one of Pro Bono Net’s corporate sponsors, contributes a guest post this week on its upcoming program: Courtroom Skills for Pro Bono Attorneys.  Read on to learn more about this free program. PLI is excited to offer a new pro bono program, Courtroom Skills for Pro Bono Attorneys, to be held… Continue Reading

New Webinar Series on Libraries and Access to Justice Kicks off this Week

Posted in Legal Services, Technology

This fall, Pro Bono Net is producing four national training webinars for public and public law librarians about free, online resources for people with legal needs. The Libraries and Access to Justice Webinar Series kicks off this Thursday, Sept. 13, with an overview of the legal information needs among low-income Americans and why libraries are… Continue Reading

Top Tips from the “Online Resources for Self-Represented Litigants” Webinar

Posted in Legal Services, Technology

People have short attention spans.  Always feed your video crew.   User test everything – your assumptions are probably wrong. These were among the tips shared by participants in the Aug. 15 webinar, “Online Resources for Self-represented Litigants,” part of the Pro Bono Net/LSNTAP Community Training series. Five  court and legal services programs shared lessons learned… Continue Reading