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Upcoming CLEs

Ethical Issues Related to the Provision of Pro Bono Services through Partnership Programs
Oct. 24, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The Pittsburgh Pro Bono Partnership annual meeting will feature remarks from volunteers for the Custody Conciliation Pro Bono Project, which helps families avoid the difficult experience of a protracted custody dispute. Come learn about this and other Partnership projects and how your firm or corporate legal department can get involved. One hour of FREE CLE credit will be provided. This program will be hosted by Reed Smith at 225 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

Click here to RSVP by Oct. 19.


Helping Domestic Violence Victims Obtain Protection Orders
Nov. 2, 2018
9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

This course trains attorneys to obtain final protection from abuse orders (PFAs) for victims of domestic violence. It is open to all attorneys interested in volunteering for NLSA's PFA program. The law firm of Dickie McCamey & Chilcote PC will host this program at Two PPG Place, Suite 400, Pittsburgh, 15222, on Friday, Nov. 2, 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (registration from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m.). CLE CREDITS: 3 substantive, 1 ethics. REGISTRATION FEE: Free for attorneys or paralegals volunteering to take PFA referrals; $150 for non-volunteers; $50 for non-volunteers who do not want CLE credit.

Click here to register or call Mary Ann Troper-Malley at 412-586-6134.


Special Immigrant Juveniles: How Family Law Attorneys Can Make A Difference
Nov. 2, 2018
Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Jewish Family and Community Services will train volunteer family law attorneys to represent minors in Family Court proceedings (dependency and custody) to secure the requisite predicate orders for their immigration proceedings. Attendees will provided with an overview of how the immigration court and family court intersect for these children. You will learn how to draft petitions to obtain the very specialized findings of fact and orders of court required by immigration judges. The training will also provide an introduction to the multiple participants to these proceedings, the history of this special immigration status, and the cultural background and ethical considerations experienced in these cases. Presenters include Judge Eleanor Bush, attorney Hilary Spatz, and attorney Dawn Walters, who have been handling these cases since 2014.

The Pro Bono Center will host this CLE at the offices of the ACBA, 436 Seventh Ave., 400 Koppers Building, Pittsburgh, PA, 15219. It is FREE for attorneys who agree to take a case pro bono.

For additional information and to register, contact Barbara Griffin at Include your PA attorney ID#. Space is limited.