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Classes

Monday April 23
2018
Divorces, Supreme Court Matrimonial Practice, and Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence

In this introductory training, participants will learn matrimonial-specific rules pertaining to Supreme Court practice, and we will explore some of the thorny ethical issues and professional responsibility mandates involved in handling divorce as well as domestic/intimate partner violence (DV/IPV). ... Learn More

  • When
    Monday, April 23, 2018
    2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • CLE Credits
    Areas of Professional Practice: 1.50
    Ethics and Professionalism: 0.50
    Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias: 1.00
  • Location
    Bronx Legal Services
    349 East 149th St., 10th floor
    Bronx, NY 10451
  • Price: $0

Wednesday April 25
2018
Healthy Housing 2018

  This training will review new tools to address unhealthy housing conditions: the Asthma Free Homes Act and disability claims. It will cover changes to the law to strengthen enforcement of mold and pest violations, as well as ways to incorporate disability rights law into your practice on behalf ... Learn More

  • When
    Wednesday, April 25, 2018
    3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
  • CLE Credits
    Areas of Professional Practice: 1.00
  • Location
    Legal Services NYC - Central
    40 Worth St., 6th floor
    New York, NY 10013
  • Price: $0

Tuesday May 1
2018
Reasonable Accommodations and Creating Inclusive Environments

In this two-part panel discussion, faculty will begin by discussing reasonable accommodations in the workplace and then discuss ways to make environments more inclusive to those with disabilities.   Panel 1 – Reasonable Accommodations in the Workplace: Laws and regulations, vocational rehabili... Learn More

  • When
    Tuesday, May 1, 2018
    2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • CLE Credits
    Areas of Professional Practice: 3.00
  • Location
    Legal Services NYC - Central
    40 Worth St., 6th floor
    New York, NY 10013
  • Price: $0

Thursday May 17
2018
Mapmaking 201: Advanced Mapping Skills in Legal Services

In the first mapmaking course, participants learned how to take data from LegalServer or external sources and plot out maps of addresses in ArcGIS as well as how to import pre-existing census data to provide data-rich visuals. In Mapmaking 201, participants will learn how to create their own layers ... Learn More

  • When
    Thursday, May 17, 2018
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Location
    Legal Services NYC - Central
    40 Worth St., 6th floor
    New York, NY 10013
  • Price: $0

E-Learning
Language Justice: The Rights of LEP Clients

You will leave this training with a better understanding of the legal and ethical requirements for providing language access to LEP clients; some tools for creating good organizational language access policies and procedures, and also some tangible tips on using interpreters.... Learn More

  • CLE Credits
    Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias: 1.50
  • Price: $0

E-Learning
Implicit Bias Training for Legal Services Attorneys; Basic Concepts

This course will highlight basic concepts in understanding implicit bias, particularly in the legal services context. The more we’re aware of our implicit biases and how they automatically influence our decision-making, the more we can check ourselves and make more conscious decisions that aren’... Learn More

  • CLE Credits
    Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias: 1.00
  • Price: $0

Recording
DVD - Consumer Utility Law and Practice

Richard Berkley from the Public Utility Law Project will teach advocates how to assist utility consumers, who find themselves in untenable situations. Sometimes clients' bills have mounted in cold weather and they get final termination notices, or are “slammed” by energy service customers (ESCOs... Learn More

  • CLE Credits
    Areas of Professional Practice: 2.50
  • Price: $150

Recording
DVD - Taking, Perfecting, and Preparing For Appellate Term and Division Appeals in Housing Law Practice

This training will analyze creating a record for appeals in housing law practice, and deciding whether to appeal as well as how to perfect the appeal, write an effective appellate brief, and prepare for the oral argument.  The faculty will also examine case examples and discuss recent appeals.  F... Learn More

  • CLE Credits
    Skills: 1.00
    Areas of Professional Practice: 2.00
  • Price: $150

Recording
DVD - Reverse Mortgages: 2016 Update

With the recent uptick in reverse mortgage foreclosure filings, this session will provide advocates with a much-needed update on regulatory changes governing reverse mortgages (surviving spouse issues and repayment plan options), federal and NY-specific predicate notice requirements and defenses, an... Learn More

  • CLE Credits
    Areas of Professional Practice: 2.00
  • Price: $0

Recording
DVD - Representing LGBTQ/H Asylum-Seekers: A How-To Guide

Piibe Jogi, Staff Attorney at Immigration Equality—an NGO that strives to improve the lives of LGBTQ and HIV+ immigrants—will provide advocates with the knowledge base necessary to represent LGBTQ/H persons fearing persecution in their applications for asylum. In this presentation, attendees wil... Learn More

  • CLE Credits
    Areas of Professional Practice: 3.00
  • Price: $150

Recording
DVD - Hot Topics in Housing Law 2016

In this update for housing practitioners on hotly contested issues in landlord tenant litigation, the faculty will discuss rent deposits under RPAPL 745, Altman and rent overcharge, defending against chronic rent delinquency claims, and upholding tenants' rights under regulatory agreements.  Filme... Learn More

  • CLE Credits
    Areas of Professional Practice: 3.00
  • Price: $150

Recording
DVD - Rent Overcharge Update 2017

This class will present an overview of issues relating to rent overcharge claims in rent stabilized apartments, with a special emphasis on applications of the ‘four year rule.’ The presentation will include the latest developments in the relevant case law and a discussion of the 2014 amendments ... Learn More

  • CLE Credits
    Areas of Professional Practice: 3.00
  • Price: $0

Recording
DVD - NYCHA Administrative Hearings: Tenant Defense and Advocacy

This introductory training will focus on defending and advocating for tenants in NYCHA administrative hearings. The trainers will examine termination hearings, discuss negotiating settlements, and describe updates on recent policy and case law developments. Participants will learn about the basic he... Learn More

  • CLE Credits
    Areas of Professional Practice: 3.00
  • Price: $150

Recording
DVD - Eviction Prevention from Supportive Housing

This training will focus on eviction prevention issues from supportive housing. We will identify the different types of mental health supportive housing, and how to distinguish them - including the New York State of Office of Mental Health-licensed programs versus unlicensed programs, permanent vers... Learn More

  • CLE Credits
    Areas of Professional Practice: 1.50
  • Price: $150

Recording
DVD - Advanced CLARO Training: Assisting CLARO Visitors with Credit Reporting Issues and Identity Theft

Identity theft can be emotionally and financially devastating for victims, particularly those who are non-English speaking, economically distressed, working poor, elderly, and / or low income. This training program is geared to volunteer attorneys and law students serving consumers, including at the... Learn More

  • CLE Credits
    Areas of Professional Practice: 2.50
  • Price: $0

Recording
DVD - CLARO Advanced Training - Breaking Leases: The Intersection of Consumer and Housing Law

This training will focus on the recent increase in debt collection cases related to rent arrears. The goals of the training are 1) to give housing attorneys familiarity with consumer debt law in order to fully understand and minimize consumer consequences for tenants unable to pay rent arrears post-... Learn More

  • CLE Credits
    Skills: 1.00
    Areas of Professional Practice: 1.50
    Ethics and Professionalism: 0.50
  • Price: $0

Recording
DVD - Advanced CLARO Training - Assisting CLARO Visitors Defend Themselves in Consumer Debt Collection Actions Involving Auto Loans

The law governing the sale and financing of consumer automobiles is complex. In addition, government oversight agencies and nonprofit organizations have documented widespread deceptive and abusive practices in the car dealers industry. This training will provide an overview of some of the applicable... Learn More

  • CLE Credits
    Areas of Professional Practice: 3.00
  • Price: $0

Recording
DVD - Common Ethics Dilemmas in Legal Services 2016

This session will cover the following topics: a) duties of competence, diligence, and communication, including defining the scope of representation; b) group representation and potential conflicts of interest; c) duties surrounding withdrawal from a case; and d) roles and responsibilities of those w... Learn More

  • CLE Credits
    Ethics and Professionalism: 2.00
  • Price: $150