Pro Bono continuing legal education (CLE) seminars
"The Unemployment Compensation Referee Hearing from Three Perspectives"
January 8, 2010, 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
This course will train attorneys to represent claimants in unemployment compensation cases referred by Neighborhood Legal Services Association (NLSA). The law firm of Reed Smith will host the training at Reed Smith Centre, 12th Floor, 225 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222, on Friday, January 8, 2010, 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (registration from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m.). CLE CREDITS: 3 substantive. REGISTRATION FEE: Free for attorneys or paralegals volunteering to take PFA referrals; $60 for non-volunteers; $20 for non-volunteers who do not want CLE credit. Space is limited. Registration will be accepted on a first come/first served basis. Click here for a registration form or call Mary Ann Troper-Malley at 412-586-6134.
"Custody Conciliation--A Partnership Project"
January 14, 2010, 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
A training program will be held for new volunteers for the Partnership's Custody Conciliation Project, which provides attorneys to help low-income parents settle custody cases, thereby avoiding further litigation and relieving children of the difficult experience of a protracted custody dispute. This project has been of immense value to the judges in the Family Division, helping to ease crowded dockets by settling cases before trial. The time commitment is very reasonable; attorneys enter an appearance in the case for the limited purpose of the conciliation only.
The law firm of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC will host the training at One Oxford Centre, 20th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 on Thursday, January 14, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. New this year, the training will include a mock conciliation followed by a roundtable discussion of issues commonly encountered in custody conciliation cases. Existing volunteers are encouraged to attend for this part of the training, which will begin at 10:30 a.m.
Click here for a registration form or call Mary Ann Troper-Malley at 412-586-6134. To learn more about the Pittsburgh Pro Bono Partnership or to find out if your firm or legal department is a member, contact Barbara Kern at email@example.com or 412-586-6138.