Monday, July 06, 2015

Coming Up!


Upcoming Events


Armchair Trainings: Post-Pathways to Justice 2015 Series:

July 9, 2015: 
Family Law for LGBT Clients after the Supreme Court’s Decision in Tanco
What does the Supreme Court’s Tanco decision mean for LGBT clients in California and nationally? This webinar will provide some legal context for the decision and cover how it affects issues including marriage and other forms of relationship recognition, legal parentage and custody, adoption, and divorce.
Presented by: Cathy Sakimura and Ming Wong, National Center for Lesbian Rights

July 16, 2015:
"Roadmap to Reentry" - Navigating Legal Barriers for Reentering Californians & Learning to Use the Root & Rebound CA Legal Guide

As advocates working with people in reentry from prison and jail, we are all aware that people in reentry face myriad obstacles and barriers because of their record and incarceration history. Through this training, you will be empowered to better serve these clients and understand their issues. Root & Rebound's "Roadmap to Reentry: A California Legal Guide," is a brand new resource guide available online and in print that covers legal barriers and rights across 9 areas of life for reentering Californians -- including obtaining ID and key documents, voting rights, public benefits, obtaining housing and employment, parole and probation issues, and more. The one-hour interactive webinar will give a broad overview of the material and resources in Root & Rebound's "Roadmap to Reentry" California legal guide, explain how to use this easy-to-navigate tool, and provide interactive exercises and Q&A on reentry legal issues. MCLE credit is available for attorneys.
Presented by: Katherine Katcher and Sonja Tonnesen, Root & Rebound

July 23, 2015:
Providing Culturally Competent Legal Services for the Transgender Community 
Co-Sponsored by: Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF)
In this training, you will learn tips on working with individuals who identify as transgender, language to describe the transgender experience, and the current context in which those experiences are happening to best provide effective legal services for your clients. 
Presented by Daniel Faessler, Transgender Law Center
**One hour of Recognition and Elimination of Bias Credit Available
Other Upcoming Training Series:
Make sure to check out these upcoming training series later this year:
Armchair Trainings: California Pleading Bank Series
This series will introduce to you to, the statewide pleading bank available to attorneys at California’s legal services organizations.
Fall 2015 Armchair Trainings: Seniors Series
This series, held each fall and each spring, covers a variety of topics relevant to all legal services attorneys, but with a focus on those who serve older Californians.