Archived Online Trainings

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Obtaining Economic Impact Payments for Low-Income Clients

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government is distributing economic impact payments to individuals in the United States. This webinar will cover who will receive these payments and current policies surrounding how low-income recipients of certain benefits, including Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and VA Disability Compensation or Veterans Pensions, can obtain them. This webinar is up to date as of May 11, 2020 at 12 pm pacific.
May 11, 2020
Sponsoring Organization(s): Justice in Aging

Access to Medi Cal During the COVID 19 Pandemic

This webinar will provide an overview of changes that have been made to the Medi-Cal program during the COVID-19 health care pandemic.
May 7, 2020
Sponsoring Organization(s): National Health Law Program (NHeLP)

Drafting Declarations: Style and Advocacy Considerations

The presentation will cover how to draft effective, persuasive declarations. We will review style, grammar and advocacy considerations to persuade a judge to grant the relief requested. Examples will be drawn from requests for record clearances, but will be broadly applicable to a range of areas of legal services practice.
May 6, 2020
Sponsoring Organization(s): Record Clearance Project

Superior Court E-filing Training and Overview

In light of our current State of Emergency, many Counties in California are changing their policies regarding e-filing and fax filing services. We will go over these changes, as well as provide tips and training on how to make sure your e-filed documents are accepted by the Courts.
April 23, 2020
Sponsoring Organization(s): Public Interest Law Project (PILP)

Legal Interpreting Techniques and Ethics

This session will cover techniques for advocates to use in working with an interpreter. It highlights some challenges (e.g., talkative clients, slang, when an interpreter needs clarification) and techniques to resolve them. It covers interpreter ethics.
April 22, 2020
Sponsoring Organization(s): Record Clearance Project, Stanford Community Law Clinic

Disability Rights Protections in the Employment & Labor Context

The session will provide information about what constitutes a “disability” under civil rights laws, and what legal protections are afforded to employees (or applicants) who meet that definition. The session will also provide information about available remedies, along with tips and best practices for planning for advocacy, and preparing clients for advocacy.
April 20, 2020
Sponsoring Organization(s): Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF), Legal Aid at Work

What Nonprofits Should Do Now to Prepare for Recession

This webinar will give participants action steps that they can take immediately to increase sustainability and resilience in case of an economic recession.
April 15, 2020
Sponsoring Organization(s): Risk Alternatives

How to Appeal a Domestic Violence Restraining Order Tips and Tricks

This informational webinar will explore the specific issues related to appeals of domestic violence restraining order decisions in California courts. We will address some of the most common issues related to preserving an appeal and briefly review the procedures for appealing, including tips for maximizing the likelihood of a successful appeal.
January 23, 2020
Sponsoring Organization(s): California Women’s Law Center (CWLC), Los Angeles Center for Law & Justice (LACLJ)

Ethics for Public Interest/Legal Aid Attorneys

Legal ethics impacts legal services attorneys in different ways than other lawyers. This program will review ethical issues as they appear in a legal services context.
January 16, 2020
Series: Members-Only, Specialty MCLE Credits
Sponsoring Organization(s): OneJustice

Using Title IX As a Legal Tool to Address Campus Sexual Assault: A Brief Primer

This training will cover Title IX as it relates to campus sexual assault. It will provide context and background on the prevalence and impact of campus sexual assault, the evolving role of Title IX on this issue, the Trump administration's changes to Title IX and the current status of these proposed regulations, other federal and state laws that protect students from sexual assault, and California's efforts to codify the 2011 and 2014 Obama administration guidance.
January 7, 2020
Sponsoring Organization(s): California Women’s Law Center (CWLC)

Domestic Violence Restraining Orders in CA Courts: Complex Legal Issues

This webinar will dive into some of the complex legal issues facing litigants seeking domestic violence restraining orders in California courts.
November 20, 2019
Sponsoring Organization(s): California Women’s Law Center (CWLC), Los Angeles Center for Law & Justice (LACLJ)

CalFresh after the end of SSI Cash-Out

California’s cash-out policy, which barred SSI seniors and people with disabilities from receiving CalFresh, was finally ended in June 2019. The end of cash-out has led to a significant benefits expansion as many of the state's 1.2 million SSI recipients enter the CalFresh program. This webinar will provide basic details on the expansion and explain CalFresh eligibility rules that apply to these newly eligible SSI seniors and people with disabilities.
November 18, 2019
Sponsoring Organization(s): Justice in Aging, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)

Identifying the Concerns and Needs of LGBT Older Adults

This session will help providers understand the needs and concerns, share best practices for creating LGBT welcoming services, and how to implement LGBT inclusive intake forms.
October 28, 2019
Series: Senior Legal Issues
Sponsoring Organization(s): SAGE, Los Angeles County Department Of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services

Is Your Community Playing Fair? CA’s Fair Play Act (AB 2404) and Gender Discrimination in Youth Sports

Girls who play sports as youth benefit in many ways: they perform better in school, are more likely to earn higher wages, and have better health outcomes. California enacted the Fair Play in Community Sports Act (“Fair Play Act” or AB 2404) almost 20 years ago, requiring local community youth sports programs to provide equal opportunities, treatment and benefits to girls and boys in their competitive athletic programs. Despite this, girls’ sports at the local youth level still continue to face significant discrimination. This webinar will explore the Fair Play Act and its impact, and will provide a brief primer on the law the Act is based on, Title IX—which celebrated its 47th anniversary in June. Watch to learn about gender-based inequities in your local sports program or at your school and potential ways to address such inequities!
October 24, 2019
Sponsoring Organization(s): Legal Aid at Work, California Women’s Law Center (CWLC)

Accessibility for People with Disabilities in Direct Legal Services (intellectual, developmental, and/or psycho-social disabilities):

This session will offer some limited discussion of general language use and disability etiquette relating to the disabilities being covered in this session, as well as biases and stereotypes prevalent in popular culture. The primary focus will be on accommodations, policy modifications, and best practices when working with people with intellectual, developmental, and/or psycho-social disabilities. Physical accessibility will also be covered since people can have multiple disabilities. We will also spend some time addressing intersectionality and things to consider when working with folks with multiple marginalized identities, including disability. This session is focused on delivery of legal services in a direct services context.
October 23, 2019
Series: Disability
Sponsoring Organization(s): Legal Aid at Work, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)

New Family Rights to CalWork’s Child Care

New changes to the CalWORKs Stage One Child Care program provides for immediate and stable child care for all families enrolled in CalWORKs. As of October 1, families can get 12 months of uninterrupted, full-time care. Come learn about how to maximize opportunity and family well-being through newly expanded access to CalWORKs child care.
October 22, 2019
Sponsoring Organization(s): Child Care Law Center

Protecting LEP Seniors from Medicare Marketing Abuses

Learn about how best to protect Limited English Proficient older adults from Medicare marketing violations. We will review Medicare marketing rules (including updates for plan year 2020) and use an in-depth case study involving one Medicare Advantage plan in rural California. We will also leave time for questions and answers.
October 21, 2019
Series: Senior Legal Issues
Sponsoring Organization(s): Justice in Aging, California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)

California General Assistance / General Relief

This training will cover the legal framework and background of GA, common issues faced by GA applicants and recipients, and advocacy strategies for ensuring that clients are able to get and keep the benefits to which they are entitled.
October 17, 2019
Sponsoring Organization(s): Public Interest Law Project (PILP), Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC)

Trauma Informed Lawyering

For attorneys working with these populations, a trauma informed approach allows for more competent representation, improved legal outcomes, increased client engagement and be an empowering experience for clients. This session will discuss why and how to integrate trauma informed practices into your representation and use a hypothetical case to have participants practice applying trauma-informed skills at the time of intake.
October 16, 2019
Sponsoring Organization(s): Community Legal Aid SoCal, Los Angeles Center for Law & Justice (LACLJ), Homeless Action Center (HAC)

Developing a Medical-Legal Partnership in a Violence Prevention Program

The Wraparound Project (WAP) is a hospital-based violence intervention program housed in the San Francisco General hospital WAP navigates victims of violent injury through critical resources to address the root causes of violence. This session will: 1) delve into the impact of legal challenges on high-risk youth; 2) Outline WAP's efforts to develop a medical-legal partnership to cater to the unique legal needs of its client population; 3) Discuss barriers to the development of a medical-legal partnership; and 4) highlight/solicit innovative methods to overcome these issues.
September 18, 2019
Sponsoring Organization(s): UCSF Wraparound Project, Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence

Using Technology to Improve Workshops

Technology can improve both the operation and the effectiveness of workshops. We will highlight some of the ways that technology is currently being used to advertise, schedule, conduct and track workshops in Self Help Centers as well as some of the ways technology can be used to make workshops for interesting and interactive for the audience.
September 17, 2019
Sponsoring Organization(s): Riverside Superior Court, Sacramento Superior Court

Tribal Reentry Advocacy: Best Practices for Reentry Legal Advocacy in Rural Tribal Communities

In response to high rates of incarceration and criminalization among Native people, Root & Rebound, a reentry legal advocacy center, has partnered with various tribal communities, including Yurok Tribal Court, to establish free mobile legal clinics in tribal community settings. This program will give an instructional framework for providing effective, holistic reentry legal services to people in tribal communities. Topics addressed will include: best practices for establishing new mobile legal clinics, strategies for providing legal services in a rural location, and recommendations for building trust and collaborative partnerships between tribes and legal organizations.
August 28, 2019
Sponsoring Organization(s): Root & Rebound, Yurok Tribal Court

Accessibility for People with Disabilities in Direct Legal Services: Etiquette, Media, and Document Accessibility

This session provides general language use and disability etiquette, increased awareness of how media fosters disability stereotypes, and communication accommodations needed by people with disabilities, including ensuring document accessibility. This session is focused on delivery of legal services in a direct services context. Date training recorded: August 19, 2019
August 19, 2019
Sponsoring Organization(s): Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)

Be Counted California: How Your Organization Can Ensure an Accurate Count

Once each decade, the U.S. Census Bureau attempts to count every person in the United States and the next enumeration will begin April 1, 2020. The data collected by the decennial Census determines the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives and is used to distribute billions of dollars in federal funds to state, local & tribal governments. That is why California has launched a statewide effort to ensure an accurate and complete count of Californians in the 2020 Census. Join the webinar to learn about what your organization can do to ensure an accurate count.
June 19, 2019

Advising People with Criminal Records on Overcoming Barriers To Occupational Licensing

This webinar is for attorneys who are working with people who have pending criminal charges who are prospectively seeking occupational licenses and/or are criminal system impacted who are applying for occupational licenses. In CA, an estimated 7,955,500 people, or approximately 1 in 3 adults have arrest or convictions records. Access to stable employment is a significant factor to reducing recidivism. However, nearly 30 percent of CA jobs require licensure, certification, or clearance by an oversight board or agency for approximately 1,773 different occupations. People with criminal records face barriers to licensure, certification, or clearance. This webinar aims to address concerns around occupational licensing from representing people in criminal court pre-plea, using criminal record remedies, to representation at the hearing for an occupational license.
June 18, 2019
Sponsoring Organization(s): East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC)

Reviewing County GA GR Benefit Regulations: How to Assess if your County is Complying

General Assistance/Relief (GA/GR) is a state-mandated, county-funded benefit for persons who are not eligible for any other cash aid. Each county administers its program a little differently, and many counties throughout California are not in compliance with the law. This webinar is designed to give you practical tips for reviewing a County's GA/GR regulations, as well as strategies for improving the County's program. Our goal is to conduct a review of all of the counties' rules so we can develop a statewide picture of how the program is working for persons throughout California.
June 11, 2019
Sponsoring Organization(s): Public Interest Law Project (PILP)

Domestic Violence Restraining Orders in California Courts

In this informational webinar we will explore the different types of restraining orders that can be issued to protect a domestic violence survivor and discuss common issues that arise before judges when applying for or requesting transfer or renewal of such an order between the Family and Juvenile court systems. We will also review the important differences substantively and procedurally between civil domestic violence restraining orders and criminal protective orders.
May 30, 2019
Sponsoring Organization(s): Family Violence Appellate Project (FVAP), California Women’s Law Center (CWLC)

Oral Health: Connecting Clients to Services

This training will provide an overview of the Medi-Cal dental program including covered benefits, program rules, and appeals and grievances processes. The training will also cover common barriers to treatment including case examples and effective advocacy strategies.
May 29, 2019
Sponsoring Organization(s): Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA), Justice in Aging

Privacy in DVROs and CHROs: New Law to Protect Information of Minors

In 2018, a new law went into effect that allows a minor or minor’s legal guardian to ask that certain information regarding a minor (e.g. name, address, description of abuse related to minor) be made confidential in a domestic violence or civil harassment restraining order proceeding. In this webinar, staff from the Judicial Council will go over the new forms and court processes for these requests, including a draft information sheet that is currently out for public comment. Staff from the Family Violence Appellate Project will present on a pending bill (Assembly Bill 925) that, if passed, would make some modifications to the existing law.
May 28, 2019
Sponsoring Organization(s): Judicial Council of California (Judicial Council), Family Violence Appellate Project (FVAP)

Fair Chance Housing

Panelists will discuss "fair chance housing" advocacy, which aims to increase access to housing for people with past justice system involvement. We will discuss strategies including direct legal services, community organizing, and policy reform on the local, regional and national stages. The panel will provide an overview of the housing rights of people with arrest and conviction histories, legal avenues for challenging unlawful housing discrimination, and strategies for and lessons learned from reforming local and state housing policy. Finally, panelists will discuss building campaigns around “Ban the Box” housing ordinances and strategies for enforcement after such policies are adopted.
May 22, 2019
Sponsoring Organization(s): Root & Rebound, Vera Institute of Justice, Just Cities