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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




Older Americans Act in Action: Partnering with the Aging Network

Older adults are one of the fastest growing populations that need legal assistance. 7.1 million seniors are living in poverty and it is estimated that 56% of senior households have at least one civil legal problem, particularly in the areas of health, income maintenance, and consumer issues. This Arm Chair Chat will provide ideas for building and enhancing your programs aging services, with a focus on integrating legal services into the aging services community.
May 21, 2019
Series: Senior Legal Issues
Sponsoring Organization(s): Justice in Aging




Ending Improper Billing of Dual Eligibles

Come learn about recent administrative changes that will better assist beneficiaries and advocates in combating improper billing, and hear more about a case example where a legal services support center teamed up with a Medicare counseling organization to, based on persistent billing of an individual dually eligible client, push for systemic changes at the institutional provider level.
May 20, 2019
Series: Senior Legal Issues
Sponsoring Organization(s): Justice in Aging, Sourcewise




Disability Considerations in Coordinated Entry and Homelessness Advocacy

This is a substantive, skills-based training on the disability rights of homeless or housing insecure people with disabilities applying for housing and services through county coordinated entry systems (CES).
May 2, 2019
Series: Disability
Sponsoring Organization(s): Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF), Disability Rights California (DRC), Public Interest Law Project (PILP)




Bring “Legal Aid Day in Sacramento” to Your District!

LAAC Executive Director Salena Copeland provides an overview of how to engage your legislator on important legal aid issues right within your own district.
April 11, 2019
Sponsoring Organization(s): Legal Aid Association of California (LAAC)




Hands Off My Services: Navigating Fraud Investigations in the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Context

This training discusses factors that can trigger a fraud investigation, what counties can/can’t do during investigations, and what advocates and recipients can expect when faced with an IHSS fraud investigation.
February 13, 2019
Series: Free to the Public, Public Benefits Fraud Series
Sponsoring Organization(s): Disability Rights California (DRC)




Sexual Discrimination, Harassment and Assault: A Primer on Federal and State Law Claims

Training Sexual Discrimination, Harassment and Assault: A Primer on Federal and State Law Claims
January 30, 2019
Series: Litigation, Specialty MCLE Credits
Sponsoring Organization(s): Legal Aid at Work, California Women’s Law Center (CWLC)




Preparing, Settling and Conducting Public Benefits Fraud and Overpayment Hearings

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Preparing, Settling and Conducting Public Benefits Fraud and Overpayment Hearings Training recorded: Jan 24, 2019
This webinar will discuss how to prepare for public benefits fraud hearings including gathering evidence and preparing witnesses, negotiating with counties to resolve fraud cases before hearing, and representing clients at hearings.


January 24, 2019
Series: Free to the Public, Public Benefits Fraud Series
Sponsoring Organization(s): Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal), Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC)




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

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Privacy in DVROs and CHROs: New Law to Protect Information of Minors Training recorded: Jan 16, 2019
In this webinar, staff from the Judicial Council will go over the new forms and court processes for these requests.


January 16, 2019
Series: Free to the Public
Sponsoring Organization(s): Judicial Council of California (Judicial Council)




Best Practices for Working With Volunteer Pro Bono Attorneys

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Best Practices for Working With Volunteer Pro Bono Attorneys Training recorded: Jan 14, 2019
This webinar will discuss best practices and ethical considerations for organizations working with volunteer and/or pro bono attorneys.


January 14, 2019
Series: Free to the Public
Sponsoring Organization(s): Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA)




New Dental Credit Card Advocacy Tools to Help You Help Your Clients

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New Dental Credit Card Advocacy Tools to Help You Help Your Clients Training recorded: Dec 14, 2018
This webinar will present an overview of Medi-Cal dental covered services for both children and adults, and existing consumer protections and new tools for advocates handling dental credit card cases.


December 14, 2018
Series: Free to the Public
Sponsoring Organization(s): National Health Law Program (NHeLP)




Developing and Documenting Defenses in Public Benefit Fraud Cases

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Developing and Documenting Defenses in Public Benefit Fraud Cases Training recorded: Dec 5, 2018
This training will review key case law and strategies to identify, access, and develop evidence in fraud cases in CalFresh, CalWORKs and other public benefit programs.


December 5, 2018
Series: Public Benefits Fraud Series
Sponsoring Organization(s): Western Center on Law & Poverty (WCLP), Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC)




Access to Children’s Mental Health Services in California Focus on Medi-Cal

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Access to Children’s Mental Health Services in California Focus on Medi-Cal Training recorded: Nov 29, 2018
This webinar will discuss how the Medi-Cal mental health system operates, with a focus on services for children under age 21.


November 29, 2018
Sponsoring Organization(s): National Health Law Program (NHeLP)




New Pathways for Advocates to Challenge Parking Tickets and Car Tows on Behalf of Indigent Clients

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New Pathways for Advocates to Challenge Parking Tickets and Car Tows on Behalf of Indigent Clients Training recorded: Nov 16, 2018
Join the attorneys and law students from the East Bay Community Law Center, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, and the Back on the Road coalition as they walk through the new laws, their implementation in various cities, and some problems you might encounter and how to deal with them.


November 16, 2018
Sponsoring Organization(s): East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC), Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCR)




Creating a Level Playing Field for Girls: Title IX Athletics in Schools and Beyond

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Creating a Level Playing Field for Girls: Title IX Athletics in Schools and Beyond Training recorded: Oct 25, 2018
A training on the legal requirements mandating equity for girls playing sports in high school and at youth parks and recreation facilities in California.


October 25, 2018
Series: Free to the Public
Sponsoring Organization(s): Legal Aid at Work, California Women’s Law Center (CWLC)




Culture, Trauma, and Context: Strategies for Successful Case Outcomes

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Culture, Trauma, and Context: Strategies for Successful Case Outcomes Training recorded: Sep 26, 2018
This course will discuss strategies for judicial officers, attorneys, court staff, and justice partners to successfully engage families and ensure equal access to safety through approaches that are culturally responsive and trauma informed.


September 26, 2018
Series: Free to the Public
Sponsoring Organization(s): Judicial Council of California (Judicial Council), Asian Women’s Shelter




Dog Days of August: Legal Rights to Animals That Help People with Disabilities

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Dog Days of August: Legal Rights to Animals That Help People with Disabilities Training recorded: Aug 10, 2018
This overview training will address a “constellation” of hot topics during the Dog Days of August. First tip: depending on context, animals used by people with disabilities can include more than just dogs.


August 10, 2018
Series: Disability, Members-Only, Specialty MCLE Credits
Sponsoring Organization(s): Disability Rights California (DRC), Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)




The Rights of Pregnant and Parenting Students and Employees at CA Schools

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The Rights of Pregnant and Parenting Students and Employees at CA Schools Training recorded: Jul 31, 2018
This webinar will discuss the rights of pregnant and parenting employees and students in California’s schools, including an overview of pregnancy leave rights and legally required accommodations for pregnancy and lactation.


July 31, 2018
Series: Free to the Public
Sponsoring Organization(s): California Women’s Law Center (CWLC), BreastfeedLA, Center for WorkLife Law




Consumer Series Part 3: Beating Medical Debt

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Consumer Series Part 3: Beating Medical Debt Training recorded: Jun 6, 2018
This webinar provides pre-litigation and litigation training for helping people tackle and conquer medical debt.


June 6, 2018
Series: Consumer Series, Free to the Public
Sponsoring Organization(s): Legal Aid Society of San Diego (LASSD)




Supervising Interns and Volunteers: Professional Responsibility & Best Practices

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Supervising Interns and Volunteers: Professional Responsibility & Best Practices Training recorded: May 31, 2018
Presenters will describe the ABA and California Rules of Professional Responsibility as they relate to common challenges with volunteers (including the duty to supervise, the unlawful practice of law, and the duty of confidentiality). Presenters will also discuss challenges and successful strategies for hiring, supervising, managing, and wrapping up the term for volunteers and interns.


May 31, 2018
Series: Members-Only, Specialty MCLE Credits
Sponsoring Organization(s): Record Clearance Project




Consumer Series Part 2: From Defense to Offense, Bringing Affirmative Consumer Claims

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Consumer Series Part 2: From Defense to Offense, Bringing Affirmative Consumer Claims Training recorded: May 9, 2018
This webinar focuses on methods for identifying potential affirmative claims, case selection, and case preparation.


May 9, 2018
Series: Consumer Series, Free to the Public
Sponsoring Organization(s): Legal Aid Society of San Diego (LASSD)




Consumer Series Part 1: Primer on Debt Defense Strategies

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Consumer Series Part 1: Primer on Debt Defense Strategies Training recorded: Apr 11, 2018
This webinar will discuss effective strategies for defending debt defense cases, including third party debt collection claims and original creditor claims.


April 11, 2018
Series: Consumer Series, Free to the Public
Sponsoring Organization(s): Legal Aid Society of San Diego (LASSD)