Pro Bono Training: Representing Debtors in Small Claims Court

05/02/2018 - 03:30 PM to 07:00 PM
The panelists will discuss the Fair Debt Collection Clinics in Small Claims Court at the Boston Municipal Court Central Division, Cambridge District Court, and Quincy District Court, and how attorneys can volunteer at the clinics....
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Pro Bono Training: Trying a Case in Housing Court

04/23/2018 - 03:00 PM to 07:00 PM
This training will guide you through the trial of a case in Housing Court from opening to closing, with a special focus on evidence rules as they pertain to eviction cases....
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Lobbying 101: A Guide to the Legislative Process in Massachusetts and Tips for Advocating with your Legislators

04/23/2018 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Join us for Lobbying 101 to refresh your memory about the legislative process and learn some tips for successful advocacy with the Massachusetts legislature. We’ll also go over state rules that determine when you need to register as a lobbyist....
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Pro Bono Training: Representing Asylum Seekers

03/26/2018 - 04:00 PM to 06:30 PM
This introductory asylum training covers the basics of asylum law and procedure: asylum eligibility requirements, packaging the application and supporting materials, how to work with traumatized clients, tips for presenting a case to the asylum office, immigration court practice, and how to help clients access post-grant benefits....
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Leading with Intent – Strategies for Improving Nonprofit Board Performance and Impact

03/16/2018 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Join us for a conversation with Vernetta Walker, JD, Chief Governance Officer at BoardSource, who will share insights on what Leading with Intent 2017 tells us about current trends and dynamics in nonprofit board leadership, how boards can leverage the report’s findings to improve their performance and organizational impact, and why it is critical for nonprofit organizations and their boards to fully embrace diversity and inclusion. ...
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Realities of Human Trafficking in Massachusetts - Featuring the Polaris Project

03/06/2018 - 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Using data collected from Polaris’ national human trafficking hotline, including data specific to Massachusetts and the Northeast, this program will shed light on the various forms of human trafficking that are most common in Massachusetts and specific ways that attorneys can be part of the safety net for survivors....
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Expanding Access to Justice by Engaging Senior Fellows

02/26/2018 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
The Access to Justice Fellows Program, a project of the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission and the Lawyers Clearinghouse, enables senior lawyers and retired judges to partner with nonprofit organizations, courts, and other public interest entities to increase equal justice for all. By matching lawyers who are retired or transitioning toward retirement with groups that need their help, the Fellows Program allows these lawyers to use their specialized skills and experience to do engaging pro bono work, remain active members of the legal community, and help people and groups in need....
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Pro Bono Training: Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy Basics

01/30/2018 - 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Interested in bankruptcy law but don’t know where to start? Join our expert panel to learn the basics of chapter 7. This program will cover all aspects of representing a consumer debtor in a chapter 7 case: the initial client interview, preparing the petition and schedules, conducting due diligence and avoiding common pitfalls, attending the § 341 meeting, and finally, getting the client their bankruptcy discharge....
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Tax Reform Impact on Exempt Organizations

01/30/2018 - 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
We will review the areas of the new Tax Reform law that have implications for Exempt Organizations. Will we identify some areas where further guidance is needed and discuss the practical aspects of implementing the law. Colleges, health systems and other exempt organizations will be affected. Come join us to learn more! ...
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Walk to the Hill Breakfast

01/25/2018 - 09:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Are you new to Walk to the Hill and worried you won’t know what to say? Or are you an old pro looking to polish your talking points? Join us for a networking breakfast, a primer on Civil Legal Aid, and tips for talking with your legislators and their staff....
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The Future of Legal Technology Webinar

12/06/2017 - 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Learn about the fundamentals of cloud computing for lawyers and the ethical considerations you should make when evaluating software for your firm....
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Pizza and Pro Bono: Mass Legal Answers Online Blitz

12/05/2017 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Join us for a pro bono pizza party while we work with volunteer attorneys from Mass Legal Answers Online and the Volunteer Lawyers Project to answer legal questions for low income Massachusetts residents through Mass Legal Answers Online. You can make an immediate difference to someone struggling to resolve their legal problem. Both law students and lawyers are invited to participate....
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CANCELLED: Highlighting Recent Tax Law Changes and Remedies in Delivering Legal Services

10/23/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
This presentation will provide practitioners with an overview of the new federal law, Protection Against Tax Hikes (PATH), as it affects low income clients, and will demystify the Innocent Spouse defense in tax collection....
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Annual Meeting 2017

10/05/2017 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Featuring PIPER KERMAN, Author of Orange is the New Black...
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Immigration "Know Your Rights" - Training for Volunteer Attorneys

09/27/2017 - 04:30 PM to 06:30 PM
This program will train attorneys interested in doing community outreach to immigrant communities.The session will begin with an overview of the immigration executive orders, an update on DACA, and provide information on resources available to assist immigrants. The speakers will also discuss the history and importance of community “Know Your Rights” (KYR) workshops and the logistics of signing up to present in the community....
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Pizza and Pro Bono: Mass Legal Answers Online Blitz

07/19/2017 - 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Join us for a pro bono pizza party while we work with volunteer attorneys from Mass Legal Answers Online and the Volunteer Lawyers Project to answer legal questions for low income Massachusetts residents through Mass Legal Answers Online. You can make an immediate difference to someone struggling to resolve their legal problem. Both law students and lawyers are invited to participate....
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Pro Bono Training: AGO Wage Theft Clinic

07/18/2017 - 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM
Panelists will cover the basics of Massachusetts wage and hour laws, and introduce participants to the AGO’s newly launched Wage Theft Clinic. After this seminar, attendees will have a better understanding of wage and hour laws, including minimum wage, overtime, timely payment of wage, and related laws. After the training, participants will be eligible to provide free consultations at the monthly Clinic, and may be retained by workers for legal representation post-Clinic....
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Delivery of Legal Services Section Spring Social

06/26/2017 - 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Join old friends and meet new ones as the Delivery of Legal Services Section celebrates the end of a great year of programming. There will be tasty hors d'oeuvres and refreshments and fun networking for all! ...
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Pro Bono Training - Caregiver Preparedness Planning: Family & Immigration Considerations

06/26/2017 - 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
In a time of increased immigration enforcement, many immigrant families are looking for resources and other tools to proactively prepare in the event they are separated from their children. Many of the tools available are also applicable for families who have no interaction with the US immigration system. This program will introduce some of the key tools from a legal perspective available to families, highlighting recent updates and key considerations depending on family make-ups....
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SLAPP Happy: Tools and Tips for Navigating The Massachusetts Anti-SLAPP Maze

06/06/2017 - 12:30PM to 1:30pm
Get access to tips and tools for effectively, creatively and efficiently litigating anti-SLAPP motions in light of ever-changing, sometimes inconsistent and NEWLY updated interpretations of the Massachusetts anti-SLAPP statute....
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