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CLE: ESSENTIALS OF HANDLING PRO BONO CHAPTER 7 BANKRUPTCY CASES
Mar
15
9:30 AM09:30

CLE: ESSENTIALS OF HANDLING PRO BONO CHAPTER 7 BANKRUPTCY CASES

Thursday, March 15, 2017, 9:30-12:10pm

Rutgers Law School - 123 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102

This program is co-sponsored by Volunteer Lawyers for Justice and Rutgers Institute for Professional Education. It is designed to teach attorneys with little or no bankruptcy experience how to handle a pro bono Chapter 7 bankruptcy case from start to finish. Experienced attorney speakers will cover topics such as preparing and filing the Chapter 7 petition, representing the client at the 341 meeting of creditors, and concluding the case. The speakers will also provide attendees with tips and considerations for working with low-income clients.

FEE WAIVED FOR ATTORNEYS WHO AGREE TO TAKE ONE FULL REPRESENTATION CASE THROUGH VOLUNTEER LAWYERS FOR JUSTICE OVER THE NEXT YEAR. If you intend to volunteer, please indicate so by applying promo code PROBONO428 and the fee waiver will be confirmed when you sign in. 

NJ CLE Information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 3.0 hours of total CLE credit.

TO REGISTER, VISIT rutgerscle.com

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Sep
30
9:00 AM09:00
CLE

School Discipline: Defending Students and Advocating for Alternatives to Exclusion

This program is co-sponsored by Volunteer Lawyers for Justice (vljnj.org) and the Education Law Center (edlawcenter.org). It will provide a practical overview of handling school discipline cases. Topics will include the relevant laws and the legal rights of students and parents/guardians within the education context, disciplining a student with special needs, challenging school discipline decisions, and re-entering schools from juvenile justice.

This training is designed to prepare attorneys to represent students who are facing exclusionary discipline imposed by their schools and is geared towards attorneys who are willing to provide pro bono services to such clients and are unfamiliar with this area of the law.

FEE WAIVED FOR ATTORNEYS WHO AGREE TO TAKE ONE FULL REPRESENTATION CASE THROUGH VOLUNTEER LAWYERS FOR JUSTICE OVER THE NEXT YEAR. If you intend to volunteer, please indicate so by applying promo code VLJPROBONO321 and the fee waiver will be confirmed when you sign in.

NJ CLE Information: This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 4.5 hours of total CLE credit.

Faculty:Shira Baron | Equal Justice Works Fellow | Education Law Center
Sean Benoit | Staff Attorney | Disability Rights New Jersey
Ariana Fink | Fellow | Child Advocacy Clinic | Rutgers Law School
David R. Giles | Attorney at Law
Jessica Limbacher | Staff Attorney | Volunteer Lawyers for Justice
Rebecca Livengood | Skadden Fellow | American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey

Location:Rutgers Law School
Center for Law and Justice
123 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102

Credits:CLE: NJ: 4.5 | NY: 4.5 | PA: 3.5

Subject Areas:Education Law
Student Rights
Special Education
Juvenile 

Cost:$100.00

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Mar
16
9:00 AM09:00
CLE

CLE: Nuts and Bolts of Representing Children in Special Education Matters

This training is designed to serve as a primer for attorneys interested in representing students in pro bono special education matters.  It is geared towards attorneys who have little to no experience in this area of law.

Topics include:

  • ·        The Right to a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
  • ·        Educational Evaluations
  • ·        Overview of Individualized Education Programs(IEPs)
  • ·        Due Process Complaints and Hearings
  • ·        Remedies

CLE Credit Hours: 7.0 NJ    7.0 NY    6.0 P.A                    
Registration Fee: $150

FEE WAIVED FOR ATTORNEYS WHO AGREE TO TAKE ONE FULL REPRESENTATION CASE THROUGH VOLUNTEER LAWYERS FOR JUSTICE OVER THE NEXT YEARIf you intend to volunteer, please indicate so by applying promo code PROBONO and the fee waiver will be processed when you sign in at the training. 

Register at www.rutgerscle.com

 VLJ's mission is to improve the lives of economically-disadvantaged people in New Jersey by empowering them with tools, advice and pro bono representation with the goal of securing fair and equal treatment within the legal system. It is only through the assistance of VLJ's committed volunteers and community partners that VLJ is able to make that goal a reality.

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