MCLE – Center for Human Rights & Constitutional Law – October 8 at Legal Aid

Presented by The Center for Human Rights & Constitutional Law
Funded by The California Bar Association- Legal Services Trust Fund Program

Topics: Flores case & Family Detention, Immigration & Constitutional Law Developments, Negotiating Settlements

The Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law invites legal services and pro-bono attorneys and paralegals to attend a valuable free* legal services training in your area.

We will be conducting this training in four Southern-California locations, with minor content differences.

The training will focus on:

9:30 AM to 11:30 AM – Litigation and Representation Involving Immigrant Children — Discussion of recent Flores litigation and Court Orders relating to immigrant family detention, strategy update, discussion of potential issues that could be litigated regarding immigrant children, representing released immigrant minors, LSC restrictions regarding the referral or representation of immigrant children.

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM – Using Constitutional Law in a Public Interest/Pro-Bono Law Practice – Participants learn about the application of and developments in 5th and 14th Amendment Due Process and Equal Protection provisions in poverty law administrative and judicial proceedings, when and why to raise constitutional claims, how they strengthen a client’s statutory and related claims.

3:30 PM – 5 PM – Strategies for negotiating settlements and winning attorneys’ fees — This session will discuss successful strategies the Center has adopted to settle individual and major impact cases, how do settlements come about, what motivates government agencies to settle cases, how to settle for attorneys’ fees and costs.

Participants may attend one or more of the training sessions, depending on their interests and location. The trainings are free and open to all legal services attorneys and paralegals, pro-bono attorneys, and community advocates and organizers. Members of the California Bar will receive CLE credits for attending.

*The training at Legal Services of Orange County (LASOC) is $25 or free if you volunteer in LASOC’s Family Law Clinic or accept a pro bono case with one of LASOC’s clients. Law students and judicial officers admitted without charge.

Register for the trainings by CLICKING HERE!