June 26, 2014, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (E.D.T.)
You can participate in this One-Hour Briefing and learn how to volunteer as pro bono counsel for an immigrant child. In the past eight months, the Customs and Border Protection announced that more than 47,000 children have been apprehended at the Southern border and placed in deportation proceedings. In some immigration courts, 12 to 15% of the dockets are unaccompanied minor children. Sadly, there is no right to free counsel for children in immigration proceedings. The children are primarily arriving on the Southern border and come from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador but children are also sent, sometimes against their will from many countries including China, South Asia and the Caribbean. The median age of the children being apprehended in 2014 is approximately 14 but even toddlers have been arrested and placed into removal poceedings.
Please join Professor Lenni B. Benson, Director of the Safe Passage Project, Deborah Lee, Senior Staff Attorney, Immigration Intervention Project, Sanctuary for Families and Lisa Frydman, Associate Director and Managing Attorney, Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, for a free One-Hour briefing on Representing Unaccompanied Children Who Need Immigration and Family Court Assistance, and learn how you, too, can help.
Attorneys of all backgrounds, expertise, and experience are welcome. No prior immigration experience is needed.
April 30, 2014, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (E.D.T.)
On January 17, 2014 the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in two cases that will hopefully force it to bring the Fourth Amendment into the 21st century. In United States v. Wurie and California v. Riley, the Court will consider whether the police, after arresting an individual, may look at the contents of his or her cellphone. These cases may force the Court to confront a question that it has so far ducked: What is the Fourth Amendment’s protection for informational privacy? That is, to what extent should people be able to keep information from the government until it has probable cause to obtain it?
The presentation will address:
- Emerging issues of technology and the Fourth Amendment
- Recent cases concerning informational privacy and the Fourth Amendment
- United States v. Wurie and California v. Riley
Register now for this free special event in celebration of Law Day and join Erwin Chemerinsky, Founding Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law for this important discussion.
April 24, 2014, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (E.D.T.)
Early stage companies (startups) are critical to economic growth. But startups face complicated legal issues because of their limited financial resources, the dynamic phase of product development, their hiring requirements, and their pursuit of investment. Put simply: startups always have legal questions and never have money; attorneys have answers, but always cost money.
With a conversation that will speak to both non-attorneys (startups) as well as attorneys, please join Charles Belle (Executive Director at the Institute for Innovation Law at UC Hastings) and attorney Ken Priore (General Counsel of Grindr) as they provide an overview of the legal issues startups face from launch to Series A funding.
Specific topics include:
- Understanding the lifecyle basics of a startup, from bootstrapped to Series A
- Critical legal needs startups need to be aware of
- When lawyers over lawyer: what startups don’t need
- When startups should be charged for services and when not
- Practical steps startups should consider in their funding options as they develop
- The impact of the new crowdfunding legislation as a funding mechanism
Mark you calendar and don’t miss this important Free Briefing!
PLI and LLAGNY teamed up to offer a free one-hour audio briefing to librarians, researchers, attorneys, and allied professionals: Researching High Yield Offerings – Tools and Resources to Help You Keep Pace. Thank you to everyone who attended.
Researching High Yield Offerings – Tools and Resources to Help You Keep Pace is the 3rd in a series of library one-hour briefing that PLI and LLAGNY have created.
PLI and LLAGNY will continue to produce this series of Library Programs in the One-Hour Audio Briefing format. The response has been positive, both from an attendance and feedback perspective. Are you interested in speaking at a future briefing? Or do you have a specific topic you’d like to see covered? If so, please send your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note this program has expired. If you are interested in current PLI Library Programs, please visit www.pli.edu/libraryaudiobriefings.