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October 21 Marks the Beginning of National Pro Bono Celebration Week!

In recognition of this, PLI is offering two free pro bono one-hour briefings next week:

October 23, 2012, 1:00 – 2:00 pm (E.D.T.) – Making the Most of California’s New Homeowner Bill of Rights (FREE Audio-only)

On July 11, 2012, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law key provisions of Attorney General Kamala Harris’ Homeowner Bill of Rights.  This landmark legislation is designed to protect California homeowners from losing their homes to foreclosure if an alternative resolution is possible.  The new law includes restrictions on dual-tracking (initiating foreclosure against a borrower who has a loan modification application under review), requirements for improved communications by mortgage servicers and, importantly, a private right of action to enforce compliance.  The law goes into effect on January 1, 2013, and advocates for homeowners will need to get up to speed on it by then in order to represent their clients effectively both in and out of court. This One-Hour Briefing will guide you through the relevant provisions of the legislation and also point out some of the law’s limitations so you can effectively advise and represent your clients.

Maeve Elise Brown and Lisa Sitkin, foreclosure prevention attorneys at Housing and Economic Rights Advocates who have been closely involved in advocating for this legislation for the past three years, will discuss the important provisions of the Homeowner Bill of Rights and offer tips on how to make sure your clients get the full benefit of the law’s protections.

To register, click here.

October 24, 2o12, 1:00 – 2:00 PM (E.D.T) – Representing Unaccompanied Children in Immigration Proceedings: Learn How to Help (Free Audio-only)
The number of unaccompanied children placed in U.S. custody in Fiscal Year 2012 has reached an historic high: over 14,000 children, more than double the number last year.  Many of these children, who range from toddlers to teenagers, are fleeing abuse, abandonment, and persecution in their home countries, or are victims of human trafficking or other crimes.  They are placed in immigration removal proceedings and are not provided an attorney, regardless of their age.  Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is a national nonprofit organization working hard to match these children with caring pro bono attorneys who will ensure that they do not face an immigration judge alone.

Please join Laurie Carafone, Pro Bono Coordinator at the Boston office of Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), and Douglas C. Doskocil, a partner at Goodwin Procter LLP and KIND pro bono attorney, for a free One-Hour briefing on Representing Unaccompanied Children in Immigration Proceedings, and learn how you, too, can help.

To register, click here.

ARL to Co-Sponsor Discussion and Webcast on Open Government

We’ve previously mentioned the Open Government movement– researchers and librarians pushing for free access to federal documents. On the 19th of March, the Association of Research Libraries will co-host an in-person conference and live webinar about the fight for Open Government, in conjunction with OpenTheGovernment.org.

Where: Center for American Progress in Washington DC.
When: Friday, March 19, 2010, noon–2:00 p.m. EDT
Program will also be available as a live webcast.

Press release here.

PLI XChange Demonstration This Friday

This Friday we’re doing an in-person and live webcast demonstration of PLI XChange, the new collaborative networking program that we’ve created to accompany certain programs and keep the conversation going after you leave our conference rooms.

Since PLI XChange is going to be included in the Law Library 2009 Programs (offered in San Francisco, New York , and via LiveWebcast), it’s definitely worth the time to check it out. Whether you’re interested in posting to the forum and starting and fostering discussions, or just want to know a little bit more about how this tool can help you connect with the community, improve your experience at the programs, and let you access program content before and after the program, watching or attending this demonstration can answer your questions and help you prepare.

If you’re interested in attending, or watching via the internet, or just have a few questions that you’d like answered, you can let us know by calling either (212)-824-5825 or via email to libraryrelations@pli.edu.

Hot Topic Program: Subprime Institute 2008

The subprime mortgage market continues to crash and what was once considered a problem has now become a crisis. Attend PLI’s upcoming Subprime Institute 2008, in New York City and via Live Webcast on September 23, 2008 to gain an understanding of the causes behind the subprime crisis. Learn how to advise your clients given this current and ongoing economic crisis. Find answers to questions you really need to know: How have regulators stepped up their activity in response to the current situation? What risks are associated with the secondary markets tightening of credit? What new legislative developments will help limit the risks investors are facing? How can you advise your clients given the tightening of credit? These and other questions will be addressed on September 23.

See our website here: http://www.pli.edu/product/webcast_detail.asp?id=46823