Pro Bono Week 2013 Opportunities

Pro Bono Week 2013 is just around the corner and this year there are TWO ways to celebrate with LAF.

1)   Monday, October 28, 2013 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us as we train a new class of volunteers in our SNAP Pro Bono Project!

Learn about what you can do to help individuals who are not receiving the correct amount of SNAP (food stamps). Participants will learn about SNAP eligibility, barriers clients face in obtaining and keeping their SNAP benefits, how to assist clients who have been erroneously denied food stamps, are receiving an incorrect amount of food stamps, have had interruptions in benefits, or are experiencing processing delays. The training is free and includes MCLE credit. Please RSVP to Melissa Katt, mkatt@lafchicago.org by October 23, 2013.

2)   Tuesday, October 29, 2013 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm

LAF and the ISBA’s Delivery of Legal Services Committee invite you to participate in an interactive hour of ethics MCLE credit on the subject, “Two’s Company, Three’s a Crowd”.

When providing pro bono representation to an individual, there is a good chance that the client has never worked with an attorney before and the client may bring additional people along to attorney-client meetings. This session will offer a primer on the rules for attorney-client privilege and how the presence of third parties can waive that privilege. Then the session will invite the learners to address the practicalities of explaining privilege to an unsophisticated client and determining whether the client has given informed consent to include a third party in the meeting.

This training is free and one hour of Professionalism CLE credit will be provided. Due to limited resources, lunch will not be provided, but please feel free to bring your own. Please RSVP to Mara Block, mblock@lafchicago.org by October 23, 2013.

Have a wonderful Pro Bono Week 2013, however you choose to celebrate!

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