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Administrative Advocacy 2018: Representing the Pro Bono Client

December 13, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Why You Should Attend

Faculty will discuss best practices as well as common challenges that can arise in administrative proceedings and useful strategies for handling those challenges. Practical skills – from preparing and examining witnesses to creating the record and introducing evidence – will be addressed.

What You Will Learn

Overview of forums
Requesting hearings
Locating and preparing witnesses
Preparing your case
Using evidence
Statements and briefs
Striving to have your administrative proceeding resemble a legal proceeding
Creating the record and looking toward a possible appeal
Understanding Article 78 proceedings and judicial review
Best practices and strategies
Who Should Attend

This program is designed for pro bono, legal services, and public interest attorneys who provide representation for low income-clients involved in government benefits-related administrative proceedings, including cases concerning public assistance, social security, unemployment insurance, entitlement to special education services, and housing assistance, such as Section 8 or public housing. If you are currently handling or are interested in handling an administrative hearing on behalf of a pro bono or low-income client, you will benefit from this program.

CLE Credit Provided for Attendance: Yes

Fee Required for Attendance: No

Registration Required for Attendance: Yes