Michael Bailey – Debunking Separate but Equal – 844-292-1318 legal aid Tuscaloosa Alabama

Debunking Separate but Equal: What Lessons We Can Learn from the
Post-Brown Civil Rights Movement: Brown and Olmstead

Presented by Michael Bailey, Father, and President, National Disability Rights
Network, Portland, Oregon

Recorded at the 2013 Region 5 PTAC Meeting in Topeka, KS
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Legal Services of New Jersey’s Equal Justice Award Reception 2014 – 844-292-1318 Delaware legal aid

On October 15, 2014, Legal Services of New Jersey recognized exceptional pro bono attorneys, charitable foundations, and public officials at its annual Equal Justice Awards Reception. Special thanks to the sponsors of this event: Porzio, Bromberg & Newman, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Fox Rothschild, Lowenstein Sandler, LeClairRyan, Merck, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Special Contributions Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation, and ConnellFoley. For more information about Legal Services of New Jersey or about this event, visit our website, www.lsnj.org.
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Ethics and Pro Bono Legal Services: Ensuring Equal Access to the Justice System – 844-292-1318 Kansas legal aid

As members of the legal profession, lawyers serve three roles: representative of clients, officer of the legal system and public citizen having special responsibility for the quality of justice. The Preamble to the Nebraska Rules of Professional Conduct requires lawyers to be “mindful of deficiencies in the administration of justice and of the fact that the poor, and sometimes persons who are not poor, cannot afford adequate legal assistance.” Pro bono legal service is considered a traditional duty of the legal profession. Nebraska lawyers should devote professional time and resources and use civic influence to ensure equal access to our system of justice for all those who because of economic or social barriers cannot afford or secure adequate legal counsel. This CLE focuses on the Nebraska Rules of Professional Conduct that govern pro bono legal services:

Preamble to the Nebraska Rules of Professional Conduct: A Lawyer’s Responsibilities
Neb. Ct. R. of Prof. Cond. § 3-506.1 Voluntary pro bono services
Neb. Ct. R. of Prof. Cond. § 3-506.2 Accepting appointments
Neb. Ct. R. of Prof. Cond. § 3-506.3 Membership in legal services organization
Neb. Ct. R. of Prof. Cond. § 3-506.4 Law reform activities affecting client interests
Neb. Ct. R. of Prof. Cond. § 3-506.5 Non-profit and court-annexed limited legal service programs
Neb. Ct. R. of Prof. Cond. § 3-501.7 Conflict of interest; current clients
Neb. Ct. R. of Prof. Cond. § 3-501.9 Duties to former clients
Neb. Ct. R. of Prof. Cond. § 3-501.10 Imputation of conflicts of interest; general rule

Topics include a discussion how the Rules apply to pro bono services a lawyer may undertake to:

improve deficiencies in the administration of justice
exemplify the legal profession’s ideals of public service
educate the public to have a better understanding of law and the justice system
aid the profession to ensure equal access to justice
devote professional time, resources and civic influence to ensure equal access to justice

This CLE will also present an overview of the Nebraska State Bar Association’s Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP). Created in the early 1980s, VLP is place of last resort for persons who, because of economic or social barriers, cannot afford or secure adequate legal counsel.
Volunteer lawyers assist the legal profession in pursuing equal access to the legal system for these persons.

Carol A. Cleaver is the Director/Managing Attorney of the Nebraska State Bar Association’s Volunteer Lawyers Project. A 2006 graduate of Creighton University School of Law, Carol is admitted to practice in Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas. She has been active in promoting and providing pro bono legal services to persons who cannot afford an attorney and to volunteer staffed nonprofit organizations. Carol is an appointed member of the Nebraska Supreme Court Minority Justice Committee. Before joining the Volunteer Lawyers Project in April 2015, Carol served the NSBA in various volunteer roles. She is a regular presenter on CLE topics, including domestic law, ethics, and law office technology. For information about the Volunteer Lawyers Project, contact Carol Cleaver, (402) 475-7091.
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Equal Justice: the History of The Legal Aid Society – 844-292-1318 New York legal aid

Equal Justice: the History of The Legal Aid Society

http://www.legal-aid.org Equal Justice: the History of The Legal Aid Society, narrated by E.G.Marshall, tells the story of the founding of The Legal Aid Society in 1876 as the first organization in the country to offer free legal services to poor German immigrants. It traces the growth of The Legal Aid Society through the decades as services were extended to all New Yorkers in need of legal services and outlines the support the organization received from prominent figures such as Theodore Roosevelt, first as the New York City Police Commissioner and continued to his years as President of the United States and Charles Evans Hughes, a United States Supreme Court Justice, Governor of New York, and founder and partner of Hughes, Hubbard & Reed LLP. As New York City grew, so too did The Legal Aid Society and the scope of its work to include quality comprehensive representation in three major areas: Civil, Criminal and Juvenile Rights through individual representation and law reform advocacy.
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Morgan Ruthman on the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York

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