The People’s Law School is a public legal education series presented by the Nevada Foundation for Consumer Education, which is a non-profit, educational arm of the Nevada Justice Association. The series is four two-hour sessions presented for once a week.
The first half of the session covers divorce, child custody, child support and alimony with family law attorneys Dina Romaya, Esq. and Thomas Standish, Esq.
The last session is on estate law, probate, wills and trusts. The speakers are specialists in this field, Marjorie Hauf, Esq., Bradley Richardson, Esq. and Kristin Tyler, Esq.
The moderator for the program is Laurence Springberg, Esq. All of the speakers volunteered their time to share their expertise.
Attorneys, Judges, and Court Personnel as First-Responders: Strategies to Identify and Mitigate Trauma Among Veteran Participants with PTSD and Operational Stress Injuries in Veterans Treatment Court Settings – Forensic stress, which is generated solely by involvement in the criminal litigation, often aggravates symptoms of existing mental health conditions for veterans facing charges. It impairs the defendant’s abilities to make reasoned legal decisions and challenges attorneys and other professionals in the justice system to identify and counteract these powerful forces. This Webinar describes methods to assist attorneys and other members of a treatment team in diverting the client from his or her own symptoms – not only from confinement. It also identifies some risks inherent in the professional’s exposure to a Veteran’s own traumatic experiences.
For all participants, the Webinar introduces the concept of “Psycholegal Softspots” as particular aspects of criminal litigation that are known to trigger stress reactions, explores “Psychological First Aid” as a vehicle to mitigate crises, and discusses PTSD trigger awareness plans as practical tools tailored meet an individual participant’s unique needs in a Veterans Treatment Court program. For attorneys, the Webinar also previews ethically acceptable interventions that do not transform the lawyer into a mental health professional and identifies the hallmarks of effective collaboration with mental health professionals during the course of the representation.
Major Seamone is a Professor and Director of the Legal Writing Program at Mississippi College School of Law. He also serves as a Major and Senior Defense Counsel in the United States Army Reserve. During his tours in Iraq, Germany, and at domestic military installations, he participated as both a prosecutor and defense attorney in sexual assault, complex death penalty, and other felony criminal cases involving defendants with PTSD. Major Seamone has written extensively about treatment-based sentencing alternatives in military courts-martial proceedings and the use of civilian Veterans Treatment and Mental Health Problem-Solving Courts by military organizations and commanders. He is actively involved in the development of a standardized curriculum to assist family court judges in better understanding the unique needs of military families.
University of Chicago Law School Students spent their 2012 spring break providing legal assistance in Biloxi, Mississippi.
If listening to Lord McNally trot out the same old rhetorical nonsense upsets you, it’s worth forwarding to the end of this piece where Lord Bach gets the closest I have ever seen a Peer to being bloody annoyed Video Rating: / 5
The availability of affordable housing continues to decline for a large number of families and individuals living in Cincinnati and Hamilton County. At the Next Community Issues Forum, John Schrider, Senior Attorney, Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnatireviews the findings of a just released housing report completed by Affordable Housing Advocates. This luncheon forum took place at 12:00 noon, Thursday March 8th, Christ Church Cathedral Undercroft, 318 East Fourth Street. Video Rating: / 5
On June 15, 2013 the Center for Access to Justice and Technology at IIT Chicago-Kent in conjunction with the Chicago-Kent Law Review sponsored the Symposium on Justice, Lawyering and Legal Education in the Digital Age. This half day symposium was held during the 2013 Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) Conference for Law School Computing.
The symposium focused on new law school courses that teach practical legal technology tools to prepare law students for the economic and technological reality of the legal profession.
Session 1 panelists include: Ronald Staudt (Chicago-Kent), John Mayer (CALI), Judith Wegner (University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill), Sunrise Ayers (Idaho Legal Aid Services), Greg Sergienko (Concordia University, School of Law), and Richard Granat (Granat Legal Services) Video Rating: / 5