Building A House; How to install your own septic system!
During construction of our new house I decided to install my own septic system. This video shows the process it takes and how to go about doing it yourself to save a lot of money. It shows you what you need and the time it takes. This is a gravity feed septic system and shows how to install septic yourself.
Paulette Brown, President, American Bar Association; Partner/co-chair, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Locke Lord LLP
James Taylor, Ph.D., Director of African American Studies and Professor of Political Science, University of San Francisco; Lecturer, African American and African Diaspora Studies Department, University of California Berkeley—Moderator
Paulette Brown is the first woman of color to become president of the ABA and has been recognized by the National Law Journal as one of the “50 most influential minority lawyers in America.” She has been a municipal court judge, in addition to focusing on all facets of labor and employment litigation. Brown has devoted her presidency to “rebuilding the nation’s confidence in our justice system” by “working to eliminate bias and enhance diversity and inclusion” and offer “tangible, sustainable solutions that will have a positive impact on the perception of our justice system.”
Join an important discussion of what’s being done to ensure that the legal system can better represent the under-represented across the United States. Video Rating: / 5
Part 2 of 2. This training provides Public Housing Agencies with a comprehensive understanding of the Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) system and how to use EIV to streamline the income verification process and reduce administrative errors and improper payments within HUD rental housing assistance programs. All new EIV system users are required to complete this training prior to obtaining access to the EIV system. Video Rating: / 5
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. Video Rating: / 5
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The Lubbock County Bar Association and Texas Legal Services Center today released The Legal System: Helping Yourself, a nine minute self-help video that prepares a pro-se (or self-represented) litigant on what to expect when going to civil court.
The video is available for viewing through the popular website TexasLawHelp.org, which is dedicated to providing free, reliable legal information to those who cannot afford legal help or qualify for legal aid.
“The Legal System: Helping Yourself premieres at a crucial time for low-income Texans who need civil legal assistance,” said Judge Judy Parker, Presiding Judge, Lubbock County Court at Law 3, who is featured in the video. “This is a valuable resource for Texans who face the daunting prospect of going to court without an attorney.”
Judge Parker points out that according to the American Bar Association, due to a lack of resources, only about 20 to 25 percent of the civil legal needs of low-income and poor Texans are being met.
Gary Bellair of the Lubbock County Bar Association says, “We were careful to reinforce in the video that people should hire a qualified attorney to handle their legal matter, if possible.” But he points out that for those who cannot afford an attorney or qualify for legal aid, the video highlights the self-help resources, including a live chat feature with an attorney, available on TexasLawHelp.org.
Administered by Texas Legal Service Center, TexasLawHelp.org is a website visited by more than 300,000 unique visitors last year. It provides video resources such as The Legal System: Helping Yourself, along with free do-it-yourself civil legal forms, and important court information. TexasLawHelp.org also provides “interactive” interviews that help individuals create professional-looking legal documents. Divorce without Children, Divorce with Children, and Protective Order packets are already available on the site.
Judge Parker says the video and TexasLawHelp.org resources will save courts, and pro-se litigants, money. “Better prepared self-represented litigants means less burden on the court system,” she said. “We anticipate there will be fewer documents filed incorrectly.”
The video, live chat, and interactive forms are part of a Self-Represented Litigants Project (SRLP) grant, funded by the Texas Access to Justice Foundation. The grant also supports two self-help legal workstations in the Lubbock County Law Library, which is adjacent to the Lubbock County Courthouse. The workstations act as a portal to TexasLawHelp.org and enable people without Internet connection to access the website’s free legal information.
The SRLP project is part of a national trend to address the growing number of litigants in civil matters who are representing themselves.
This video has been updated. Date of Last Update 10/13/2015
RUSTAVI, Georgia, 26 June 2009 Georgia has no specialized courts for children. However, UNICEF is working with the Georgian government to reform the juvenile justice system.
UNICEF is working with the Georgian government also to reduce the number of young people entering the country’s criminal justice system.
Approximately 200 legal professionals have already received training in the rights and needs of children in conflict with the law, including judges, prosecutors and lawyers.
It’s important that the range and continuum of services that deal with children in conflict with the law are in line with international standards and prevent the incarceration of children which is a last possible resort, said UNICEF Georgia Deputy Representative Benjamin Perks.
Under Georgian law, probation is currently the only alternative to prison sentences. UNICEF will continue to work with the government on juvenile justice reform to protect the rights of children in conflict with the law and to ensure that that no child is unnecessarily criminalised.
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