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Annual National Public Interest Law
College of Advocacy
Lawyers - Advocates - Legal Assistants

Substantive Law
At the heart of public interest work is knowledge of the law as it affects low-income people. Case handlers must be able to identify the possible issues in a case even if they’re unarticulated by clients or outside your area of emphasis. Support staff must understand the legal issues so you can be productive team members and the all-important bridges between the office and the client community. And everyone must know where to refer clients for help. These sessions introduce you to the key legal issues and the people and institutions that you can use for support.

Poverty Law Overview
One-of-a-kind in the country, this overview provides an essential framework for learning about substantive poverty law.

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Cost & Accommodations

Who Should Attend
What You Will Learn
   Advocacy Skills
   Substantive Law
   Leadership Skills

How You'll Learn

What Your Colleagues Say

CLE Credits

• Explore the needs of eleven client groups - immigrants, migrants, elders, people with disabilities, children, women, people of color, LGBTQ,  Native Americans, veterans and homeless people.

• Learn about the laws that affect them.

• Select three groups for a more interactive, in-depth look with an expert.



For Information Contact
Marie Contreras