'Representing the Pro Bono Client' focus of webcast

The Practising Law Institute (PLI) will present “Administrative Advocacy 2020: Representing the Pro Bono Client” as a live webcast on Tuesday, December 8, beginning at 1:30 p.m.

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 introducing evidence and creating the record – will be addressed.

Attendees will learn about:

  • 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

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, Medicaid, entitlement to special education services, and housing assistance, such as Section 8 or public housing. Anyone currently handling or interested in handling an administrative hearing on behalf of a pro bono or low-income client will benefit from this program.

Course materials will be available to attendees prior to the start of the program. Cost for the webcast is $129. To register or for additional information, visit www.pli.edu and click on “programs.”