SBM to offer free pro bono training in fall

The State Bar of Michigan Domestic Violence Committee will host an introductory training on how to handle pro bono domestic violence family law cases from 1-5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26 at Thomas M. Cooley Law School's Auburn Hills campus. It will be simultaneously broadcast to Cooley's three other campuses in Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, and Lansing.

The training, provided by attorneys with years of hands-on family law experience, will cover initial client interviews, substantive legal issues, pleadings, and pretrial and trial practices as they relate to family law cases with domestic violence components. It will offer a comprehensive introduction to family and domestic violence law for attorneys new to this area of practice, and will also serve as a great refresher for more experienced attorneys.

The training is free of charge for attorneys who commit to take on a pro bono family law case within six months.

To register, go to www.michbar.org/generalinfo/domesticviolence.cfm. For more information contact SBM Pro Bono Counsel Robert Mathis at 517-346-6412 or rmathis@mail.michbar.org.

Published: Thu, Jul 19, 2012

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