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Score CLE Credit and Discover New Pro Bono Organizations.
Need CLE credit hours? We've got you covered with a jam packed month of CLE events. Learn more about local pro bono organizations and how to get involved while earning CLE hours, including Ethics, Professionalism, and Trial Practice credits. See the March Madness schedule of events listed below to register and learn more!




March 1, 2017

The Ghost of Tech Flats: Renters' Rights in a Changing City, 2.75 CLE hours

Presented by: AVLF

Part history lesson, part legal skills-building training, this CLE will equip attorneys to represent tenants in non-repair cases and eviction disputes with the goal of avoiding involuntary displacement.


March 8, 2017

Best Practices for Your Pro Bono Practice, 3 CLE hours, including 1 Professionalism and 1 Ethics hours

Presented by: Lawyers for Equal Justice

This session will cover common frustrations and pitfalls with low-income clients and provide concrete strategies for addressing these challenges.  In addition, experienced practitioners will discuss how to effectively integrate pro bono work into your practice.


Guardian Litem 101, 5.25 CLE hours

Presented by: Dekalb Volunteer Lawyers 

This full-day training will outline the role of a Guardian ad Litem and explore the common, and often complex, issues Guardians face.


March 14, 2017

Representing Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence in Civil Temporary Protective Order Hearings,

3.5 CLE hours

Presented by: AVLF

This training will equip you with the necessary tools and confidence to provide legal assistance and representation to survivors of intimate partner violence and stalking in 12-Month Protective Order hearings.


March 15, 2017

Employment Law for Nonprofits: Classifying Workers Correctly, 3.75 CLE hours, including 1 Professionalism hour

Presented by: Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta

The Labor & Employment Law Section, in conjunction with Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta (“PBPA”), hosts this employment law seminar to help prepare local practitioners for volunteer opportunities with PBPA. The seminar will focus on proper classification of employees under the FLSA; how to advise nonprofits working with non-exempt employees; and the use of other types of workers in the nonprofit work environment, including independent contractors, volunteers and interns.


Heirs Property Training, 3 CLE hours, including 1 Professionalism hour

Presented by: Georgia Heirs Property Law Center

The Heirs Property in Georgia seminar will provide both urban and rural practitioners with information about Georgia intestacy laws and tools to protect and preserve low to moderate-income landowners’ property, including instruction on probate administration, quiet title actions, adverse possession claims, and partition actions. 


March 21, 2017

The Intersection of Housing and Domestic Violence, 2.75 CLE hours

Presented by: AVLF

This CLE will examine the many housing challenges facing domestic violence survivors in Georgia and will explore tools for legal advocacy, including HUD’s recently enacted rule to protect the housing of survivors of domestic and dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.


March 22, 2017

Advocacy in Adversary Proceeding, 3.0 CLE hours

Presented by: The Bankruptcy Section of the Atlanta Bar Association

This session includes an overview of bankruptcy court jurisdiction, rules of procedure applicable in adversary proceedings and substantive issues typically arising in adversary proceedings in individual bankruptcy cases, including determining the dischargeability of particular debts and violations of the automatic stay and discharge injunction.


Education Advocacy for Children with Special Needs, 3.5 CLE hours

Presented by: Georgia State University College of Law and HeLP

This CLE session will present the nuts and bolts of special education law and provide a step-by-step reference guide to equip all attorneys with the information needed to advocate for students with special needs.


March 23, 2017

Working with Georgia 501(c)(3) Nonprofits, 3.0 CLE hours, including 1 Professionalism hour

Presented by: Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta 

This seminar will provide an overview of how Georgia nonprofits are structured, the basic tax rules for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations, and the restrictions on how they operate (political activity, lobbying, inurement, and private benefit).


Education Advocacy for Children in Care: Student Tribunal Hearing Training, 3.25 CLE hours

Presented by: Georgia Appleseed

This CLE trains attorneys to represent students who are facing public school disciplinary hearings.  Under Georgia law, K-12 public school students faced with proposed out of school suspension of more than ten days or with expulsion, are entitled to dispute the proposed disciplinary action at an administrative hearing often referred to as a 'tribunal.'


Immigration Remedies for Children and Families, 3.5 CLE hours

Presented by: KIND/ Immigration Services of Catholic Charities

This presentation will primarily cover the immigration forms of relief for children and their families, with a special focus on Special Immigrant Juvenile visas and obtaining the necessary Juvenile Court order in Georgia. 


Advocating for the Truant Child, 3 CLE hours

Presented by: Truancy Intervention Project (TIP)

As a partnership between the Fulton County Juvenile Court, Fulton County School System, Atlanta Public Schools, TIP, and the Atlanta Bar Foundation, the Project provides volunteer attorney and non-attorney partners to children who are involved with the juvenile court system due to excessive absences from school. 


March 29, 2017 

Wills and Advanced Directives for Low-Income Clients, 3.85 CLE hours

Presented by: Breast Cancer Legal Project of Atlanta Legal Aid Society and the Atlanta Bar Association Women in Profession Section 

Learn how to help cancer patients and other low-income adults plan for their future by assisting with wills, advance directives, and stand-by guardianships. 


March 30, 2017

Asylum and Victims of Violence Training I, 2 CLE hours

Presented by: GAIN

Training includes information on affirmative asylum, defensive asylum, and immigration court practice and procedure. 


Asylum and Victims of Violence Training II, 2.85 CLE hours

Presented by: GAIN

Training includes information on the legal remedies available, how to prepare and file petitions with USCIS, and how to work with potential clients in a victim-centered and culturally-sensitive manner.


Want to register for multiple events? Fill out this registration form. 




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