This committee focuses on issues related to legal access for low income persons in those categories of adversarial proceedings where basic human needs are at stake, such as those involving shelter, sustenance, safety, health or child custody, as determined by each jurisdiction. This committee tracks these issues nationally, informing their members of changes, updates and areas where advocacy for legal access is required.
The 101 Practice Series: Breaking Down the Basics
The practice series is an online resource for new lawyers covering basic training in both substantive and practical aspects of a law practice. With over 170 quick tips and tools, this series is an essential resource for lawyers in their first three years of practice and is exclusively available to ABA members.
Time Management Tips
Understanding the Importance of Marketing and Client Development
When You're One of the Few: Advice for Women and Lawyers of Color
Effective Written Communication: Thinking Like a Writer
Adjunct Teaching Opportunities as Marketing Tools
Balancing Life and Work
How to Break Bad News to Your Client
Using Paralegals Wisely
Working Efficiently with Your Assistant
Quick and Easy Ethics Tips
Professional Responsibility Reminders
Confidentiality, Privilege: A Basic Value in Two Different Applications
Bar Services & Public Service
How to Become a Community-Centered Lawyer
How to become a Civil Rights Lawyer
Filing Habeas Corpus Petitions on Behalf of Detained Aliens Ordered Removed
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For more information email the Committee Chair or YLD Marketing Associate, Marty Raulli, email@example.com .
||Effective Advocacy in Mediation|
In this program, faculty discuss ways to be an effective advocate for your client before, during, and at the conclusion of the mediation session.
|Opportunities for Law Practice in Rural Communities |
January 10, 2014
|This free teleconference sponsored by the Access to Legal Services Committee will take place from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. EST on January 10, 2014.|
About the Program:
The purpose of the teleconference is to make lawyers aware of opportunities to expand their practices by serving rural communities, both remotely and with a local presence. This opportunity can come in one of three ways:
1. Relocating lawyers to rural communities to live and work.
2. Helping rural lawyers to increase profitability and to reach clients outside their local communities.
3. Enabling large-city law firms to better reach and serve rural, distant clients.
Bert Tiger Whitehead, MBA, JD
Owner, Access Legal Care, PLLC, Detroit, MI; Recipient of ABA Louis M. Brown Award 2013
Bruce Cameron, JD
Owner, Cameron Law PLLC, Rochester, MN; Author of The Rural Lawyer
Francy Foral, JD
Attorney, Frederickson Law Offices, P.C., Deadwood, SD; Former President of Young Lawyers Section of South Dakota Bar Association
More Tips on How to Start and Build a Successful Practice - Brown Bag Session
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