Triage Training Descriptions

Greater Richmond Bar Foundation
Triage Pro Bono Service Training
October 24, 2018

 

Greater Richmond Bar Foundation
Triage Pro Bono Service Training
October 24, 2018

 

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.   Plenary Session

Presenter: Crista Gantz, Virginia State Bar Access to Legal Services Director

 

  • Update on changes to professional rules related to pro bono, including emeritus status and voluntary reporting

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.   Breakout Sessions

  1. Domestic Violence / Protective Orders
    Presenter: Geri Greenspan, Pro Bono Associate, Hunton Andrews Kurth

    • Practical tips on handling domestic violence cases and how to present a persuasive case in court
    • Domestic violence legal definitions
    • How to assist CVLAS with protective order cases

 

 

  1. Special Education

Presenters:
Lisa Bennett, Attorney, JustChildren Program, Legal Aid Justice Center
Teirra M. Everette, Senior Counsel, Dominion Energy

  • Overview of Special Ed laws and administrative process
  • How to represent legal aid clients
  • Focus on eligibilty determination, a requirement to access services for low income children in need of special education

 

  1. JusticeServer and Triage Overview

Presenters:
Steve Dickinson, Executive Director, Central Virginia Legal Aid Society (CVLAS)
Ali Fannon, Executive Director, Greater Richmond Bar Foundation (GRBF)

  • Overview of GRBF / CVLAS partnership program Triage. Learn about different practice groups and how to utilize JusticeServer to do pro bono service

 

  1. Housing Issues: Practical Pointers for General District Court Cases

Panelists:
Chief Judge Lawrence B. Cann, III, Richmond General District Court
Marty Wegbreit, Director of Litigation, Central Virginia Legal Aid Society
Matt Fender, Triage Champion, Housing Practice Group; Associate McGuireWoods
Chip Nunley, Triage Champion; Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth

  • Panel will cover overview of housing law, practice tips for handling cases in General District Court, and step-by-step process for representing low income Legal Aid Clients in these matters
  • This training is designed to demystify the process of handling a case in General District Court. A more substantive coverage of housing law issues will be presented in early December.

 

  1. Representing Nonprofits: A Practical Overview
    Presenters:

      Mike Goldman, General Counsel Task Force Chair; Partner, Hunton, Andrews Kurth
Phyllis Katz, General Counsel Task Force Member; Adjunct Professor University of Richmond       School of Law; Retired Partner Sands Anderson

Zac Cohen, Director, ThompsonMcMullan

 

  • Overview of the GRBF General Counsel for Nonprofits program, volunteer expectations
  • Nonprofit law & legal landscape, including unrelated business expenses, charitable solicitations, and political restrictions
  • Corporate governance issues, including Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Board of Directors and fiduciary duties, and key governance policies
  • Commercial contracting and intellectual property issues nonprofits often face

 

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