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Pro Bono March Madness: Working Effectively with Pro Bono Clients Video

Friday March 21

  • By: Atlanta Bar Association CLE, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
  • Time: 8:30 AM - 12:45 PM
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    State Bar of Georgia Conference Center
    104 Marietta Street
    Atlanta, GA
  • Contact:
    Mary Lynne Johnson
    Atlanta Bar Association
  • Website:
  • Source: Georgia > Georgia Online Justice Community
This video requires <a href="" target="_blank" class="external">Adobe Flash</a> to be viewed. <div class="transcript"> <h2>Webcast Transcript: Full Stream</h3> <ol class="chapters"> <li> <h3>Welcome and Introduction to AVLF&#39;s Programs</h3> <p>Tamara Serwer Caldas, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation</p> </li> <li> <h3>Client Interview Role Play</h3> <p></p> </li> <li> <h3>From Problem to Settlement</h3> <p>John Edwards and Leslie Manning, Paul Hastings, LLP</p> </li> <li> <h3>Using Mediation to Resolve Your Case</h3> <p>Marty Ellin, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation</p> </li> <li> <h3>Understanding Your Realationship with AVLF and How We Can Help</h3> <p>Tamara Serwer Caldas, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation</p> </li> <li> <h3>Common Ethics Questions and Concerns for Pro Bono Attorneys</h3> <p>Jonathan Hewett, State Bar of Georgia</p> </li> <li> <h3>Overview of Substantive Law and Where to Find Resources</h3> <p>Tamara Serwer Caldas, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation</p> </li> <li> <h3>Litigating in State and Magistrate Court</h3> <p>Mark Harper, Chief Clerk, State Court of Fulton County</p> </li> </ol> </div>

This training will provide very practical guidance on how to address common questions and problems when representing pro bono clients such as how to establish trust and open communication with clients; how to manage understandable but unrealistic client expectations; how to prepare clients (and yourself!) for court and/or mediation; how to choose your venue or whether to file at all; how to negotiate or mediate effectively and ethically with unrepresented parties; and, importantly, the basic steps to collect judgments on behalf of clients. This course is ideal for anyone participating in AVLF's and Atlanta Legal Aid's Saturday Lawyer or Eviction Defense programs, or anyone taking a direct referral from an AVLF newsletter. There will be open dialogue for people to discuss their own strategies and share ideas for effective lawyering.

  • CLE Credit Comments: 4 CLE hours, including 1 Ethics and 1 Professionalism

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