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

Friday March 21
2008

  • 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
    404-521-0781
  • Website: www.atlantabar.org
  • Source: Georgia > Georgia Online Justice Community
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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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