Representing Economically Disadvantaged Clients (Legal Lunchbox™ Series October 2016) [LL171025-MP3 / LL171025-FSV]

Representing Economically Disadvantaged Clients (Legal Lunchbox™ Series October 2016) [LL171025-MP3 / LL171025-FSV]

 
Original Program Date: October 25, 2016
Duration: 1 hours, 34 minutes
Credits: Ethics: 0.50, Other: 1.00
 
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Product Description:

In this course, discover effective strategies that attorneys can use while working with economically disadvantaged clients to reduce potential barriers to justice. Through discussion of hypothetical clients and cases explore:
  • communication barriers (language, literacy, disability, cultural considerations, technology);
  • isolation barriers (geography, institutionalization, disability, membership in insular communities);
  • knowledge and/or perception barriers (lack of knowledge about legal services, failure to identify problem as a “legal” problem)
By the end of this 90-minute recorded program you will learn:
  • effective attorney-client interaction techniques, with an emphasis on cultural competency and working with persons with mental illnesses; and
  • strategies for connecting economically vulnerable clients with community organizations that can provide them with a variety of services

Presenters:
Benjamin Haslam – Executive Director, Snohomish County Legal Services, Everett, WA
Gail Smith – Attorney, Northwest Justice Project, Seattle, WA
Alexandria Doolittle – Executive Director, Seattle Community Law Center, Seattle, WA 

This 90-minute program was a Legal LunchboxTM Series live webcast presented on October 25, 2016. If you attended the webcast and reported CLE credits, you cannot also report credits from watching or listening to this recording.

Coursebook contains 49 pages.


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