June 27, 2014
Registration Open: “VSB-LINC Pro Bono Webinar on Housing Law”
Meeting the Legal Needs of Individuals Facing Serious Illness Through Pro Bono: Part 5a – Housing Law (Landlord-Tenant)
Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Attendance at the previous webinars in the series is not a prerequisite.
Session Description: Many seriously ill individuals find themselves facing eviction or foreclosure as a consequence of financial instability resulting from their illness and often will require the assistance of a lawyer. This free, two-part webinar, which concludes the VSB/LINC pro bono webinar series, will cover common legal issues encountered by volunteer lawyers handling housing law cases. This first housing law webinar will focus on landlord-tenant issues, including an overview of the Virginia Landlord-Tenant Act, addressing landlord abuses, protecting against public utilities shut-offs, and spotting issues when defending against eviction. (The second housing law webinar will provide an overview of basic defense strategies in foreclosure matters). Attorneys Alexandra "Sandra” Bowen of the Richmond firm Bowen Ten Cardani PC, and Christine “Christie” Marra of the Virginia Poverty Law Center will be the faculty for these webinars.
By registering for this free CLE program, attendees agree to accept a pro bono referral from a recognized pro bono legal services program. (1.5 hours of MCLE credit pending for each of these webinars).
After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the webinar.
This webinar series is co-sponsored by the VSB and Legal Information Network for Cancer (LINC).