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February 12, 2014

Registration Open for “Meeting the Needs of Clients Facing Serious Illness Through Pro Bono”

Webinar: Meeting the Legal Needs of Clients Facing Serious Illness Through Pro Bono - Part 1: Introduction and Opportunities

Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
1.5 hours of MCLE ethics credits pending

Session Description: This webinar, the first in a series of five monthly webinars co-sponsored by the Legal Information Network for Cancer (LINC), will provide an overview of the various legal issues that individuals with serious illness and their families typically face and how pro bono can help meet their legal needs. This presentation will review Rule 6.1 of the Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct (Voluntary Pro Bono Publico Service) and Comment 2 on “poverty law” and provide information about pro bono opportunities through LINC, medical-legal partnerships (MLPs), and other legal services organizations to assist patients with cancer and other serious illnesses. 

Presenters include Crista Whitman Gantz, Client Services Attorney from LINC, and Allison Held from the Medical-Legal Partnership – Richmond.  Future webinars in the series will cover areas of substantive law  including social security, relief from creditors, housing, and Medicare/Medicaid.

Registration for each webinar is limited to 100.  NOTE - By registering for this free training, registrants agree to accept a pro bono case referral from a recognized pro bono legal services program or provide financial support to a legal services or pro bono program.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Updated: Feb 28, 2014