May 23 ABA webinar will explore 'New ABA Standards for the Provision of Civil Legal Aid'

The American Bar Association will present “The New ABA Standards for the Provision of Civil Legal Aid - Parts 1 & 2” as a webinar on Monday, May 23, beginning at 1 p.m.

For sixty years, the ABA Standards for the Provision of Civil Legal Aid have provided guidance to the nation’s legal aid organizations on best practices for the delivery of legal services to their clients. The Standards recently underwent a year-long revision and redrafting process which has resulted in a newly adopted set of Standards that reflect today’s legal aid practice.

This six-hour training is designed for legal aid organization leaders, managers, staff, funders, and board members to learn how the new Standards have been drafted to support the provision of high-quality legal services and to ensure that organizations are managed effectively.

The training, led by experienced legal aid leaders, will utilize a series of real-world hypotheticals and breakout sessions to allow participants to examine the new Standards in depth, and an ethics-focused portion of the program will demonstrate how the new Standards provide guidance under evolving ethics rules.  Among the speakers at the webinar will be Angela S. Tripp of Michigan Legal Help (https://michiganlegalhelp.org).

Cost for the webinar is $150 for ABA members and $225 for non-members. To register, visit www.americanbar.org and click on “events.”

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