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Center for Pro Bono Drop-In Call - Shared screen with speaker view
Karen Grisez
06:37
small business and nonprofit brief consults; mostly PPP related
Lena
06:37
Reemployment Assistance.
Betsy Goodale - SC Bar Pro Bono Program
06:43
We are seeing COVID-related cases, but not very many. This includes the SC Bar Pro Bono Program and SC Legal Services. Most are employment related.
John Rogers
06:44
COVID-19 cases - employment issues and CARES acts issues
Sarah Anderson
06:54
Domestic violence TPO
Janine Howard-O'Rangers
06:54
We are getting more custody/visitation calls where contact with children is being denied for COVID related reasons.
Tyler Armstrong
06:57
Evictions
Lauren Worsek
07:08
PPP
Kayla Dailey
07:10
Employment law, evictions, and family law cases (that are amplified because of COVID)
Cristal Robinson: Robinson Law-Mediation-Consulting she/her/hers
07:13
tenant
Cristal Robinson: Robinson Law-Mediation-Consulting she/her/hers
07:59
NC - illegal evictions - especially motel
Tyler Armstrong
08:06
Arkansas. There was a moratorium issued, but cases have still been filed.
Jacob Drum - LASNNY
08:10
LASNNY is working on a small business initiative; hard to assess right now exactly how many are COVID-related but we are undergoing our own COVID response including a hotline for clients to call after hours and several COVID-specific trainings.
marcia
08:29
picking up
Lena
08:55
Our helpline is starting to pick up.
Sylvia
09:05
Our numbers are still low.
marcia
09:29
our helpline is picking up as well
briff’s iPad
09:35
West Virginia has a moratorium on evictions
Jacob Drum - LASNNY
11:12
Depends on the court in NY
Kayla Dailey
11:55
I’m in Fort Worth, TX - and although the state is opening back up, our pro bono programs are staying remote for quite a bit longer. And the courts are unified about very little.
Nell Brimmer
12:06
We haven't started that discussion yet - there is an easing of the stay home order to an "safer at home" order but we haven't heard from the courts, they're still largely closed until mid-May
John Rogers
13:07
Is anyone seeing issues with creditors garnishing stimulus checks?
Janine Howard-O'Rangers
13:43
In DE our stay at home order is set to expire on May 15 but we are working on a CLE with our Family Court on May 12 and they seem to indicate that they are considering doing remote hearings for the foreseeable future.
Jacob Drum - LASNNY
14:01
Have not seen that exact issue yet but we are worried about it. Also issues with checks going to clients in the middle of a divorce or ongoing support issues.
Tyler Armstrong
14:41
Temporary Covid Evictions project with nearby law schools.
John Rogers
14:51
Yes, we are co-sponsoring a small business seminar for dealing with COVID-19
Karen Grisez
15:00
Compassionate Release petitions
Betsy Goodale - SC Bar Pro Bono Program
15:02
In SC, we opened a COVID-19 hotline today. Several organizations are offering an eviction defense training on May 1 in preparation for the lifting of our state order staying evictions.
Toni Hicks (BU Law)
15:02
working on pilot project to have law students assist with UI applications by phone
Karen Grisez
15:16
virtual consults for small businesses/nonprofits
Jacob Drum - LASNNY
15:44
We are also partnering with law schools on evictions, small businesses, UI, and veterans issues.
Janine Howard-O'Rangers
15:45
In DE we are working on a CLE for how to handle protection order hearings during this time in particular and we are planning a new custody CLE. We don't usually handle unemployment compensation but we are working with one of our other legal services partners to provide training and recruiting to help with this as well.
Olivia
16:06
I’m an intern at dauphin county bar and will be doing zoom custody clinics soon :)
Deborah Schlosberg
16:08
working on a new project to provide wills/medical directive/power of attorney assistance to first responders and essential workers. Law students would perform outreach and work with attorneys who provide training and assist clients with preparing the documents
Toni Hicks (BU Law)
16:11
in MA - exploring having law students assist with piloting virtual VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)
Lena
16:48
Partnering with major law firm to provide estate planning with essential workers
David Trevaskis
17:21
Expanded our intake processes for pro bono calls, working bankruptcy for veterans in preparation of future rush, landlord/tenant issues around students with school leases and young people with post prom and post grad Expanded our intake processes for pro bono calls, working bankruptcy for veterans in preparation of future rush, landlord/tenant Expanded our intake processes for pro bono calls, working bankruptcy for veterans in preparation of future rush, landlord/tenantissues around students with school leases and young people with post prom and post grad short term leases. Big push for ADR on these and other issues.
Toni Hicks (BU Law)
18:53
also exploring partnership with MA Legal Answers Online
Kayla Dailey
19:08
For the estate planning for essential workers, do you have restrictions based on income eligibility? We’ve talked about doing this, but the concern was taking away business from private attorneys.
Nell Brimmer
19:46
we will be collaborating with our 5 VLPs to offer trainings in eviction defense
Janine Howard-O'Rangers
20:16
We are trying to build the army for eviction and recently held a CLWE on Eviction Defense that was well attended via Zoom and received a number of new volunteers to help.
Deborah Schlosberg
20:41
We are close to launching the project providing this estate/wills project and haven't answered that question yet, but it will be a topic of discussion
Lena
20:53
At CLSMF we are targeting low and moderate income workers (CNA's housekeeping, store clerks).
Jessica Kitson - New Jersey
21:52
We are also focussing heavily on getting additional staff attorneys and volunteers trained on eviction defense in preparation for when the moratorium is lifted.
Sarah - GLSP
22:32
GA - We are recruiting volunteers for housing, consumer, unemployment, veteran's issues
Karen Grisez
28:49
In DC, there are two low bono projects that take clients at 200-400% of poverty level. Those are above income eligibility for most of the nonprofits. I have not heard complaints from private law firms. Most of their T & E work is more complicated estate planning.
marcia
29:25
we're doing remote court appearances but also had at least one in-person hearing b/c the client had no ability to be remote. I don't have the details of how it worked.
briff’s iPad
29:31
in West Virginia they are doing only emergency cases by video or telephone
C.C. Kahr
30:01
Our courts are mostly focused on urgent matters with one state court doing all matters remotely using video
Sarah - GLSP
30:07
Georgia is doing telephone hearings for ex parte temporary protective orders. Whether the full hearing on the 12 month order is in person or by video varies from county to county
Sylvia
30:19
Our courts are doing very few hearings, but of those that have been taking place, at least in Family Court, all have been by phone or video.
Cristal Robinson: Robinson Law-Mediation-Consulting she/her/hers
32:12
Texas is holding Supreme Court hearing and down, but local is emergency unless the judge and parties want to do it. We have one county in the Panhandle that is doing it all with Zoom and YouTube Live.
Jacob Drum - LASNNY
39:13
We are running a COVID-related training on UIB/PEUC/PUA etc tomorrow via LASNNY
Jessica Kitson - New Jersey
39:21
We have two coming up - eviction defense and consumer/bankruptcy
Sarah - GLSP
39:42
GLSP will be offering covid related training mid to late May.
Janine Howard-O'Rangers
40:16
We have done Eviction Defense; we are doing Protection Order training, custody training, and hopefully unemployment.
Karen Grisez
40:21
I am on the law firm side but we are getting them from our partners in expungements, DV matters and PPP-related issues.
Jacob Drum - LASNNY
41:01
Expungements! Awesome!
Nell Brimmer
41:01
We've run covid related trainings every Friday for the past 6 weeks - will likely continue throughout May
Eliza Vorenberg
41:18
A group here did a "Supporting Immigrants During Covid 19"
marcia
44:42
Justice in Aging
Jacob Drum - LASNNY
44:58
Our training tomorrow focuses on unemployment insurance and the new expansions of same. We can only give NY credit, but if anyone is interested in attending please contact me at jdrum@lasnny.org.
Bill Jones
45:02
https://www.lsntap.org/events
Eliza Vorenberg
46:24
A lot of firms are getting involved in pro bono efforts to release ICE detainees from detention centers where Covid cases are increasing.
Bill Jones
47:14
https://www.americanbar.org/groups/center-pro-bono/resources/covid-19-and-pro-bono/ ­
Karen Grisez
49:45
I need pure research projects that summer associates can do in a completely virtual environment. Other things that lend themselves to being done virtually are ok too and we can provide internal law firm supervision on the work product.
Eliza Vorenberg
50:32
The Law School externship people are working on trainings for law student supervisors working remotely.
briff’s iPad
50:48
West Virginia is a very rural state I am wondering when this is over if our attorneys will even continue to volunteer. How can I talk to them about continuing to provide services
Toni Hicks (BU Law)
51:07
I think an ongoing challenge is figuring out supervision for law student pro bono, especially when scaling up
Samantha Howell
54:36
samantha.howell@southernlegal.org
Jacob Drum - LASNNY
01:03:20
Thanks so much to all!
Lauren Worsek
01:03:26
Thank you!
Olivia
01:03:49
thank you! and wishing all the best!