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Pro Bono Training: Landlord/Tenant Law Basics

Monday, December 17, 2018 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA


This training will cover basics of Summary Process law in Landlord/Tenant cases and how to represent both Landlords and Tenants in a Summary Process eviction matter. There are currently up to 200 cases on the Eastern Housing Court docket list each week with many low-income unrepresented Tenants and Landlords. The information provided in this training will prepare attorneys with the legal knowledge to zealously advocate and represent Landlords and Tenants in Summary Process eviction cases.

After attending the training, you’ll be invited to volunteer at the Lawyer for the Day Clinic at the Eastern Housing Court with assistance and mentorship offered through the Volunteer Lawyers Project. You’ll also be able to volunteer with any legal services agency by taking on a full representation case on pro bono basis.

For those planning to attend this training, the below link leads to an introductory Eviction Process Online Course for Housing Court Lawyer for the Day volunteers. Legal services programs in Massachusetts developed the one-hour online interactive course to help volunteer lawyers learn the basics of eviction law and procedure. The course is free and takes about an hour to complete. It is a helpful tool and a great introduction to this training:

Interested attorneys and law students are welcome to attend this training. Law students must be 3:03 Certified to assist clients directly.

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Cassandra Shavney


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