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BBA Webinar: Lawyer for the Day in Housing Court Training- Benefits and Resources Available to Veterans Facing Eviction

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA


Description:

The BBA presents live webinars and virtual events via Zoom. Please register for this program through your BBA account at least two hours before the start time of the program to receive the Zoom webinar link. 

Volunteers needed! With the scheduled end of the moratorium on evictions in Massachusetts on October 17th, it is anticipated that there will be an increased need for volunteer attorneys to represent low-income litigants, both tenants and landlords, in Housing Court. These cases can be a part of a pro bono project or cases on which to build a practice.

This training will introduce attorneys to tools and resources available to veterans facing eviction, including:

  • state and federal benefits that may help forestall an eviction
  • housing resources that may help a veteran family locate new housing if needed
  • effective communication strategies with servicemember and veteran clients

This program is part of the BBA’s broader effort to promote housing stability for low-income Massachusetts residents who have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and also part of the BBA's Pro Bono Month and Housing Court training series.

Are you already LAR certified, or have you volunteered for Lawyer for the Day in Housing Court in the past? If so, please contact Doug Newton at dnewton@bostonbar.org.

BBA Public Service and Pro Bono Trainings are supported by the Boston Bar Foundation. To learn more or support these efforts please click here.


Speakers:

 

Contact:

Douglas Newton
dnewton@bostonbar.org

 

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