Welcome to the 2020 PLAN Virtual Statewide Conference

All workshops will be presented virtually by webinar on the Zoom platform. You must register for individual workshop webinars by clicking the Register for the Webinar button appearing in the workshop description and completing the registration information to be admitted into the webinar.

Pennsylvania CLE credits will be available to attorneys who actively participate in webinars and indicate their participation through polls displayed periodically during the webinars.
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Wednesday, September 30 • 10:00am - 11:00am
New Advocate Trial Advocacy Skills Training Session 1: Effective Advocacy and Practical Lawyering Skills

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This session is designed to provide advocates with less than five years of practical legal experience guidance on how to be an effective advocate for clients inside and outside of the courtroom.

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Erica LeMon

Director of Advocacy for Children's Rights, Maryland Legal Aid
I am very excited to present at the 2020 Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Statewide Virtual Training. Please feel free to ask me about any general litigation questions and family law or child advocacy questions. 
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Arlene Marshall-Hockensmith

Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, PLAN, Inc.
Arlene Marshall-Hockensmith, Esquire, is PLAN’s first Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB). Arlene joined PLAN, Inc. in 2014 as its Administrative Officer where her role included compliance monitoring of and reporting on PLAN network programs, reviewing... Read More →

Nick Matash

Managing Attorney, MidPenn Legal Services
Nick Matash joined MidPenn Legal Services in 2002; he is the Managing Attorney of the MidPenn Legal Services’ office in Harrisburg and co-chairs MidPenn’s employment law unit. MidPenn Legal Services provides free legal services on civil law cases to low-income individuals. Before... Read More →

Rebecca Dempsey

MidPenn Legal Services

Wednesday September 30, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am EDT