Welcome to the 2020 PLAN Virtual Statewide Conference

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1.0 Ethics Credit [clear filter]
Wednesday, September 16

10:00am EDT

Pro Bono in the Age of COVID-19: Conducting a Virtual Legal Clinic
The session will model a virtual law clinic, showcasing how the Dauphin County Bar Association (DCBA) partnered with MidPenn Legal Services and the PA CareerLink Capitol Region to hold an online clinic via Zoom to assist members of the community with driver's license issues.

The purpose of this clinic was to see what community members need to do to have their driver's licenses reinstated. This clinic took place with the assistance of students, paralegals, and volunteer lawyers.

In a private Zoom room, each community member was partnered with one volunteer lawyer, with the possiblity of a student, to remotely access their PennDOT driving records. Once there, the volunteer lawyer was able to highlight the steps needed to reinstate each driver's license. After the volunteer lawyer reviewed the steps, an expert in handling driver's licenses cases also joined the Zoom room to offer any additional suggestions.


Winnie Gunther

University of California, Berkley
Winnie Gunther is a junior at UC Berkeley, double majoring in Legal Studies and Theater Performance with a minor in Human Rights. She is interested in the intersection between law and social change, specifically in strategic impact litigation regarding gender-based violence. Aside... Read More →
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David Trevaskis

Pro Bono Coordinator for Legal Services, Pennsylvania Bar Association
David Keller Trevaskis, Esquire, is an attorney and former third grade teacher with a Master’s Degree in Education. Trevaskis is the Pro Bono Coordinator for Legal Services for the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA), responsible for helping local bar associations, legal aid programs... Read More →
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Sandy Ballard

Public Services Coordinator, Dauphin County Bar Association
Sandra Ann Ballard is a 1988 graduate of the Harvard Law School (no, she did not have any classes with President Obama) and the Kennedy School of Government with a Masters in Public Policy. Since January 2003, Sandy has happily served as the Dauphin County Bar Association Public Services... Read More →

Wednesday September 16, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
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Wednesday, September 30

2:00pm EDT

New Advocate Trial Advocacy Skills Training Session 2: An Overview of Select Ethical Issues Before and After Trial
This session is designed to provide advocates with less than five years of practical legal experience guidance on how to handle select ethical issues before and after their client's trial.

Video in this presentation:
Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

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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

Admin Officer, Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network
Arlene Marshall-Hockensmith, Esquire, is the Administrative Officer of the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. (PLAN, Inc.) where she oversees the Martin Luther King, Jr. Internship and Fellowship Programs, conducts regular contract compliance monitoring of PLAN programs, disseminates... 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. Prior... Read More →

Rebecca Dempsey

MidPenn Legal Services

Wednesday September 30, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
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