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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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Trial Advocacy Skills [clear filter]
Wednesday, September 30
 

10:00am EDT

New Advocate Trial Advocacy Skills Training Session 1: Effective Advocacy and Practical Lawyering Skills
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.

Speakers
avatar for Erica LeMon

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. 
avatar for Arlene Marshall-Hockensmith

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 →
NM

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 →
RD

Rebecca Dempsey

MidPenn Legal Services



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

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)

Speakers
avatar for Erica LeMon

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. 
avatar for Arlene Marshall-Hockensmith

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 →
NM

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 →
RD

Rebecca Dempsey

MidPenn Legal Services



Wednesday September 30, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
 
Thursday, October 1
 

10:00am EDT

New Advocate Trial Advocacy Skills Training Session 3: Cross Examination (e.g. Impeachment by Contradiction, Omission In Prior Statements) and Objections
This session is designed to provide advocates with less than five years of practical legal experience instruction on cross examination and objection techniques.

Videos from this workshop include:

Speakers
avatar for Erica LeMon

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. 
avatar for Arlene Marshall-Hockensmith

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 →
NM

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 →
RD

Rebecca Dempsey

MidPenn Legal Services



Thursday October 1, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am EDT

2:00pm EDT

New Advocate Trial Advocacy Skills Training Session 4: Direct Examination, Refreshing Recollection and Introduction of Exhibits
This session is designed to provide advocates with less than five years of practical legal experience instruction on direct examination, refreshing recollection, and introduction of exhibits techniques.

Videos from this workshop include:

Speakers
avatar for Erica LeMon

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. 
avatar for Arlene Marshall-Hockensmith

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 →
NM

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 →
RD

Rebecca Dempsey

MidPenn Legal Services



Thursday October 1, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
 
Friday, October 2
 

10:00am EDT

New Advocate Trial Advocacy Skills Training Session 5: Virtual Hearing Practice
This session is designed to provide advocates with less than five years of practical legal experience guidance on how to prepare for and participate in remote court proceedings.

Speakers
avatar for Erica LeMon

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. 
avatar for Arlene Marshall-Hockensmith

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 →
NM

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 →
RD

Rebecca Dempsey

MidPenn Legal Services



Friday October 2, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
 
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