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Via Equality for All

Our treasured correspondent sends word of an excellent way to get free CLE credit while doing some worthwhile pro bono work.

The Pittsburgh Pro Bono Partnership has invited attorneys and paralegals to participate in training for the Custody Conciliation Project on Thursday, January 26, 2012, 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.  The training is being sponsored by Neighborhood Legal Services Association and will be held at the ACBA’s Academy Room, City-County Bldg., 414 Grant Street.  The scheduled presenters include Family Division Administrative Judge Kathryn Hens-Greco.  

The Custody Conciliation Project matches volunteer attorneys with low-income parents to attempt to settle child custody cases, thereby avoiding further litigation and relieving children of the difficult experience of a protracted custody dispute.  This project has been of immense value to the judges in the Family Division, helping to ease crowded dockets by settling custody disputes before trial.  The time commitment is very reasonable; attorneys enter an appearance in the case for the limited purpose of the conciliation only. The training will include a mock conciliation followed by a roundtable discussion of issues commonly encountered in custody conciliation cases. Participants will receive 2.50 free substantive CLE credits. 

For more information, or to register, visit the Neighborhood Legal Services web site.