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Administrative Advocacy 2020: Representing the Pro Bono Client (Webcast)

  • Administrative Law

The Practising Law Institute is holding a live webcast entitled Administrative Advocacy 2020: Representing the Pro Bono Client on December 8, 2020 from 1:30 PM-4:30 PM.

Full scholarships and discounts to attend PLI programs are widely available to attorneys working in nonprofit/legal services organizations; pro bono attorneys; government attorneys; judges and judicial law clerks; law professors and law students; senior attorneys (age 65 and over); law librarians and paralegals who work for nonprofit/legal services organizations; unemployed attorneys; and others with financial hardships.

All eligible attendees are urged to complete and submit a PLI Scholarship Application. For more information visit

Registration Fee: $129.00

Why You Should Attend

Faculty will discuss best practices as well as common challenges that can arise in administrative proceedings and useful strategies for handling those challenges. Practical skills - from preparing and examining witnesses to introducing evidence and creating the record - will be addressed.

What You Will Learn
  • Overview of forums
  •  Requesting hearings
  •  Locating and preparing witnesses
  •  Preparing your case
  •  Using evidence
  •  Statements and briefs
  •  Striving to have your administrative proceeding resemble a legal proceeding
  •  Creating the record and looking toward a possible appeal
  •  Understanding Article 78 proceedings and judicial review
  •  Best practices and strategies
Who Should Attend

This program is designed for pro bono, legal services, and public interest attorneys who provide representation for low income-clients involved in government benefits related administrative proceedings, including cases concerning public assistance, social security, Medicaid, entitlement to special education services, and housing assistance, such as Section 8 or public housing. If you are currently handling or are interested in handling an administrative hearing on behalf of a pro bono or low-income client, you will benefit from this program.


  • CLE Credit Comments:

    2.5 Substantive PA CLE Credits

    Attendance at this event is categorized as "distance learning" by the PA CLE Board. On April 15, 2020, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued a Court Order temporarily waiving the six (6) hour limitation on distance learning credits for 2020 compliance deadlines. Attorneys in Pennsylvania may now complete all 12 hours of their 2020 CLE requirements though approved distance learning activities. More information on distance learning CLE credit.

  • Contact:
    Practising Law Institute
    800.260.4PLI 4754)