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Government Issued Rental Assistance & Ethical Obligations Regarding Self-Represented Litigants: What Every Housing Court Practitioner Should Know
Thursday, April 14, 2011 6 PM - 9 PM


Advanced registration is now closed but we are accepting walk-in registrations for this event.

Practitioners will learn the details regarding government-issued grants and public assistance. Sources of funding will be identified, as will eligible expenses and documentation necessary to apply for an emergency grant to cover rent arrears. Then, several ethics experts will discuss practitioners’ legal and ethical responsibilities when interacting with self-represented litigants. The panel will address hypotheticals regarding these responsibilities.

Moderator:
HON. JOEL R. KULLAS, Senior Court Attorney, Civil Court of the City of New York, Housing Part

Speakers:
PARIS R. BALDACCI, Director, Housing Rights Clinic, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law; LAUREN DONNELLY, Supervising Attorney, The Legal Aid Society, Civil Practice Housing Help Program; FRANZ A. DEXTRA, Supervisor, Rental Assistance Unit for NYC Human Resources Administration, Dept. of Social Services, New York City; LAURA L. SMITH, Executive Director, Judicial Campaign Ethics Center; MARY MARSH ZULACK, Co-Director, Lawyering in the Digital Age Clinic, Columbia Law School

Sponsored by:
Committee on Housing Court, Hon. Joel Kullas, Chair