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October 25th - Helping Military Veterans Expunge Eviction Records


Helping Military Veterans Expunge Eviction Records:
Free Brown Bag Lunch Training

 
Friday, October 25th, 2013

Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Suite 1500
50 South Sixth Street
Minneapolis, MN

Registration: 11:30 a.m.
Training: 12:00 -  1:00 p.m.

Registration Deadline: Monday, October 21, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.

CLE: 1 hour of Standard CLE credit will be
applied for.

Trainers:

  • Christopher M. Hanrahan, Resource Attorney, Volunteer Lawyers Network

  • Dana May Christensen, Veteran Legal Advocate, Veteran Justice Corps,
    Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid

Training Summary:

One component of preventing homelessness among veterans is erasing evictions or unlawful detainers from their records.  Having a "UD" on one's record creates significant barriers to being able to rent from landlords.  However, many tenants have a chance at expunging UD cases, but would be unsuccessful in achieving this goal without the benefit of a pro bono attorney.  In an effort to fight veteran homelessness, the Veteran Justice Corps and Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid will be sponsoring a housing expungement training for attorneys interested in helping clients with military service backgrounds.  MMLA and VLN will direct cases involving veterans seeking expungements to attorneys who go through the training throughout the year.  These potential clients will have a range of discharge statuses, including less-than-honorable, and will be seeking advice and representation in their expungement motions in order to obtain stable housing.

Fees:
There is no charge for this Pro Bono Week event, but registration is required for CLE credit.

Registration:

Click here to register online.

or

Fill in the blank registration form below (you can fill it in directly onscreen) and then e-mail, fax or mail it to State Support (contact info below).

Fill- in Registration Form

Your registration can be taken through Monday, October 21, 2013.  Please email us if you must cancel.

Mail: Legal Services State Support
2324 University Avenue W.

Suite 101B
St. Paul, MN 55114

Email: statesupport@mnlegalservices.org
Fax: 651-222-0745
Questions? Contact Ann Conroy at 651-842-6911 or at aconroy@mnlegalservices.org

 
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