CLE - Community Gardening and Challenges Lawyers Face

CLE - Community Gardening and Challenges Lawyers Face
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 AM.  Materials will be provided electronically prior to the program.  1 ETH credit

Hosted by the Environmental Law Committee

This luncheon program, Spotlight on Community Gardening in Philadelphia and the Challenges Lawyers Face Representing Broader Constituencieswill address the legal issues involved with community gardening in Philadelphia, including land ownership, transfer and use rights, environmental issues, and the City of Philadelphia’s new legislation and policy on land disposition. Attendees will learn about the acquisition of properties through the land bank from start to finish. The program will feature a hypothetical case example of a community group seeking to acquire title to an abandoned property that has been maintained by the group as a community garden.  Through this hypothetical, speakers will identify potential ethical issues that lawyers may face when representing communities, including the scope of a lawyer’s representation of a select group of individuals within a larger community, a lawyer’s responsibility over a non-lawyer, and membership in a legal services organization. 

This presentation will highlight:
Land ownership, transfer and use issues involved with community gardening
Potential environmental considerations involved with community gardening  
The City of Philadelphia’s new legislation and policy on land disposition
Ethical issues involved with representing communities or municipal entities
Ethical issues involved with volunteering legal services  
 
Join your colleagues to learn about community gardening efforts, and land disposition and ownership issues in Philadelphia. Panelists will also identify potential pro bono opportunities.   

Featured speakers:
Ebony H. Griffin, Esq., Staff Attorney and Director, Garden Justice Legal Initiative, Public Interest Law Center

Andrea Saah, Esq., Staff Attorney, The Philadelphia Land Bank

NON-MEMBERS - IMPORTANT REGISTRATION CODES:
LIVE In-Person Registrants
1. Non-Member Government Attorney or Judicial Non-Member, please enter PROMO Code GVNML1 in the Checkout Cart 
2. Non-Member Legal Services/Public Interest Attorney, please enter PROMO Code LSPINML1 in the Checkout Cart 
3. Non-Member Court Reporter or Non-Member Paralegal, please enter PROMO Code CRPLNML1 in the Checkout Cart

WEBCAST Registrants
4. Non-Member Government Attorney or Judicial Non-Member, please enter PROMO Code GVNMWC1 in the Checkout Cart 
5. Non-Member Legal Services/Public Interest Attorney, please enter PROMO Code LSPINMWC1 in the Checkout Cart 
6. Non-Member Court Reporter or Non-Member Paralegal, please enter PROMO Code CRPLNMWC1 in the Checkout Cart

Registration amount and category will be verified prior to credits being reported!

 
When
12/5/2019 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where
Philadelphia Bar Association 1101 Market St., 11th Fl. Conference Center Philadelphia, PA 19107 UNITED STATES

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