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    • March 20, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    • Akron Public Library, Main Branch, 60 S. High St., Akron - Meeting Room 1

    This free CLE for attorneys will cover an overview of the Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Process. Topics covered include:

    Why bankruptcy is a great pro bono opportunity

    Overview of the Chapter 7 process

    Bankruptcy diagnosis

    Form preparation

    Client meetings

    Post-filing issues

    341 meetings


    Common questions

    Pro Se Upsolve Program and Professionalism


    Jonathan M. Petts, Attorney and Co-Founder of Upsolve

    Rachel Nader, VLSP Managing Attorney at Community Legal Aid

    2 General and 1 Professionalism CLE credit hours have been requested from the Ohio Supreme Court

    • March 22, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 4:15 PM
    • Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center, 215 S. Depeyster Street, Kent, OH

    Break the Silence is a one-day conference for those who serve victims of violence, stalking, and sexual assault. Presented by Community Legal Aid, sessions will address trends and best practices for identifying and protecting vulnerable populations, including students, victims of human trafficking, those in the LGBTQ community, and limited English speakers.

    Morning Keynote

    Islam in America: Shattering the Myth

    Sarah Shendy, Law Enforcement Training Officer, Office of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine

    Recognizing Human Trafficking

    Susan Laird, Executive Director, Northeast Ohio Coalition Against Human Trafficking

    Afternoon Workshops

    Session One: 1:00 - 2:30 pm  Select one of the following

    Research Finding of Online Commercial Sex Industry, Jan Apisa, Director of Community Engagement, Victim Assistance Program

    Combating Sexual Assault on Campus, Teresa Stafford, MSW Senior Director of Victim Services and Outreach, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center

    Session Two: 2:45 - 4:15 pm  Select one of the following

    Implication of Trauma on LGBTQ, Eris Eady, Program Director, LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland

    Overcoming Language Barriers: Solutions for Law Enforcement, Sarah Shendy, Law Enforcement Training Officer, Office of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine

    Lunch will be provided. Space is limited so reserve your spot today!!

    Questions? Contact Alicia Williamson, 330-983-2573 or by email at

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