Three awesome webinars coming up just for you!

May 12: Better Lawyering Through Mindfulness (a CLIO webinar)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 – 11:00 AM PT | 2:00 PM ET

How today’s busy lawyers can improve focus and productivity.

Is your mind constantly going at 150 mph? Do you find yourself wasting precious time on thinking about the past or worrying about the future? Do you struggle to keep your attention on a task? Are you always multitasking, unable to focus? Is stress or anxiety keeping you from doing your best work?

The practice of ‘mindfulness’ is gaining traction amongst modern professionals, and with good reason. In a world where distractions abound but productivity must remain at an all-time high, it’s imperative that lawyers stay focused, calm, and controlled.

Join Clio’s Lawyer in Residence, Joshua Lenon, and Jeena Cho, author of ‘The Anxious Lawyer’, as they cover how today’s lawyer can improve productivity and output while reducing stress and anxiety. In this free, hour-long webinar, you’ll learn:

  • tools for stress and anxiety management;
  • understanding the stress response;
  • practical mindfulness techniques you can employ in your daily life ; and
  • tips for increasing focus and productivity.

May 19: Join us for a Supporting Grandfamilies webinar at 2:00 PM EDT.

Register now!: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1173345299452723970

Grandfamilies or kinship families are raising 2.5 million children, and a fourth of all children in foster care. Grandparents, other extended family members and close family friends step forward, often at a moment’s notice, to raise these children. Research shows that the children fare well. They have more stability, less trauma, and a greater sense of stability than children raised by non-relatives. Although there are many benefits, acknowledged through federal law and its preferences for relative placements and connections, there are still many challenges. Relatives are often not told of their placement and legal options, and the benefits and services that can correspond with those options. They also may have trouble accessing school enrollment and health care for the children. This webinar will address the strengths and challenges of grandfamilies both inside and outside the foster care system. We will explore relevant federal laws, state care and custody options, and benefits and services. Attendees will come away with practical tools and resources to better serve grandfamilies. 

Presenter: Ana Beltran, Special Advisor and Attorney, Generations United. Moderated by Jerry Battle, Staff Attorney at the National Consumer Law Center 

There is no charge for this webinar. All time listings are in Eastern Time. If you have any questions email trainings@nclc.org

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

May 20: Hangout – Trafficking Laws as a Tool for Workers’ Rights

The Trafficking Victims Protection Act has become an important tool for attorneys who represent vulnerable low-wage workers. Join us for a Google+ Hangout on Air as we talk to Spring Miller and Stacie Jonas–the former and current managing attorneys of the Human Trafficking Team at Texas RioGrande Legal Aid–about the importance of trafficking laws for legal services and employment attorneys.

Be sure to read their new Clearinghouse Article, Using Anti-trafficking Laws to Advance Workers’ Rights.

This free event will take place on Wednesday, May 20, from 12:00 to 12:30 pm CDT.