Session Proposals

Now Accepting EJU 2021 Session Proposals

TALS is accepting submissions for session proposals for this year's Equal Justice University conference. In addition to the requested topics below, submissions related to other topics are welcome, especially high-quality ethics and professional development CLE sessions. To kick start your thinking, TALS task force members and partners have requested training in the following areas:

 

 

Elder Law

  • Caregiver Legal Responsibilities: POAs, Public Guardians, Conservators (civil procedure related to the legal issues is needed)
  • Holistic Representation for Older Adults: Case Study and Overview of Services
  • Medicare Coverage and COVID-19

Employment Law

  • COVID Relief Unemployment Benefits and Sick Leave Benefits
  • Employment Law: Issues for Intake Staff
  • Handling Claims of UI Overpayment

Family Law

  • Divorce: Common Scenarios, Best Practices, Pitfalls and Creative Options for Property Distribution
  • Orders of Protection. Dos, Don'ts, How Tos: Common Scenarios for When to Negotiate and When to Litigate
  • Nuts and Bolts of Alimony for Indigent Clients

Health and Benefits

  • TennCare Estate Recovery
  • SSI Advocacy: Best Practices in Securing and Using Expert Medical Evaluations
  • Unwinding of the TennCare Maintenance of Effort Requirement

Housing and Consumer

  • Payday/Consumer Loans and Predatory Mortgage Applications: How to Spot Issues and Protect Your Clients
  • Overview of Student Loan Forgiveness Programs
  • Primer on Emergency TROs for Illegal Eviction Actions
  • Overview of New LGBTQ Protections Under the Fair Housing Act
  • Intersectionality of Family Violence and Housing Law

Education and Juvenile Justice

  • Virtual Learning: Accommodating Student Needs (the good, the bad, and the ugly)
  • Providing Advocacy for Students in the Juvenile Justice System
  • Accommodations for Dual-Enrollment Special Education Students and Transition Planning for Post-Secondary Education Options  

Professional Skills

  • Boosting Productivity and Culture with a Hybrid Workplace
  • Zoom and MS Teams Tech Skills
  • Training Around a Multigenerational Workplace
  • Supervisory Skills for Legal Middle Managers
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Communication Skills: Writing in Plain Language and Setting Client Expectations
  • Self Care: Protecting Yourself from Burnout

Financial Management

  • Project Management for Grants: Moving from a Proposal into a Program Plan
  • Best Practices for Grant Compliance: Federal vs. Non-Federal Funding
  • Planning for Grant Sustainability 

Session Proposals

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