Creating Accurate, Strategic, and Transparent Budgets for Legal Aid Programs

Christopher McConkey, Director of Finance 

October 5 2020, 11am-12noon 

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Accurate, strategic and transparent budgeting is a core foundation for successful legal aid programs. In this webinar, you will learn how to create a full-cost budget, including how to forecast personnel, direct, common, and administrative spending at the project level. The session is designed to be accessible for attendees with all levels of experience in budgeting.

Managing Legal Aid Teams During COVID-19 and Beyond

Dana Marquez Richardson, Program Manager

October 19 2020, 11am-12noon 

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Managing teams can be difficult at any time and the shift to remote working during COVID-19 creates additional challenges to managing these relationships. In this webinar, you will learn tips and tricks for equitable lateral leadership in legal aid teams, including strategies for facilitating inclusive meetings, all with a focus on how to foster healthy team dynamics in a remote environment.

Leveraging Technology for Legal Clinics and Volunteer Training During COVID-19

Meryl Friedman, Senior Program Manager, and Patrick Fodell, Senior Manager of the Pro Bono Training Institute

November 2 2020, 11am-12noon 

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With the shift to remote services during COVID-19, legal aid programs are turning to technology to help run legal clinics and train volunteers. In this webinar, you will learn how to successfully run an online legal clinic, what platforms to use, and issues to look out for. You will also learn how to train volunteers online, including the platforms available and strategies for tracking volunteer engagement. 

Evaluating the Impact of New Programs and Services

Peter James, Senior Manager of Research and Evaluation

November 16 2020, 11am-12noon 

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Many legal aid programs are redesigning services in response to COVID-19 and to meet emerging needs in local communities. In this webinar, you will learn strategies for evaluating these new programs and services, including how to define your service goals, use diagrams to visualize how your service works, and plan data collection to assess effectiveness. 

Supporting Conflict Resolution in Legal Aid Teams

Ariella Morrison, Senior Staff Attorney

December 7 2020, 11am-12noon 

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The principles of conflict resolution can help build antiracist workplaces. In this webinar, you will learn conflict resolution techniques for building and modeling healthy relationships. You will explore common sources of conflict at work, how to see conflict as an opportunity for growth, and strategies for managing conflicts with empathy and collaboration.