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Below you will find the required training materials to help with our Free Legal Answers online platform. If you would like to answer only COVID-19 related legal issues simply complete the trainings found on this page. If you would like at answer both COVID-19 and disaster related legal questions, please complete the additional training (see below). Once you have completed the training(s) of your choosing you will be ready to create an attorney account with the ABA.

Please note, if you are an attorney who is a California Certified Family Law Specialist and/or has 10+ years’ experience representing California employees, or California landlords or tenants, and you feel you have the requisite experience to skip the training videos, please contact freelegalanswers@ACBA.org . You may sign up to also be a reviewing attorney under our program

If you are interested in answering disaster related legal questions or helping staff our Disaster Legal Assistance Hotline, click here to complete disaster training.

Training Videos

Disasters (Optional)

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Providing Legal Assistance in the Aftermath of Disaster 2020 - Practicing Law Institute (PLI)

7 Hour of self-study MCLE credit

Complete this training if you are interested in answering disaster related legal questions

PLI programs qualify as “participatory” California CLE credit. 

Ethics

Legal Access Alameda & California Lawyers Association: Ethics of Limited Scope Representation (26 minutes)

0.5 Hour of self-study MCLE credit, including 0.5 Hour of Legal Ethics

The California Lawyers Association is a State Bar of California approved CLE provider

Housing

Pro Bono Training Institute: Eviction Defense Collaborative: Protecting Tenants During COVID 19 Emergency–Northern California Jurisdictions (50 minutes)

0.75 Hour of self-study MCLE credit

The Practicing Law Institute is a State Bar of California approved CLE provider

Employment

California Lawyers Association: Navigating COVID 19 Issues: Employee Leave Laws (10 minutes)

0.25 Hour of self-study MCLE credit

The California Lawyers Association is a State Bar of California approved CLE provider

Benefits

California Lawyers Association: Navigating COVID 19 Issues: Employee Benefits Part 1 (10 minutes)

0.25 Hour of self-study MCLE credit

California Lawyers Association: Navigating COVID 19 Issues: Employee Benefits Part 2 - Update (10 minutes)

0.25 Hour of self-study MCLE credit

California Lawyers Association: Public Benefits (37 minutes)

0.50 Hour of self-study MCLE credit

The California Lawyers Association is a State Bar of California approved CLE provider

Family

California Lawyers Association: Child Support and Spousal Support (20 minutes)

0.25 Hour of self-study MCLE credit

California Lawyers Association: Domestic Violence Protection During the Pandemic (10 minutes)

0.25 Hour of self-study MCLE credit

California Lawyers Association: General Information about Custody & Spousal Support (15 minutes)

0.25 Hour of self-study MCLE credit

The California Lawyers Association is a State Bar of California approved CLE provider

If you would like more:

Disaster Training

Seven hour Legal First Responder sm training. This is a free training, that requires registration (trainings in one hour segments)

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Additional Viewing

California Lawyers Association: Rent Payment Agreements (15 minutes)

0.25 Hour of self-study MCLE credit

The California Lawyers Association is a State Bar of California approved CLE provider

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