CLE: New Volunteer Training for Legal Assessment and Brief Counsel and Advice

Friday, May 6, 2016

12:30 p.m.  –  5:00 p.m.

3.75 CLE Credits – including .5 Ethics!

Location: Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA 90015


Program Overview

This new training session is intended to provide volunteers with the essential tools to conduct a first client interview and provide brief legal advice and counsel to low-income individuals at the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law.  At the conclusion of this program, volunteers will be scheduled to provide initial legal assessments for Center clients.

At this interactive session, volunteers will: 

  • Learn about what work is done at the Center and opportunities for involvement;
  • Receive an overview of family law and procedure;
  • Discuss successful interview practices;
  • Review questions for the first client interview;
  • Observe a mock interview;
  • Ask questions and get answers about the Center, its clients and initial case screening and advice.


About Our Speakers

This session will be conducted by experienced staff and volunteers of the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law.  Sascha Bensinger, a Center “Hall of Fame” volunteer and former Loyola Law School professor and current instructor with years of experience in client interviewing, will provide guidance in best practices for maximizing the first client interview.


To register for the event, you will need to submit all of the following documents: 
  • A copy of your resume
  • Registration Fees – Please mail a check or fill in the credit card information section of the Registration Form (application not processed without payment)
Please note: Acceptance of applications from and placement of volunteers remains at the discretion of the Center.
Return form and payment to:
Taryn May, Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 213-388-7505 ext. 319
Fax: 213-388-7503
Mailing Address: 3250 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 710
Los Angeles, CA 90010