We are pleased to offer the following CLEs:
REPRESENTING LOW-INCOME TENANTS IN EVICTION COURT
TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2020
12:00 PM—2:00 PM
Live Interactive Webinar
This Live Interactive Webinar is designed to prepare volunteer attorneys who provide critical representation to low-income tenants in eviction proceedings in Central and Southeastern Ohio.
Staff attorneys from the Legal Aid Society of Columbus will discuss the Tenant Advocacy Project
(TAP). TAP participants in Franklin County volunteer for specific weekday clinics to provide first cause-only representation to tenants onsite at eviction court. Attorneys interested in volunteering in any county in the service area of the Legal Aid Society of Columbus or Southeastern Ohio Legal Services are welcome to join us for this CLE. While part of the presentation will discuss procedures specific to Franklin County Municipal Court, eviction
defenses covered are relevant to all Ohio eviction proceedings. New TAP projects are being explored in counties outside of Columbus. Once those projects are launched, a supplemental training session will be provided for the volunteer attorneys with county specific procedural guidance for eviction proceedings.
As a result of changes made during COVID-19, volunteer help for TAP will be needed more than ever, as we prepare for eviction hearings restarting in June, 2020.