This three-day event provides valuable training on poverty law issues affecting low-income and poor Texans. The conference offers targeted continuing legal education with a specific public interest focus. The conference will feature presentations from some of the most knowledgeable poverty law practitioners and private attorneys in their respective fields.
Registration will open February 1, 2016.
If you are interested in presenting
at the Poverty Law Conference, please fill out the Workshop
Proposal form and e-mail it to email@example.com.
Workshop proposals should be submitted no later than December 14, 2015. Selected presenters will be notified in early January.
If you are:
Employed by a program receiving LSC funds
Employed by a program receiving TAJF funds
Employed by a Texas non-profit legal services provider, where at least 50% of the civil legal services are free to Texans whose income is 175% of the federal poverty guidelines or less
Employed by a domestic violence agency
Employed as a legal assistance officer
A member of the 2016 Pro Bono College
Your fee is:
$100 for full conference and materials
$75 for Thursday ONLY tuition and materials
If you are a government attorney
Your fee is:
$150 for full conference and materials
$125 for Thursday ONLY tuition and materials
If you are a private attorney
Your fee is:
$200 for full conference and materials
$175 for Thursday ONLY tuition and materials
If registering after April 15, 2016
Add $75 to the full conference rate
Add $25 to the Thursday tuition rate
A limited number of partial and full scholarships are available for legal service advocates. If your attendance is contingent upon receipt of a Poverty Law Conference scholarship, please do not register for the conference until you have been notified of a scholarship award. Payment is required at the time of registration. We will notify recipients about whether we are able to offer a scholarship to applicants by February 19, 2016.
To apply for assistance, complete the scholarship form and submit by February 5, 2016.
What to Expect
A multi-tracked substantive curriculum focusing on all aspects of poverty law practice, including, but not limited to, family, housing, consumer, immigration and public benefits
The opportunity to learn from successful practitioners, within legal services and the private sector
A broad-based program offering valuable sessions, whether you are a seasoned advocate, generalist, or new legal services attorney
An open forum where you can meet and network with colleagues who represent low-income and poor Texans
A full year's worth of CLE credit at a cost that can't be beat, and of the quality that you've come to expect from the Legal Access Division of the State Bar
Who Should Attend
Executive directors of legal services programs
Managers of legal services programs
Legal services staff attorneys
Civil legal aid advocates
Advocates who provide legal assistance to low-income members of the military
Pro bono program managers and staff
Private attorneys who provide pro bono services in civil cases
Law students interested in providing legal services to the poor
The 2016 conference will be held at the Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark. The room block will be open until March 24, 2016 at a rate of $126/night.
Hotel Shuttle Service: Courtesy airport shuttle to and from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is available from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily. For advanced reservations (recommended), call (512) 448-2222. Transportation from the airport to the hotel runs at 30 minutes past the hour and service from the hotel to the airport runs at the top of each hour. The hotel shuttle designated pick-up area is curbside in front of the Delta Airlines Departure Drop off area on the airport’s upper level.
800.204.2222, (ext. 1855)