Homelessness seminar set

first_img April 1, 2004 Regular News Homelessness seminar set Homelessness seminar setcenter_img “Under Seige—Meeting the Legal Needs of the Homeless,” is the title of a day-long seminar sponsored by The Florida Bar Public Interest Law Section’s Ad Hoc Committee on Homelessness, and Ninth Judicial Circuit Public Defender Bob Wesley.The seminar will be held Friday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Public Defender’s Office, Room 400, 435 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando.The $95 fee includes breakfast, lunch, and refreshments afterwards.“The purpose of the seminar is not only to educate advocates for the homeless, but to draw in and interest new participants, both lawyers and nonlawyers, in the Ad Hoc Committee on Homelessness in Florida,” said Jane Shaeffer, chair.“We’ve purposely kept the cost low to make it more accessible for all interested people.”There will be plenty of opportunity to network with other advocates in the field, and there will be opportunities to ask questions and share information.Featured speakers include Naomi S. Stern and Tulin M. Ozdeger, both of the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty in Washington, D.C.The agenda of the seminar, which will provide six CLE credits, will include an overview on the criminalization of homelessness, successful legal challenges to such measures, and strategies to work with government, including alternatives to incarceration.Another segment, called “Domestic Violence to Homelessness— One Small Step,” will address domestic violence as it intersects with poverty and homelessness law. The focus will be on evictions and the Fair Housing Act, and legal arguments made in response to discriminatory evictions of domestic violence victims in federally funded housing. Discussion will also address NIMBY (Not In My Backyard) issues, the FHA, and successful nonlitigation advocacy efforts.The third section is called “Legal and Policy Strategies for Representatives of Homeless Clients.” Part of the discussion will focus on the education rights of children in unstable housing, including rights to immediate enrollment in school without documentation, to remain in the same school despite residential mobility, and to receive transportation to school. Attorneys will also learn about barriers that make it difficult for homeless persons to apply for and receive SSI and SSDI benefits, and legal strategies for removing those barriers. Finally, strategies in obtaining assistance available to homeless service providers from the federal government in the form of surplus property under Title V of the McKinney Act will also be addressed.A panel discussion, “Pitching In: Practical Opportunities to Help Meet Unmet Needs,” will provide an overview of the legal needs met by legal aid and public defender offices, identify gaps in service these offices are unable to meet, and provide concrete suggestions on helping clients work through the public benefits maze.For reservations and to register, call 407-836-2199; e-mail PubDef@circuit9.org or mail to Homelessness Seminar, P.O. Box 532055, Orlando, FL. 32853-2055. For more information, visit the Web site: www.PD.Circuit9.org.last_img read more

YOUNG BUNCRANA MAN IS ‘SUITED’ TO BE A TOP DONEGAL FAN!

first_imgHe’s the new generation of Donegal GAA fan and it ‘suits’ him right down to the ground.A very dapper Adrian McMyler from Buncrana.Young Adrian McMyler will certainly stand out from the crowd tomorrow when he travels to Croke Park for the All-Ireland Final.The second year Scoil Mhuire pupil from Buncrana has had a special Donegal suit made for the occasion in hour of his Donegal heroes. Adrian follows in the footsteps of another famous Donegal supporter John Porter, also from Buncrana, who has worn his chequered suit for many years.Adrian, 14, said he hopes the suit will bring Jim McGuinness and his side luck against Kerry.“I have always loved John Porter’s suit and my dad Pat arranged for a friend to have my own suit made for me.“I have been to all the games this year apart from one when I was on holidays. “I love wearing the suit because the minute I saw John, I thought he looked really well.“I lovely the fun and I love people stopping me in the street to have their picture taken with me,” he said.Adrian thanked his drama teacher for encouraging him along the way.His favourite player is Darach O’Connor, a past pupil of Scoil Mhuire.“I really hope he comes on and plays well. But I have no doubt that we’re going to win. “Jim McGuinness is an unbelievable a manager and I’ll be wearing my suit with pride for a few days after we win,” predicted Adrian.YOUNG BUNCRANA MAN IS ‘SUITED’ TO BE A TOP DONEGAL FAN! was last modified: September 20th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Adrian McMylerbuncranadonegalJohn Portersuitlast_img read more