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Regional Oil Disaster Advocacy Training Scheduled

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

  • Organization: Florida Legal Services

A regional oil disaster advocacy training for public interest lawyers and community advocates will take place on September 20-21, 2010 in Pensacola, Florida.

Hosted by Florida Legal Services, Inc. and other public interest law organizations in the Gulf Coast region, the training will feature sessions on the new claims process, public benefits, and other legal matters impacting victims of the BP oil disaster.

Invited speakers include advocates from Alaska who worked on the Exxon-Valdez disaster, along with representatives of national and regional organizations focused on environmental and economic justice.

Sessions also include discussions of the role of pro bono attorneys, cultural competency, community organizing, policy advocacy, and community lawyering principles and practices.

Space is limited so please register as soon as possible. For more information or to register, please contact Kathy Grunewald at Florida Legal Services.