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									     N L A D A   P R E S E N T S

The Substantive L
    Conference   aw
      Los Angel
     July 21-24es, CA
                , 2004
We look forward to welcoming you to Los Angeles, California!

                                                              The National Legal Aid & Defender Association invites you to join
                                                              us July 21st in Los Angeles, California for this year’s Substantive
                                                              Law Conference. Widely regarded as the legal aid community’s
                                                              premiere national training event, the Substantive Law Conference
                                                              provides equal justice advocates with opportunities to learn the
                                                              latest developments in poverty law from master practitioners.
                                                              Participants meet and exchange ideas with colleagues from across
                                                              the country, while fulfilling continuing legal education
                                                              requirements.    Participation in the tracks and on-campus
                                                              accommodations are limited, so we encourage you to complete
                                                              and return the attached registration form as soon as possible.

Wednesday, July 21                                            The substantive training begins with a plenary keynote session to
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm       Main Conference Registration
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm       General Conference Housing Check-In
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm       Reception and Networking Event
                                                              be delivered by renowned attorney, Constance L. Rice. Following
                                                              the plenary session, participants can attend workshops addressing
Thursday, July 22
7:00 am – 8:30 am       Breakfast
7:00 am – 8:30 am       Registration                          issues that cut across traditional poverty law specialty areas. On
8:30 am – 10:00 am      Welcome and Keynote Plenary
10:30 am – 12:00 noon   Workshop Group One                    Friday and Saturday, participants will attend one of several
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm    Lunch
1:15 pm – 2:45 pm       Workshop Group Two                    substantive training tracks developed by an impressive faculty of
3:15 pm – 4:45 pm       Workshop Group Three
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm       Dinner
                                                              trainers from national support centers and experts from field
Friday, July 23                                               programs. The tracks will provide comprehensive coverage of
7:00 am – 8:30 am       Breakfast
8:30 am – 10:00 am      Track Session
10:15 am – 12:00 noon   Track Session                         substantive issues in the following areas:
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm    Lunch
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm       Track Session
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm       Track Session
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm       Dinner                                ■ Civil Rights Law                ■ Native American Law
Saturday, July 24                                             ■ Community Economic              ■ Rural Practice Law
7:00 am – 8:30 am       Breakfast
8:30 am – 10:00 am      Track Session                            Development Law
10:15 am – 12:00 noon   Track Session                                                           ■ Social Security Law
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm    Lunch
                                                              ■ Consumer Law
1:00 pm
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
                        Track Sessions may continue
                                                                                                ■ Welfare Advocacy
                                                              ■ Federal Housing Law
Sunday, July 25                                                                                 ■ Women & Family Law
7:00 am – 8:30 am
11:00 am
                        Guests MUST be checked out of dorms
                                                              ■ Health Law

                                             Keynote Speaker
                                             Thursday, July 22, 2004

                                             Constance L. Rice
                                             The Advancement Project

      onstance Rice is the co-director and co-founder of The          less crowded, more affluent school districts. In these and other

C     Advancement Project, a public policy and legal action
      group that supports organizations working to end
community problems and address racial, class and other barriers
                                                                      cases, Rice has led multi-racial coalitions of lawyers and clients
                                                                      to win more than $4 billion worth of injunctive relief and
to opportunity. Hallmarks of her work include: solving problems,
reducing conflict, turning opponents into allies and winning. She     In her non-litigation work in the 1990’s, Rice served as counsel
is known for her success in tackling problems of inequity and         to the Watts gang truce and spearheaded a statewide campaign
exclusion and has received more than 50 major awards for her          to save equal opportunity programs. Mayors Tom Bradley and
work in expanding opportunity and advancing multi-racial              Richard Riordan appointed Rice to the governing board of the
democracy.                                                            Los Angeles’ Department of Water and Power where she served
                                                                      as president and enacted contracting reforms and
Rice graduated from Harvard College in 1978 and won the Root          environmental advances. In 1998, Rice helped lead a successful
Tilden Public Interest Scholarship to New York University School      campaign to place aggressive public school reformers on the
of Law, where she earned her law degree in 1984. After law            governing board for Los Angeles’ public schools.
school, she served as law clerk to the Honorable Damon J.
Keith, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit,   In 1998, The Los Angeles Times designated her one of 24
and worked at Morrison & Foerster as a litigation associate. In       leaders considered “the most experienced, civic-minded and
1991, she joined the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and became              thoughtful people on the subject of Los Angeles.” And in
co-director of LDF’s Los Angeles office in 1996. The credential       October 2000, California LawBusiness named her, along with
she most prizes, however, is her first-degree black belt in Tae       Governor Gray Davis and Warren Christopher, as one of
Kwan Doe.                                                             California’s top 10 most influential lawyers.

As a litigator, Rice has filed class action civil rights cases        Frequently interviewed by both the local and national media,
redressing police misconduct, race and sex discrimination, and        Rice has appeared on 60 Minutes, The Lehrer New Hour,
unfair public policy in transportation, probation and public          Nightline, The Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC’s This Week and dozens
housing. She filed a landmark case on behalf of low-income            of cable, network, web and radio programs. Reporters for major
bus-riders that resulted in a mandate that more than a billion        publications regularly consult and quote her. Recent books that
dollars be spent to improve the bus system. And in 1999, Rice         note her work are Nicholas Lemann’s The Big Test; Color-Blind
launched a coalition lawsuit that won $750 million for new            by Ellis Cose; Race Rules by Michael Eric Dyson; and The Color
school construction in Los Angeles - money previously slated for      Bind by Lydia Chavez.

                                                             1            Substantive Law Conference
Supporting Cast

 Thursday, July 22 features three time slots of cross-cutting workshops. Conference attendees may choose
 up to three workshops to attend. A partial list of offered workshops follows:
“Special Status”: Expanding SSI Eligibility            Basics of SSI Financial Eligibility                    and a proposed resolution on maintaining
under PRWORA and the BBA                               This workshop will discuss the basic concepts of       reproductive health access in Medicaid. Advocates
                                                       SSI Financial eligibility. This workshop will enable   will learn about new developments and strategies
This workshop will discuss recent federal court                                                               being implemented.
action in order to teach advocates how to use the      advocates to provide more effective
“special status” provision in current law to           representation by giving them better knowledge
expand eligibility to many of these immigrants,        of the impact of their work on their client’s future   Child Care for Low Income Families
with a focus on Haitians and Cubans. Also,             income.                                                This workshop will explore issues around access to
advocates will be taught ways to successfully                                                                 childcare for low-income families. Topics will
present arguments illustrating how vulnerable          Healthy Homes: Building a Movement for                 include: the subsidy program and the law
minorities can receive benefits based on the                                                                  governing it; California and other state
                                                       Healthier Low-Income Housing                           implementation of subsidized childcare; childcare
“plain meaning” of federal law.
                                                       This workshop will discuss housing problems that       sanction protections under TANF; childcare
                                                       involve environmental health hazards such as           licensing, and issues around informal care.
Wait a Minute II: Slowing Down Criminal                lead-based paint, mold and vermin. Through role-
Activity Eviction Cases to Find the Truth              playing, fact scenarios, group brainstorming and
(the Sequel)                                                                                                  Community Lawyering: Community
                                                       some lectures, attendees will learn how to use the
                                                       latest laws to make low-income housing safer for
                                                                                                              Centered Strategies for Achieving
This workshop will discuss the required eviction
elements for each program and relevant defenses,       clients.                                               Social Justice
using examples to aid in issue spotting efforts at                                                            This workshop will examine the community
federal, state and local levels to develop more        Medical Debt Advocacy                                  lawyering approach to solving intransigent
appropriate eviction policies and developments                                                                community problems, ultimately achieving life-
                                                       This workshop will help give advocates a handle        changing results for clients and building
since last year’s workshop.
                                                       on effectively helping their clients and               stronger and better-served communities.
                                                       communities avoid and get out of medical debt.
How LSC Programs Can Assist Immigrant                  Existing programs that should keep our clients
Victims of Crime: Human Trafficking,                   from incurring debt often do so effectively. Legal
                                                                                                              No Second Chance: Excluding
Notary Fraud and U Visas                               services attorneys can use a variety of defenses as    Ex-Offenders from Federally
This workshop will discuss the latest legal            well as take proactive steps in the community to       Subsidized Housing
developments in representing immigrant victims of      address medical debt issues.                           This workshop will examine the results from a
crime and share strategies to collaborate with                                                                national survey and a report the Human Rights
local policy and community programs. The issues        Understanding the State Children’s Health              Watch will issue this coming summer. The
covered will include the Trafficking Victims                                                                  presenter will discuss the scope of the federal
                                                       Insurance Program (SCHIP) and                          law and regulations, the wide array of policies
Protection Act of 2000, the Trafficking Victims
Protection Reauthorization Act of 2003, the
                                                       Undertaking Effective Advocacy                         and practices employed by housing authorities,
Kennedy Amendment that permits LSC grantees to         This workshop will provide valuable information        and the impact these exclusionary policies have
represent immigrant domestic violence survivors        for advocates whose clients may qualify for SCHIP,     on the real lives of ex-offenders.
and LSC’s rule governing immigrant eligibility for     an important means of obtaining health care
legal services.                                        coverage for low and middle-income children.           Ethical Issues in the Delivery
                                                       Participants in this workshop will be able to          of Legal Services
Court Access for Civil Rights Litigants:               understand the basics of the SCHIP Program,
                                                       receive information about new developments in          This workshop will cover some of the unique
Developments Concerning Sovereign                                                                             ethical issues confronted by legal aid lawyers in
Immunity and Private Enforcement                       SCHIP, and conduct effective advocacy for SCHIP
                                                       clients.                                               their practice. Many areas will be covered,
This workshop will provide attendees with an                                                                  including: confidentiality, conflicts, duty to
overview of how Supreme Court jurisprudence is                                                                clients, and new delivery techniques, such as
affecting court access for private individuals,        Updates in Women’s Health                              self-help assistance, hotlines, and pro se
focusing on the Rehnquist court’s proactive            Policy and Law                                         representation.
invalidation of all or parts of federal civil rights   This workshop will cover developments in
laws. Recent precedent setting decisions involving     women’s reproductive health law and policy,
sovereign immunity and Congress’ authority             including: legislative activity and court decisions
pursuant to the Fourteenth Amendment, Spending         regarding contraceptive equity, availability of
and Commerce Clause will be highlighted.               emergency contraception in emergency rooms,

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Federal Housing Law
Purpose:                                                                    Trainers:
This track will focus on strategies to deal with the crisis created by      Staff from the National Housing Law Project: Maeve Elise Brown,
federal disengagement from core housing programs and provide tools          Catherine Bishop, Susanne Brown, and others TBA.
for getting the most out of federally subsidized housing programs at
the local level. The track will use concrete examples of what advocates
are doing nationally as a key teaching tool.                                Contact:
                                                                            Maeve Elise Brown, Staff Attorney, National Housing Law Project,
Topics to be covered include:                                               (510) 251-9400, ext. 110, E-mail: mebrown@nhlp.org
★   Advocacy with public housing authorities
★   Creating and using strategic alliances
★   Building coalitions
★   Advocacy with state and local officials

Consumer Law
Purpose:                                                                    Trainers:
Designed for those who have litigated five or more mortgage predatory       Staff from the National Consumer Law Center: Diane E. Thompson,
lending cases, this track will address many of the more technical and       Supervising Attorney, and others TBA.
subtle issues raised in predatory lending cases. Issues such as choosing
the right forum, credit math, securitization issues, technical compliance   Contact:
issues with Truth in Lending, and more will be discussed.
                                                                            Margot Saunders, Managing Attorney, National Consumer Law Center,
                                                                            (202) 452-6252, E-mail: margot@nclcdc.org
Topics to be covered include:
★ Learn the latest on preemption of state laws
★ Learn how to decipher payment histories and identify overcharges
  and accounting abuses
★ Walk through complex case history analysis
★ Discuss factors for determining the best forum and others dealing
  with other litigation questions

                                                                   3            Substantive Law Conference

Native American Law
Purpose:                                                                     ★ Integration of administrative hearings and appeals into tribal
                                                                               government systems and programs
The Indian Law Track will address the issues which arise when
                                                                             ★ Intertribal courts – Intertribal courts at the trial and appellate levels
communities on or near Indian reservations or other Indian
                                                                             ★ Recruiting and training tribal judges and other tribal justice
communities either choose or are required to access justice through
tribal justice systems. An underlying theme for this track is “protecting      personnel
and promoting tribal sovereignty and tribal sovereign immunity.”             ★ Providing public defender services in tribal court
                                                                             ★ Ethics – Representing the tribe, the tribal court and individual
                                                                               indians and an intertribal consortium
Topics to be covered include:
★ Tribal jurisdiction – Exclusive/concurrent jurisdiction with respect to
  federal and state justice systems
★ Developing tribal justice systems: Planning & developing with the          To Be Announced.
  tribal community
★ Approaches to tribal justice systems: Types of systems – Tribal            Contact:
  councils, tribal courts, peacemaker courts and other systems of            Lisa Oshiro, Chair, National Association of Indian Legal Services,
  dispute resolution                                                         (202) 589-1860, E-mail: loshiro@calindian.org
★ Approaches to tribal justice systems: Scope of systems – Civil and/or
  criminal jurisdiction, specific subject matter jurisdiction

Civil Rights Law
Purpose:                                                                     ★ Fair Housing – both as a tool in eviction defense and as a way to
                                                                               promote integration and housing that is both affordable and
The civil rights track will acknowledge the 50th anniversary of Brown v.
Board of Education in reviewing how civil rights laws can be used in a
                                                                             ★ Reentry of ex-offenders into communities – What legal aid attorneys
poverty law practice (with a focus on education issues) and how such
                                                                               should know about working with clients whose criminal records
laws apply in the typical day to day work of legal aid attorneys and
                                                                               affect their rights to public benefits, voting and etc.
advocates. The track will examine the full scope of advocacy tools
                                                                             ★ Serving clients with limited English proficiency and other language-
–including litigation strategies, community organizing, coalition building
and legislative advocacy – to achieve lasting and broad-based victories        related barriers.
for legal aid clients and their communities.                                 ★ Multi-forum advocacy – Using legal representation as an organizing
                                                                               tool to generate systemic change and client empowerment through
                                                                               the use of media, coalition building, and other strategies.
Topics to be covered include:
★ Education – Civil rights implications in school discipline, education
  financing and adequacy of conditions such as qualified teachers,
  safe facilities and sufficient textbooks.                                  To Be Announced.
★ Disability rights – including making the full use of the integration
  mandate at the heart of the Supreme Court’s Olmstead decision;             Contact:
  and how best to advocate on behalf of clients with psychiatric             Dennis L. Rockway, Director of Advocacy Training, Legal Aid Foundation
  disabilities.                                                              of Los Angeles, (323) 801-7928, E-mail: drockway@lafla.org

                                 Substantive Law Conference                  4

Social Security Law
Purpose:                                                                   ★ Work incentives
                                                                           ★ Immigrant issues
This track will cover the significant developments of the past year
                                                                           ★ Litigation issues
in SSI and Social Security law and will also provide opportunity for
in-depth discussion of selected areas of practice. The aim will be to
integrate discussion of policy issues with development of practical        Trainers:
strategies for effective client representation.                            Staff from the Disability Law Center: Raymond Cebula and Linda
                                                                           Landry; Rachael Henderson, Georgia Legal Services Program;
Topics to be covered include:                                              Gerald A. McIntyre, National Senior Citizens Law Center; Ethel
★ New provisions on representative payees                                  Zelenske, National Organization of Social Security Claimants
                                                                           Representatives (NOSSCR).
★ New provisions on “fugitive felons”
★ New provisions on withholding of fees for representative
 (attorney and non-attorney)                                               Contact:
★ The assault on SSI state supplementation                                 Gerald A. McIntyre, Directing Attorney, National Senior Citizens Law
★ Changes to the disability determination process                          Center, (213) 639-0930, E-mail: gmcintyre@nsclc.org

Rural Practice Law
Purpose:                                                                       Trainers:
This track is designed for advocates in rural legal services offices and       Steve Xanthopoulos, West Tennessee Legal Services, Inc.; Don Saunders,
for those charged with developing rural delivery strategies in their           National Legal Aid & Defender Association; Linda Zazove, Land of
programs. The training will be organized around three major issues             Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation; Stephen Carpenter, Farmers' Legal
affecting rural areas: economic development, housing, and ownership            Action Group, Inc.; and others to be announced.
and productive use of land. Because of the unique challenges of
delivering services in rural areas, this session will also include a           Contact:
discussion of effective delivery strategies.
                                                                               Don Saunders, Director of Civil Legal Services Division, National Legal
                                                                               Aid & Defender Association, (202) 452-0620, E-mail:
Topics to be covered include:                                                  d.saunders@nlada.org
★ Development of affordable housing (including supportive housing
  for domestic violence victims, the disabled, etc.)
★ Setting-up an affordable transportation project (including potential
  collaborators, laws affecting car donation or leasing programs,
  relation to state TANF programs)
★ Design and implementation of an effective financial literacy and
  asset development program
★ Developing micro-enterprise and work projects (including child care

                                                                    5               Substantive Law Conference

Health Law
Purpose:                                                                    Trainers:
The health law track (sponsored jointly by the National Health Law          Staff of the National Health Law Program: Doreena Wong, Jane Perkins
Program and the National Senior Citizens Law Center) will cover the         and Lourdes Rivera.
substantive topics listed below that were based upon the results of a       Staff of the National Senior Citizens Law Center: Ed King and Lauren
field survey of need. In addition, attendees will discuss alternative       Saunders.
forums for addressing these issues, including federal and state courts,
administrative hearings and comments, and public forums. A workshop         Contact:
format will be used, along with hypotheticals and role-play. Case
studies will be highlighted in each session.                                Jane Perkins, Legal Director, National Health Law Program,
                                                                            (919) 968-6308, E-mail: perkins@healthlaw.org

Topics to be covered include:
★ Medicaid cutbacks and waiver developments
★ Prescription drug coverage (Medicare and Medicaid)
★ Children’s health services (with an emphasis on behavioral health)
★ Home and community based services for the elderly and people
  with disabilities
★ Medical debt

Community Economic Development Law
Purpose:                                                                    ★ Enhancing low-income community participation in the planning and
                                                                              development process, with emphasis on identifying appropriate
Community based organizations play a pivotal role in neighborhood
                                                                              legal requirements
revitalization and in helping people escape poverty. By acting
                                                                            ★ Identifying and promoting economic self sufficiency strategies to
collectively they can be a powerful voice for change, bringing new
                                                                              help move people out of poverty
resources to their efforts. Collaborations with the wider community -
                                                                            ★ Collaborative efforts to make quality health care jobs available to
business, government, labor, and other institutions - can achieve even
greater impact. Legal aid providers are pivotally positioned to use their     low-income community residents
knowledge of the law, their understanding of client needs, and their        ★ Creating affordable homeownership opportunities and other savings
relationships with key institutions to help forge successful                  and wealth building strategies
collaborations and develop effective community development (CED)            ★ Challenges to engaging in CED practice; bringing the information
strategies. This track will provide an opportunity to discuss current CED     home and next steps
issues and strategies.
Topics to be covered include:                                               To Be Announced.
★ Introduction and overview to CED; new developments and
  opportunities; strategically positioning legal aid programs to provide    Contact:
  effective CED assistance                                                  Brad Caftel, General Counsel, National Economic Development and Law
★ Negotiating community benefits agreements, with emphasis on               Center, (510) 251-2600 x109, E-mail: caftel@nedlc.org
  enhancing employment opportunities

                                Substantive Law Conference                  6

Women and Family Law
Purpose:                                                                     Trainers:
The track will focus on legal issues raised by representation of low-        Wendy Pollack, National Center on Poverty Law; Sherry Liewant, NOW
income victims of domestic violence. The purpose is to provide               Legal Defense and Education Fund; Leslye Orloff, NOW Legal Defense
substantive and practice-oriented information to legal services providers    and Education Fund; Tamara Kuennen, Georgetown University Law
with clients who are victims of domestic violence. The track will explore    Center Domestic Violence Clinic.
various legal topics in-depth.
Topics to be covered include:                                                Wendy Pollack, Senior Attorney, National Center on Poverty Law,
★   Custody and visitation issues                                            (312) 263-3830 x238, E-mail: wendypollack@povertylaw.org
★   Litigation skills for a domestic violence practice
★   Public benefits issues including initiatives around marriage
★   Immigrant women
★   Other domestic violence issues

Welfare Advocacy
Purpose:                                                                     ★ Selected Medicaid issues
                                                                             ★ Advocacy responses to state budget cuts
The welfare advocacy track will provide practice-oriented and policy
                                                                             ★ Procedural fairness in program administration, including notice and
information that will allow advocates to represent clients more
effectively in various forums on issues arising when clients seek public       hearing issues
assistance and related benefits (such as Food Stamps, child care, and        ★ Access to child care
Medicaid) and attempt to prepare for and enter the labor market.             ★ Access to Food Stamps

Clients face numerous issues under the rules developed for state TANF        Trainers:
programs. These include more restrictive eligibility rules, stricter work-
                                                                             To Be Announced.
related requirements, tougher sanctions for non-cooperation with a
broader set of behavioral requirements, time limits on assistance, and
more restricted access to education and training activities. The track       Contact:
will offer a range of workshops to consider the impact of these policies     Don Saunders, Director of Civil Legal Services Division, National Legal
on clients, how best to represent clients, and how to respond to             Aid & Defender Association, (202) 452-0620, E-mail:
opportunities to affect state and local policies. In addition, the track     d.saunders@nlada.org
will include information about the status of TANF reauthorization.

Topics to be covered include:
★ Access to TANF (including work program issues; sanctions under
  TANF; time limit policies; adequate service to individuals and
  families with special needs such as disabilities and language
  barriers, etc.; and reauthorization)

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351 Charles E. Young Drive, West
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1314                                                           The airport is 17 miles from UCLA, or 20 minutes without
(310) 825-5451 Fax (310) 206-8779                                                    traffic. Please allow for more time during rush hour. Taxi fare is
Participants will stay in either a single or double occupancy room (two              approximately $25.00/one-way. The Super Shuttle is
twin beds) with private bathrooms. All rooms are air-conditioned and non-            approximately $12/person one-way.
smoking. They are equipped with an alarm clock, daily maid service,
telephone and hotel-like amenities. Guests who bring their own laptop
computer can access the Internet directly via the Ethernet port in their
room. Check-in time is 4:00 pm Wednesday 7/21/04. Checkout time is                   If you are driving from Los Angeles International Airport to
11:00 am Sunday 7/25/04.                                                             UCLA please: Take Century Blvd. to Highway 405 (or the San
The package rate includes room for four nights and a total of                        Diego Freeway) North; Take 405 (San Diego Freeway) to
11 meals, and complimentary access to recreation facilities on                       Wilshire Blvd. East; Travel east three blocks to Westwood Blvd.;
campus, which include: swimming pools, weight rooms, tennis                          Turn Left on Westwood Blvd.; and Travel five blocks to Parking
courts, racquetball courts and handball courts. For more                             & Information Kiosk.
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will find virtual tours of the campus, photos, floor plans and                       Parking
more!                                                                                Parking permits are required at all times. The daily rate is $7.00
                                                                                     per vehicle/per day, and $54.00 for a 10-day parking permit.
Dining Services
The residential restaurant provides a wide variety of culinary selections. All
meals are self-service, cafeteria-style and all-you-care-to-eat. Commuter
                                                                                     Rental Car Information
participants may purchase guest meal passes at the front desk                        Avis has been selected as the official rental car agency for
on an individual cash basis. All meals will be conveniently served in                NLADA’s Substantive Law Conference. Avis will extend a 5%
De Neve Plaza.                                                                       discount on a lower qualifying rate to the participants of the
                                                                                     conference. Avis is located at Los Angeles International Airport.
                                                                                     These special rates include unlimited mileage. To make
Hotel Option                                                                         reservations, call Avis toll-free at (800) 331-1600 and refer to
For those participants not wanting meals or to stay on campus, we offer
                                                                                     reservation code #J789524.
this hotel option. Reservations and payments must be made by the

Holiday Inn Brentwood/Bel-Air
170 N. Church Lane
Los Angeles, California 90049
(310) 476-6411

The rate is $109.00 not including tax. Reservations must be made by June
30, 2004. The hotel will provide complimentary shuttle service to and from
campus once daily.

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Registration Fees and Options                                             purchase orders or “please bill me” requests can be honored, as
Registration fees include: handout materials, entrance to all sessions,   NLADA must pre-pay the university for all costs associated with this
the opening reception and breaks. Registration payment must               conference. Early application is encouraged. Participation in each of
accompany your registration form. For your convenience,                   the tracks and space in the residence halls is limited. Applications
NLADA accepts Visa and MasterCard. If paying by credit card, you          will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. To ensure
may fax your registration form to (202) 872-1031. Faxed registration      acceptance, please submit your application form and payment as
forms without payment will be returned.                                   soon as possible. You will receive a registration confirmation upon
                                                                          acceptance. If a track is full, or is canceled due to low registration,
Cancellations, Transfers and Substitutions                                you may change tracks. If you choose to cancel, NLADA cannot be
Registration cancellations must be received in writing at the NLADA       held liable for any travel expenses incurred.
office no later than June 21, 2004. Cancellations and refunds are
subject to a $50 administrative charge. University policy requires        Continuing Legal Education Units
advance payment of housing and meal costs by NLADA. Therefore,            NLADA will apply for CLE accreditation for qualifying conference
fees paid toward housing and meals are non-refundable, if the             sessions in most states with mandatory CLE. Complete information
cancellation is received after June 21, 2004. After the deadline,         will be available in the registration packet you receive at check-in.
registration fees (not housing fees) are transferable, less a $50         Please be familiar with the CLE requirements of your state.
administrative charge, to another NLADA training event scheduled
before December 30, 2005, but are not refundable. Registration
                                                                          The National Legal Aid & Defender Association acts only as an
cancellations postmarked after September 30, 2004 are neither
                                                                          agent for participants in all matters regarding the campus,
refundable nor transferable. Substitutions may be made at any time
                                                                          accommodations and transportation. NLADA contracts with
prior to the event. Please notify NLADA of substitutions in writing.
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For those requesting housing on campus, June 21, 2004 is the              for any inconvenience, loss, injury, or damage from any cause
housing deadline. This deadline is firm to allow staff adequate time      whatsoever in conjunction with these services. If necessary, NLADA
to prepare the housing forms required by the university. Remember         reserves the right to cancel or change the services described herein.
that we cannot process your application without payment. No

        Dates to Remember
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        June 21:             Conference Registration Cancellation Deadline
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★   Dining hall!
★   Air Conditioning!
★   Daily Maid Service!
★   High Speed Internet Ports!
★   Culinary Selections to Satisfy Every Palate!

Don't miss out on this great housing deal. For a virtual tour and more
information about on-campus housing visit: www.conferences.ucla.edu.

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