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MLRI: Unemployment Insurance

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    Note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this program has been rescheduled and is now available online only as a live or recorded webcast.

    Unemployment insurance (UI) is a critical safety net during periods of joblessness. This seminar provides you with the expertise you need to understand the UI system and to help your clients get the UI benefits they are legally entitled. Our expert panel guides you through the entire UI system from eligibility criteria to the appeals process.  Unemployed workers often cannot afford to retain professional services in pursuing their claims, so if you are a non-legal services attorney, you can register to assist someone in need of help, and in doing so, qualify for reduced tuition of $35.00.

    Training materials include the most recent edition of the Unemployment Advocacy Guide:  An Advocate‚Äôs Guide to Unemployment in Massachusetts (2020 Edition).

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    • 1:00 pm – 1:05 pm

      Introductions & Overview

      Elizabeth A. Whiteway, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services , Boston
    • 1:05 pm – 1:35 pm

      The Unemployment Insurance System

      Elizabeth A. Whiteway, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services , Boston
    • 1:35 pm – 1:55 pm

      COVID-19 Claims, Benefits, & Requirements

      Hannah Morgan Yasuko Tanabe, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services , Boston
    • 1:55 pm - 2:25 pm

      Representing Your Client Before DUA – Sequence of a Claim

      Samir Hanna, Harvard Legal Aid Bureau , Cambridge
    • 2:25 pm – 2:55 pm

      Representing Your Client Before DUA – The Unemployment Insurance Hearing

      Melissa A. Pomfred, Esq., Pomfred Law Offices, PLLC , Franklin
    • 2:55 pm – 3:05 pm

      Refreshment Break

    • 3:05 pm – 3:35 pm

      Representing Your Client Before DUA – Issues Concerning Separation From Work

      Deliberate Misconduct and Knowing Violation of Work Rule; Voluntary Quitting (and Related Issues)
      Jan M. Kendrick, Esq., South Coastal Counties Legal Services/Hyannis , Hyannis
    • 3:35 pm – 4:30 pm

      Mock UI Hearing (and Audience Questions)

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    Faculty

    Samir Hanna, Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, Cambridge
    Jan M. Kendrick, Esq., South Coastal Counties Legal Services/Hyannis, Hyannis
    Melissa A. Pomfred, Esq., Pomfred Law Offices, PLLC, Franklin
    Hannah Morgan Yasuko Tanabe, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston
    Elizabeth A. Whiteway, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston
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