Eviction 101: Volunteering After the End of the Moratoria

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Date(s) - June 25, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm



Credits: 1.8 CLE

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About the event

Evictions became a central focus during the COVID-19 pandemic. Both the state of Indiana and the federal government issued a number of eviction moratoria throughout the past year, most of which will expire on June 30, 2021. In response to the looming eviction crisis, state and local bar associations, as well as the Indiana Supreme Court, implemented a number of resources and pro bono clinics to address the need of vulnerable Hoosier tenants.

This training will provide a detailed discussion of the various tenant protections issued over the past year, highlight continuing tenant protections, and equip advocates with strategies in working with tenants in a pro bono setting. Attendees will hear on-the-ground stories from tenant advocates and judicial officers to learn about current issues and best practices regarding evictions in the state of Indiana.

Topics and speakers include:

  • Introductory remarks: Chief Justice Loretta Rush, Indiana Supreme Court
  • Substantive training (eviction moratoria during COVID-19 recap; current and continuing protections; common issues; basic advocacy in landlord/tenant cases; resources highlighting those created during COVID-19): Brandon Beeler, Indiana Legal Services 
  • Advocacy tips from the bench: Hon. Kathleen M. Belzeski, Magistrate, Lake Superior Court
  • Rental assistance programs and other social services support for tenants: Rayanna Binder, Indiana Housing and Community Development
  • How to get involved in your community: Scott Wylie, Pro Bono Indiana

Presented by the Indiana Bar Foundation
Co-sponsored by the Indiana State Bar AssociationCoalition for Court AccessIndiana Legal Services,
Pro Bono Indiana and the Indiana State Bar Association Pro Bono Committee