Fair Housing Legal Support Center

Education & Outreach

The mission of the Center is to educate the public on fair housing law and to provide legal assistance to those private and public organizations and persons that are seeking to eliminate discriminatory housing practices. To that end, the Center offers a several education and outreach services to the general public. If you are interested in any of our services, please contact us at fairhousingcenter@jmls.edu

Speakers

Faculty and staff of the Fair Housing Legal Support Center and Clinic are available to speak on a variety of topics relating to fair housing and fair lending law at special events, conferences or meetings planned by your group.

Conferences

The Center hosts two national conferences each year. Conferences are developed to address cutting edge topics that relate to the field of fair housing and fair lending law. Continuing legal education and in some cases, professional responsibility hours are offered to members of the legal community. See Center Events for details on upcoming conferences.

Training for Attorneys

The Center offers an annual two and a half day training that focuses on further developing the practical skills attorneys need to proceed in a contested hearing or trial in a fair housing case. Particular emphasis is placed on trial advocacy techniques used in the direct and cross examination of witnesses, opening statements and closing arguments. The participants prepare and present their cases during a mock fair housing trial before judges and attorneys. CLE credit is offered. See Center Events for details on the next scheduled litigation skills training.

Customized Training Workshops

The Fair Housing Legal Support Center offers fair housing and fair lending workshops for landlords, property managers, fair housing agencies and organizations as well as individuals required by a settlement agreement to obtain training. The Center will customize workshops based on the needs of the organization or individual.

Recent topics presented include the following: An Overview of the Fair Housing Act and Fair Housing Laws; Discrimination and Protected Classes; Investigation Fair Housing Complaints; Testing, Monitoring, and Investigations; Reverse Mortgages; and Management Procedures and the Application of Rules and Procedures. The Center incorporates both didactic and interactive methods. Participants receive printed materials and a certificate of attendance at the conclusion of each workshop.



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