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Homeless Shelter Arbitration Training

  • 21 Sep 2016
  • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Duane Morris LLP One Market Plaza, Spear Tower, 22nd Floor, Suite 2200 (enter at 55 Spear Street) San Francisco, CA 94105

The San Francisco Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing announces the following free Arbitration Training to prepare attorneys to help homeless shelter single adults and families with due process when denied shelter for rule infractions. The arbitration experience provides an excellent opportunity to help the homelessness by providing pro-bono services. 

What:   Homeless Shelter Arbitration Training 
When:  Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 4:00 to 7:00 PM
Where: Duane Morris LLP 
            One Market Plaza, Spear Tower, 22nd Floor, Suite 2200 (enter at 55 Spear Street) San Francisco, CA 94105

This training is approved by The State Bar of California for 2.5 MCLE credit.

Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

Program Responsibilities:  Arbitrators agree to conduct three one-hour hearings, a total three-hour session, on either Tuesday afternoons or Thursday mornings at least once every two to three months.  Arbitrators choose dates they are available.   Arbitrators decide the hearing outcomes after listening to both sides of the denial of service from a shelter. The client is usually represented by a trained Client Advocate.  Managers of shelters present their documentation for the denials of service.  Arbitrators complete minimal paper work documenting the arbitration and decision.  Arbitration procedures are based on the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing Shelter Grievance Policy. 

Arbitration Training Application - please submit the application to register for the training by September 14, 2016 to ed.demasi@sfgov.org.


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