VIDEO – Preventing Homelessness through Eviction Defense
Beth Patel (she, her, hers) is a Staff Attorney at Legal Services of Northern California where she represents low-income clients in maintaining housing, benefits, healthcare, and economic stability. She is proud to have grown up in Sacramento and serve the legal needs of the community in her hometown. Prior to lawyering, she was a community organizer and communications consultant working to strengthen social movements for a more liberatory future for all.
Evictions and a lack of safe and affordable housing drives Sacramento residents into homelessness destabilizing both individual lives and families. This MCLE will walk you through how to represent yourself or someone else in an unlawful detainer (eviction) lawsuit. You will learn common defenses to eviction, the logistics of representation in Sacramento County Superior Court, and best practices for settlement and trial.
Please note each video is designed for continuous viewing until its conclusion. The viewing of this online video meets the criteria for “participatory” continuing legal education credit as verified by the Sacramento County Public Law Library, an approved State Bar of California MCLE provider according to the State Bar of California MCLE Rules & Requirements [Rule 2.72].