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Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2014

Author(s): Jodie Berger
Practice Area: Employment, Pro Bono
Published: Oct 2014
PLI Item #: 50175
CHB Spine #: 30

Jodie Berger was recently appointed to the State Hearing Division’s Training Bureau.  Judge Berger started with the State Hearing Division in 2014, when she joined the Affordable Care Act Division.  Judge Berger has assisted in developing and presenting ACA trainings for Counties and Covered California.   Prior to joining SHD, Judge Berger worked for Legal Services as a Public Benefits Specialist (administrative law and litigation) for 28 years. In her last Legal Services position, Judge Berger was Regional Counsel for Legal Services of Northern California, providing support statewide to other legal services advocates, as well as LSNC's eight offices.  As a Legal Services attorney, Judge Berger worked extensively with the CDSS on regulation and policy development, participating in eight Stakeholder groups.  Judge Berger is Co-Chair of the Administrative Law Committee of the State Bar, working on issues for unrepresented claimants, and the prior Chair of the Bar’s Delivery of Legal Services Committee.  Judge Berger co-developed and presented a training program on Administrative Hearings for CLE, and for several years provided training at the annual CDSS CalWORKs and NLADA conferences, on public benefit and language access topics.