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Working with Legal Counsel to Assist Residents
This session will help RSCs prepare to work with legal counsel to address thorny issues often associated with residents’ behavioral challenges, such as aggressive behavior or hoarding and failure to maintain the residence.
Time & Location
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About the event
A1 Working with Legal Counsel to Assist Residents: Common Legal Issues and Strategies to Address Behavioral Challenges Related to Mental Health
Presented by: Attorney Chris Saccardi, Law Partner, Broderick Bancroft & Saccardi
Chris Saccardi represents landlords and tenants in housing-related matters in Boston and the surrounding communities. He has extensive experience litigating landlord-tenant cases in the Housing, District, and Superior Courts and is also admitted to the Massachusetts Federal District Court. A significant part of his practice is advising both landlords and tenants on the law applicable to their situation so as to avoid the need for litigation. Attorney Saccardi graduated from Dartmouth College and Northeastern University School of Law. Following law school, he worked as a litigator at a large law firm in Boston until starting his own practice in 2010, which focused exclusively on landlord-tenant law. He joined Broderick Bancroft in 2017 and became a partner of Broderick Bancroft & Saccardi in 2019, where he continues his focus on residential and commercial landlord-tenant law. He was named by the Boston Bar Association as a 2012-2013 Public Interest Leader. He was Co-Chair of the Boston Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Section from 2015-2016 and was named a Rising Star in 2015-2017 and a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers in 2018-2021.
This session will help RSCs prepare to work with legal counsel to address thorny issues often associated with residents’ behavioral challenges, such as aggressive behavior or hoarding and failure to maintain the residence. The discussion will include strategies for out-of-court interventions, working with counsel to seek assistance through the courts when necessary, and strategically using reasonable accommodations to help preserve challenging tenancies.
Level: Intermediate, Advanced
Track: Older Adults/Persons with Disabilities, Supervisory/Management, Professional Development
HUD Category: Legal Liability Relating to Service Coordination, Mental Health Issues, Mediation and Conflict Resolution
Important Exam Information
This course requires you to enter a 5 digit code in the course exam in order to receive credit. The presenter will recite one digit at a time. When you hear the digit, write it down so you have it ready for the course exam.Objectives
- Understanding how to prepare evidence and testify in support of a request for court intervention.
- Learning about potential strategies for dealing with difficult residents in partnership with legal counsel.
- Discussing strategic use of reasonable accommodations to help preserve difficult tenancies.