Sunday, July 27, 2014

August 15: Webcast - Reentry in California - Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration Following Incarceration 2014

In the past three decades, incarceration rates have exploded in the U.S., such that today we incarcerate over two million people, more than any other country in the world. The result is that many more people encounter the criminal justice system at some point in their lives. Indeed, an estimated 1 in 4 adults in California has an arrest or conviction record, and people of color are disproportionately affected.
A person with a prior record faces significant employment and housing barriers, even when the record is old or unrelated to the job or housing. These barriers impede community reintegration and prevent formerly incarcerated people from being able to support themselves and their families or participate as members of their communities. This training is designed to give lawyers a foundation in the collateral consequences that result from contact with the criminal justice system, as well as tools for representing clients in need of reentry legal services.
What you will learn:
  • Basic overview of criminal justice system and collateral consequences of arrests/convictions
  • Criminal Records Remedies under California law (i.e. “expungement”)
  • Employment Protections – new state and local laws in California
  • Impact of a juvenile record and sealing remedies under California law
  • Driver’s license suspension issues
  • Barriers to accessing public benefits
  • Special issues facing veterans with records.
All attorneys interested in or currently assisting pro bono clients with reentry legal services through representation or in clinical settings, law firm pro bono coordinators, managers and partners, law clinic students and faculty, and public interest and non-profit organization attorneys and staff would benefit from attending this program.
Title:
Reentry in California - Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration Following Incarceration
When/Where:
August 15, 2014
9:00 AM Pacific
Webcast - Register Now!
Also presented in-person in San Francisco.
Speakers:
  • Nisha S. Ajmani ~ Volunteer Attorney, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Donté Blue ~ Staff Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
  • Manuel La Fontaine ~ Organizer, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
  • Eliza Hersh ~ Director, Clean Slate Practice, East Bay Community Law Center
  • Deep Kaur Jodhka ~ Attorney, Bay Area Legal Aid
  • Rachel Johnson-Farias ~ Equal Justice Works Fellow, East Bay Community Law Center
  • Michelle Natividad Rodriguez ~ Senior Staff Attorney, National Employment Law Project
  • Jesse Stout ~ Policy Director, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
  • Co-Chairs
    • Meredith Desautels ~ Staff Attorney, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area
    • Roxanne Dominguez-Shell ~ Second Chance Legal Clinic Coordinator, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Program Attorney: Christina Thompson ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute
Credits:
Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Virgin Islands, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
By:
Practising Law Institute
Cost:
Free
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