Monday, July 13, 2015

August 14: Webcast - Reentry in California - Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration 2015 (Free)

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 low-income people 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 equally 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
  • Petitioning for Felony Reclassification under Prop 47
  • Reentry & Immigration – Mitigating consequences for non-citizen clients
  • Reentry & Employment – Fair chance hiring practices and the use of criminal records in employment decisions
  • Reentry & Employment – Strategies for expanding employment protections
Who Should Attend: 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.
Reentry in California - Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration 2015
August 14, 2015
9:00 AM Pacific
This is a webcast of the live San Francisco session  - Register Now!
  • Emily A. Bieber ~ Senior Associate, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Rose Cahn ~ Senior Soros Justice Fellow and Director, Immigrant Post-Conviction Relief Project, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Manuel La Fontaine ~ Organizer, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
  • Kara J. Portnow ~ Deputy Public Defender & Proposition 47 Coordinator, Alameda County Public Defender's Office
  • Michelle Natividad Rodriguez ~ Senior Staff Attorney, National Employment Law Project
  • CT Turney ~ Senior Staff Attorney and Reentry Legal Clinic Supervising Attorney, A New Way of Life Reentry Project
  • Co-Chairs:
    • Eliza Hersh ~ Director, Clean Slate, East Bay Community Law Center
    • Dana Isaac ~ Thurgood Marshall Fellow, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Program Attorney: Christina Thompson ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute

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