Thursday, August 10, 2017

August 11: Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration

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 3 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 barriers to employment, occupational licensing, and other basic necessities like housing, even when the record is old or relatively minor. Now more than ever, immigrants face the threat of deportation based on criminal justice contacts as minor as an arrest that did not result in conviction. This training is designed to give lawyers a foundation in the collateral consequences of contact with the criminal justice system, as well as tools for representing clients in need of reentry legal services.
What You Will Learn
  • Walking the Talk in Allyship – How to Effectively Support Criminal Justice Impacted Communities
  • Criminal Record Remedy Updates
  • “Reentry” in the Era of Criminalization of Poverty – Bail, Court Fees, and Traffic Courts
  • Overcoming Barriers to Employment and Occupational Licensing for People with Criminal Records
  • Considerations and Best Practices in Planning and Hosting a One-Day Clean Slate Clinic
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
When/Where:
August 11, 2017
9:00 AM Pacific
Webcast - Register Now!
Also presented in-person San Francisco, CA
Cost:
Free
By:
Practising Law Institute
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