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Re-Entry Issues: Overcoming Employment and Housing Challenges Due to a Prior Arrest or Conviction (Free Webcast)

Friday August 16 , 2013

  • By: Practising Law Institute
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    Online - Webcast, United States
  • Contact:
    Practising Law Institute
  • Website: www.pli.edu
  • Source: Pennsylvania

The Practising Law Institute will be offering a FREE webcast of a live presentation from San Francisco entitled Re-Entry Issues: Overcoming Employment and Housing Challenges Due to a Prior Arrest or Conviction on August 16, 2013 from 12:00 pm-3:30 pm Eastern.

Why you should attend

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 contribute to 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 (also known as "expungement")
  • Employment rights and protections
  • Housing rights and protections
  • Laws pertaining to background checks
  • Laws pertaining to occupational licensing and appealing a license denial based on conviction history
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.

Faculty

Chairperson(s)

  • Paul R Chavez ~ Senior Attorney & Pro Bono Coordinator, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Meredith Desautels ~ Staff Attorney, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area

Speaker(s)

  • Catherine M. Bishop ~ Senior Staff Attorney, National Housing Law Project
  • Donté Blue ~ Law Fellow, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Craig Davis ~ Law Offices of Craig Davis
  • Eliza Hersh ~ Director, Clean Slate Practice, East Bay Community Law Center
  • Tanya Koshy ~ Staff Attorney, Clean Slate, East Bay Community Law Center
  • Dorsey E Nunn ~ Executive Director, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
  • Michelle Natividad Rodriguez ~ Staff Attorney, National Employment Law Project

Program Attorney(s)

  • Christina Thompson ~ Program Attorney, Practising Law Institute

More Information and Registration

  • CLE Credit Comments:

    CLE-PA Credits
    Credit Status: Approved
    Total Credits: 3.00
    General: 3.00

    Credit may be granted to an attorney who views a live webcast individually. There is a 4.0 credit limit per year for this type of viewing.

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