Racial Disparities in Criminal Justice and How You Can Help
- 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
- Central Time (US & Canada)
- By: Collaborative presentation
- Source: Minnesota > ProJusticeMN.org
- Civil Rights
- Continuing Legal Education Program (CLE)
Session Two – Criminal Expungement: Basic Training
Because the criminal legal system disproportionately impacts people of color, particularly Black Americans, prior criminal records are a significant racial justice issue that we can work to resolve immediately as we seek to remove racism from the justice system in other efforts.
When a person is arrested or charged with a crime or offense, a criminal record is created, even if that person is released without being charged or is found not guilty. Those records create barriers to housing, employment and education. Criminal records expungement is an opportunity for qualifying individuals with old criminal records to remove those barriers, find stability, and become productive members of the community.
This CLE will cover the fundamentals of criminal expungement law, including the impact of a criminal record, relevant law and procedure, and train attorneys to prepare an expungement petition.
Once registered for this session, you will receive a survey regarding your availability and interest in joining this important racial justice initiative. After the training, Volunteer Lawyers Network will match low income clients with volunteer attorney teams based on availability and need.
• John Beutler, Volunteer Lawyers Network
• Glen Drew, Volunteer Lawyers Network
1.5 CLE credits to be applied for.
Click HERE to register
- CLE Credit Comments: 1.5 CLE credits