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From D.C. to New Jersey to California — The Modern Bail Reform Movement and the Fight to End Money Bail (Free Webcast)

Friday December 07

  • By: Practising Law Institute
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    Online Webcast, United States
  • Contact:
    Practising Law Institute
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  • Source: Pennsylvania > PA Pro Bono

The Practising Law Institute is offering a free one-hour briefing via webcast entitled From D.C. to New Jersey to California — The Modern Bail Reform Movement and the Fight to End Money Bail on December 7, 2018 from 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Eastern.

On any given day, almost 450,000 people are held pretrial in local jails across the country. The vast majority are there because they cannot make bail. Nationally, the average bail set in a felony case is $10,000, yet the Federal Reserve estimates that 47% of Americans do not have even $400 at their disposal in an emergency.

The result is a bail system where wealth determines pretrial liberty. Increasingly, a number of jurisdictions are looking to bail reform to end the criminalization of poverty, address racial disparities, eliminate the profit-making commercial bail industry, and reduce the number of people in jail.

Please join Insha Rahman, Program Director at the Vera Institute of Justice, to learn more about:

  • The historical roots of the modern bail reform movement;
  • Recent due process and equal protection litigation challenging the constitutionality of the money bail system;
  • Legislative changes to reduce or eliminate the use of money bail in jurisdictions ranging from Washington, D.C., New Jersey, and California; and
  • New developments on the horizon in the bail reform field.
  • CLE Credit Comments:

    CLE-PA Credits
    Credit Status: Approved
    Total Credits: 1.00
    General: 1.00

    Attendance at this event is categorized as "distance learning" by the PA CLE Board. Under current rules, lawyers have the option of completing six (6) hours per compliance year of distance learning by participating in pre-approved, interactive, Internet or computer based CLE programs. More information on distance learning CLE credit.

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