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Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration 2017

Friday August 11
2017

  • By: Practising Law Institute
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    Practising Law Institute
    The Monadnock Building
    685 Market St
    San Francisco, CA
  • Contact:
    Practising Law Institute
    800-260-4PLI
  • Website: www.pli.edu

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 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

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.

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