Reentry: Criminal Law 101: What Every Poverty Lawyer Must Know About the Criminal Justice System

More than one in three New Yorkers have a criminal record. The legal and practical consequences reach far into every practice area. Avoiding these collateral consequences, however, requires advocates to have a basic knowledge of criminal justice system. This session will give a crash course in law and practice in the criminal justice system, including the path of a criminal case, warrants, types of offenses, juvenile proceedings, criminal records and sealing, certificates of relief from disabilities, and what services are permitted under LSC restrictions. It will also introduce a new online tool that provides proven solutions to overcoming collateral consequences. This session was originally offered during the New York State Bar Association's Legal Services Partnership Conference.

Date of original presentation: 06/06/2007.

Presenter(s): Presenters: McGregor Smyth, Bronx Defenders; Nancy Rosenbloom, Legal Aid Society; Alan Rosenthal, Center for Community Alternatives.

Viewing time: 1 hour 34 minutes

If you do not want CLE credit for watching this training, there is no charge.  If you want New York State CLE credit, you may receive 1.5 hours of CLE credits for Professional Practice.  The cost of CLE is:

$60.00 for Not-for-Profit Agencies; $90.00 for Private Practice Attorneys.  When you complete this registration form, you will receive a link to the training. The link to the CLE forms will be on the training page.

Financial Hardship Policy available upon request. Contact Michelle Peterson, Training Coordinator

Newly admitted attorneys in New York State can not receive CLE credit for online training.

If you are an attorney who is not licensed in New York State and want CLE credit, please check to see if your state allows New York State CLE credits to be applied to your state's CLE requirements.

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