Re-Envisioning Re-Entry: Law Conference 2016
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Re-Envisioning Re-Entry: Law Conference 2016

Re-Envisioning Re-Entry: Law Conference 2016

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Legal Services for Prisoners with Children / All Of Us Or None Present

Re-Envisioning Re-entry: Law Conference 2016

WHAT: "Re-Envisioning Re-Entry" is a free re-entry law conference and community building forum for legal service providers, advocates, community members, and formerly incarcerated people. The conference will bring you expert panelists with a focus on best practices and remedies available to help formerly incarcerated people overcome barriers to re-entry.

This year’s panels will include information and updates on Housing, Fines and Fees, Licenses and Certificates, and Bias in the Legal Profession.


Fines & Fees or Freedom? Eliminating Re-entry Roadblocks Created by Court Debt and License Suspension
More than 4 million Californians' licenses are currently suspended for inability to pay for a collective $10 billion in outstanding court debt. This panel will examine the impact of municipal and traffic debt on re-entering people and explore advocacy tools available to assist clients and reform the court-debt system.

Elisa Della-Piana, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area
Avni Desai, Community Housing Partnership
Brittany Stonesifer, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children


Liberating the License: Barriers to Professional Licensing for Formerly Incarcerated People.
This panel will discuss the legal, economic, and social barriers formally incarcerated people face in obtaining professional licenses.

Dominik Taylor, Root & Rebound
Adam G. Slote, Slote, Links & Boreman, LLP
Wanda Heffernon, M.D.
Harriette Davis, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children / All of Us or None


 
Fair Housing Advocacy and Eviction Defense
​This panel will outline effective methods to advocate for formerly incarcerated people's housing rights, through litigation as well as advocacy in the political arena.​

Kyra Kazantzis, Law Foundation of Silicon Valley
Adam Poe, Bay Area Legal Aid
Deborah Thrope, National Housing Law Project


 
Detecting and Fighting Bias Against Formerly Incarcerated People
Panelists will discuss implicit bias based on race and conviction history as it affects how attorneys and other service providers treat their clients. Even individuals fighting explicit and institutional racism have been shown to carry implicit bias. Panelists will discuss the science behind implicit bias and ways to identify and contravene against bias when it rears its ugly head.

Chris Bridges, Equal Justice Society
Samantha Rogers, California Coalition for Women Prisoners
Eva DeLair, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children

Lawyers and paralegals will receive 4.75 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits (including 1 hour for Bias requirement) for the day. 

WHEN:

Friday October 7th 2016

TIME:

8:00am-4:30pm

WHERE:

San Jose State University 
Student Union Ballroom
1 Washington Square San Jose CA 95192

Campus Map:

SJSU Campus Map

LOCAL HOTELS:

Four Points by Sheraton San Jose Downtown (distance from SJSU 0.6 miles, 5 min drive) 4.1 star rating (3-star hotel) 211 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113 (408) 282-8800 http://www.fourpointssanjosedowntown.com/

San Jose Marriott (distance from SJSU 0.6 miles, 5 min drive) 4.2 star rating (4-star hotel) 301 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113 (408) 280-1300 http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/sjcsj-san-jose-marriott/?scid=bb1a189a-fec3-4d19-a255- 54ba596febe2

Fairmont San Jose Hotel (distance from SJSU 0.6 miles, 6 min drive) 4.2 star rating (4-star hotel) 170 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113 (408) 998-1900 http://www.fairmont.com/san-jose/

Hilton San Jose (distance from SJSU 0.8 miles, 6min drive) 4.1 star rating (3-star hotel) 300 S Almaden Blvd, San Jose, CA 95110 (408) 287-2100 http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-san-jose-SJCSHHF/index.html


 

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Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For Program questions, please contact:
Harriette Davis @prisonerswithchildren.org 


For Registration questions & Media inquiries, please contact:

Mark Fujiwara, LSPC Communications Coordinator
mc@prisonerswithchildren.org
(925) 324-9745


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, as we can check you in by name or e-gizmo.

 

What is the refund policy?

Your Registration Fee will be refunded in full at anytime, & you're free to keep all of the kick-ass knowledge & exciting, engaging experiences & connections created during the conference well past the non-existant expiration date.

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