National Pro Bono Week 2016
October 11, 2016
In celebration of National Pro Bono Week the Minnesota State Bar Association is offering a CLE (Continuing Legal Education) session on the criminalization of poverty.
As court systems and municipalities have increased fines and penalties for low level criminal offenses, low income people often find themselves suffering consequences far beyond the criminal justice system. The legacy of criminal records and unpaid fines have many impacts, including making it harder to secure housing or obtain a job.
Please join this discussion about the high price of being poor and ways pro bono lawyers can help low income clients find their way out of the criminalization trap.
The program will feature:
- Opening comments by Justice Natalie Hudson,
- A keynote by Nusrat Choudhury, staff attorney with the ACLU Racial Justice Project in New York, and
- A panel of local attorneys, experts and a victim of the criminalization of poverty.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
11:45 A.M. to 1:30 P.M.
Minnesota CLE Center