GJP’s CLE: “Understanding, Restricting, and Correcting Criminal Records in Georgia: Informing Your Clients and Helping them Move On”

Back by popular demand!  Georgia Justice Project’s CLE class on “Understanding, Restricting, and Correcting Criminal Records in Georgia:  Informing Your Clients and Helping them Move On” will be held on Friday, August 1, 2014, 9:30 am – 12:30 am.

This three hour class is designed to inform attorneys and other advocates that work with individuals with a criminal history about state and federal law around criminal histories.  Topics include:  record restriction (expungement), pardons, First Offender Act issues, record corrections, and employment discrimination based on criminal records.  We are pleased that Dawn Diedrich, Director of Legal Services/Director of Privacy and Compliance for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation/Georgia Crime Information Center will join us to answer your questions.  Each registrant will receive a copy of Georgia Justice Project’s manual, ” A Guide to Understanding and Correcting Criminal Records in Georgia” which includes Frequently asked questions about criminal histories, “How To” guides for each topic covered, and model motions.  Georgia Justice Project normally sells the manual for $30.  We will also provide participants with an electronic copy of the model motions.

The cost for private attorneys is $100 and the cost for public defenders and solicitors or non-profit service providers is $30.  The fee (which covers CLE credit) helps defray the cost of the printed manual and support Georgia Justice Project’s efforts to remove legal barriers to reentry for people with a criminal history

This class is being held in our recently renovated office space down in the Old Fourth Ward (near the King Center) so space will be limited to 40 participants.  Please email Jill@GJP.org for further inquiries.

Registration for the CLE on August 1, 2014 is closed.