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Philadelphia Bar Association

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Date:
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Time:
9:00 AM

Location:
Philadelphia Bar Association
11th Fl. Conference Center
1101 Market St., Aramark Bldg.
Philadelphia, PA 19107

1.5 SUB CLE credits

Registration Info:
Registration:
8:30 AM

Program:
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS CLE PROGRAM

Faculty:

Moderator:

Donna Cooper
Executive Director
Public Citizens for Children & Youth

Panelists:

Professor Peter Edelman
Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law and Public Policy
Georgetown University Law Center

Justice Kevin M. Dougherty
Associate Justice
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

William M. Cobb
Deputy Director, Campaign for Smart Justice
American Civil Liberties Union

Sharon Dietrich, Esq.
Litigation Director
Community Legal Services, Inc.

Lawrence Krasner, Esq.
District Attorney of Philadelphia
Krasner & Long, LLC

The Criminalization of Poverty in America: How Will Philadelphia Respond?

CLE - The Criminalization of Poverty in America

SEATING IS AT CAPACITY! REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS PROGRAM!!

Presented by Community Legal Services, Inc., the Philadelphia Bar Association and Public Citizens for Children & Youth

The purpose of the criminal justice system generally is thought to be to punish people who commit crimes such as assault, theft and drug sales. But many low income people are entangled in the system for issues more related to their poverty. Poor people find themselves charged with crimes because of their mental illness, homelessness, noncompliance with public benefits rules or child support orders and misbehavior in schools. The criminal justice system itself presents stiff financial terms that fall heavily on those without means, such as cash bail and court fines and costs.

Peter Edelman, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law and Public Policy at the Georgetown University Law Center and a top advisor to both Senator Robert Kennedy and President Bill Clinton and a board member of the Center for Law and Social Policy, examines these issues in a new book, Not a Crime To Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America.

In this CLE presentation, Professor Edelman, along with an experienced panel, address these issues, and possible solutions to them.

Join your colleagues for this timely CLE program examining equal justice in our nation.

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