Sep

27

Pro Bono Expungement Training

When

Monday, Sep 27, 2021

Where

via Zoom

Join Root & Rebound to learn about the record cleaning process in California on September 27th from 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. There will also be the opportunity to learn about providing record cleaning remedies to low-income Californians, thus opening doors to employment, housing, and family unification. Depending on your skills and interest, attend either or both trainings (more info below) to learn about the skills necessary and the opportunities available to assist people in cleaning up their records.

Record cleaning can open doors for Californians as they work to rebuild their lives after a conviction or arrest. A person with a cleaned-up record is better able to access employment (including upward mobility & living wage jobs), housing, occupational licensing, and remove other barriers; additionally, many people want to clean up their records for internal and personal reasons such as dignity and to affirm their self-worth.

This training is free and California CLE Credit is pending.

Training Session 1: Record Remedy Evaluation: Learn how to read a conviction history and screen it for record cleaning remedies, including new remedies within the past 5 years. This training will cover how to read a RAP sheet, how to read online court records, and how to screen for eligibility of nine different record cleaning remedies. Additionally, learn about opportunities to use this skill to support clients across the state. Monday, September 27, 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. PST 

Training Session 2: Declaration Drafting: Learn best practices in interviewing clients to draft compelling declarations to demonstrate their humanity and rehabilitation for inclusion in record cleaning petitions. In this training you will learn trauma-informed practices to support the client during the interview; gain sample questions to help gather information for inclusion in the declaration, and identify other evidence of rehabilitation that can be used to support a record cleaning petition. Monday, Sept. 27, 10:45-12:15 pm PST

Attend Both: If you are interested in assisting a client from start to finish (including courtroom representation, if desired) in the record cleaning process. 

When

Monday, Sep 27, 2021

Where

via Zoom

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