GJP's Understanding Collateral Consequences and Navigating the New Expungement Law
07 Jun 2013
Alston & Bird 1201 West Peachtree Street Atlanta, GA 30309
1 General CLE Hour, 1 Professionalism Hour
$100.00 (The fee covers $20 CLE fee, with the remainder to be used by Georgia Justice Project to fund its policy efforts. A portion will be tax deductible.)
Any person who has ever been arrested, even if no charges are officially brought against them in court, will have a criminal record. A criminal record creates barriers to employment, housing, public assistance, and even the right to vote. If eligible, one’s criminal record can be expunged, sealed, modified and/or corrected to help remove roadblocks to employment, housing, licensing and other opportunities. Georgia law provides the framework for the removal of these roadblocks. In May of 2012, Governor Deal signed into law HB 1176, Part VI of which will be the framework for criminal records correction, supplementation and expungement/ restriction, effective July 1, 2013.
This two-hour CLE will provide practitioners with the nuts and bolts for navigating the world of criminal records restriction, modification and expungement. The current law will be covered and helpful information and guidance will be presented regarding the upcoming changes.
The presenters are Georgia Justice Project attorneys, Marissa McCall-Dodson, Brenda Smeeton and Anna Blitz. Marissa’s practice focuses on policy and she was the primary drafter of the new legislation.