COLLATERAL CONSEQUENCES OF CONVICTIONS PROJECT: RE-ENTRY CLINIC
(LAWJ-5003) - 2 UNIT
Students in the Collateral Consequences of Convictions Project: Re-entry Clinic (''CCCP'') will represent low-income individuals with criminal convictions in California seeking post-conviction relief, including expungements, Prop 47 petitions which refers to changes in felony sentencing laws, and Prop 64 petitions regarding the Adult Use of Marijuana Act. Convictions are not only a barrier to employment opportunities, but may also present challenges with immigration matters, child support and professional licensing. Students will work directly with clients requesting post-conviction relief: interviewing and counseling clients, analyzing legal issues, determining potential remedies, and completing petitions and motions. Students who have successfully completed Evidence may become certified and advocate for clients in court.
Class meetings are mandatory. Classes will meet every week of the semester; some classes will be dedicated to completing court petitions and meeting with clients. Students must be available to meet with clients and to talk with court personnel or agencies assigned to address the matter. Enrollment is competitive and by application only. Application information is available for registered Symplicity users (search job postings) and at http://bit.ly/howtoclinics
*Two units satisfy the pro bono requirement.