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January 14, 2016

Chancellor's Forum: Crime & Punishment: Criminal Records as a Barrier to Equality Jan. 27

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The Philadelphia Bar Association will host a Chancellor's Forum titled "Crime & Punishment: Criminal Records as a Barrier to Equality" on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 4 p.m. The event is co-presented by The Barristers' Association of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Bar Association's Civil Rights Committee, Criminal Justice Section, Delivery of Legal Services Committee and Public Interest Section.

Attorneys from various areas of criminal justice will discuss and solicit input on criminal justice reform from members of the legal, civil rights, government and public interest communities concerning the efficient and fair use of conviction and non-conviction data in the American justice system. In Pennsylvania, criminal charges, including charges that do not result in convictions, are publicly available.

Panelists will discuss pending legislation, efforts by the legal community to address unlawful criminal history discrimination, and the need to maintain an individual’s criminal history while allowing them to move forward as productive members of the community-at-large.

Attendees are invited to a wine and cheese networking reception following the Chancellor's Forum. Registration is required. For more information and to register, click here.

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