Friday, May 11, 2018

Webinar: Ensuring that People are Not Jailed Due to Poverty

May 22, 2018 ♦ 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST

Karly Jo Dixon 
Equal Justice Works
Mitali Nagrecha, Criminal Justice Policy Program at Harvard Law School
Brittany Stonesifer, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children

Abby Shafroth, Attorney, National Consumer Law Center

The Constitution prohibits jailing defendants for non-payment of debts they cannot afford but too often courts fail to conduct adequate "ability to pay" proceedings and unrepresented individuals are sent to jail simply because they are too poor to pay a fee. This webinar discusses both effective representation of individuals in ability to pay proceedings and best practices for ability to pay determinations that advocates should promote in policy reform.
There is no charge for this webinar and all time listings are in Eastern Time. NCLC does not provide CLE credits for webinars, but will give certificates of attendance following the webinar for those who are interested.
If you are unable to attend the webinar, rest assured that it will be archived on the NCLC webinar page. Still have questions? Please email SarahEmily Lekberg at slekberg@nclc.org
More about this Series: 

The National Consumer Law Center and the Criminal Justice Policy Program at Harvard Law School's free webinar series on criminal justice debt continues this spring. Confronting Criminal Justice Debt focuses on the fines and fees imposed by the criminal justice system. This webinar series brings together leading attorneys, academics, and other advocates to identify problems with the current fine and fee practices, including their disproportionate impact on the poor and people of color, and to discuss litigation and policy solutions. 

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