♦ 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ESTPresenters:Karly Jo Dixon,Equal Justice WorksMitali Nagrecha, Criminal Justice Policy Program at Harvard Law SchoolBrittany Stonesifer, Legal Services for Prisoners with ChildrenModerator:Abby Shafroth, Attorney, National Consumer Law CenterDescription: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.
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.Missed a webinar in the series? Please browse the archives and feel free to access them!