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Just Released: Resources for Reentry into a Community after Prison

ISBA Members: Use your 15 hours of Free CLE credits to order this program –
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Presented by the ISBA Standing Committee on Racial & Ethnic Minorities and the Law
Co-sponsored by the ISBA Criminal Justice Section

1.50 hours MCLE credit, including 1.50 hours Professional Responsibility MCLE credit in the following category: Professionalism, Civility, Legal Ethics, or Sexual Harassment Prevention credit

Original Program Date: Thursday, February 29, 2024
Accreditation Expiration Date: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­March 28, 2026 (You must certify completion and save your certificate before this date to get MCLE credit)

Upon release from prison, releases are generally not prepared to reenter their communities. And, unless society provides a support system, these individuals may be vulnerable to reengage in criminal pursuits to obtain food, shelter, and money, or to lapse into depression and anxiety (which further threatens their ability to reengage in society and even with their families). Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how you can help your client successfully integrate back into society after their time in prison. Criminal justice lawyers, local government attorneys, elder law practitioners, human rights counsel, and others who attend this online program will better understand:
  • The disparities across race, ethnicities, and the elder population in obtaining access to appropriate representation in criminal court proceedings;
  • How trained professionals can help those incarcerated to identify, face, and overcome the challenges of being an ex-prisoner, including dismissal from society;
  • Where to find (and how to access) the resources your client needs to adapt to their new post-release environment;
  • The mental health challenges your client may face;
  • Where your client can find assistance in obtaining an ID card, affordable housing, and access to health care;
  • What society can do to help ex-prisoners obtain a sense of belonging and a degree of self-confidence; and
  • Much more.

Program Coordinator:
Sharon L. Eiseman, Retired Attorney, Springfield

Program Chat Moderator:
Hon. Marian E. Perkins, Circuit Court of Cook County, Chicago

Program Speakers:
Aisha Cornelius Edwards, Executive Director, Cabrini Green Legal Aid Organization, Chicago
David Harris, Intaking Housing Manager, St. Leonard’s Ministries, Chicago
Angela Mecagni, Regional Reentry Supervisor, Parole District 3 – Illinois Department of Corrections, Springfield

Pricing Information

  • Please Note: You must attend the entire program in order to earn MCLE credit for this seminar.
  • ISBA sponsoring section members get a $10 registration discount (which is automatically calculated in your cart when you log in to register).
  • Fees:
    • ISBA Member Price of $52.50 is displayed below when you login and program is eligible for Free CLE member benefit.
    • Non-Member Price $105
    • New Attorney Member (within the first five years of practice) - $25
    • Law Students – Free