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The Obligation of Lawyers to Facilitate Effective Reentry

April 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

According to the DOJ, more than 650,000 persons are released from prison every year. These residents face in an overwhelming number of obstacles and burdens when attempting to piece back their lives. Without adequate support and resources, our residents returning home from incarceration are forced to fend for themselves. Lawyers must ensure the protections afforded by the United States Constitution are applied fairly to all people – this includes supporting the needs of persons returning home following a period of incarceration. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how you can make a meaningful impact on the lives of those who need us most.


  • Jarrett Adams, Author and Attorney, Jarrett Adams Law; Co-Founder, Life After Justice
  • Dr. Carmen Johnson, Author and Founder, Helping Ourselves to Transform
  • Sean Kyler, Associate Director of Operations, Advocacy & Partnerships, Vera Institute of Justice
  • Melanie E. Bates (Moderator), Attorney and Consultant, Melanie Bates Consulting LLC; Vice Chair, Criminal Justice Committee, ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice


April 3
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Dr. Carmen Johnson