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CORI - Basics of the Law for Community Service Providers & Legal Aid Advocates

Date: 
03/20/2018 - 9:30am to 12:15pm
Location: 
MCLE Conference Center, Ten Winter Place, Boston
Event type: 
Training

This seminar provides an overview of the basics of the law pertaining to criminal offender record information (CORI) and updates on the law. This includes changes in the legal standard for sealing of cases in court as a result of a Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) case in 2014, decriminalization of marijuana, and occupational licensing requirements such as those that resulted in massive firings of Uber and other transportation network drivers.

Massachusetts keeps “CORI” on every individual who has a criminal case in a Massachusetts state court. CORI is recorded and kept on file even if the underlying case is ultimately dismissed or the accused is found not guilty. CORI is used in screening processes by employers, landlords, government agencies, and others. Clients with criminal records face barriers to employment, housing, benefits and other opportunities for economic stability.

This training is for legal services advocates, lawyers in private practice, social and health services workers, and community activists who want to learn or get a refresher course on the basics of CORI.

Faculty

  • Agapi Koulouris, Esq., Dept. of Criminal Justice Information Services, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Chelsea
  • James M. McCreight, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston
  • Pauline Quirion, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston
  • Stephen A. Russo, Esq., Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association, Boston

Fees

  • Legal Services Attorneys and Non Lawyer Advocates ....$25
  • All Others ....$95

For more information and to register, go to MCLE's website, https://www.mcle.org/product/catalog/code/2180132P01  Note: When registering on MCLE website, be sure to select your program fee “Category” in the drop down menu. Click “Update” for adjusted course fee.


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