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Is Criminal Record Clearing Right for Your Noncitizen Client? (Webcast)

Tuesday August 15

  • By: Clearinghouse Community/Sargent Shriver Center for Poverty Law
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • Location:
    Online Webcast, United States
  • Contact:
    Clearinghouse Community/Sargent Shriver Center for Poverty Law
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  • Source: Pennsylvania

The August episode of the Advocacy Exchange, the Clearinghouse Community/Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law monthly conversation with advocates advancing change, features Attorney Seth Lyons of Community Legal Services of Philadelphia discussing the different possible consequences of clearing criminal records for clients with various immigration statuses. The webcast will take place on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm Eastern.

The question of whether to take steps to clear an immigrant client’s criminal record can be tricky. On the one hand, criminal records are barriers to housing and employment and carry extra risks for immigrants such as detention or deportation. On the other hand, for some immigrants, taking legal steps to clear the criminal record may be riskier than letting it stand. How should an attorney weigh these risks and rewards?

For more details, be sure to read Seth Lyon’s new Clearinghouse article, Risks and Rewards: Is Record Clearing Right for Your Noncitizen Client?

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