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Helping Criminalized Women Reduce Vulnerability: Workshop on Criminal Record Suspension for Lawyers
This 90-minute webinar for lawyers is presented by the Asian Women for Equality Society (AWCEP). The purpose of this session is to provide information on the Record Suspension application process with focus on assisting clients complete the Measurable Benefit/Sustained Rehabilitation Form to improve chances of success. Participants will gain understanding of the application process and the barriers that women deal with as a result of criminal convictions for prostitution and other poverty related convictions; dual arrests in domestic violence; and drug possession. We will discuss how a record suspension can help marginalized women access more options in life.

The webinar presenters are Grace Balbutin and Daniel Song.

Grace Balbutin was a legal advocate for immigrant women in the former federal live-in caregiver program. She coordinates AWCEP’s two-year project on Raising Awareness on Criminal Records: Supporting and Empowering Criminalized Women. The project is funded by the Province of BC through the Civil Forfeiture Crime Prevention and Remediation Grant Program.

Daniel Song is counsel to Pringle Chivers Sparks Teskey. He practices criminal law in Alberta and British Columbia. Daniel has established a reputation for conducting criminal appeals and appears regularly in the Alberta Court of Appeal and the British Columbia Court of Appeal. He has also appeared multiple times as lead counsel in the Supreme Court of Canada.

Participants in this webinar can claim up to 1.5 hours of CPD credit with the LSBC, including 1.5 hours of Practice Management credit.

Nov 25, 2020 12:30 PM in Vancouver

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