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Upcoming benefit show for UnCommon Law

THE GOLDEN HAMMER Performed at The Marsh in Berkeley on Saturday, December 10, at 5pm as a benefit for UnCommon Law To purchase tickets online, click here. For more information, visit TheMarsh.org. ABOUT THE SHOW: In his acclaimed solo show, The Golden Hammer, Mark McGoldrick weaves together tales of adolescent judgement in 1970s Arizona, friendship in the […]

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October 13, 2015 Screening of “Crime After Crime”

Join us at The New Parkway Theater in Oakland on October 13th, at 6:00 pm, for our screening of the powerful film “Crime After Crime” to see just how difficult it can be for a life-sentenced person to navigate California’s difficult parole consideration process.  Click here for more information and to buy advance tickets (strongly recommended, as we […]

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Lifer School & Reception

Presented by UnCommon Law and the Post-Conviction Advocacy Project  of the University of California, Berkeley School of Law Earn MCLE credit and learn how to represent life prisoners before the California Board of Parole Hearings.  You will learn the latest and best practices for: Understanding Prison Files, Classification, Custody and Programming Client Preparation and Determining […]

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Coming Home Event

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Lifer School 2013: Update

Bay Area Lifer School 2013, held on April 13 at the UC Berkeley School of Law, was a resounding success. Nearly 100 attendees spent the day learning about best practices for attorneys representing lifers, legal/policy issues concerning lifers, and ongoing community-based efforts to support lifers. Speakers included former lifers Noel Valdivia, Alton “Coach” McSween, and […]

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Lifer School 2013

“Bay Area Lifer School” The Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law & Social Policy and the Post-Conviction Advocacy Project at Boalt Hall School of Law are hosting UnCommon Law in its inaugural event as a nonprofit organization. Join us to earn MCLE Credits while learning how to effectively represent life prisoners as they navigate […]

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