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 “Readiness”
  • Special Proceedings (“Youthful Offender,” Elderly and Medical Parole Hearings)
  • Term Calculations pursuant to In re Butler (First. App. Dist., No. A139411)
  • Working with Client Families and Other Supporters
  • Understanding and Challenging Psychological Evaluations (Risk Assessments)
  • The Special Significance of the Attorney-Client Relationship in Lifer Cases
  • Building an Administrative Record to Support Judicial Relief
  • Planning for Life After Prison 

Saturday, April 11, 2015
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
(lunch will be provided)

UC Berkeley School of Law
Boalt Hall, Room 100

Immediately followed by
A Reception honoring the Post-Conviction Advocacy Project

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Register:  Click HERE and submit your registration by Monday, April 6.

Fee:  $125 for attorneys; free for students and former Lifers; $50 for all others. (All proceeds support legal representation for life-sentenced prisoners.)

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