Minnesota Attorney General's Office and the Minnesota Coalition of Bar Associations of Color

Expungements and Pardons

Originally Recorded: June 29, 2021

Description and Agenda:

This two- and half-hour program will cover bias and prejudice in the administration of justice and its effect on those with criminal records. A criminal record can impede a person’s ability to find employment, secure housing, or go to school. Providing options for low-income individuals to seek expungements and/or pardons is crucial to check unjust outcomes produced by the criminal justice system. For example, a governor might pardon a person who was wrongfully convicted of a crime or commute the sentence of a person whose prison term far exceeded the severity of their offense. As such, this can be used to address systemic failures in the absence of legislative change.

This CLE will help prepare attorneys to assist low-income clients with sealing and expungement of criminal records, as well as preparing pardon applications on a pro bono basis. Moreover, attorneys will gain useful insights and be prepared to identify and eliminate implicit bias.

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On-Demand Event Code No: 389124 
Code Expires:  7/22/2023 
Total CLE Credits Approved: 
1.0 Elimination of Bias


Questions relating to CLE Content can be directed to: Keaon.Dousti@ag.state.mn.us or cle@ag.state.mn.us

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