Event Calendar

Monday, July 20, 2020

COMPASSIONATE RELEASE - OVERCOMING THE BARRIERS AND CHALLENGES

Start Date: 7/20/2020 12:00 PM EDT
End Date: 7/20/2020 1:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: PACDL Webinar via Zoom Platform


Organization Name: PA Assn. of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Contact:
Beth Winters
Email: winters@pacdl.org
Phone: (717) 234-7403

COMPASSIONATE RELEASE - OVERCOMING THE BARRIERS AND CHALLENGES

Navigating Pennsylvania's compassionate release program can be complicated and frustrating. While dealing with an archaic state statute, defense counsel can encounter lengthy delays and artificial constraints when assisting the infirm and terminally ill incarcerated in Pennsylvania's prison system.  This webinar will review Pennsylvania's compassionate release statute, the eligibility thresholds for early deferment, the steps in the process, necessary filings, sourcing medical records in a timely manner, proper communication channels and recommendations. release planning, reporting requirements, and dealing with the threat of the COVID-19 spread.

This webinar is approved for one substantive law, practice and procedure credit hour by the Pennsylvania CLE Board. PACDL is an accredited distance learning provider in Pennsylvania.