S&C Conducts Employment Workshop for Legal Aid Society Clients

June 22, 2016

On June 22, S&C, together with AIG and the Legal Aid Society, conducted an employment workshop to assist clients of the Legal Aid Society who have committed misdemeanor crimes in the past and wish to earn Certificates of Relief From Disabilities from their sentencing judges or Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. Certificates of Relief from Disabilities make it possible for people with criminal records to apply for certain jobs by removing automatic bars to employment and licensure and creating a legal presumption of rehabilitation. Four S&C lawyers and five summer associates participated in the workshop, along with eight lawyers from AIG and four representatives of Legal Aid Society, including Melissa Ader, an Equal Justice Works Fellow co-sponsored by S&C and AIG.