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Racial Justice Act: What Is It?

 Start Date - End Date

June 01, 2023

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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Tracy LeSage
Senior Assistant Public Defender
OC Public Defender’s Office
Abby Taylor
Senior Deputy Public Defender
OC Public Defender’s Office
Rose Angulo
Deputy Public Defender
OC Public Defender’s Office
Program Co-Chairs:
Rebekah F. Thomas
CDF Labor Law LLP
Caroline R. Hahn
H & H Law Group LLP
Racial Justice Act: What Is It?
The Racial Justice Act (RJA) is codified in Penal Code sections 745(a)-(j). It went into effect in 2021. 745(a) states: “The state shall not seek or obtain a criminal conviction or seek, obtain, or impose a sentence on the basis of race, ethnicity, or national origin.” Our speakers will dive into how bias affects people of color in the criminal justice system and how recent changes in CA law can help combat explicit and implicit bias.

This program is approved for 1.00 CLE Credit, including 0.5 Elimination of Bias and 0.5 Implicit Bias Credits. Attendees must have participated in the program in its entirety to receive MCLE credit.
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4101 Westerly Place
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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