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Why Represent People with Records?

Civil Disabilities and Criminal Convictions: Why Legal Services Attorneys Should Represent People with Criminal Records

As legal services attorneys our mission is to use legal tools to help the most vulnerable and oppressed in our society meet their basic needs. This article lays out arguments for the representation of clients with criminal records.

Legal Services Restrictions

Although barred from representing individuals who are incarcerated and from providing direct representation on questions of guilt or innocence in criminal cases, LSC-funded lawyers can handle many reentry law issues. For more details, see the following materials.

CLASP Memo: Representing Individuals with Criminal Records Under the LSC Act and Regulations

45 CFR 1613.1 to 45 CFR 1613.4: Restrictions on Legal Assistance with Respect to Criminal Proceedings

45 CFR 1615: Restrictions on Actions Collaterally Attacking Criminal Convictions

45 CFR 1637: 45 CFR 1637: Restrictions on Representation of Prisoners

Other Resources

National Reentry Resource Center

The Resource Center provides assistance to the prisoner reentry field through education, training, and technical assistance. Established by the Second Chance Act.


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