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Full scholarships and discounts to attend PLI programs are widely available to attorneys working in nonprofit/legal services organizations; pro bono attorneys; government attorneys; judges and judicial law clerks; law professors and law students; senior attorneys (age 65 and over); law librarians and paralegals who work for nonprofit/legal services organizations; unemployed attorneys; and others with financial hardships. We encourage all eligible attendees to complete and submit a PLI Scholarship Application

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In December, Congress passed the First Step Act, a criminal justice reform bill that contains both prison and sentencing reforms. In this one hour update, we will highlight some of the major changes contained in the Act and point out some questions the Act leaves open. 

Please join Peggy Cross-Goldenberg of Federal Defenders of New York, Inc. as she discusses:

  • Prison reform, including good time adjustments, risk and needs scoring assessments, and credit systems
  • Compassionate release reform
  • Sentencing reform, including changes to the safety valve, Section 851 prior felony informations, and Section 924(c) stacking rules
  • Fair Sentencing Act crack resentencing retroactivity



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