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School Discipline Pro Bono Training: An Introduction for Lawyers on Disrupting the Cradle/School-to-Prison Pipeline

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA


Hosted by the Boston Bar Service Innovation Project, this session will provide an introduction to understanding the cradle/school-to-prison pipeline and representing students in school discipline hearings (to advocate for students who might be suspended, expelled, or excluded from school through another disciplinary measure).

Students who are suspended from school are much less likely to graduate high school and much more likely become involved in the juvenile justice system.  Meanwhile, students of color, students with disabilities, and low-income students are disproportionately affected by exclusionary school discipline measures. 

We invite BBA members to take part in this interactive training as an orientation to education law pro bono work.  We will be hosting an additional training on Tuesday, November 13, from 4:00-6:00pm for attorneys interested in joining the pro bono panel of the EdLaw Project.  Please click here to register. 

The BBA recently published a special edition of the Boston Bar Journal focused on this topic. Please click here to read more.

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Hannah Poor


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