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Join our Free Virtual Town Hall: Friday, June 5, 2020 | 8-9 PM
How Do We Change the Police from Being a Daily Force of Institutional Violence?
In the wake of the protests over 401 years of police brutality in the United States, and the recent first degree murder of Geroge Floyd, we are hosting this webinar to discuss immediate solutions to ending this serial killing among police officers. We will feature civic leaders such as Freeway Ricky Ross, who has become a national leader in the social equity movement, and an avid writer who barely escaped a life sentence for his role in a conspiracy in the 80s that involved the US government working with the CIA to raise money for the Contras. We will also feature our very own James Raza Lawrnece, the best negotiator around, and founding partner at Margolin & Lawrence, to discuss how changes need to be made, and how they can be negotiated.
- Inurrection Act
- State Laws regarding Police Brutality
- State of Indiana: Laws to shoot police
Completed: June 5, 2020 | 5-6 PM
Protests, Curfews, Riots, Whats Next? (Allison Margolin with Rob Nelson Live)
Completed: Thursday, May 14, 2020 | 5-6 PM
Virtual Fundraiser & Townhall with George Gascón
GEORGE GASCON’S RECOMMENDATIONS ON ARREST, DETENTION, CHARGING, AND REENTRY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. Despite the Obvious Public Health Threat, DA Jackie Lacey is Irresponsibly Pursuing Such Non-Violent Cases As Loitering, Public Intoxication, Panhandling and Driving on a Suspended License.
Completed: Thursday, May 14, 2020 | 1-2 PM
COVID-19 Criminal Law Symposium
Sponsored by CEB
Emergency Regulations during a Time of Emergency:OVERVIEW:
State and federal criminal justice rules, regulations, and trends during coronavirus; reforms, setbacks, and the staying power of moving towards a non-custodial system for non-violent offenders, we will also discuss the concepts of punishment and deterrence.
Completed: Monday, May 11, 2020 | 3-4 PM
Sponsored by Beverly Hills Bar Association
Your Essential Guide to Essential Services Law and Practicing Law in the age of COVID-19OVERVIEW:
This program will go over recently introduced emergency legislation that governs essential services industries. We will also discuss advising small businesses on matters such as health and safety guidelines as well as loan and grant eligibility. Also we will discuss the new ethics issues at play that come up practicing law during this time.
Completed: Monday, April 20, 2020 | 3-4 PM
Sponsored by Beverly Hills Bar Association
COVID-19 Emergency Criminal Court Rules and Reforms
**Earn MCLE CreditOVERVIEW:
Get the latest info on new court rules for the state and LA County, covers everything from emergency bail reform by the Judicial Council just announced last week, to federal compassionate release, and LA Court rules on appearances, teleconferences, and statutory deadlines. We will also discuss the strange juxtaposition of these reforms alongside draconian proposals to suspend federal habeas corpus.
Earn MCLE CreditOVERVIEW:
- The purpose of the seminar is to educate the general public and attorneys on gun laws in response to the recent increase in gun and ammunition sales due to COVID-19. Some rights have been restricted such as court closures and right to assembly have many wondering how their rights will be affected which has led to many exercising their constitutional right under the Second Amendment.
- People are lining up at gun stores amid COVID-19 fears on looming rumors of the President implementing Martial Law. See Buzzfeed story and pictures to post on Twitter: https://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/america-world-guns.
- Citizens are exercising their rights to bear arms in this uncertain time however, it is important to understand the laws and restrictions. We will be discussing legal offenses of firearm possession such as what constitutes a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the possessor. Authorities are making every effort to not enforce arrests for certain offenses however, it is important to understand your rights under the law. (See next bullet on decreased enforcement).
- To alleviate the spread of COVID-19 some inmates are being released to reduce jail population which includes people with a total bail of less than $50,000. Authorities have been directed to issue citations rather than bookings whenever possible to cut the number of inmates. See LA Times article: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-03-16/la-jail-population-arrests-down-amid-coronavirus.
- What happens if Martial Law is put into effect? The Second Amendment right was given to the People for the purpose to bear arms against a tyrannical government and according to my research even under Martial Law enforcement to restrict or infringe this right is in violation of the Constitution.