Legal Aid presents "Second Chance" CLE Training

What You Need to Know about "Second Chance": Employer Duties, Record Clearing, Clemency, and More

On Tuesday, May 10, 2016, Legal Aid presented a "Second Chance" CLE training for volunteer and staff attorneys at the American Red Cross Building in Akron. The training featured presenters Joann Sahl of the University of Akron Law School and Stephen JohnsonGrove, Deputy Director of the Ohio Justice and Policy Center.  Ms. Sahl is the assistant director of the University's law clinic and a former Legal Aid attorney, throughout her career she has focused primarily on criminal re-entry.  Mr. JohnsonGrove has been involved in drafting legislation that allows individuals with criminal records to re-enter society with fewer "collateral sanctions."  In her presentation, Ms. Sahl discussed the various remedies that are available to individuals with criminal histories who are looking to re-enter the workforce.  Mr. JohnsonGrove presented on employment law and best practices for hiring applicants with records. 

This CLE presentation is one of many free legal trainings that we offer to attorneys who handle Legal Aid cases on a pro bono basis.  For more information or to register for upcoming trainings, visit

Joann Sahl discusses Ohio's "Second Chance" Law

Stephen JohnsonGrove discusses Fair Hiring Policy.



Posted: May 11, 2016