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White Collar Crime, Sentencing Guidelines, Re-entry Programs and Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions to be Analyzed at ABA Meeting in Washington, D.C.

CHICAGO, Oct. 28, 2010 – The _ Criminal Justice Section is hosting the Third Annual Sentencing & Reentry Institute and Criminal Justice Legal Educators Colloquium at the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel, Washington, D.C., Nov. 4 – 5.  Programming addresses issues associated with white-collar crime, sentencing guidelines, re-entry for ex-offenders and collateral consequences of criminal convictions.

The conference is cosponsored by a number of criminal justice organizations: American Correctional Association, American Probation and Parole Association, National Association of Attorneys General, National District Attorneys Association, Federal Public Defenders Inc., The Sentencing Project and the Center for Court Innovation.

A “Town Hall Meeting on The State of White Collar Crime” serves as the opening event of the conference on Thursday, Nov. 4, 4 – 5:30 p.m.  Among the guests are U.S. District Judge Emmett G. Sullivan, Matt Axelrod of the Department of Justice, and White Collar Crime Committee co-chairs Brian Hennigan and Nicholas Harbist.  Discussion will focus on issues including Brady Compliance (identification and production of exculpatory materials in criminal prosecutions) and honest services mail fraud.

On Friday, Nov. 5, Neal Katyal, acting solicitor general, will provide the keynote remarks from 10:30 – 11 a.m.

Breakout sessions on Friday include “Update on Sentencing Law: Supreme Court Appellate, Legislation,” “Developing Technologies and the Fourth Amendment,” “Overview of Successful Reentry Programs: What Works?” and “The Padilla Decision: It’s About More than Just Immigration,” among others.

A comprehensive schedule of events can be found on the Criminal Justice Section’s website.

With nearly 400,000 members, the _ is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world.  As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

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Editor’s Note: Members of the media are welcome to attend this event for free. To obtain media credentials, please contact Tamiko M. Lee at 312/988-5237 or .