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Alternative Sentencing & the Criminal Justice System
Date: 02/03/2017
Location: The Chicago Bar Association, 321 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL
Presented by: YLS Criminal Law
Experience Level: Basic
MCLE Credit: 1.75 IL MCLE Credits
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This seminar will focus on alternative sentencing and the criminal justice system's rehabilitative possibilities, particularly as applied in Cook County through specialty courts. The panel will also explore the academic origins and potential of the restorative justice concept.

Emily Cole
, Cook County State's Attorney's Office
Lori Roper, Office of the Cook County Public Defender
Professor Michael Seng, The John Marshall Law School Restorative Justice Project
Hon. Charles P. Burns, Criminal Division, Circuit Court of Cook County

Adam Zebelian
, Cook County State's Attorney's Office; Co-Chair, YLS Criminal Law Committee
Mathew Amarin, Law Offices of Haytham Faraj; Co-Chair, YLS Criminal Law Committee
Chastidy Burns, Office of the Cook County Public Defender Vice-Chair; YLS Criminal Law Committee

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