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Parole Representation In South Carolina - Adult and Youth

SCACDL & SCCID are proud to present Parole Representation in South Carolina - helping attorneys understand the law and strategy for representing adults and youth in parole hearings.
Friday | October 07, 2022 - Friday | October 07, 2022

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Directions and Parking

The Children’s Law Center suggests parking at the lot behind the former Dunbar Funeral Home, corner of Gervais and Pickens Street. (See map below)  It is operated by the Passport Parking app, and the rate is $3 for the first hour and $2 thereafter.

Additional Parking:  USC’s Pendleton Street Garage, on the corner of Pickens and Pendleton Streets also has some metered spaces.

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I Adult Parole (180 minutes): Shirene Hansotia

9am-9:15am (15) Introduction of the Parole System in South Carolina: brief history of parole; principles underlying parole; statistics of parole eligible people in SC.

9:15am-11:15am (120) Adult Parole Process: SC Parole Board: process to choose members, terms, compensation; parole hearing eligibility/procedures; preparing a parole case; interviewing a client and family members; parole hearing and the appeal process; special types of parole.

11:15am-11:30am Break

11:30am-12:15pm (45) Contemporary Issue in Parole: distinguishing parole systems:  South Carolina vs. other states; research on “extreme” sentencing; national research on parole and community supervision trends.

12:15pm-12:45pm Lunch (provided)

II Juvenile Parole (120 minutes): Dr. Aleksandra Chauhan

12:45pm-1:15pm (30) Nuts and Bolts: The Juvenile Court Process & Post-Dispositional Advocacy: Strategies for Effective Representation: overview of the SC Children’s Code; reentry and post-dispositional advocacy; ethical considerations in juvenile cases: the role and responsibilities of the defender in relation to the youth client; the client’s cognitive abilities; the parent or guardian, and the court; interviewing and counseling the youth client.

1:15pm-2:15pm (60) Overview of the SC Juvenile Parole Board and Parole Representation: parole representation; parole procedures; parole representation: gathering documents, meeting the client; interviewing family members; telling the story: research on adolescent brain and development; parole hearings; parole revocations; challenging parole process in South Carolina.

2:15-2:30pm Break

2:30pm-3pm (30) Forensic Exercise on Parole Case: building a theory for client’s release.

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