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Friday, September 24 • 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Advocating for Bail Reform and Pretrial Justice Through Litigation and Legislation

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Twyla Carter, National Director of Policy at The Bail Project, and Andrea Woods, Staff Attorney in the Criminal Law Reform Project at the ACLU national office, will discuss bail reform legal principles and the most recent legal rulings, legislative trends, and practical tips for lawyers who handle bail hearings. Carter and Woods will cover the broad legal principles underlying bail reform efforts nationwide and how they have been impacted by recent legal rulings. Next, the course will review legislative trends around the country. Finally, they will provide practical tips for defense lawyers who handle bail hearings, including a discussion about risk assessment tools and community support services.

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Twyla Carter

National Policy Director, The Bail Project
Twyla Carter is the National Policy Director at The Bail Project, a national nonprofit organization that provides free bail assistance and pretrial support to thousands of low-income people every year. The Bail Project's ultimate goal is to be a catalyst for long-term systemic reforms... Read More →
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Andrea Woods

Staff Attorney, ACLU Criminal Law Reform Project
Andrea Woods is a Staff Attorney with the ACLU Criminal Law Reform Project. She focuses on bail and pretrial justice, seeking to end wealth-based pretrial detention, dramatically reduce our nation’s use of jails, and eliminate the exploitation of people who have been arrested. She... Read More →

Friday September 24, 2021 4:15pm - 5:15pm EDT