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Welcome to the 2020 PLAN Virtual Statewide Conference

All workshops will be presented virtually by webinar on the Zoom platform. You must register for individual workshop webinars by clicking the Register for the Webinar button appearing in the workshop description and completing the registration information to be admitted into the webinar.

Pennsylvania CLE credits will be available to attorneys who actively participate in webinars and indicate their participation through polls displayed periodically during the webinars.
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Friday, September 11 • 10:00am - 11:00am
PA’s New Occupational Licensing Reforms: How They Will Affect Your Clients’ Chances at Employment

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Presenters will discuss recent reforms to consideration of criminal records in licensing for many Pennsylvania occupations and how they affect the likelihood of obtaining a license.

Attendees will learn which professions are affected, what legal standards will apply to consideration of criminal records, and what guidance will be available to help clients make career and educational plans.

Speakers
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Sharon Dietrich

Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, Litigation Director
Sharon Dietrich has been an attorney with the Employment Unit of Community Legal Services, Philadelphia, since 1987. She became CLS’ managing attorney for public benefits and employment in 1997 and its litigation director in 2014. A focus of Ms. Dietrich’s work has been issues... Read More →
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Brendan Lynch

Staff Attorney, Community Legal Services
Brendan Lynch started at Community Legal Services in 1998 as an Independence Foundation fellow in the Public Benefits unit. From 2000 – 2001, he clerked for the Honorable Petrese B. Tucker of the United States District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Following his... Read More →



Friday September 11, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
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