Intersectionality of Housing and Court- What Public Defenders Need to Know
The ability for a person to find, keep, and maintain housing can be complicated by an open court case. An arrest or conviction may trigger a variety of negative collateral consequences that would cause a person to lose housing. As housing shortages and housing insecurity continues to increase, spotting issues that may affect housing are paramount for public defenders to understand. Attorneys will learn about property owner tenant law and how open court cases and incarceration impact a person’s housing situation. Public defenders will hear from attorney Hong Tran from the King County Department of Public Defense. Ms. Tran previously worked for 10 years as a housing attorney for the Northwest Justice Project.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Housing” in the subject line. 1.0 Law and Legal credit has been requested from the WSBA for this program.