WHAT: Public Defender Jeff Adachi will lead a free public forum addressing the legal rights of San Francisco’s Chinese community. The forum, which will be conducted in English and Chinese, will include the following areas of discussion:

  • What services does the Public Defender’s Office provide to the Chinese community?
  • How does the criminal justice system affect the Chinese community?
  • Can a person with a criminal conviction apply for U.S. citizenship?
  • What do you do if a mentally ill friend or relative is involuntarily hospitalized?
  • How will the proposed law regarding undocumented juveniles who are arrested impact the Chinese community?

WHEN: Friday, October 2, 2009, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Four Seas Restaurant, 731 Grant Avenue, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94108

WHO: Public Defender Jeff Adachi; Angela Chan, Staff Attorney, Asian Law Caucus; Deputy Public Defender Kara Chien; Deputy Public Defender Michelle Tong; and Paralegal Belle La. The Public Defender’s Office is a government agency that provides legal services to people involved in the criminal justice system. Each year, the Public Defender’s Office provides legal help to over 28,000 people who cannot afford a lawyer. Learn more about the Public Defender’s Office at: http://sfpublicdefender.org/

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