Learn About Hate Incidents Versus Hate Crimes 

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2020

Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Location: Online Webinar

Cost: FREE

Register: Here

MCLE: 1 Hour General Participatory Credit MCLE

Sadly, violent hate crimes have been on the rise not only in San Diego, but all across America. The FBI reported that in 2019 violent hate-crimes hit a 16-year high. But, what is a hate crime? How is it different than a hate incident? What should you do if you are the victim of or witness to an act of hate?

In this free webinar, San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan and Deputy District Attorney Leonard Trinh will provide an overview of hate crimes, including the difference between hate incidents and hate crimes, the limitations of the First Amendment protections, the various hate crime charges in California, how to recognize common hate symbols, and current trends in hate crimes. They will also discuss the San Diego County District Attorney’s Hate Crime Unit and how to report hate incidents and crimes.

This webinar is part of our series of continuing legal education (CLE) classes. Since the  physical locations of the library closed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have transitioned our CLE programs online as webinars, and they have been very popular! Please, sign up now to reserve your spot. You will receive an email with your login information after registering for the event.

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