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The Board of Governors and the Administrative Office are excited to announce the revival of our webinar series in March of 2020.

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An email invitation will be sent to all members (associate, active and student) at least two weeks before each scheduled webinar. Members will have a chance to sign up for the broadcast, with the ability to cancel prior to the date if they learn that they cannot attend. A members-only Discount Code will accompany most webinars. Members must enter that code when they register in order to be able to attend for free.

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Penal Law Series Part 1: Introduction to Penal Law and Penal Process

Join us for a webinar on Jul 23, 2020 at 2:00 PM EDT.

CLSA members must use Discount Code W72320 to register for free.

Welcome to this first episode in the CLSA's penal law webinar series. The purpose of this webinar series is to introduce viewers to terminology and other key components that are necessary for practitioners. Both substantive and procedural law have historical and practical facets that form a foundation for the penal process and the explanation of substantive penal law.

This initial webinar is focused upon an introduction to penal law and penal processes in the Roman Catholic Church. It will give a very brief historical background and describe some of the basic topics of importance in the Church’s penal processes as found in the Code of Canon Law and other pontifical documents. These basic topics will be addressed in greater depth in subsequent webinars. This first webinar will serve to give a helpful orientation to the entire topic of penal law and penal process in the Church.

Presenter: Msgr. Fred Easton resides now in retirement in Bloomington, Indiana. He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis on May 1, 1966 and earned a licentiate in canon law from the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome in 1969. From 1969-May 1980, he served as a notary, an assistant to the Defenders of the Bond and Vice Officialis in the Archdiocesan Tribunal. Then in May 1980, he was named Judicial Vicar (Officialis) and served in that role until his retirement in July 2011, at which time he was appointed an Adjunct Judicial Vicar and continue to serve in that position. He has been a member of the CLSA since 1970 and has served as Secretary, Vice President, and President of the Society, and on various committees. He received the CLSA’s Role of Law Award in October 2003. Msgr. Easton spent seven months early in his retirement doing a private study of penal process and penal law both at Catholic University of America and in Rome, where he studied the archives of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts and interviewed a number of professors and members of the Roman Curia on this topic.

CLSA members must use Discount Code W72320 to register for free!

After registering and confirmation of your member status, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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