American Bar Association
 
Criminal Justice Section: Racial Justice & Diversity

Criminal Justice Section:
Racial Justice & Diversity


About The Committee



Examines the causes of disproportionate representation of minorities in the criminal justice system and develops proposed solutions; engages in activities concerning the role of minority lawyers and oversees the Section’s efforts to reduce discriminatory conduct affecting racial and ethnic minorities in the criminal justice system.


Goals

1. Implicit bias training in various jurisdictions across the nation, starting with New York Public Defender's Office (Manhattan) with co-chair Stan leading the endeavor.


2. Developing at least 2 panels regarding racial justice and hot topics in racial justice advocacy

3. Creating a CLE through the Section regarding Policing Reform and Mass Incarceration.

4. Article published on racial justice in the wake of police brutality and the Black lives matter movement.

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Leadership

Co-Chairs:

German, Stanislao
Safiedine, Salma
Sims, Mwanaisha
Wine, Thomas

Committee Roster  


Programs, Meetings and Events

Section Events

    False Claims Act Update: How Escobar Has Rewritten the FCA Playbook

    12/13/2016-12/13/2016

    False Claims Act Update: How Escobar Has Rewritten the FCA Playbook

    The Amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: A Year in Review

    12/15/2016-12/15/2016

    The event will be held on 12/15/2016. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are Center for Professional Development,Criminal Justice Section,Law Practice Division,Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division,Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section,Judicial Division,Law Student Division,Section of Litigation. The event has 1.00 CLE Credits .

    Fierce & Gritty: Resilience Training for Lawyers

    12/19/2016-12/19/2016

    The event will be held on 12/19/2016. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are American Bar Association,Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs,Center for Professional Development,Center For Professional Responsibility,Criminal Justice Section,Commission On Disability Rights,Law Practice Division,ABA Legal Career Central,Section of Family Law,Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division,Health Law Section,Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants,Young Lawyers Division,Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Committee. The event has 1.50 CLE Credits .


Resources

Modified by Kyo Suh on September 28, 2016

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