Government & Public Interest

What Does Defund the Police Mean?

Please join the D.C. Bar Public Interest and Courts Community on Tuesday, August 3, at noon for an insightful conversation between civil rights lawyer Tahir Duckett and Georgetown Law Professor Christy Lopez on Defund the Police.  

Mr. Duckett and Professor Lopez will discuss what advocates mean when they call for Defunding the Police, and how the movement is manifesting in D.C. and in 2021.  These two D.C. based experts will also discuss the current state of policing, the police reforms being called for in the District, the practical steps to implementing those reforms, and how changes to our traditional concepts of policing might impact public safety and crisis outcomes in our communities.  

This program organized by the D.C. Bar Public Interest and Courts Community is open to everyone. Registration is free for staff at legal services organizations and law students, and for members of cosponsoring communities and organizations; simply email with your name, address, name of Law School or Legal Service Provider, and the date, time, name of the event. 

This remote program will be hosted on the Zoom platform. You will receive access information from D.C. Bar Communities staff the afternoon prior to the program.