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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 […]

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Government & Public Interest

PDS Public Defender Summer Information Sessions

Join summer interns at the Public Defender Service (PDS) for the District of Columbia, along with summer interns from around the country, for these upcoming information sessions to learn more about different public defender offices in advance of summer 2022 and post-graduate hiring. July 12 @ 4:00 p.m.CPCS – Massachusetts Public DefenderKevin Ruderman, Recruiting & […]

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Government & Public Interest

ABA June Events: Police in Schools & Immigration at the Southern Border

The ABA has many excellent online events planned for this summer! A couple upcoming events on important social justice topics in June include: The Face of America: A Candid Discussion on Current Immigration Issues at the Southern BorderJune 17, 2021 – 1 PM ET – Register here Panelists include: Lee Gelernt – Deputy Director, Immigrants’ […]

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The Justice Tech Download

The Justice Tech Download is a weekly newsletter covering the news, events, and jobs at the intersection of justice and technology. Edited by Jason Tashea, a distinguished visiting technologist at the George Washington University Law School in DC, the newsletter keeps the justice community informed on the latest controversies in civil and criminal justice tech. […]

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Government & Public Interest

In the Public Interest: A New Podcast from WilmerHale

BC Law students are invited to check out WilmerHale’s new podcast, In the Public Interest. Episode 1 is available now, featuring WilmerHale Partner Debo Adegbile, a Commissioner on the US Commission on Civil Rights, and Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot for a discussion on the US Conference of Mayors’ blueprint for improving policing and promoting equal justice in America’s cities. 

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Government & Public Interest

Lawyers for Civil Rights: Racial Justice and Police Accountability

Join Lawyers for Civil Rights for a Virtual Fireside Chat with inspiring and powerful women of color at the forefront of racial justice, including Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley and Hope Coleman, the mother of Terrence Coleman, a young Black man with a disability who was fatally shot by Boston police. Monday, August 24 at 4 PM. RSVP today by sending an email […]