Legal Activism in Our New America


Add to My Calendar Friday, March 17, 2017 1:00pm to 5:00pm


150 West 62nd Street
Fordham University School of Law
New York, NY 10023

CCR Executive Director Vince Warren and CCR Senior Staff Attorney Pardiss Kebriaei will both join distinguished panels of legal experts as part of a continuing legal education (CLE) seminar with three sessions presented by New York County Defender Services (NYCDS).

Session One: Civil Rights Litigation and Political Protest v. Mass Incarceration
1:00 - 2:15 p.m., 1.5 CLE credits

Presented by
Sharlyn Grace, Chicago Appleseed Criminal Justice Policy Fellow
Katie Rosenfeld, Legal Director, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest &
Alexander Shalom, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU-NJ
Moderated by Stan Hickman, Senior Attorney, NYCDS

Session Two: What's American? Immigration and "National Security" as Weapons
2:20 - 3:25 p.m., 1.5 CLE credits

Presented by
Genia Blaser, Staff Attorney, Immigration Defense Project
Brittany Brown, Immigration Unit Attorney, NYCDS &
Pardiss Kebriaei, Senior Staff Attorney, Center for Consitutional Rights
Moderated by Zwi Wasserstein, Senior Attorney, NYCDS

Session Three: Where Do We Go From Here? Leading an Organization Amidst Governmental Hostility
3:40 - 4:40 p.m., 1 CLE credit

Presented by
McGregor Smyth, Executive Director, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest &
Vincent Warren, Executive Director, Center for Constitutional Rights
Moderated by Stan German, Executive Director, NYCDS

There will be registration beginning at 12:30 p.m., and a reception immediately following the final panel. A total of four (4) hours of MCLE credit will be provided in professional practice. This program is suitable for transitional as well as experienced attorneys.

Please RSVP via e-mail by March 10 to Myrna Velez:

Download the flyer here.

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March 1, 2017