Join the Center for Constitutional Rights and Albany Law School for a virtual panel discussion to celebrate the launch of the new book, Crisis Lawyering: Effective Legal Advocacy in Emergency Situations. Legal commentator and senior editor at Slate Dahlia Lithwick will moderate the conversation with Crisis Lawyering contributors.
From challenging Bush-era torture and indefinite detention at Guantánamo to the Trump administration’s inhumane immigration policies, panelists will reflect on decades of lawyering in crises. What is the role of lawyers—and their relationships to movements and impacted communities—in responding to human rights abuses and demanding accountability? What lessons can we extract from emergency legal responses from the past two decades to help prepare us for the future?
ASL interpretation will be provided, and this session has been accredited as a source of 1.5 professional practice continuing legal education credits for all attorneys in New York State (see more below).
Crisis Lawyering is dedicated to the late Michael Ratner, former Center for Constitutional Rights lawyer and President, and “a true crisis lawyer, who was a friend and mentor to so many.”
Moderated by Dahlia Lithwick, legal commentator and senior editor at Slate
Baher Azmy, Center for Constitutional Rights Legal Director and author of "Crisis Lawyering in a Lawless Space: Reflections on Nearly Two Decades of Representing Guantánamo Detainees"
Lee Wang, Immigrant Defense Project Director of Strategic Initiatives and author of "Crisis in the Courts: The Campaign to Get ICE Out of New York State Courts"
Muneer I. Ahmad, Deputy Dean for Experiential Education, Sol Goldman Clinical Professor of Law, and Director of the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization at Yale Law School and co-author of "Call Air Traffic Control! Confronting Crisis as Lawyers and Teachers"
Ray Brescia, Hon. Harold R. Tyler Chair in Law and Technology and Professor of Law at Albany Law School, and co-editor of Crisis Lawyering
About CLE Credit:
The Albany Law School Center for Continuing Legal Education has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an accredited provider of Continuing Legal Education in the State of New York. This event has been accredited as a source of 1.5 continuing legal education credits for both transitional and non-transitional attorneys in New York State (1.5 Professional Practice). For hardship guidelines, please call the Center for Continuing Legal Education at (518) 472-5888. We welcome requests for accommodation due to a disability. Please contact Albany Law School’s Center for Continuing Legal Education at (518) 472-5888 at least a week prior to the course to discuss your requirements.
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