NYDLC is proud to bring together leading academic and election law professionals to discuss how systemic racial inequalities are being confronted with voting rights legislation, and how much more we have to do!
Our panel will examine our collective history of inequality in voting dating back to the Constitution itself, discuss felon disenfranchisement and the Voting Rights Act in detail, and examine how new legislation before the Senate right now (the For the People Act - HR 1 and the Voting Rights Advancement Act - HR 4) can help make a difference towards the impediments that prevent everyone from being able to vote freely and fairly.
This event will include a discussion of how far we have come and how far we have left to go and offer 3 total CLE Credits (including 1 hour of NYS Diversity and Inclusion Credit) to attorneys who attend.
Civil Rights Attorney, The Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington
Civil Rights Attorney and Professor of Constitutional Law at John Jay College
Voting Rights and Election Security Advisor
Director of Voter Protection, Democratic Party of Georgia
Hon. John Sarbanes
U.S. Representative, Maryland's 3rd Congressional District
Adjunct Professor/Senior Fellow, New York Law School
John Owens, Jr.
Principal Law Clerk, New York State Supreme Court
Non-attorneys are welcome to join.
In hopes that this vital discussion reaches a broad audience, and in recognition of hard times for many, this CLE has a low ticket price of $50 for members, $75 for non-members. If you would like to make a voluntary, additional contribution, you may do so here.
Two NYS Professional Practice CLE credits and one NYS Diversity and Inclusion credit (total of three NYS CLE credits!). This virtual course is appropriate for both newly-admitted and experienced attorneys. Limited discounted seating for non-attorneys is available.
NYDLC has a scholarship policy for those interested in attending but who are unable to pay due to financial hardship. Please email lawyerscouncilcle[email protected] to make this request.