Confronting Inequalities with Voting Rights Legislation

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.


Frederick Brewington
Civil Rights Attorney, The Law Offices of Frederick K. Brewington

Gloria Browne-Marshall
Civil Rights Attorney and Professor of Constitutional Law at John Jay College

Edgardo Cortés
Voting Rights and Election Security Advisor

Saira Draper
Director of Voter Protection, Democratic Party of Georgia

Hon. John Sarbanes
U.S. Representative, Maryland's 3rd Congressional District

Jeff Wice
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 [email protected] to make this request. 

February 23, 2021 at 12:00pm - 3pm

Will you come?

$75.00 NYDLC Nonmember
$50.00 NYDLC Member
$25.00 Non-attorney