Voter Suppression Laws, Attacks on Elections, and the Future of Democracy

It has been the story of the year: attacks on election officials, surreptitious new laws stripping away voters rights, and fraudulent audits, mostly of last year's political election.  What are the legal ways to fight back in court? by passing laws at the state and federal level? or by plain old organizing at the grassroots level?  Come here from the experts, featuring prominent election lawyer Marc Elias and a speech by Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson!

Our panel will examine the recent history that gave rise to voter suppression laws, explore tools like the existing Voting Rights Act used to challenge them in court, review the different legislative proposals in Congress and in states, and discuss what we can all do to out organize the suppression attempts.

This event offer 2 NYS professional practice CLE Credits to attorneys who attend.  Non-attorneys and those not seeking credit are welcome to attend as well for free (please email [email protected] to reserve your spot)!


Jessica Amunson
Partner, Jenner & Block

Hon. Jocelyn Benson
Michigan Secretary of State

Marc Elias
Founder, Elias Law Group and Democracy Docket 

Hon. Trey Martinez Fischer
Texas House State Representative, District 116

Esosa Osa
Research and Policy Director, Fair Fight

Poy Winichakul
Staff Attorney, Southern Poverty Law Center

& Moderated by

Leonard Kohen
Former Legislative Affairs Committee Chair, Co-Founder, New York Democratic Lawyers Council

In hopes that this vital discussion reaches a broad audience, and in recognition of current times, 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.

This virtual course is appropriate for both newly-admitted and experienced attorneys.

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. 

December 09, 2021 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Will you come? Choose the number of tickets you want to purchase and what kind below.

$75.00 NYDLC Nonmember
$50.00 NYDLC Member