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Philadelphia Bar Association

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Friday, February 09, 2018

9:30 AM

Thomas R. Kline Institute of Trial Advocacy
12th & Chesnut Sts.

Philadelphia, PA 19107


Registration Info:
9:00 AM

9:30 AM - 4:30 PM


Each registration includes continental breakfast, lunch and one drink at the networking session.


Panelists appear below in session order.

Women in the Law
Hon. Jane R. Roth
Senior Judge
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Former U.S. District Judge
U. S. District Court for the District of Delaware
Nilam A. Sanghvi, Esq.
Legal Director
Pennsylvania Innocence Project
at Temple University Beasley School of Law
Lecturer in Law
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Colleen F. Shanahan
Associate Clinical Professor of Law
Sheller Center for Social Justice, Associate Clinical Professor of Law

Working with Clients Who are Not Citizens
Golnaz Fakhimi, Esq.
ACLU of Pennsylvania
Rebecca Hufstader, Esq.
Nationalities Service Center

Luncheon Keynote with Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner

Trauma In Our Streets and Systems
Robert Listenbee, Esq.
Director, Juvenile Justice Enhancement Initiatives
Drexel University Juvenile Justice Research and Reform Lab
John Pace
Program Associate, The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program
Temple University

Basics of Civil Rights Litigation
S. Lee Merritt, Esq.
Merritt Law Firm, LLC
Teressa Ravenell, Esq.
Professor of Law
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
David Rudovsky, Esq.
Kairys, Rudovsky, Messing, Feinberg & Lin, LLP
Senior Fellow, University of Pennsylvania School of Law

Leading Social Change
Joanna Visser Adjoian, Esq.
Lauren Fine, Esq.
Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project
Mary F. Chicorelli,
Founder / Executive Director
Equal Access Legal Services

Faculty subject to change. Additional faculty may be added.

LIBERTY AND JUSTICE: Moving from Some to ALL

CLE - Liberty & Justice: Moving From Some to All

The Conference has reached maximum capacity and REGISTRATION IS CLOSED!

Social Justice Conference in Philadelphia

Co-hosted by the Philadelphia Bar Association and Philadelphia area Law Schools

This conference, organized by Philadelphia area law school students, gathers practitioners, law students and community activists from the Philadelphia region to discuss issues of importance in social justice lawyering. The panels will feature progressive, social justice advocates addressing critical topics in social justice lawyering, such as, participatory lawyering, women in the law, civil rights litigation, starting new innovative legal organizations and more. Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner will provide a luncheon keynote address and the conference will conclude with a networking happy hour.

Program agenda and times:

9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Conference registration and Welcome
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Women in the Law - Where We Are and Where We've Been - 1.0 SUB credit
(and Participatory Defense: Centering Clients' Voices - limited to 15 law students)
10:40 - 11:40 a.m.
Working with Clients Who are Not Citizens: Crimmigration and Other Issues - 1.0 SUB credit
12:00 - 12:45 p.m.
Luncheon Keynote with Philadelphia D.A. Larry Krasner (NON-CLE)
12:55 - 1:55 p.m.
Trauma In Our Streets and Systems - 1.0 SUB credit
2:05 - 3:05 p.m.
Basics of Civil Rights Litigation - 1.0 SUB credit
3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
Leading Social Change: Starting a Public Interest Legal Organization from Scratch - 1.0 SUB credit
4:30 p.m.
Networking Happy Hour at Smokin' Betty's (11th and Sansom)

(There will be a short break and panel transition between each session)

Join law students, community activists and fellow practitioners for what will be an informative and inspirational day focused on social justice advocacy in the Philadelphia region, including an opportunity to earn 5 CLE credits for attendance at the conference.

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