Saturday, September 19, 2015

Washington, DC: September 25 - Voting Rights Litigation Training

The Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in Shelby County v. Holder effectively nullified a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, the most effective civil rights law ever enacted. As a result, until Congress amends the Act, voting rights litigation will be the only path available to minority voters seeking to protect their rights against discriminatory voting laws.
Help respond to this voting rights crisis by joining the American Constitution Society, the Campaign Legal Center and Georgetown Law Center in a half-day training program, taught by some of the most respected voting rights practitioners in the country. An update on pending legislation in Congress responding to the Shelby County decision will also be included.
This training will arm attendees with the tools and tips necessary to become active members of the voting rights bar, and will provide an opportunity for new and returning members of the voting rights community to meet and strategize about the challenges to come. We need you to be part of the next generation of voting rights defenders.
Title:
Voting Rights Litigation Training
When/Where:
Friday, September 25, 2015
08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Georgetown University Law Center
Hotung 1000
550 1st Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Speakers:
Jessica Amunson, Partner, Jenner & Block
Chad Dunn, Brazil & Dunn
Anita Earls, Executive Director, Southern Coalition for Social Justice
Julie Fernandes, Open Society Foundations; Board of Directors Member, ACS
Gerry Hebert, Executive Director & Director of Litigation, Campaign Legal Center
Paul Smith, Partner, Jenner & Block
By:
American Constitution Society
Credit:
California MCLE of 3.0 hours has been approved. Check with your jurisdiction for reciprocity.
Cost:
Free
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