Sunday, May 7, 2017

May 22: San Francisco - Voting Rights Institute with Pam Karlan and Gerry Hebert

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, attorneys and activists play a key role working with voters to protect their rights against discriminatory voting laws. The Voting Rights Institute, a project of ACS, the Campaign Legal Center, and the Georgetown Law Center, has trained nearly 900 lawyers and law students nationwide.
This is an important training opportunity for lawyers who want to do pro bono work related to voting rights. This training will include an overview of voting rights legislation and case law, examples of the ways in which state and local governments are infringing upon the right to vote, information for attendees who want to identify obstacles to voting, and how to fix them.
Title:
Voting Rights Institute with Pam Karlan and Gerry Hebert
When/Where:
May 22, 2017
03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Duane Morris LLP
1 Market Street
#2000
San Francisco, CA 94105
Speakers:
  • J. Gerald “Gerry” Hebert, Director of Voting Rights and Redistricting, The Campaign Legal Center
  • Pamela S. Karlan, Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law; Co-director, Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, Stanford Law School; ACS National Board of Directors
Credit:
3.0 MCLE available
Cost:
Admission is free, but space is limited.
By:
CA - Bay Area
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