The Federal Bar Association – Southern District of New York Chapter
Cordially Invites You to a Town Hall on: Restoring Confidence in the Criminal Justice System in the Wake of Michael Brown and Eric Garner
An Interactive Forum
The SDNY’s Criminal Law Section together with Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law’s Center for Public Service Law will facilitate An Interactive Discussion in which Experienced Practitioners and Law Professors in criminal law and criminal procedure will offer their views on the Grand Jury Practice Involving Police Officers and the Deaths of Unarmed Civilians. Panelists will discuss Historical Trends in Indicting Police Officers and State and Federal Reforms.
February 12, 2015
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 55 Fifth Avenue, Main Lobby and Moot Courtroom, New York, NY
Opening Reception: 6:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
History of Indictments in the Deaths of Unarmed Civilians; Grand Jury Practice in Michael Brown and Eric Garner; Public Backlash and Minority Communities; State and Federal Reforms to Restore Confidence in the Criminal Justice System
The Honorable Richard J. Holwell, former Federal District Judge for SDNY, presently partner at Holwell, Shuster, and Goldberg, LLP
Christopher Pisciotta, Staten Island Legal Aid Society
Len Kamdang, Assistant Federal Defender, EDNY
Kyron Huigens, Professor of Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Will include interactive discussion among panelists and all participants
Register for the event here: http://fbasdnycriminaljusticesystem.eventbrite.com
No Charge for Law Students, Members of FBA and Sponsoring Organizations
$35 for Others (waivable, if join FBA or its ADR Section at this program)
Tuition assistance available for qualified attorneys.
Please contact SDNY.FBA@gmail.com for info.
Co-Sponsors: The Network of Bar Leaders