2011 - Advocacy Strategies for Protecting Civil Rights

2.50 AV CLE Credits

Seattle University School of Law's Lawyering in a Diverse World Series and the Task Force on Race and the Criminal Justice System present "Advocacy Strategies for Protecting Civil Rights".

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901 12th Avenue, Sullivan Hall 209
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
(206) 398-4281

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Recorded:  04/15/2011
Credits:  2.50 AV CLE
Length: 2:43:42

Featured Speakers:
Robert S. Chang, M. Lorena González, Hon. Steven Z. González, Jennifer Shaw, and Colette Tvedt

 This CLE program includes an engaging discussion on police accountability in light of the increasing number of incidents and reports of police misconduct.  


Introduction and Welcome - Judge Steven González, WA Access to Justice Board & Co-Chair, Task Force on Race and Criminal Justice System

Overview of Issues and Developments Concerning Bias in the Criminal Justice System - Jennifer Shaw, ACLU
· What is "racial profiling" and why does it matter?

· What does "police accountability" mean in light of recent Seattle police incidents?

· Recent developments for improving policy accountability in WA State

Criminal Defense Strategies - Colette Tvedt, Schroeter Goldmark & Bender
· Defense strategies for criminal defendants who are victims of police misconduct 

Civil Litigation Strategies - Lorena González, Schroeter Goldmark & Bender
· Nuts and bolts of section 1983 litigation

· Administrative complaint process

· Practice tips for handling plaintiff cases involving allegations of police misconduct

Q & A and Closing - Professor Robert Chang, Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality

Lawyering in a Diverse World series provides relevant, real-world workshops on issues of diversity to empower lawyers for a just and humane world. The workshops are designed to create awareness and empower you with skills and tools on a variety of issues related to diversity, and ultimately give law students and lawyers the competitive edge for effective lawyering in our increasingly diverse and complex world.

The Task Force on Race and Criminal Justice System was formed after a meeting was called to discuss racial bias in the criminal justice system which was prompted by the remarks of two WA State Supreme Justices. The task force includes prosecutors, criminal defense attorneys, minority bar association leaders, court and governor-appointed commission members, judges, law schools, and others. 


General Registration: $40.00
Seattle University Law School Alumni: $25.00

Payment is accepted by credit card only.

Group Registration: 
Applicable fees for all registrants in a group will be charged to the first person registered in the group as one transaction.   If different members of the group are paying individually (for example with different credit cards), individual registrations are required.

AV CLE Credit is self-reported to the Washington State Bar Association, by logging into your "My WSBA" webpage, at www.mywsba.org.
For further information, please contact the WSBA Service Center at 206-443-WSBA (9722), 800-945-WSBA (9722), or questions@wsba.org.