Legal Activism in Our New America

NYLPI Executive Director McGregor Smyth and NYLPI Legal Director Katie Rosenfeld will join distinguished panels of legal experts on “Legal Activism in Our New America” this afternoon, March 17. The panel is hosted by the New York County Defender Services at Fordham Law School.

Session One: Civil Rights Litigation and Political Protest v. Mass Incarceration
1:00 – 2:15 p.m., 1.5 CLE credits

Presented by
Sharlyn Grace, Chicago Appleseed Criminal Justice Policy Fellow
Katie Rosenfeld, Legal Director, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest &
Alexander Shalom, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU-NJ
Moderated by Stan Hickman, Senior Attorney, NYCDS

Session Two: What’s American? Immigration and “National Security” as Weapons
2:20 – 3:25 p.m., 1.5 CLE credits

Presented by
Genia Blaser, Staff Attorney, Immigration Defense Project
Brittany Brown, Immigration Unit Attorney, NYCDS &
Pardiss Kebriaei, Senior Staff Attorney, Center for Consitutional Rights
Moderated by Zwi Wasserstein, Senior Attorney, NYCDS

Session Three: Where Do We Go From Here? Leading an Organization Amidst Governmental Hostility
3:40 – 4:40 p.m., 1 CLE credit

Presented by
McGregor Smyth, Executive Director, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest &
Vincent Warren, Executive Director, Center for Constitutional Rights
Moderated by Stan German, Executive Director, NYCDS

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