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Equal Justice in Law Enforcement Symposium
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6.75 CLE hours available

1/14/2016
When: 01/14/2016
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Georgia State University College of Law (New Building)
85 Park Pl NE
Atlanta, Georgia  30303
United States
Contact: (404) 521-0781


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REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS CLOSED. THE EVENT IS AT CAPACITY AND WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE WALK-UPS.

BECOME PART OF THE SOLUTION IN PROMOTING THE FAIR ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE


The Atlanta Bar Association has a longstanding tradition of leadership in promoting the fair administration of justice.  President Franklin established the Equal Justice in Law Enforcement (“EJLE”) Initiative to engage the legal community and key stakeholders (citizens and the law enforcement community) in a focused collaborative effort to help prevent and lessen the prospect of law enforcement shootings (and/or the use of excessive force) involving non-violent unarmed citizens.  On January 14, 2016, the EJLE Symposium will be held at the Georgia State University College of Law.  For this must-see program (see below), we have assembled a stellar and preeminent panel of leaders from law enforcement, citizen advocate groups, academia, and the judiciary for an all-day symposium to have a meaningful dialogue and search for solutions to benefit our community.  Our panelists are recognized and highly sought-after authorities in their respective fields and will explore how the legal community and others can be a valued resource to law enforcement and citizens and play a vital role in helping to lessen the potential for discriminatory policing practices and uphold the civil and constitutional rights of every citizen, while also supporting the outstanding work, dedication, and sacrifice of our law enforcement community. 



REGISTRATION DETAILS

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS CLOSED. THE EVENT IS AT CAPACITY AND WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE WALK-UPS.

Program Registration - $20 per person
NOTE CLE Coupon does not apply on this special event.

Optional CLE
All Sessions (6.75 CLE) - $33.75
Morning Session Only (2.5 CLE) - $12.50
Lunch Session Only (1.25 CLE)  - $6.25
Afternoon Session Only (3.0 CLE) - $15.00


 

AGENDA AND CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

8:45 am - Check In/Registration

9:00 am - Welcome and Opening Statement 

  • Harold E. Franklin, Jr. (President, Atlanta Bar Association; Founder, Equal Justice in Law Enforcement Initiative)
  • Steven J. Kaminshine (Dean and Professor of Law, Georgia State University College of Law)

9:15 am - Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice Report and Q & A

  • Tremaine "Teddy" Reese (Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice)
  • Robert L. ("Rob") Rhodes (Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice)

11:00 am - Panel Discussion on Police Citizen Encounter Issues, Part I:  
Issues for discussion to include:  Understanding the Response to Resistance; Dangers Faced by Police; Strategies for De-escalation of Encounters with Police; Police Training; Citizen Review Boards and Internal Affairs Procedures; Procedural Justice and Racial, Cultural Differences; and Mental Health Considerations

  • Moderator: Fredericka Whitfield (CNN Anchor)
  • Ronald E. Hampton (National Police Accountability Project) 
  • Paul L. Howard, Jr. (Fulton County District Attorney)
  • Michael Link (Community Relations Director, Georgia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities)
  • Frank V. Rotondo (Executive Director, Georgia Association of Police Chiefs)
  • Robin Shipp (Author, Justice While Black, Former State Representative)
  • L. Chris Stewart (Trial Lawyer, Stewart, Seay & Felton)

12:15 pm - Luncheon with Keynote Speaker, Professor Craig B. Futterman (University of Chicago School of Law, Civil Rights and Police Accountability Project, Founder)
Boxed lunch provided

1:45 pm - Panel Discussion on Police Citizen Encounter Issues, Part II:  

  • Moderator: Fredericka Whitfield (CNN Anchor)
  • Chief George N. Turner (Police Chief, City of Atlanta Police Department)
  • Ron W. Serpas, Ph.D. (Professor Loyola University, Co-Chair of Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime and Incarceration)
  • John A. Horn (United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia)
  • Seth D. Kirschenbaum (Criminal Defense Lawyer, Past Vice-Chair of the Atlanta Citizen's Review Board)
  • Daniel J. Grossman (Trial Lawyer specializing in Fourth Amendment and Police Misconduct cases)
  • Dumaka Shabazz (Assistant Federal Defender, Nashville, TN)  

3:00 pm - A View from the Bench Judicial Panel 

in collaboration with the Judicial Council of Georgia Access Fairness Public trust and Confidence Committee and its co-chairs Justice Hunstein and Justice Benham through Karlise Yvette Grier

  • Moderator:  Hon. Glenda A. Hatchett (Retired Judge, The Hatchett Firm, PC.)
  • Justice Robert Benham (Supreme Court of Georgia)
  • Hon. Carla Wong McMillian (Georgia Court of Appeals)
  • Hon. M. Yvette Miller (Georgia Court of Appeals)
  • Hon. Henry M. Newkirk (Superior Court of Fulton County)
  • Hon. E. Clayton Scofield, III (Retired United States Magistrate Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia)
  • Hon. Mark Anthony Scott (Superior Court of DeKalb County)

4:00 pm - Changes in the Law Panel Discussion
Criminal Justice Reform; Proposed Grand Jury Changes; Treatment of Traffic Offenses; Juvenile Justice Reform

  • Moderator: Hon. Michael P. Boggs (Co-Chair, Georgia Council on Criminal Justice Reform)
  • Marissa M. Dodson (American Civil Liberties Union)
  • Robert L. ("Rob") Rhodes (Georgia Appleseed Center for Law and Justice)
  • Professor Nirej Sekhon (Georgia State University College of Law)
  • Charles "Chuck" Spahos (Prosecuting Attorney’s Council of Georgia) 
  • W. Thomas Worthy (Co-Chair, Georgia Council on Criminal Justice Reform)   

5:00 pm - Closing Remarks

  • Harold E. Franklin, Jr. (President, Atlanta Bar Association; Founder, Equal Justice in Law Enforcement Initiative)

5:15 pm - Adjourn



 

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