Civil Rights and Social Justice
Honoring Section Leader Roy. A Hammer
In Memoriam: Roy A. Hammer
Statement of Lauren Stiller Rikleen, Chair of the Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice
It is with profound sadness that we have learned of the passing of Roy A. Hammer, a long-time leader of the Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice. In sharing this painful news with the Section, it feels impossible both to speak of Roy in the past tense, and to attempt to summarize what he has meant to decades of bar leaders in our Section, in the ABA generally, and in our home state of Massachusetts.
It is easy to write about Roy’s extensive list of accomplishments. He was an extraordinary lawyer whose wise counsel was sought after by high profile clients. His legal career in private practice would leave most lawyers satisfied with their own success and with little time to devote elsewhere. But most lawyers aren’t Roy Hammer.
Our Section’s celebration of its 50th anniversary provides an exciting opportunity to reflect back on what we have accomplished together, look ahead to help shape our future goals, and pause to celebrate civil rights heroes. We hope attendees see this occasion as an opportunity to become involved in the Section at a time when our national political discourse suggests that the fundamental rights and freedoms in this country are under assault.
Honoring our 50th Anniversary, we have an ambitious schedule of special programming, events, and projects to highlight our achievements. To support these activities, we have embarked on a fundraising campaign, and we need your help. We are asking all Section members to donate at least $50 to help us commemorate the proud heritage of the Section's 50 years of work.
The NFL’s Nonsensical Approach To Punishment
May 16, 2016 - Lauren Stiller Rikleen, Section Chair
Senate panel debates federal surveillance law set to expire in 2017
May 10, 2016 - National Security and Civil Liberties Vice Chair Liza Goitein is quoted in the above article about the Senate panel hearing on Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments of 2008
Policy Director Position Opening
Campaign for Youth Justice
2016 CWL Annual Conference
Honoring Pauline Weaver, co-chair of the Education Committee