Events, Meetings & CLE

The Section regularly sponsors a variety of events, including quarterly Council Meetings, in-person panels, on-demand webinars, and more!

2021 CRSJ Spring Council Meeting - NEW!

Virtual | April 15-16

We invite you to attend our 2021 Spring Council Meeting. If you want to become active, but are unsure where to start, join us as we discuss the civil rights & social justice issues that this year has presented and how CRSJ plans to address them.

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CRSJ Volunteers

April 15, 2021 | Virtual Volunteer Opportunity

Are you ready for a friendly competition for a good cause? The Section will host its second volunteer opportunity for Free Legal Answers on Thursday, April 15, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET. Sign up by April 8 to join us as we go head-to-head, State vs. State, to answer pro bono questions.

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The Civil Rights Lawyer: Staying Well While Doing Good

April 16, 2021 | Webinar

The goal of The Civil Rights Lawyer webinar series is to highlight the various career paths and lessons learned of lawyers working to advance civil rights and social justice. The third installment will include lawyers and former lawyers who are working or have worked in the areas of civil rights and social justice. They will share their strategies and lessons learned for balancing health and wellness while advocating for civil rights and social justice.

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CRSJ Celebrates Black History Month: The Challenges that African Americans Face in the 21st Century

In this compelling series of webinars, we take a close look at the civil rights and social justice issues that African Americans are still facing 53 years after the peak of the Civil Rights Movement. The impressive panels and experts will examine a range of issues from environmental justice to economic equity, COVID-19 testing and vaccine distribution to racial disparities and criminal justice.

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The Civil Rights Lawyer Webinar Series

There are so many ways to work to advance civil rights and social justice, and the time could not be more opportune to explore pathways into the profession of the civil rights lawyer. This four-part series provides insights and perspectives about pursuing a career in the realm of civil rights law. Panelists include law professors, policy advocates, civil rights litigators, public interest lawyers, federal agency attorneys, law clerks, and a range of others who will discuss their career trajectories and lessons learned in their work to advance civil rights.

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2020 US Elections Aftermath: A Social Justice Policy Summit

In the wake of the 2020 US presidential elections, the ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice Rights of Immigrants Committee - in strategic partnership with the German Marshall Fund of the United States - hosted a policy summit designed to advance racial equity and social justice principles. Over the course of two days, the interdisciplinary conference explored myriad manifestations of interpersonal, structural, and institutionalized discrimination to create enhanced awareness around these issues. The convening also culminated in concrete community-driven policy recommendations to achieve positive social, political, and legal reform to ensure a better tomorrow for all.

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Recent Programs

Recent Section programming will be available for three months before being included in the Program Archive.

Program Archive

Each month, the Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice presents a variety of timely and topical programming on the latest developments in civil rights, social justice, and human rights. CRSJ members have unlimited access to the Section’s past online webinars and on-demand programs now included in their membership at no additional cost, with more programs added each month.

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Submit an Idea for Programming

As part of our effort to support our Rapid Response Project, we have created an easy form for those wanting to host a program through the Section or have the Section co-sponsor an outside entity's event.