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Events, Meetings & CLE

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

Immigration Law Myths and Realities: An Overview of the Limited Pathways to Legal Status in the U.S.

Webinar | June 15

The ABA Commission on Immigration and the ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice invite you to a webinar designed to offer reliable information surrounding lawful pathways to legal status in the United States. Recent developments have left people more confused than ever about how a person obtains a green card and becomes a United States citizen. There are pathways to legal status through employment, family reunification, humanitarian protection, and more, but given the limitations of these existing avenues, many people who desire to immigrate or adjust to lawful status simply do not qualify.

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Juneteenth: Reflections on Freedom, Racial, and Economic Justice for African Descendants

In-Person & Virtual | June 16

Juneteenth commemorates the issuance of the emancipation proclamation for enslaved African descendants in Texas on June 19th,1865. In celebration of Juneteenth—now a federal holiday—the African American Affairs Committee of the ABA Section on Civil Rights and Social Justice and the Nevada Equal Rights Commission (NERC) are co-hosting this hybrid event. This joint program commemorating Juneteenth will highlight the significance of abolition and emancipation to the state of racial and economic justice and equality for African descendants—historically, contemporarily, and globally.

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2023 CRSJ Annual Meeting

Denver, CO | August 2-8

We invite you to join the Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice at the 2023 ABA Annual Meeting! The Section will host business meetings, networking opportunities, one CLE Showcase programs, an event focused on the Dobbs decision one year later, an event focused on voting rights and fair elections, culminating in the 2023 Thurgood Marshall Award Celebration, honoring the esteemed Executive Director of the Native American Rights Fund, John E. Echohawk.

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Webinar Series

The Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice has presented a number of multi-part webinar series on a variety of critical civil rights and social justice issues, including: immigration, education & democracy, racial equity, the death penalty, and more.

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Economic Justice Summit | Mar. 30-31, Washington, D.C.

Now On-Demand

On March 30-31, 2023, the Section held its Economic Justice Summit virtually and in-person at the Georgetown University Law Center. Continuing with CRSJ’s 22-23 Bar Year theme of economic justice, this two-day Summit convened lawyers, activists, policymakers, and key stakeholders to formulate policy solutions to our country’s most critical economic disparities and devise strategies to implement such policy solutions.

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Recent Programs

Each month, the Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice presents a variety of timely and topical programs on the latest developments in civil rights, social justice, and human rights.

Program Archive

CRSJ members have unlimited access to the Section’s past webinars and on-demand programs now included in their membership at no additional cost, with more programs added each month. Visit our Program Archive for access to more webinars on critical civil rights and social justice issues.

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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.

Past CRSJ Meetings

Each bar year, the Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice meets quarterly: in the fall and spring as well as at the ABA Midyear and ABA Annual Meetings. Learn more about our past meeting activities!

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