Events, Meetings & CLE

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

Direct from the Doctors & Lawyers on the Frontlines: Abortion Access in America

Direct from the Doctors & Lawyers on the Frontlines: Abortion Access in America

Jan. 23, 2020 | Webinar

A panel of both doctors who provide abortions and attorneys specializing in reproductive health will discuss the current landscape for abortion access from both the medical and legal perspectives. The panel will discuss the landscape of abortion rights in America today, including the significance and potential effects of June Medical Services LLC v. Gee, the first case involving abortion to reach the Supreme Court's new majority.

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Education and Democracy: The Educated Citizen—Education as preparation for civic participation

Education and Democracy: The Educated Citizen—Education as preparation for civic participation

Jan. 30, 2020 | Webinar

The series launches with this foundational program that will explore how quality education helps prepare informed and engaged citizens. Speakers will address the importance of quality education that includes civics and how denial of such an education hinders participation in democratic institutions, like voting.

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Alternative Legal Solutions to International Human Rights Violations

Alternative Legal Solutions to International Human Rights Violations

Feb. 3, 2020 | Webinar

In a world that resists accountability, international human rights attorneys encounter many obstacles when seeking justice for their clients. Come attend this webinar to meet and learn from several attorneys who have found novel ways to surmount these obstacles. Our hope is that they inspire you to do the same.

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2020 CRSJ Midyear Council Meeting

2020 CRSJ Midyear Council Meeting

Feb. 12-17, 2019 | Austin

Join fellow civil rights attorneys, public interest lawyers, social justice advocates, and other legal professionals from across the country in the heart of Austin for exceptional CLE programs, business meetings, and networking opportunities at the ABA Midyear Meeting.

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Education Web Series

This four-part series will explore the significance of access to quality education as a prerequisite for meaningful participation in American democracy.

Immigration Web Series

This six-part national lecture series explores immigration at the intersection of national security law, public international law and US constitutional law, among other legal areas. During these free webinars, legal scholars, practitioners and political commentators will address this deepening crises in our collective pursuit advancing law and justice.

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.

CRSJ Programming Archive

This archive will be updated on a continuous basis until is comprehensive. To request the publication of a specific program, please contact Section staff.

CRSJ Programming 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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Past Section Meetings

2019 CRSJ Fall Council Meeting

Members of the Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice, Council and Committee leaders, gathered in Atlanta, GA, for three days of meetings and events. Such events included a Welcome Reception, New Leader Orientation, Leadership Dinner, Planning Session, Business Meetings, and more!

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2019 CRSJ Annual Council Meeting

For hundreds of legal professionals, the Section held various governance meetings; offered seven hot-topic programs; hosted a Leadership Luncheon, where elections were held and the gavel passed to new leadership; and hosted a successful Award Dinner honoring Congressman John Lewis, featuring a performance by Grammy-winning artist Rhiannon Giddens.

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2019 Spring Conference & Council Meeting

The 2019 Spring CRSJ meeting - held in Baltimore, MD, from April 11-14 - featured hot topic programs, educational CLE, substantive meetings for various ABA groups, and networking events with prominent figures., including Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-Md) and State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby.

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2019 ABA Midyear Meeting

The ABA Midyear Meeting and quarterly Section Council Meeting kicked off in Las Vegas, Nevada, with a full schedule of events and a packed Council agenda. Read on to find detailed information about Section programming, House Action related to CRSJ, the Father Drinan Award, & more!

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2018 CRSJ Fall Council Meeting

The Section recently traveled south to Birmingham, Montgomery, and Selma, Alabama for it's annual Section Fall Council Meeting. Council members, Committee leaders, and Section members were all able to take part of this powerful, informative, and inspiring meeting.

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