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January 31, 2019 RAPID RESPONSE

Bail Reform Litigation: Past, Present, and Future

Bail reform is sweeping the country as jurisdictions enact reforms to prevent pretrial detention solely on the basis of inability to pay a set bail amount. Much of this reform has been spurred by successful litigation efforts on behalf of those detained. What then is the future of bail reform and, particularly, bail reform litigation?  Hear from two lawyers on the front lines of bail reform litigation on the focus of their current efforts and what they see as the goals of future litigation.


  • Katherine Hubbard, Civil Rights Corps
  • Alec Karakatsanis, Co-Founder, Equal Justice Under Law; Founder and Executive Director, Civil Rights Corps
  • Alexander Shalom, ACLU of New Jersey

Co-Sponsor: ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defense

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