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August 05, 2021 The Civil Rights Lawyer Webinar Series

The Civil Rights Lawyer: Looking Back and Leaning Forward

The work of civil rights lawyering is not short-term, it is long-term work. The final installment of the series, The Civil Rights Lawyer: Perspectives on the Profession, provides attendees with an opportunity to learn from speakers who have been at the forefront of civil rights work. Speakers include litigators, policymakers, academics, and others who will reflect upon lessons learned in their civil rights careers. Attendees asked questions of the speakers and garnered advice and counsel to fortify them to continue the long work of civil rights and social justice. 

Welcome and Introduction

  • Angela J. Scott, Federal Civil Rights Law Attorney; Chair, ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice


  • John C. Brittain, Olie W. Rauh Professor of Law, UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
  • Eva Paterson, President and Co-Founder, Equal Justice Society
  • Leslie Proll, Voting Rights Expert; Former Director, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund - Washington Office
  • Paul M. Smith, Vice President for Litigation & Strategy, Campaign Legal Center; Professor from Practice, Georgetown Law; Council Member, ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice


Co-Sponsors: ABA Law Student Division,ABA Young Lawyers Division

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