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September 30, 2022 2022 FALL COUNCIL MEETING

Pandemic Potpourri

The COVID-19 pandemic has further illuminated a necessary conversation about inequality in America. The response has further magnified inequalities that have impacted this nation for generations and reinforced the interconnection of race, health, wealth, and justice.

This program highlights how these intersectional topics impact our most vulnerable and marginalized communities. Panelists explore the pandemic’s evolving impact on our judicial system, particularly, the criminal justice system and what it means for the future, and though current events in the state of Oregon. Panelists also examine how the United States Supreme Court utilized the pandemic as an opportunity to modify constitutional doctrine in ways that undermine public safety and health and civil rights.

After exploring the cracks, speakers explore the question, “where do we go from here?”

This panel was presented on Friday, September 30, 2022, during the joint fall meeting of the American Bar Association's Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice, State and Local Government Law Section, and Young Lawyers Division. This program is offered on-demand for viewing only and does not qualify for CLE credit in its recorded form.


  • Malia Brink, Senior Policy Attorney, Deason Criminal Justice Reform Center; Lecturer in Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School,
  • Wendy K. Mariner, JD, LLM, MPH, Professor Emerita, Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights, at Boston University School of Public Health; Delegate, ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice
  • Steven F. Stapleton, Litigation Attorney, Clark Hill


  • Tamara P. Nash, Director of Experiential Learning and Lecturer, University of South Dakota Knudson School of Law

Joint Sponsors: ABA State and Local Government Law SectionABA Young Lawyers Division


CLE Resource Packet
Please note: only in-person attendees are eligible for CLE credit.

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