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January 11, 2023 CHAIR CHAT

Episode 20: Melanie E. Bates

This week's Chair Chat features a discussion with CRSJ Councilmember Melanie E. Bates about her criminal justice work through Melanie Bates Consulting, LLC. Watch the full chat below!

This Bar year, Section Chair Juan R. Thomas will host esteemed guests and colleagues for a weekly Chair Chat. This platform is designed to bring together legal scholars, advocates, thought leaders and activists committed to fighting for social justice, protecting our democracy, and upholding the rule of law, and to share strategies for tackling the existing and emerging civil rights issues facing our country. 

Guest Speaker

  • Melanie E. Bates, Principal, Melanie Bates Consulting, LLC; Council Member, ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice


  • Juan R. Thomas, Chair, ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice; Of Counsel, Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A.


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