Happy New Year! Has the first half of the bar year gone too fast, or is it just me? Nevertheless, the first half of the bar year for our Section has been busy! Here are a few highlights:
- We held a successful Joint Fall Section Meeting with the ABA Young Lawyers Division and the ABA Section of State & Local Government in Portland, OR. During the meeting multiple CLE programs were held, including: Perfecting Democracy Jeopardy; ABA Opportunities After YLD; Hot Topics from the Supreme Court; How to Become a Judge; and the Impact of Local Protest in Portland. We were also honored to have Oregon Secretary of State, Shemia Fagan, take us on a tour of her office and explain how they conduct elections in the State of Oregon.
- The Section’s Perfecting Democracy Initiative was actively involved in protecting our democracy and securing the right to vote during the 2022 midterm elections. CRSJ connected lawyers from across the country to ensure that every vote counted!
- We have hosted 19 weekly Chair Chats this bar year! These weekly chats highlight the work of the Section and also offer an opportunity to discuss important civil rights issues. If you have missed any of them, please visit the CRSJ YouTube Channel or the Section's Chair Chat webpage.