Message from the Chairs
We would like to introduce ourselves as the incoming cochairs of the Civil Rights Committee. I am a solo practitioner working in rural Western North Carolina; I represent several departments of social services and Jimmy is of counsel with Crowe & Dunlevy in Oklahoma City, doing litigation and Native American law. Additionally, Jonathan Polonsky has agreed to serve as the Web Editor.
We are pleased to let everyone know that our committee's Section Annual Conference proposal: “Voting Rights 2021: Lessons Learned . . . What Now?” has been approved. Currently, this program is scheduled for Thursday, May 6, 2021, 10:45-11:45 a.m. at the Section Annual Conference (SAC) in Houston, Texas; there is the chance that this program could become a plenary program, which would change the time and scope of the presentation but that decision has not yet been made. We will continue to keep all informed about the status of the program and will be actively seeking assistance with this and all of our other programming throughout the bar year.
In addition to the SAC program, we will attempt to have quarterly committee conference calls, as well as Practice Points and newsletter articles as we are able. Obviously, the programming content for the SAC session is an enormous project, so any assistance that you may be willing to contribute would be greatly appreciated.
Our first committee conference call is planned for December and we will send out information for that in the near future; our conference calls are open to all committee members and your participation would be welcome. Other committee conference calls are planned for April and June.
Jimmy Goodman and David D. Moore
Cochairs, Civil Rights Litigation Committee