Message from the Chairs
Greetings from the Section’s Civil Rights Litigation Committee! We look forward to continuing in our roles as committee cochairs for the 2019–2020 bar year. Thanks in large part to our subcommittee chairs, we were able to provide such meaningful and practice-relevant information during the last bar year. This year we plan to continue that great work.
We will also look to you—our members—for contributions to our quarterly newsletter, articles, practice points, and Sound Advice podcasts. If you have an idea or topic, are looking for opportunities to publish, or wish to discuss potential opportunities to contribute, please reach out to us! If you are interested in getting more involved with the Civil Rights Litigation Committee, but can’t decide what you want to do, take our survey here. We’ll get back to you asap to discuss ways that you can get involved and network with our fellow committee members! You can also check out our recent newsletter for content ideas.
For those of you who are new to the committee—here’s a little more about us:
Jasmyn is a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, specializing in voting rights litigation. Before joining the department in June 2016, Jasmyn spent over two years with the Advancement Project in Washington, D.C., helping local community organizations to litigate and oppose voting legislation that had a disproportionate burden on minorities. She served as counsel to the North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP in its historic voting rights case, N.C. N.A.A.C.P. v. McCrory (M.D.N.C.).
Dorian Slaybod is a staff attorney at Farmworker Legal Services, a statewide, non-profit legal services provider that represents indigent immigrant, migrant, and seasonal farmworkers and their dependents throughout Michigan. Dorian previously worked as the director of legal services at the Lucas County Domestic Relations Court in Toledo, Ohio. He has been the editor of the Civil Rights Litigation Committee since 2012, helping publish a long list of articles on many civil rights topics. He also wrote and published an article on the civil rights of migrant workers for the Drake Journal of Agricultural Law, and has been involved with the American Civil Liberties Union as a board member in Ohio and law school intern in Southern California.
Our committee comprises talented and experienced litigators, academics, and law students, who engage in some of the most pressing civil rights issues. We will strive to afford current and new members, especially younger attorneys and law students, more opportunities to network. Let’s make this a great bar year for the Section’s Civil Rights Litigation Committee!
Jasmyn Richardson and Dorian Slaybod
Cochairs, Civil Rights Litigation Committee