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November 11, 2020

Sen. Cory Booker to speak at ABA Criminal Justice Section Fall Institute, Nov. 19-20

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2020 — New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, will be the keynote speaker for the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section’s 13th Annual Fall Institute, which will be held virtually Nov. 19-20 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Booker will deliver the keynote address at the section’s Award Ceremony on Friday, Nov. 20 from noon to 1:15 p.m. ET.

13th Annual Fall Institute
Sponsored by the ABA Criminal Justice Section           

Thursday-Friday Nov. 19-20


The conference brings together leading experts in the field to discuss the most pressing issues dealing with race, rule of law and other issues facing the criminal legal system.

Program highlights include:


Opening Plenary — “Race and Social Dominance,” 3:15-3:45 p.m.

“Role of Directly Impacted Communities in Shaping the Future of Criminal Justice,” 5-6 p.m. ET

White Collar Town Hall — “Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission Enforcement Priorities in the Coming Year,”

6:15-7:15 p.m. ET


Opening Plenary — “Rule of Law: Future of Criminal Justice,” 1:30-2:30 p.m. ET

Closing Plenary — “Confronting Our History: The Role of Race in the Criminal Legal System,” 2:45-4:15 p.m. ET

The complete schedule can be viewed  online.

This event is open to members of the press. For media registration, please contact Robert Robinson at [email protected].

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