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Kenneth G. Standard
Rosevelie Marquez Morales
ANNUAL MEETING 2015 - Thursday, January 29
Meeting 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Committees on Civil Rights and Diversity and Inclusion
“Hands Up, Don’t Shoot”: Recent tragic deaths involving Eric Garner and Michael Brown haunt us. The intersection of race and excessive police force is critical to our society. Lawyers have a role in governing use of force by law enforcement, especially with respect to racial minorities. Lawyers help define and train on policies for use of force and on the impact of implicit bias on law enforcement. We prosecute and defend criminal charges with respect to use of force by police. We seek retribution from or defend law enforcement agencies for civil rights violations with respect to excessive police force. This panel will examine the critical role lawyers and racial justice activists play in ensuring that use of force by police is evenhanded and free from racial bias.
2013 Diversity Report Card
Corporate Strategies: Sustainability as a Strategic Business Imperative
By I. Javette Hines
June 2014 Issue of Stride - A Periodic Communication from the Committee