Redeeming the Pledge...And Justice for All Course Materials

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redeeming the pledge...and justice for all

Join the New York State Bar Association’s Committees on Civil Rights and Immigration Representation, and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Center for Rights and Justice, for the full-day conference Redeeming the Pledge …"And Justice For All”.

Panels will feature speakers addressing access-to-justice issues in the areas of criminal justice, immigration rights and civil justice.

6.0 MCLE Credits: 6.0 Professional Practice

Thursday, September 14, 2017 | Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
55 Fifth Avenue (b/t 12th and 13th Streets) | New York, NY 10003

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Access to Justice in the Civil Context: Housing, Family & Developments in Civil Gideon
1 - David Udell - Overview of the Justice Index
1 - David Udell - The Civil Legal Aid Movement for Access to Justice in the United States
1 - David Udell - Access to Justice PowerPoint
1 - Permanent Commission on Access to Justice - Report to the Chief Judge of the State of New York - November 2016
1 - Angela Burton - Reimagining Family Defense - Introduction
1 - Angela Burton -Background without Veto
1 - NYS Office of Indigent Legal Services - Family Court Representation
1- Counsel Costs for Indigent Family Court Litigants Often Overlooked
1 - Andrew Scherer - Intro 214-B
1 - Andrew Scherer - Why A Right - The Right to Counsel and the Ecology of Housing Justice

Access to Justice Issues Arising During Pre and Post Arrest
2 - Barry Scheck - Conviction Integrity Units Revisited
2 - Report on Attorney Responsibility in Criminal Cases

Access to Justice Issues Arising During and After Incarceration
3 - Alan Rosenthal - Access to Justice for People Post-Sentence and During Reentry
3 - Mujahid Farid - A By-Product of Mass Incarceration - New York's Parole System in Need of Repair
3 - A Matter of Time - The Causes and Consequences of Rising Time Served in America's Prisons

Seeking Access to Justice in Immigration Courts: Guaranteeing the Availability of Counsel
4 - Peter Markowitz - NYIRS Report
4 - Peter Markowitz - NYIRS Report II
4 - Camille Mackler - Access to Counsel in Immigration Courts

Inspirational Panel

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3 - Mujahid Farid - Equality vs Justice

Program Faculty & Biographies

Overall Program Chairs
Matthew W. Alpern, Esq. | NYS Office of Indigent Legal Services
Karen L. Murtagh, Esq. | Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC

Program Faculty
Jojo Annobil, Esq. | Immigrant Justice Corps
Professor Angela Burton | NYS Office of Indigent Legal Services
Annie Chen, Esq. | Vera Institute of Justice
Matthew Coseo, Esq. | Saratoga County Surrogate's Court, Saratoga County Municipal Center
Hon. Janet DiFiore | Chief Judge, NYS Court of Appeals
Mujahid Farid | Release Aging People in Prison, Columbia School of Social Work
Jonathan Gradess | Former Executive Director, NYS Defenders Association
Adriene Holder, Esq. | The Legal Aid Society Civil Practice
Councilman Mark Levine
Camille Mackler, Esq. | Director of Legal Initiatives, New York Immigration Coalition
Joanne Macri, Esq. | NYS Office of Indigent Legal Services
Professor Peter Markowitz | Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Glenn E. Martin | JustLeadershipUSA
Nina Morrison, Esq. | Innocence Project
Justine Olderman, Esq. | The Bronx Defenders
Yuriy Pereyaslavskiy, Esq. | New York State Bar Association
Professor Alexander Reinert | Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Alan Rosenthal, Esq. | The Law Office of Alan Rosenthal
Tim Rountree, Esq. | The Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense Division
Professor Andrew Scherer | New York Law School
Christina Swarns, Esq. | Office of the Appellate Defender
David Udell, Esq. | National Center for Access to Justice
Kristen Wagner, Esq. | New York State Bar Association

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Thank you to the following sponsors:

Committee on Civil Rights
Committee on Immigration Representation
Committee on Continuing Legal Education
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Center for Rights and Justice

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