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Access to Justice is Social Justice - The Lawyer's Role in Preserving Democracy and Closing the Justice Gap
Thursday, Mar 30, 2017
3:00 PM to 4:15 PM
Albany Law School, 80 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY 12208
“March for Justice” Series: Access to Justice is Social Justice — The Lawyer’s Role in Preserving Democracy and Closing the Justice Gap
This month, law schools in New York State are embracing the importance of access to justice and launching a statewide effort, “March for Justice,” involving events throughout the state to highlight the critical role lawyers play in our democracy, in preserving the rule of law, and promoting and preserving civil and human rights.
As a part of this effort, Albany Law School will host an exciting event that will feature national and local leaders on these issues, including: James Sandman, President of the U.S. Legal Services Corporation, the federal agency that funds free legal services to low-income communities throughout the United States; City of Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan; Joanne Macri, Director of Regional Initiatives at the New York State Office of Indigent Legal Services; Lillian Moy, Executive Director of The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York; and Glinessa Gaillard, Legal Counsel for CDPHP.
1.5 free CLE credits are available. Registration is requested. To register, please email Amy Gunnells at agunn[at]albanylaw.edu.