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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

(DVC) Obama's Legacy and Impact on Criminal Justice Reform

Date(s): February 28, 2017

Time: 6:30 PM  EST - 8:30 PM  EST

Howard University School of Law; Pauline Murray Conference Room; 2900 Van Ness Street, NW; Washington, DC 20008

Online registration is now closed. On-site registration will be available.

*If you have questions about this program or experience any difficulties in registering, please call 202-639-8880.*

Presented by: Diversity Committee
Co-sponsored by: Bar Association of the District of Columbia Civil Rights Committee & Greater Washington Area Chapter, Women Lawyers Division, National Bar Association (GWAC), District of Columbia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (DCACDL)

Caprice Jenerson, Director, Pro Bono and Volunteer Unit, New York Legal Assistance Group
Jesselyn McCurdy, Deputy Director, American Civil Liberties Union
Mary Price, General Counsel, Families Against Mandatory Minimums

Cynthia Roseberry, Clemency Project Manager, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Toward the end of his historic presidency, President Barack Obama made history once again by commuting more sentences than any other president in U.S. history, while granting fewer pardons than the majority of past presidents. What effects will these commutations and pardons have on sentencing guidelines, rehabilitation, and criminal background checks? Please join us for a panel discussion as we explore the long-term impact the Obama presidency had on the criminal justice system and reform.

The networking reception will take place from 6:30pm-7pm, with the panel discussion starting promptly at 7pm. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served.

Advance Registration:

Members: $15
Non-members: $25
Student Members: $15

After 2/25/2017:
Members: $20
Non-members: $30

Student Members: $20

Refunds can only be processed for cancellations received more than two business days prior to the event.

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