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Justice Center Holds Program for Attorneys Interested in Representing Hate-Crime Victims and Peaceful Protesters – Download the Toolkit and Watch the Video

by CBJC Staff December 20, 2016

Assisting Victims of Hate Crimes and Bias and Representing Peaceful ProtestersThe City Bar Justice Center co-sponsored a training event, on December 19, for attorneys interested in assisting hate-crime victims and peaceful protesters. Almost 400 attorneys were there as experts from social justice and criminal defense organizations and New York government attorneys educated attendees on these issues.

Watch the video below. 

Stay current on the rights of New York hate crime and discriminatory harassment victims and peaceful protesters by downloading the toolkit below:

Pro Bono Toolkit: Assisting Victims of Hate Crimes & Bias and Representing Peaceful Protesters

Pro Bono Panelists:

Panel One: Assisting Victims of Hate Crimes and Bias

Assisting Victims of Hate Crimes and Bias and Representing Peaceful ProtestersJeanne Olivo, Chief, Hate Crimes Unit, New York County District Attorney
Hollis V. Pfitsch, Deputy Commissioner, Law Enforcement Bureau, New York City Commission on Human Rights
Virginia M. Goggin, Director of Legal Services, New York City Anti-Violence Project
Sania Khan, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Bureau, NYS Attorney General’s Office

Panel Two: Pro Bono Representation of Peaceful Protesters

Insha Rahman, Senior Planner, Vera Institute for Justice (appearing in personal capacity)
Bina Ahmad, The Legal Aid Society, Staff Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice

 

 

 

Event Sponsors:
City Bar Justice Center
Volunteers of Legal Service
Pro Bono and Legal Services Committee, Alison McKinnell King, Chair
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Muslim Bar Association of New York (MuBANY)

 

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