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“Advancing Human Rights and Justice For All” A Symposium Celebrating Legal Aid's 100th Anniversary

Sponsored by the Bar Association of Baltimore City, in partnership with Legal Aid Bureau, Legal Services for the Elderly, MSBA Young Lawyers Section, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, Pro Bono Resource Center, Young Lawyers' Division of the BABC

Thursday, April 28, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

Baltimore, MD

“Advancing Human Rights and Justice For All”    A Symposium...

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This free symposium will celebrate Legal Aid’s Centennial through an exploration of international and national human rights advocacy and its application to local advocacy strategies when serving the poor. The symposium will commence with an in-depth presentation on human rights followed by a discussion of the use of such rights by legal experts. The second panel will focus the discussion on a "Maryland Context" and will be followed by a question and answer session with the audience.

Panelists and speakers include experts in the fields of human rights and legal services, including Wade Henderson, Florence Roisman, Steve Sachs, Edgar Cahn, and Court of Appeals Chief Judge Robert M. Bell. While open to the public, this event is targeted to attorneys, law students, law professors, legal and human services providers, and college and high school students. The symposium will conclude with a cocktail reception.

 

For additional information, please contact Caroline Neal at 410-951-7631.

 

 

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University of Maryland School of Law
Westminster Hall
500 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Thursday, April 28, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EDT)


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Sponsored by the Bar Association of Baltimore City, in partnership with Legal Aid Bureau, Legal Services for the Elderly, MSBA Young Lawyers Section, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, Pro Bono Resource Center, Young Lawyers' Division of the BABC

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Monday, March 28, 2011 - 9:20 AM

 

Advancing Human Rights and Justice For All

A Symposium Celebrating Legal Aid’s 100th Anniversary

Jointly presented by the University of Baltimore and University of Maryland, Schools of Law

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Westminster Hall

Program

8:00 – Registration and Continental Breakfast

 

9:00 – Welcome Phoebe A. Haddon, Dean, University of Maryland, School of Law

                        Phillip J. Closius, Dean, University of Baltimore, School of Law

 

9:15 - Introduction of the Keynote Speaker

 

Wilhelm H. Joseph, Jr., Executive Director of Maryland Legal Aid

 

Keynote Speaker – Wade Henderson, Esquire

President and CEO, The Leadership Conference On Civil And Human Rights

 and The Leadership Conference Education Fund

 

10:15 – 10:30 - Break

 

10:30 - Using Enforceable Human Rights To Represent Poor People

 

Moderator:     Jo Glasco, Esquire

Board Member of Maryland Legal Aid

 

Professor Lisa Crooms, Howard University, School of Law,

Visiting Professor Barbara Olshansky , University of Maryland, School of Law

Professor Florence Roisman, Indiana University, School of Law, Indianapolis

 

12:00 – Lunch Provided

 

1:00 - Exploring The Use Of Maryland’s Constitution And The Maryland Declaration Of Rights To Represent The Poor

 

Moderator:  Judge Kathleen O'Ferrall Friedman

                     Retired Judge, Baltimore City Circuit Court, 8th Judicial Circuit

 

Dan Friedman, Counsel to the Maryland General Assembly,

Office of the Attorney General

Susan Goering, Executive Director of the ACLU

Stephen H. Sachs, Retired Partner, WilmerHale 

 

2:30 – 2:45 - Break

 

2:45 - Thinking About Advocacy In A Different Way

 

Moderators: Professor Barbara Babb, University of Baltimore School  of Law

                     Professor Michael Millemann, University of Maryland School of Law

 

Dr. Edgar Cahn, Timebanks

Professor Elliott Milstein, American University, Washington College of Law

 

4:00 - Remarks from Chief Judge Robert M. Bell             

 

4:15 – Cocktail Reception

 

 

 

 

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