ABA Criminal Justice Section Announces Program for 2008 Mid Year Meeting

Criminal justice experts from around the country will descend upon Los Angeles on Feb. 7-9 for the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section’s 2008 Midyear Meeting. On Feb. 8 members can participate in CLE programs addressing among other issues how the “Jena 6” ordeal affected the public’s perception of the criminal justice system and what mediation and restorative justice could have done to prevent it, and the latest tactical approaches taken by both prosecutors and public defenders in DUI trials.

That same day, the CJS Innocence Subcommittee is pleased to announce that the Section is cosponsoring a symposium at Southwestern Law School entitled “Wrongful Convictions: Causes and Cures”.

Following the “Jena 6” and DUI programs, the Section will co-sponsor a joint reception celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the ABA Council on Legal Education Opportunity and the presentation of the Section’s inaugural Frank Carrington Victim Advocate Award presented in honor of Frank Carrington to the Carrington family.

On Feb. 9, the Section’s Executive Committee will meet to discuss the long-range priorities of the Section, and the Nominating Committee will meet to make recommendations for future Section leadership.

All events are complimentary, but please rsvp to to note your attendance at the CLE programs and reception. Visit the Section’s Midyear Meeting page http://www.abanet.org/crimjust/calendar/2008midyear.html to view a complete schedule

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