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Friday, October 30 2015

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All day
 
Before 12:00 pm
Date
Sun, 10/25/2015 - 8:00am - Sat, 10/31/2015 - 8:00pm
Date
Wed, 10/28/2015 - 9:00am - Sat, 10/31/2015 - 5:00pm
Location
Federal Courthouse, Providence
Body

Wednesday, October 28 - Saturday, October 31

An innovative hands-on program in the skills of direct examination and cross-examination of witnesses will be offered October 28 - 31, 2015, presented jointly by the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island, the Roger Williams University School of Law, and the Federal Bar Association. 

The program will take place at the federal courthouse and offer a unique opportunity to build trial skills, especially in questioning witnesses in a mock trial setting, with constructive critiques by judges and experienced litigators.  The program is designed for lawyers who want to hone basic trial skills.  

CLE credit will be available, and the cost will be $400.  Some scholarships sponsored by the Rhode Island Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will be available based on financial need. 

Watch for more details and information about applying, coming in late August.   

Program questions may be directed to Professor Niki Kuckes at nkuckes@rwu.edu or Brooks Magratten at bmagratten@PierceAtwood.com.            

Location
Federal Courthouse, Providence
Body

Wednesday, October 28 - Saturday, October 31

An innovative hands-on program in the skills of direct examination and cross-examination of witnesses will be offered October 28 - 31, 2015, presented jointly by the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island, the Roger Williams University School of Law, and the Federal Bar Association. 

The program will take place at the federal courthouse and offer a unique opportunity to build trial skills, especially in questioning witnesses in a mock trial setting, with constructive critiques by judges and experienced litigators.  The program is designed for lawyers who want to hone basic trial skills.  

CLE credit will be available, and the cost will be $400.  Some scholarships sponsored by the Rhode Island Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will be available based on financial need. 

Watch for more details and information about applying, coming in late August.   

Program questions may be directed to Professor Niki Kuckes at nkuckes@rwu.edu or Brooks Magratten at bmagratten@PierceAtwood.com.            

12:00 pm
Date
Fri, 10/30/2015 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Location
RWU Law | Bristol, Rhode Island
Body

RWU Law Beyond Marriage Equality Symposium

Keynote Speaker: Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI)

Now that the issue of marriage equality has been definitively settled, not only in Rhode Island but nationwide, some believe that the fight for LGBTQ equality rights has been fought and won.  However, there remain several legal challenges facing the LGBTQ community, including challenges in the areas of family law, trusts and estates law, housing, employment, education and other civil rights discrimination, and the rights of transgender individuals.

Local practitioners and legal scholars will convene to examine these challenges from a Rhode Island and a federal perspective, and demonstrate that the fight for basic legal protections to prevent discrimination against LGBTQ individuals is far from over.  Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), who recently co-sponsored and introduced a federal LGBT rights bill (the “Equality Act”) that would explicitly ban anti-LGBT discrimination in all areas of civil rights law, will deliver the symposium’s keynote address.

AGENDA

12:00 PM                 Registration

12:25 PM                 Welcome

12:30 – 1:30 PM        Legal Issues Post Obergefell

1:30 - 2:30 PM          Transgender Legal Issues - Overview 

2:30 – 3:00 PM          Networking Break

3:00 – 4:00 PM          Transgender Legal Issues - Practice   

4:00 - 5:00 PM          Keynote: Congressman David Cicilline                                                            

         RWU Law Beyond Marriage Equality
The keynote will focus on the Congressman’s perspective of the status of LGBT rights and what can be done to continue striving for equality.

Registration
$25 per person includes all symposium sessions and 4.5 Rhode Island MCLE credits with zero legal ethics credits.
Symposium Registration Here.

Judiciary, RWU Law Class of 2015 alumni, RWU/RWU Law students and students at area colleges may attend the symposium complimentary but registration is required by October 29, 2015.
Symposium Student/Complimentary Registration Here.

Cancellation & Refund Policy
Symposium cancellations received by Friday, October 23, 2015 are eligible to receive a full refund less a $10 administrative fee. Cancellations received after the stated deadline will not be eligible for a refund. Cancellations are accepted via email at lawevents@rwu.edu. Refunds will be issued via check.

Symposium Planning Committee: Patrick Smock ’06, Christopher Gerlica'12, Erin Delancey'16, D. Thomas Peterson’16, Joshua Savelkoul'16, Alexandria Richard'17, Nicholas Sung'17, Deborah L. Johnson, Esq. and Chelsie Horne, CMP

Check back for a detailed symposium agenda and registration details. Symposium questions may be emailed to the Office of Programs & Events at lawevents@rwu.edu

 

 

Location
RWU Law | Bristol, Rhode Island
Body

RWU Law Beyond Marriage Equality Symposium

Keynote Speaker: Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI)

Now that the issue of marriage equality has been definitively settled, not only in Rhode Island but nationwide, some believe that the fight for LGBTQ equality rights has been fought and won.  However, there remain several legal challenges facing the LGBTQ community, including challenges in the areas of family law, trusts and estates law, housing, employment, education and other civil rights discrimination, and the rights of transgender individuals.

Local practitioners and legal scholars will convene to examine these challenges from a Rhode Island and a federal perspective, and demonstrate that the fight for basic legal protections to prevent discrimination against LGBTQ individuals is far from over.  Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), who recently co-sponsored and introduced a federal LGBT rights bill (the “Equality Act”) that would explicitly ban anti-LGBT discrimination in all areas of civil rights law, will deliver the symposium’s keynote address.

AGENDA

12:00 PM                 Registration

12:25 PM                 Welcome

12:30 – 1:30 PM        Legal Issues Post Obergefell

1:30 - 2:30 PM          Transgender Legal Issues - Overview 

2:30 – 3:00 PM          Networking Break

3:00 – 4:00 PM          Transgender Legal Issues - Practice   

4:00 - 5:00 PM          Keynote: Congressman David Cicilline                                                            

         RWU Law Beyond Marriage Equality
The keynote will focus on the Congressman’s perspective of the status of LGBT rights and what can be done to continue striving for equality.

Registration
$25 per person includes all symposium sessions and 4.5 Rhode Island MCLE credits with zero legal ethics credits.
Symposium Registration Here.

Judiciary, RWU Law Class of 2015 alumni, RWU/RWU Law students and students at area colleges may attend the symposium complimentary but registration is required by October 29, 2015.
Symposium Student/Complimentary Registration Here.

Cancellation & Refund Policy
Symposium cancellations received by Friday, October 23, 2015 are eligible to receive a full refund less a $10 administrative fee. Cancellations received after the stated deadline will not be eligible for a refund. Cancellations are accepted via email at lawevents@rwu.edu. Refunds will be issued via check.

Symposium Planning Committee: Patrick Smock ’06, Christopher Gerlica'12, Erin Delancey'16, D. Thomas Peterson’16, Joshua Savelkoul'16, Alexandria Richard'17, Nicholas Sung'17, Deborah L. Johnson, Esq. and Chelsie Horne, CMP

Check back for a detailed symposium agenda and registration details. Symposium questions may be emailed to the Office of Programs & Events at lawevents@rwu.edu

 

 

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Pro Bono Celebration Week

Sunday, October 25, 2015
8:00 am - 8:00 pm  |  
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Pro Bono Celebration Week - Law & Organizing Events

Monday, October 26, 2015
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  |  

MORE THAN A LAWSUIT: LAWYERING FOR SOCIAL CHANGE MOVEMENTS
Exploring the relationship between legal advocacy and community organizing

Monday October 26 - 6PM - Bristol Campus
Film Screening - "The Garden"


A dramatic story of a now demolished community farm in Los Angeles, the plight of the residents who organized to protect the largest urban garden in the United States, and the role of their lawyers.

With an introduction to the film by local community lawyer Steve Fischbach of Rhode Island Legal Services

Roger Williams University School of Law // 10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol // Room 262 // 6 pm

and

Tuesday October 27 - 6PM - Providence Campus
Panel Discussion

Lawyers and community organizers from cities across the Northeast—including Providence, Boston, New York, and Philadelphia—discuss the range of legal strategies used to help social movements and communities advance their goals.

Panelists will reflect on successful approaches to collaborations between lawyers and community organizers, as well as the challenges and potential pitfalls of these partnerships.

Moderated by Rob McCreanor, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Center for Justice

Roger Williams University Metro Campus // 150 Washington Street, Providence // 6 pm

 

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CLE Program: Hands-on Training Program in Direct and Cross-Examination Skills

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
9:00 am - 5:00 pm  |  Federal Courthouse, Providence

Wednesday, October 28 - Saturday, October 31

An innovative hands-on program in the skills of direct examination and cross-examination of witnesses will be offered October 28 - 31, 2015, presented jointly by the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island, the Roger Williams University School of Law, and the Federal Bar Association. 

The program will take place at the federal courthouse and offer a unique opportunity to build trial skills, especially in questioning witnesses in a mock trial setting, with constructive critiques by judges and experienced litigators.  The program is designed for lawyers who want to hone basic trial skills.  

CLE credit will be available, and the cost will be $400.  Some scholarships sponsored by the Rhode Island Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will be available based on financial need. 

Watch for more details and information about applying, coming in late August.   

Program questions may be directed to Professor Niki Kuckes at nkuckes@rwu.edu or Brooks Magratten at bmagratten@PierceAtwood.com.            

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Beyond Marriage Equality Symposium

Friday, October 30, 2015
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  |  RWU Law | Bristol, Rhode Island

RWU Law Beyond Marriage Equality Symposium

Keynote Speaker: Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI)

Now that the issue of marriage equality has been definitively settled, not only in Rhode Island but nationwide, some believe that the fight for LGBTQ equality rights has been fought and won.  However, there remain several legal challenges facing the LGBTQ community, including challenges in the areas of family law, trusts and estates law, housing, employment, education and other civil rights discrimination, and the rights of transgender individuals.

Local practitioners and legal scholars will convene to examine these challenges from a Rhode Island and a federal perspective, and demonstrate that the fight for basic legal protections to prevent discrimination against LGBTQ individuals is far from over.  Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), who recently co-sponsored and introduced a federal LGBT rights bill (the “Equality Act”) that would explicitly ban anti-LGBT discrimination in all areas of civil rights law, will deliver the symposium’s keynote address.

AGENDA

12:00 PM                 Registration

12:25 PM                 Welcome

12:30 – 1:30 PM        Legal Issues Post Obergefell

1:30 - 2:30 PM          Transgender Legal Issues - Overview 

2:30 – 3:00 PM          Networking Break

3:00 – 4:00 PM          Transgender Legal Issues - Practice   

4:00 - 5:00 PM          Keynote: Congressman David Cicilline                                                            

         RWU Law Beyond Marriage Equality
The keynote will focus on the Congressman’s perspective of the status of LGBT rights and what can be done to continue striving for equality.


Registration
$25 per person includes all symposium sessions and 4.5 Rhode Island MCLE credits with zero legal ethics credits.
Symposium Registration Here.

Judiciary, RWU Law Class of 2015 alumni, RWU/RWU Law students and students at area colleges may attend the symposium complimentary but registration is required by October 29, 2015.
Symposium Student/Complimentary Registration Here.

Cancellation & Refund Policy
Symposium cancellations received by Friday, October 23, 2015 are eligible to receive a full refund less a $10 administrative fee. Cancellations received after the stated deadline will not be eligible for a refund. Cancellations are accepted via email at lawevents@rwu.edu. Refunds will be issued via check.

Symposium Planning Committee: Patrick Smock ’06, Christopher Gerlica'12, Erin Delancey'16, D. Thomas Peterson’16, Joshua Savelkoul'16, Alexandria Richard'17, Nicholas Sung'17, Deborah L. Johnson, Esq. and Chelsie Horne, CMP

Check back for a detailed symposium agenda and registration details. Symposium questions may be emailed to the Office of Programs & Events at lawevents@rwu.edu

 

 

Read more...