March 27, 2018 at 9am • Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
Topic: Civil Rights & the Legal Profession
Attorneys in Mississippi have played and continue to play a significant role in civil rights and in ensuring that all people have equal access to justice in the state of Mississippi. While there has been some progress, there is much more to do. Join the Diversity Committee of the Capital Area Bar Association on March 27, 2018 at 9 a.m. at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum for a discussion of: Where we started; Where are we now?; and What's next? in the areas of civil rights, access to justice, and the legal profession in the state of Mississippi.
This CLE will feature speakers including, but not limited to, Victor McTeer (Civil Rights Attorney), Beth Orlansky (Mississippi Center for Justice), Marsha Rucker (Regional Attorney for the EEOC), Joi Owens (Disability Rights MS), Rob Hill (Human Rights Campaign), Cassandra Welchlin (Executive Director of the Mississippi Women's Economic Security Initiative), and Corey Wiggins (President of the MS State NAACP) who will discuss their experiences and thoughts on the past and current state of practicing law, civil rights, and access to justice for Mississippians and Mississippi lawyers. We will also have presentations on what's next and on the museum. After the presentations, we welcome attendees to tour the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.
The group rate is $6.00 for one museum and $10.00 for both museums.