Activism Through Advocacy: How Lawyers Can Fight For the Public Good

September 22, 2018
4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM

Hosted by the AABANY Community Response Task Force

NY CLE: 1.5 Credits in Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias, Non-Transitional

Program Co-Chairs:
Albert Suh, Assistant District Attorney, Kings County DA’s Office
Jason Yee, Associate Counsel, New York City Campaign Finance Board 

Elizabeth R. OuYang, Civil Rights Attorney & Community Activist
Amol Sinha, Executive Director, ACLU-NJ
Jo-Ann Yoo, Executive Director, Asian American Federation

Moderator: Theresa Lau, Counsel, Reproductive Rights and Health, National Women’s Law Center

The AABANY Community Response Task Force (CRTF) is a new initiative where members coordinate and execute actions to address the rapidly changing legal landscape and imminent legal needs. The CRTF aims to help our community by creating a database of ready volunteers, coordinating volunteer actions, collaborating with other organizations, and actively researching both current and future issues.

This program will focus on the various ways in which lawyers can use their law degrees to serve the public need, both inside and outside of their day jobs. The panel will include attorneys who can speak on important topics such as legal observing at protests, position papers or comments on policy, clinics and community organizing, among others. These topics tie into the CRTF’s mission of leveraging AABANY’s legal talent to respond to emergency issues that affect our communities by hosting emergency DACA clinics, fighting back against immigration policy changes, and responding to protests, among other initiatives.