Section regularly sponsors a variety of events, including quarterly Council
Meetings, in-person panels, on-demand webinars, and more!
Access to Abortion Internationally: Laws and Cases
October 4 | Webinar
This program will give an overview of abortion laws and relevant jurisprudence globally. The expert panelists will describe court decisions and their treatment of cases of unsafe abortion in Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia, and the incidence of maternal mortality where there is no access to abortion.
Restorative Justice & the School-to-Prison Pipeline: Cultivating a Positive School Climate
October 13 | Webinar
Our panel of experts will provide an overview of the school-to-prison pipeline and restorative justice in schools. They will highlight the research on best practices and examine the role of restorative practices in dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline. They will also share their experiences of the challenges and successes in implementing restorative justice in schools and districts, examine what effective implementation looks like, and the use of restorative justice within the juvenile justice system.
Moving Forward: What the Workplace Looks Like for Disabled Lawyers Post-Pandemic
October 18 | Webinar
For the past two years, employers across the nation have moved with unprecedented speed to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, developing remote work policies and conducting interviews, onboarding, trainings, meetings, conferences, and other business virtually. As more employees are being asked to return to work, the question arises as to what that “return” looks like, particularly for disabled lawyers. What lessons have legal employers learned in rethinking the “office” environment? How can they apply these lessons to make the workplace more welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for disabled individuals? Will employers now allow all employees to telework more days and have flexible schedules? Will there be an increase in accommodations requests to telework exclusively and work a flexible schedule? Will law firm life look different as a result? In celebration of this year's National Disability Employment Awareness Month theme, "America's Recovery: Powered By Inclusion," our esteemed panel of legal employers and disabled lawyers will share their experiences and tackle these and more questions.
The ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice will hold its 2021 Fall Council Meeting virtually on October 20-22. During the first meeting of the 2021-22 Bar year, Section Chair Beth K. Whittenbury will address key civil rights and social justice issues during her Bar year, and the Section's role in addressing them. Please join the Section for the 2021 Fall Council Meeting for networking opportunities, a Resolution Workshop, business meetings, and more!
Save the Date! - A Social Justice Policy Summit: A New Administration
December 8-9, 2021 | Summit
On December 8 and 9, the ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice Rights of Immigrants Committee–in strategic partnership with the ABA Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice–is hosting a policy summit designed to advance racial equity and social justice principles. Over the course of two days, the interdisciplinary conference will explore myriad manifestations of interpersonal, structural, and institutionalized discrimination to create enhanced awareness around these issues. The convening will also culminate in concrete community-driven policy recommendations to achieve positive social, political, and legal reform.
The Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice has presented a number of multi-part webinar series on a variety of critical civil rights and social justice issues, including: immigration, education & democracy, racial equity, the death penalty, and more.
CRSJ members have unlimited access to the Section’s past webinars and on-demand programs now included in their membership at no additional cost, with more programs added each month. Visit our Program Archive for access to more webinars on critical civil rights and social justice issues.
As part of our effort to support our Rapid Response Project, we have created an easy form for those wanting to host a program through the Section or have the Section co-sponsor an outside entity's event.
Each bar year, the Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice meets quarterly: in the fall and spring as well as at the ABA Midyear and ABA Annual Meetings. Learn more about our past meeting activities!