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HLSA RGC: Criminal Defense and Civil Rights Network

A network for HLS alumni currently working in, or interested in pursuing a career related to, indigent criminal defense and related civil rights fields.

The Harvard Law School Association Recent Graduates Council is launching a new network for HLS alumni currently working in, or interested in pursuing a career related to, indigent criminal defense and related civil rights fields. This group aims to provide (1) a support network for criminal defenders and civil rights attorneys working in the public sector for indigent clients, (2) a forum in which alums practicing indigent criminal defense can discuss trial and appellate practice and share best practice ideas, and (3) a forum in which alums practicing in criminal defense and alums practicing in related civil rights arenas can share ideas, provide resources regarding developments in the law, and educate each other regarding how the criminal and civil practices effect one another.  This network—the Criminal Defense and Civil Rights Network—is open to alumni from all HLS classes interested in indigent criminal defense and related civil rights fields.

This group will host a community web forum for discussion of issues facing practitioners in the fields, relevant legal developments, and career advancement opportunities. If there is sufficient interest, we will also run panel teleconferences on issues and developments in the indigent defense and civil rights fields. In addition, the group will host occasional “off-line” events to bring together young attorneys in these fields. The group will kick off with a happy hour in New York on May 24, 2012.

If you would like to join the Criminal Defense and Civil Rights Network, please click below: 


We are developing 2012 events in major legal markets. If you are interested in helping to organize an event, please contact Elise Logemann at eliselogemann@gmail.com, or Mark Samburg at msamburg@gmail.com.

Please also join our Linkedin group and our online forum, which is here http://hlsadefense.freeforums.org/.

For questions about the Recent Graduates Council initiatives please contact T.J. Duane at tjduane@gmail.com.








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