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Racial Justice Litigation (Free Program)

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi shares practical strategies and tactics on addressing racial profiling and bias in court. 

 

1 hour MCLE Credit in Elimination of Bias

Join San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi for practical advice on addressing racial profiling and bias in court. With the shooting and killing of unarmed people of color, and the Black Lives Matter movement, racial injustice in the criminal justice system is now on the front burner. Mr. Adachi will share strategies and tactics from his longer racial litigation training and book “Litigating Racial Justice” that can be employed not only by public defenders and defense attorneys, but any attorney seeking to address racial bias in a case.

Program Highlights:

  • How racial bias issues impede justice
  • Identifying potential racial injustice issues in a case
  • Raising racial bias issues at different stages of a case
  • Addressing jury bias

This is an intermediate-level program. Some criminal or civil litigation experience is assumed.

On Demand CR59790-191

Livecast program recorded 6/26/17.

 

Join San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi for practical advice on addressing racial profiling and bias in court. With the shooting and killing of unarmed people of color, and the Black Lives Matter movement, racial injustice in the criminal justice system is now on the front burner. Mr. Adachi will share strategies and tactics from his longer racial litigation training and book “Litigating Racial Justice” that can be employed not only by public defenders and defense attorneys, but any attorney seeking to address racial bias in a case.

Program Highlights:

  • How racial bias issues impede justice
  • Identifying potential racial injustice issues in a case
  • Raising racial bias issues at different stages of a case
  • Addressing jury bias

This is an intermediate-level program. Some criminal or civil litigation experience is assumed.

JEFFREY G. ADACHI

JEFFREY G. ADACHI

JEFF ADACHI has served as elected Public Defender of the City and County of San Francisco since March 2002 and has worked as a deputy public defender in San Francisco for 15 years. From 1998 to 2001 he served as the Chief Attorney of the office. He has tried over 150 jury trials, including numerous serious felony and homicide cases, and has handled over 3,000 criminal matters throughout his career. As the only elected Public Defender in the state of California, Mr. Adachi oversees an office of 93 lawyers and 60 support staff. The office represents more than 23,000 people each year who are charged with misdemeanor and felony offenses. It provides a panoply of innovative programs to its clients, including Drug Court, Mental Health Court, Clean Slate expungement services, and a full-service juvenile division. The public defender’s community MAGIC programs address the root causes of juvenile crime in San Francisco’s underserved neighborhoods by linking families with educational, health, and community services. Mr. Adachi has received numerous local, state, and national awards, most recently the 2016 Society of Professional Journalist’s Public Official Award, 2015 American Bar Association Hodson Award for Public Service, 2014 SPUR Good Government Award, and 2014 California Public Defender’s Association Program of the Year Award. He serves on the Board of Directors of Cal Humanities and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mr. Adachi graduated from Hastings College of the Law in 1985 and received his undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley.

Products specifications
By Month June 2017
PRODUCT GROUP Digital
PRODUCT GROUP CLE
MCLE HOUR 0.5 - 2
PRACTICE AREA Civil Litigation & Torts
PRACTICE AREA Criminal Law
SUBTOPICS General Interest
REQUIRED SUBJECTS Elimination of Bias
Products specifications
By Month June 2017
PRODUCT GROUP Digital
PRODUCT GROUP CLE
MCLE HOUR 0.5 - 2
PRACTICE AREA Civil Litigation & Torts
PRACTICE AREA Criminal Law
SUBTOPICS General Interest
REQUIRED SUBJECTS Elimination of Bias