Racial Justice Litigation
Webinar Faculty: Jeff Adachi, San Francisco Public Defender
November 21, 2016 at 12:00 eastern (120 minutes)
About the Webinar: With the shooting and killing of unarmed people of color, and the Black Lives Matter movement, racial justice in the criminal injustice system is now on the front burner. Public defenders and criminal defense attorneys have been at the forefront of advocating for racial justice, and against racial profiling, racism in bail settings, plea bargaining, jury selection and sentencing.
About the Faculty: Jeff Adachi, the elected Public Defender of San Francisco, has been lecturing throughout the country on how public defenders and defense attorneys can effective litigate racial justice issues in court. From the client interview, to jury selection, the charging process and plea bargaining, suppression motions and sentencing, if your client is convicted, Adachi provides step-by-step instruction on how to raise these issues in your case. Adachi also provides a 400 page book “Litigating Racial Justice” complete with a model selective prosecution motion, bail motions raising disparate impact on racial minorities, motions for extended voir dire questioning and challenging the jury panel for lack of minority representation, and sample cross-examinations. The book also includes “Blueprint for Racial Justice” designed by the National Association for Public Defense’s Racial Justice Committee, which designed the plan to assist public defender offices throughout the country in organizing themselves to fight for racial justice.