Thursday, January 11, 2018

Webinar: Litigating Race

Start Date: 1/11/2018 1:00 PM EST
End Date: 1/11/2018 2:00 PM EST

Organization Name: National Association for Public Defense

Heather H. Hall
Phone: N/A

Litigating Race

January 11, 2018, 1:00 p.m. Eastern, 60 minutes

Webinar Faculty:   Tejas Bhatt, Senior Assistant Public Defender, Division of Public Defender Services

About the Webinar:  A discussion and exploration of the different ways race plays a role in the decisions made by police, prosecutors and judges. The webinar will explore litigation strategies that lawyers can use to minimize or neutralize the negative impact of race on clients' criminal cases.

About the Faculty:  Tejas Bhatt is an Assistant Public Defender in Hartford, CT. A public defender since 2003, he has defended individuals charged with the most serious crimes in trial courts, represented individuals in post-conviction proceedings and on appeal to the Appellate and Supreme Courts. He has trained other public defenders and testified before various legislative committees on criminal justice legislation. In addition, he is on the executive board of the CT Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Association and has written extensively on criminal justice issues.In his spare time, he likes to read legal opinions. He blogs at and is on Twitter @tejasxb.

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