Message from the Chair
Stecklow Cohen Thompson
New York, NY
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Welcome to the Federal Bar Association’s Civil Rights Law Section. I am both honored and privileged to serve as its chairperson for the 2016-17 year. I am very lucky to have the support of so many talented attorneys. In this time of our history, when civil rights are a daily topic of conversation both in the streets and at the water cooler, it is more important than ever to get involved.
In the upcoming year we plan on growing this section and enhancing its programming. We have a quarterly newsletter in which your announcements and articles are welcome. Last year, we had five different articles in the Constitutional edition of The Federal Lawyer (July 2016). We have committees for those on the defense (Defense of Government Entities) and for those interested in how civil rights impacts discrimination (Discrimination in housing, employment, public accommodations), an amicus briefing committee, a CLE committee and liaisons to LGBT, YLD, Labor & Employment and more.
Please mark your calendar for our next section wide conference call on November 16, 2016 at 12 noon EST, and please contact us and tell us how you would like to be more involved. We couldn’t be more excited about the upcoming year and hope to hear from you.
FBA Civil Rights Law Section
A lesson plan for freedom of speech/expression.