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Gateway to Justice: Out of the Fire and Into the Future

National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts

29th Annual Conference, May 15-17, 2017

Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel

Conference Schedule (as of 3/31/17)

 

Monday, May 15, 2017

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Registration

 

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm              

Voices of Ferguson

Optional Event ($25 Transportation Charge)

Rev. Tommie Pierson, St. Mark’s Family Church

 

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm                            

Taste of St. Louis

Opening Reception at the Missouri Court of Appeals

815 Olive Street

 
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Registration

 

7:00 am – 8:30 am                             

Breakfast


8:30 am – 9:00 am                             

Opening Session

Welcome:

 

9:00 am – 10:15 am

Gateway to Justice: Out of the Fire and into the Future – The Challenges Courts Face

Moderator:

  • Lisa Foster, Former Director, Office for Access to Justice, U.S. Department of Justice

Panelists:

 

10:15 – 10:30                                        

Break

 

10:30 am – 11:45 am                       

Fines, Fees & Bail Practices: What Changes are Needed in Our Courts?

Moderator:

Panelists:

 

11:45 am - 1:00 pm                        

Lunch

Speaker:

 

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm                             

Option 1: Measuring Progress to Move Forward towards Equity:

Moderator:

Panelists:

Option 2: Hot Topics: Race and Juvenile Justice

Moderator:

Panelists

 

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm           

Break

 

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm                             

Hot Topics on Race and Ethnicity in the Jury Box – Cross Racial Witness Identification and Juror Language Disenfranchisement

Moderator:

Panelists:

 

3:45 pm – 5:00 pm                             

Courts and the Media: The New News Cycle

Moderator:

  • Jesse Rutledge, Vice President for External Affairs, National Center for State Courts

Panelists:

TBA

 

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm                             

Blues, Brews and BBQ

Dinner Reception at Thompson Coburn, One US Bank Plaza

 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Registration

 

7:00 am – 8:30 am                             

Breakfast and State Reports

(reports start at 7:30 am)

 

8:30 am – 10:30 am

Lights, Camera, Cops and Courts: Living in the Age of Body Cameras

Introduction: 

  • Commissioner Anne-Marie Clarke, St. Louis Family Court

Speaker

 

10:30 am – 10:45 am                       

Break

 

10:45 am- 11:45 am            

Structural Racism

 

11:45 am – 1:00 pm                          

Lunch

Interview with Frankie Muse Freeman

 

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm                             

Bias, Cultural Competence and the Court Process

Introduction: 

Speaker

 

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm           

Break

 

2:30 pm – 4:45 pm

Tribal Justice

Film Screening and Discussion:

  • Chief Judge Claudette White, Quechan Tribal Court
  • Jennifer Walter, Consultant

 

4:45 pm – 5:00 pm           

Concluding General Session

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