Come and hear international human rights attorney Luis Roberto Zamora Bolaños talk about his successful litigation against governmental practices violating Costa Rica's "Peace Constitution". He will describe his use of an international forum, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, to protect and institutionalize the right to peace, and discuss cooperation with Japanese lawyers and peace organizations to safeguard Article 9 ("Peace Article") of Japan's Constitution. Learn more at PeaceAsAHumanRight.org.
Please join us for a social immediately following the program.
Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Project: Register Now To Serve and Earn CLE!
The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Project offers a practical way that you can use your talent as a lawyer to "serve those who served". In the process you can earn a whole day of free Continuing Legal Education credits in most jurisdictions. After the training, the Project connects you with veterans who are pre-qualified for your services and provide support and advice as you work their case. You can meet your ethical need to perform pro bonowork while developing a practice area you will be proud to serve in. Currently registration is open for programs on May 17, 2013; register now to ensure seating:
Several states offer free CLE credit in exchange for pro bono service, e.g.Minnesota, Washington. Researching this is time-consuming, so if you want to do your colleagues a solid, check out your state and send the results to the editor. I'll be happy to give you credit in the publicity!