2019 Major Panels & Workshops

Major panels (75 min) and workshops (60 min) serve as the backbone of every #Law4thePeople Convention, and each year address timely topics of movement law and organizing. See below for the 2019 major panels and workshops that will take place Friday (10/18) through Sunday (10/20) of the convention.

Titles with links to “(download CLE materials)” have CLE credit pending. Also, be sure to check out our three full and half-day CLE programs from the National Police Accountability Project of the NLG and Law 4 Black Lives; the National Immigration Project of the NLG; and the NLG International and Labor & Employment Committees!

NOTE: Schedule is subject to change.

FRIDAY, October 18

Workshops I (11:15 am – 12:15 pm)

  • Reparations and Self-Determination
  • Expanding Democracy: Protecting the Right to Vote (download CLE materials)
  • How to Be a Radical Lawyer in Support of Abortion Access
  • U.S. Exceptionalism and Responding to US Intervention Around the World

Major Panels I (4:30 pm- 5:45 pm)

  • Organizing the South: Confronting Employers and the State to Build Worker Power
  • Criminalizing Protest: Attacks on Black, Native, and Palestinian Resistance
  • Centering Affected Communities in the Field of Impact Litigation

SATURDAY, October 19

Workshops II (9:00 am – 10:00 am)

  • Movement Security: How To Support Safety at Actions, Marches, and Rallies
  • Defending Activists Against SLAPP Suits: What Litigators Need to Know (download CLE materials)
  • Legal Empowerment=Abolition: A Strategy to End Incarceration in the US
  • #SexWorkIsWork: Decriminalization After SESTA-FOSTA (download CLE materials)

Major Panels II (1:45 pm – 3:00 pm)

  • National Prison Strikes: Legal Strategies for Defending Prisoner Activists (download CLE materials)
  • Movement Lawyering in the South (download CLE materials)
  • Challenging Lawfare: Challenging White Supremacy, Zionism and Racism

SUNDAY, October 20

Workshops III (9:30 am – 10:30 am)

Workshops IV (1:15 pm – 2:15 pm)

  • Struggle for Asylum, Legal Support, and Survival at the Mexico/US Border
  • Marijuana Reparations and the War on Drugs
  • Hot Topic: The Puerto Rican Summer: 12 Days That Shook Our World
  • Hot Topic: Changing the South & Combating Retaliatory Anti-immigrant Legislation