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Election protection training session.
Kimberly Atkins.


The Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Section is at the forefront of compelling legal issues impacting the field. Exploring the complexities of current legislative concerns, the Section sponsors issue-specific programs, reviews legislative and regulatory proposals and seeks to advance the understanding of state and federal civil rights and civil liberties issues.

Election Protection Training

The BBA, in conjunction with Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, hosts trainings for Election Protection – the nation’s largest non-partisan voter protection coalition, to ensure that all eligible Americans have the ability to cast a meaningful ballot and have their vote counted.

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BBA Focuses on School-to-Prison Pipeline

In October 2018, the BBA published a special edition of the Boston Bar Journal focusing on the school-to-prison pipeline. In addition to legal commentary, this edition features personal essays by students and parents from Boston Public Schools.

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Upcoming Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Events

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Nov 30
Brown Bag

Entering the Post-Dobbs Era: Next Steps and Considerations for Colleges and Universities

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dec 01
Brown Bag

BBA Webinar: Immigration Court Fundamental Part I: Basics of Practicing Before the Boston Immigration Court

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Dec 14
Virtual Brown Bag

BBA Webinar: The Health Connector and its Role in the Massachusetts Health Coverage Landscape

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Section Leadership

Amanda Hainsworth

Amanda Hainsworth

Section Co-Chair Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General
Sophia Hall

Sophia Hall

Section Co-Chair Lawyers for Civil Rights
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