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Civil Rights & Civil Liberties

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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Tue Feb 27
Social Networking

Speed Mentoring – Finding Mentorship Connections

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Wed Feb 28

Language Justice – Virtual

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Wed Mar 13
Legal Hour

Criminal Trials 101 – In-Person

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Section Leadership

Sophia Hall

Sophia Hall

Section Co-Chair Lawyers for Civil Rights
Danielle Johnson

Danielle Johnson

Section Co-Chair Boston Office of Housing Stability
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