National Equal Justice Library Event
March 19, 2008 · Marylin J. Raisch
The Board of Directors of the Consortium for the National Equal Justice Library and Georgetown University Law Center are hosting a symposium and celebration of the National Equal Justice Library's (NEJL) arrival at Georgetown Law and the Library's acceptance of the Gary Bellow Papers. The symposium will be held Tuesday, March 25 from 1:30-4:30 on the 12th floor of Gewirz. The program, Gideon and Katrina: Legal Aid and Defender Programs at a Crossroads will explore the criminal and civil aspects of Gideon and the civil legal aid response to Hurricane Katrina. Speakers include: Martha Bergmark (Mississippi Center for Justice), Helaine Barnett (Legal Services Corporation), Jo-Ann Wallace (National Legal Aid and Defenders Association), Jonathan Smith (Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia), Esther Lardent (Pro Bono Institute), Norman Lefstein (Indiana School of Law), Ab Currie (Department of Justice, Canada), Janell Smith (Student Hurricane Network) and Peter Edelman (Georgetown Law). An event honoring the NEJL at Georgetown, donation of the Bellow Papers and presentation of the Edgar and Jean Cahn Awards will take place in Gewirz from 4:30-6. A reception will follow from 6-8 in the Faculty Dining Room in Hotung.
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