National Lawyers Guild
August 31, 2011
The National Lawyers Guild International Committee Continuing Legal Education will take place at the National Lawyers Guild Convention on Thursday, October 13, 2011 from 1 PM-4 PM and is accredited for 3 credit-hours in Pennsylvania (transferrable to most all other states; check your state’s regulations to confirm.)
Register online today!
The Inter-American System: International Options When Justice is Blocked
3.0 CLE Credits
Thursday, October 13, 2011
1 PM-4 PM
Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1800 Market Street Philadelphia, PA
The CLE will focus on international law and US courts as well as use of the Inter-American system, particularly on issues of indigenous rights, Puerto Rico, and labor rights, as well as options that can be explored when the legal system is otherwise blocked. The CLE will look at the use of the IACHR as well as NAFTA and CAFTA tribunals.
With presentations by:
Brian Concannon, founder and director of the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti
Jeanne Mirer, president of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers and co-chair of the NLG International Committee
Wilma Reverón, Puerto Rican attorney who has represented the independence movement at the United Nations and who has traveled widely throughout Latin America to address decolonization programs and international law.
Antoinette Moore, human rights attorney who represents the Mayan peoples in their litigation with Belize of land and natural resource rights.
June Lorenzo, in-house counsel for the Pueblo of Laguna, a sovereign nation and counsel with the American Indian Law Alliance. She has focused on the international application of human rights law to indigenous peoples.
Mark Rowlinson, staff attorney with the Canadian Steelworkers Union and advocate with the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers
CLE admission is $75 for non-Guild attorneys, $60 for Guild members, $50 for International Committee Members, and $25 for law students.
NOTE: For Guild members who would like to join the IC or renew your membership, combine and save! Come to the CLE and join the IC for $65, a savings of $10.
REGISTER ONLINE: http://www.colombiahumanrightsdelegation.org/
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations to the International Committee are greatly appreciated!
"Your interest and support has been a great encouragement to us at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission."
-- Desmond Tutu on the Guild's work in South Africa