Martin Luther King Civil Rights Symposium

Martin Luther King Civil Rights Symposium
Thursday, January 30 (CLE: 8:50am-4:30pm, Reception: 4:30-6:00pm)

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Civil Rights Symposium

6.0 CLE Hours
Event #140130OT
Pricing:  $175/195 Members - $195/215 Non-Members - $115/130 - Non-Attorneys
CLE Easy Pass Eligible

Description:  In celebration of the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., this year’s symposium will have a prestigious panel of presenters covering the “Stand Your Ground Laws,” and provide insight on perception of race in the judicial system from the prosecution, defense, judicial and media perspectives. Other presentations will include voter rights and an update on issues impacting same gender couples.

Immediately following the symposium, please join us for a reception honoring Yvette McGee Brown, the 2014 recipient of the Capital University Black Law Students Association MLK Image Award.



Welcome and Introduction
Presenter: G. Michael Payton


An Introduction to Implicit Bias Research and its Implications for the Criminal Justice System
Presenter: Professor Sharon L. Davies, The Ohio State University


Perception of Race in the Judicial System: Prosecution and Defense Perspective
Presenters: Kenneth L. Parker, Office of the United States, Attorney for Southern District of Ohio;

Carol O’Brien, Prosecutor, Delaware County; Bradley Davis Barbin, Barbin Law, Inc.; Fred Benton (Defense); Moderator: Eric Holloway, Eric Holloway Law Group, LLC




Perception of Race and Poverty in the Judicial System: Judicial Perspective
Presenters: Hon. Stephen McIntosh, Franklin County Court of Common Pleas; Hon. Edmund A. Sargus, Jr., United States District Court, Southern District Ohio;

Moderator: Ashon McKenzie


Media Perspective

Presenter: C. Raphael Davis-Williams, Law Office of Spater & Davis-Williams LLC


Lunch Break


Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - EEOC’s 2012 Enforcement Guidance and Best Practices for Employers

Presenter: Jeffery Stern, Senior Trial Attorney, EEOC


Voter Rights

Presenter: Daniel P. Tokaji, Professor of Law, The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law




Update on Legal for Same Gender Couples Supreme Court Decision

Presenter: LeeAnn M. Massucci, Massucci & Kline LLC

1/30/2014 9:00 AM - 1/30/2014 4:30 PM
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