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Saturday, November 9 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Movement Lawyering: How to Increase Power & Justice for Communities Affected by the System

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Movement lawyering is a concept being used by grassroots organizations, attorneys, and advocates that ground the work in the leadership and lived experiences of communities most directly affected. The strategic goal is not just litigation, but rather holistic strategies that center and support the genius of ordinary people to attack systems and build long-term power. This session will include the voices from the directly affected community, local advocates, and defenders who are committed to this new movement of lawyering.


Bryon Conway

Assitant Federal Defender, Federal Defender Program, Inc.
Byron L. Conway Jr. is a criminal defense attorney with a passion for advocating for the most marginalized in our society – those who are often unheard, disregarded, and disrespected by a system that every day fails to see their basic humanity. Byron’s passion for the work he... Read More →
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Regina Kelly

NLADA Board of Directors, Client Advocate, Hearne, TX
A mother of four by age 24, Regina Kelly worked multiple jobs to support her family and provide a safe environment in the midst of the tough neighborhood in which they lived. Despite her efforts, she became entangled in an ironic twist of fate when she was arrested at work right before... Read More →

Desiree Ferguson

Legal Director & Senior Staff Attorney, Detroit Justice Center
Desiree M. Ferguson is the legal director and senior staff attorney of the Detroit Justice Center. Before joining DJC, Desiree retired after serving for more than 26 years as an assistant defender at the State Appellate Defender Office, where she specialized in handling criminal defense... Read More →

Saturday November 9, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Richard A 5th Floor