1 Hour Free Participatory MCLE in Prevention of Bias, Feb. 8 at SFLL

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017, Noon to 1pm, American Justice on Trial: Famous Trials of the 20th Century and the Developing Recognition, Identification and Prevention of Bias
Presented by Judge Lise Pearlman (Ret.)
1 hour of free participatory MCLE Credit in Elimination of Bias

Never has getting your required credit been more fascinating! You will be on the edge of your seat as Judge Lise Pearlman (Ret.) discusses thirteen of the most famous trials of the 20th Century, and how the lessons learned from these trials can help to eliminate bias from the legal profession. Judge Pearlman provides a riveting account of the 1968 Huey P. Newton trial, the case that revolutionized the jury of one’s peers. Included in this program is a reenactment of Charles R. Garry’s voir dire in this landmark 1968 trial, a scene still discussed in law schools today.

Judge Pearlman discusses the famous trials of:

  • OJ Simpson
  • Leon Czolgosz (the McKinley assassination)
  • Heavyweight Champion Jack Johnson (under the Mann Act)
  • Leo Frank (for the murder of Mary Phagan)
  • Sacco and Vanzetti
  • Henry Sweet (NAACP test case on defense of one’s home)
  • Charles Manson
  • The 1931 Thalia Massie Rape Charges and 1932 Tommie Massie “Honor Killing”’
  • Black Panther Co-Founder Huey P. Newton
  • Black Panther Co-Founder Bobby Seale
  • Angela Davis
  • Bernhard Goetz (the New York subway vigilante)
  • Timothy McVeigh (The 1997 Oklahoma City Bombing Trial)

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