Dear MBBA Family,
In the spotlight...
Qualified Immunity and Accountability in the Age of Police Reform
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Please join the Metropolitan Black Bar Association for a timely discussion regarding Qualified Immunity, its history, and the challenges litigants face when seeking redress against law enforcement officers accused of unlawful misconduct. Our distinguished panel will provide views of Qualified Immunity from the perspectives of both the plaintiff and defense.
Topics to includes:
- History of Qualified Immunity
- Use of Qualified Immunity in Federal Court vs. State Court
- Current Reform Proposals to the Qualified Immunity Standard
Joy T. Anakhu, Senior Counsel, New York City Law Department
Bennett Capers, Professor of Law and Director of the Center on Race, Law and Justice, Fordham Law School
Kenneth J. Montgomery, Principal, Kenneth J. Montgomery, PLLC
Luwick Francois, Attorney
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Fireside Chat with Peter Wilson, Jr.
Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Prokauser Rose LLP
2020 MBBA Presidential Award Recipient
invite you to join us for a virtual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration commemorating this year’s theme: “Hispanics: Be Proud of Your Past and Embrace Your Future”
FILM SCREENING – “DECADE OF FIRE"
Followed by a Q & A with Film Producer and Director Vivian Vasquez-Irizarry
OCTOBER 6, 2020
6 – 8 PM
“Decade of Fire” chronicles the community’s struggle during the years that the South Bronx burned. After the screening, we will be joined for an open dialogue with one of the film's producers and directors, Vivian Vasquez-Irizarry.
Please join us for what promises to be an enlightening experience and conversation!
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