With the official launch of registration only one month away (Sept. 6), State Support is excited to unveil a sneak peek at the wide array of sessions planned for the Legal Services Statewide Conference in October. This year's conference, "Connecting With Our Community," provides conference-goers with up to 13.75 hours of practical and meaningful CLE credit, along with the annual awards banquet, and opportunities to network and relax with statewide colleagues. On Thursday evening, October 26, the conference itinerary will feature a special screening of the Academy Award-nominated documentary 13th. Named for the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the film was directed by Ava DuVernay and is a Netflix original documentary. It takes an in-depth look at the racial inequality in the United States prison system, focusing on the criminalization of African Americans and the prison boom.
If books are more your style, join your colleagues on Wednesday evening, October 25, in a thought-provoking conversation about Bryan Stevenson’s bestselling memoir, Just Mercy. A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice, Just Mercy will engage our minds and inspire us to continue pursuing justice for all.
Start planning your personal itinerary now, and join us at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center October 25 - 27, 2017. Look for the official registration invitation in your inbox, or check SCHED for registration links starting on September 6. See you at the conference!