Local lawyers will have the opportunity to hone their Constitutional law skills during an ACLU-sponsored seminar to give volunteer attorneys the information required to effectively represent arrested protestors during the 2008 Republican National Convention.
The session will be held on Aug. 19 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Fredrikson & Byron in Minneapolis. Speakers iclude ACLU President Nadine Strossen, two District Court judges and several attorneys.
“Now more than ever, we need skilled attorneys to ensure that freedom of speech is protected during the Convention and that arrestees receive immediate and effective representation so their rights are not curtailed,” said Chuck Samuelson, executive director of the ACLU-MN in a press release.
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