IRR: Raising the Bar on Your Conscience
This year’s forums, sponsored by the Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities will examine a wide variety of issues, ranging from Native American rights to quality education. The forums include:
“Forum on Urgent Native American Issues”will address critical issues affecting American Indian and Alaska Native tribes, such as law enforcement, tribal courts, Indian healthcare reform and trends in federal Indian tax policy. Thursday, July 30, 9 a.m., 131 S. Dearborn St., 30th Floor law firm.
“The Credit Crisis” will examine how compensation practices affect the advancement of women and minorities in the law. Thursday, July 30, 10:30 a.m., Hyatt Regency Chicago, Crystal Ballroom A.
“The Right to Quality Education in America: What is It? What Should It Look Like?” will raise your eyebrows and awareness as the topic of education goes under the microscope. Friday, July 31, 3:15 p.m., John Marshall Law School, 315 S. Plymouth Court.
“The Federal Shield Law: Should Journalists be Protected From Revealing Their Sources?” will feature debate on the adequacy of state shield laws. Saturday, Aug. 1, 10:30 a.m., Hyatt Regency Chicago, Regency Ballroom D.
“HIV and the Rule of Law” will address whether HIV testing should be mandatory in prisons. Aug. 1, 2 p.m., Hyatt Regency Chicago, Ballroom D.
The section’s programming culminates Saturday night with the presentation of the Thurgood Marshall Award. This year’s recipient is former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno. The reception at the Hyatt Regency Chicago starts at 7 p.m.; the award dinner follows at 8 p.m.