A Race Equity Lens in the Context of Social Justice

  • 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
  • Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • By: Public Interest & Pro Bono Program
  • Civil Rights
  • Seminar
  • Community Education/Outreach
  • Law School

Many of the clients you will work with through pro bono, are people of color, immigrants, and indigenous people, impacted by institutional, structural, and systemic racism. This series, featuring some of the nations leading trainers on diversity and social justice, will provide students with an opportunity to learn more about the critical role of race, equity, and inclusion in the context of legal practice.

10/25 at 12:15 p.m.
A Race Equity Lens in the Context of Social Justice
Caprice R. Jenerson
Executive Director, Office of the Appellate Defenders
Ms. Caprice Jenerson, Executive Director of the Office of Appellate Defenders
The Executive Director of the Office of the Appellate Defenders has been a key strategist and catalyst for diversity, equity, and inclusion work in the context of social justice work. Caprice was previously the Executive Director of the New York Lawyers Assistance Project, where she leads a 16-person Race Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion committee that examined the processes, policies, and procedures of legal services organizations, using a race equity lens criminal defense litigator and appellate advocate for 21 years and spent two years in Washington, D.C. as the senior resource counsel of Clemency Project 2014 - a collaborative effort to engage and train more than 4,000 lawyers to prepare clemency petitions for individuals incarcerated in federal prisons.