The Virginia Law Foundation, The Old Dominion Bar Association, The Virginia Bar Association, and The Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello partner to co-present the inaugural event
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — December 14, 2021 — The Virginia Law Foundation, The Old Dominion Bar Association, The Virginia Bar Association, and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation are presenting the inaugural Civil Rights Law Institute at Monticello on June 7, 2022. This full-day program and continuing legal education event will explore important topics relating to civil rights. Optional tours, cocktail reception, and dinner at Montalto will be offered on June 6.
This timely new continuing legal education event will focus on The Law of Order and will explore the topic of police misconduct. A world-class group of experts from various fields will review the subtleties of the laws surrounding civil rights and the latest developments in this field.
“Thomas Jefferson penned the words ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness,’ and so it is very appropriate to be in view of Monticello as part of the first of an annual examination of past, present, and future civil rights both in our country and, perhaps, as a bellwether for the world,” said David Landin, Senior Managing Partner at Landin Law Group, Monticello Board of Trustees Member, and Past President of the Virginia Bar Association and the Virginia Law Foundation.
The Civil Rights Law Institute was originally scheduled for September 2021 but was postponed due to concerns related to COVID-19. A full list of participants, panel speakers, and a schedule will be announced when registration opens in early 2022.
This CLE program includes 6.0 hours of live-interactive credit. The June 7 live-on-site option costs $395 and the June 7 virtual (webcast) option costs $325. The June 6 and 7 live-on-site option costs $520 and entitles attendees to the options tours, dinner, and cocktail reception.
To learn more, visit www.vacle.org/civilrights2022.
About the Virginia Law Foundation:
The Virginia Law Foundation has provided more than $27 million in grants since its inception to support law-related projects throughout the Commonwealth that further its mission to facilitate access to justice and promote an understanding of the Rule of Law.
The VLF Fellows Program encourages civic-mindedness and recognizes excellence in the practice of law and public and professional service.
Virginia CLE® is conducted through the Foundation’s Education Division and is the recognized leader in providing continuing legal education for Virginia lawyers.
For more information, please visit www.virginialawfoundation.org
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Spawned from the need to confront a policy that offended personal and professional dignity, from the need for African-American lawyers to associate for personal and professional growth, and from a need to encourage African-American lawyers to participate in the Virginia State Bar, the ODBA grew into an organization that filled not only those particular needs but one that also has provided continuity of leadership and support with respect to the various concerns of particular interest to African Americans and other people of color. For information, visit www.olddominionbarassociation.com.
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The Thomas Jefferson Foundation was incorporated in 1923 to preserve Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Today, the Foundation seeks to bring history forward into national and global dialogues by engaging audiences with Jefferson’s world and ideas and inviting them to experience the power of place at Monticello. Monticello is recognized as a National Historic Landmark, a United Nations World Heritage Site and a Site of Conscience. As a private, nonprofit organization, the Foundation’s regular operating budget does not receive ongoing government support to fund its twofold mission of preservation and education. For information, visit Monticello.org.