Assisting Victims of Hate Crimes and Bias and Representing Peaceful Protesters

This program is for pro bono attorneys seeking to assist victims of hate crimes or bias and to represent people arrested while peacefully protesting. Experienced attorneys and New York officials will explain the process and what you need to know to do this kind of pro bono work.

John S. Kiernan, President, New York City Bar Association

Lynn M. Kelly, Executive Director, City Bar Justice Center

Jeanne Olivo, Chief, Hate Crimes Unit, New York County District Attorney

Hollis V. Pfitsch, Deputy Commissioner, Law Enforcement Bureau, New York City Commission on Human Rights

Virginia M. Goggin, Director of Legal Services, New York City Anti-Violence Project

Sania Khan, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Bureau, NYS Attorney General’s Office

Insha Rahman, Senior Planner, Vera Institute for Justice (appearing in personal capacity)

Bina Ahmad, The Legal Aid Society, Staff Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice

Sponsored by:
City Bar Justice Center
Volunteers of Legal Service
Pro Bono and Legal Services Committee, Alison McKinnell King, Chair
Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Muslim Bar Association of New York (MuBANY)