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Wednesday, June 17, 2015


Bryan Stevenson is founder and executive director of the non-profit Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) in Montgomery, Ala.

Stevenson is a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned. Under his leadership, EJI has won major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent death row prisoners, confronting abuse of the incarcerated and the mentally ill and aiding children prosecuted as adults. EJI has recently succeeded in winning a ban on life imprisonment without parole sentences imposed on children convicted of most crimes in the U.S. and has initiated major new anti-poverty and anti-discrimination efforts.

Stevenson’s work fighting poverty and challenging racial discrimination in the criminal justice system has won him numerous awards including the ABA Wisdom Award for Public Service; the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship Award Prize; the Olaf Palme International Prize; the ACLU National Medal Of Liberty; the National Public Interest Lawyer of the Year Award; the NAACP Ming Award for Advocacy, the Gruber Prize for International Justice; and the Ford Foundation Visionaries Award. He is a graduate of the Harvard Law School and the Harvard School of Government, has been awarded 13 honorary doctorate degrees and is also a Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law. During the convention, Stevenson will sign copies of his memoir, “Just Mercy,” the story of “a young lawyer fighting on the frontlines of a country in thrall to extreme punishments and careless justice,” according to the publisher’s release. Copies of the book will be available for sale at the KBA’s onsite bookstore.

Bryan Stevenson
Bryan Stevenson
  

Thursday, June 18, 2015


Justice Alan C. Page is Minnesota’s first African-American Supreme Court Justice.

Prior to his election to the court in 1992, Justice Page served as an assistant attorney general and a special assistant attorney general. Widely renowned for his former career as a professional football player, he is best known for his defensive efforts with the Minnesota Vikings in the 1970s and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1988. Justice Page attended law school at the University of Minnesota at the height of his football career. He is an ardent defender of equal education for children and is the founder of the Page Education Foundation, which assists students of color with postsecondary education.

Justice Alan C. Page 
Justice Alan C. Page


Friday, June 19, 2015


Known as the "Eliot Ness of sports", Travis Tygart has been involved, in some way, in nearly every major doping investigation during the past decade. Marion Jones, Barry Bonds, Floyd Landis, Jason Giambi and Lance Armstrong were all exemplars of sporting excellence until investigations by Tygart and the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) exposed their excellence was obtained through cheating. Don’t miss this powerful presentation by the man who has been recognized by Sports Illustrated as one of the “50 Most Powerful People in Sports” and is the advocate for playing by the rules and the integrity of sport and clean athletes.

Travis Tygart
Travis Tygart
 


   
For additional information contact:
Dianna Moore
Kentucky Bar Association
CLE Department
Phone: 502-564-3795, ext. 236
Email: dmoore@kybar.org



  


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