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Protecting Democracy and the Rule of Law: A Lawyer’s Unique Responsibility

Protecting Democracy and the Rule of Law: A Lawyer’s Unique Responsibility

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This is a program for bar leaders, affinity bars and lawyers on protecting and defending democracy and the rule of law. Learn and engage with affinity bar leaders as we reflect on the lawyers’ responsibilities and the opportunities to make a difference in your communities.

Protecting Democracy and the Rule of Law | A Lawyer’s Unique Responsibility (Laying the Foundation—Part I)

• Defending American Democracy – Why Lawyers are Key

• A Lawyer’s Duty in Defending the Rule of Law

• Laying the Foundation | Engaging America’s Youth on Protecting Democracy

• Facilitator’s Guide to the Rule of Law

• Dispelling the Top Ten Myths about Elections in the U.S.

• Differences Between Democracy and Autocracy

• Articulating the Value of Democracy to Younger Audiences

Roundtable discussion with State, Local and National Bar Leaders

Protecting Democracy and the Rule of Law | A Lawyer’s Unique Responsibility (Speaking Out to Defend Democracy – Part II)

• The Lawyer’s Oath and Its Relationship to Speaking Out to Defend Democracy and the Rule of Law


Lauren Stiller Rikleen, Esq.

Executive Director, Lawyers Defending American Democracy

Carl D. Smallwood, Esq.

Chair, Advisory Commission to the ABA Task Force on American Democracy

Executive Director, Divided Community Project

Ohio State University, Michael E. Moritz College of Law 

Makalika Naholowa'a

Past President, National Native American Bar Association (NNABA)

Executive Director, Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation

Dominique D. Calhoun

President, National Bar Association

Managing Shareholder, Calhoun Meredith, PLLC


Please Note: Members of Affinity Bars or Local Bars may use this Discount Code, 24BARPC51, to waive the $50 non-member fee. If you are not a member of the New York State Bar Association, you will need to create an online account first and enter the Discount Code at the end of registration process to waive the fee.

Start Date:
  • June 26, 2024
Start Time:
  • 2:00 PM
End Time:
  • 4:00 PM
Areas Of Professional Practice Credit(s):
  • 1.0
Total Credit(s):
  • 1.0
  • Virtual Participation
  • Webinar
Product Code:
  • 0PC51
Non-Member Price: $50.00
Sponsoring Committee Group
  • Committee on Continuing Legal Education