8:30 AM08:30

Second Chance Adult and Juvenile Expungement Summit and Job Information Seminar

Honorable Dorothy Brown, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County and an array of judicial, governmental, legal, educational, community and religious organizations and agencies, present the 14th Annual Second Chance Adult and Juvenile Expungement Summit and Job Information Seminar at Kennedy-King College, 6343 S. Halsted St., Building W, Chicago. 

This year’s Expungement Summit will feature a guest appearance by Attorney Jarrett M. Adams, a native Chicagoan.

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6:00 PM18:00

Story of Justice

One year after the 50th anniversary of In re Gault, 
the U.S. Supreme Court decision that affirmed children's right to counsel, the National Juvenile Defender Center is continuing to commemorate the legacy of Gault by honoring the voices, experiences, and stories of young people who shoulder the burden of an unfair
"justice" system — and who embody the resilience, grace, and power
to march ahead.

Jarrett Adams
The Law Offices of Jarrett Adams, PLLC
Aniyah Smith
Spoken Word Artist, Split This Rock
Philip T. Inglima  
NJDC Board Chair
Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP
Mary Ann Scali
Executive Director, National Juvenile Defender Center
Malika Saada Saar
Senior Counsel on Civil and Human Rights, Google LLC

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5:00 PM17:00

NCIP’s 2018 Justice for All Gala

For 16 years, the Northern California Innocence Project (NCIP) has been working tirelessly on behalf of the wrongfully convicted by promoting a fair, effective, and compassionate criminal justice system and protecting the rights of the innocent. Since our founding in 2001, we have cleared the names of 23 innocent people who collectively have served more than 297 years in prison. To make this work possible, we work for years – and sometimes decades – on our cases. This work is not possible without community support. 

The Justice for All Awards Dinner is our largest fundraising event of the year and critical to NCIP’s sustainability. At the dinner we thank key supporters and celebrate the accomplishments of the exonerees they have helped to free. Each year, approximately 300 business, civic, and legal community leaders from the San Francisco Bay Area join us at the dinner, which is regarded as one of the premier legal fundraisers in Northern California.

This year’s dinner will be held at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco on April 12, 2018. Honorees include Natasha Minsker, Center Director for the ACLU of California Center for Advocacy, and Jarret Adams, exoneree and attorney.

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10:00 AM10:00

12th Annual Black Brown & College Bound Summit

Black Brown & College Bound (BBCB) at Hillsborough Community College has emerged as one of the most preeminent national voices to address issues facing Black and Latino males enrolling in and completing college. The Summit has been successful in attracting some of the most prolific national speakers and scholars to address these challenges. A series of workshops based on themed tracks are also a major part of the Summit. College students and professionals engage in dialogue about critical issues, successful strategies and solutions. The goals of the summit remain to provide information about successful strategies, explore mentoring programs that enable the success of the young men and to provide the latest research of the methods higher education institutions can employ to increase access, persistence, and retention and graduation rates.

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to Aug 23

8th National Training Institute: Champions of Change in Community Corrections


The Federal Probation and Pretrial Officers Association and the Middle District of Florida Probation Office are proud to announce the 8th National Training Institute (NTI) Champions of Change in Community Corrections, to be held August 20 through 23, 2017, in Championsgate, Florida! We have secured a rate of $91, single or double occupancy, at the host resort, OMNI ORLANDO RESORT AT CHAMPIONSGATE. 


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to Jun 10

ACS National Convention 2017

ACS’s National Convention is the premier progressive legal event of the year, attracting nearly 1,000 of the nation’s leading progressive lawyers, scholars, policymakers, judges, and law students. The convention provides a unique opportunity to learn about pressing legal issues from renowned experts while networking with legal leaders from across the country. This year’s convention will include panel discussions on a wide range of timely topics and introduce a new Saturday format focusing on training sessions to help attendees stand up to the new administration’s attacks on our rights and our constitutional order.

Please register now and enjoy an early bird discount registration fee.

Featured Speakers

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey

Constitutional Rights Advocate Khizr Khan

Southern Center for Human Rights President Stephen Bright

Innocence Project Post-Conviction Litigation Fellow Jarrett Adams

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6:00 PM18:00

On the Outside: Meeting the Challenges of Life After Incarceration

Join us at the San Francisco office of O’Melveny & Myers for a timely and important discussion about the unique challenges that individuals face after incarceration. What can we do to close the reentry gaps that needlessly increase recidivism, deprive society of the contributions that these individuals stand to make, and function as a warrantless barrier to these individuals seeking the full and equal pursuit of the ideals on which this country was founded? This will feature the invaluable insight of expert panelists including Jarrett Adams of the Innocence Project, Emily Juneau of Root & Rebound and Zachary Whelan of Project Avary.

Co-sponsored by National Employment Law Project, Charles Houston Bar Association, and East Bay La Raza Lawyers Association.

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12:00 PM12:00

Exoneree to Esquire: The Journey from Fighting for My Innocence to Fighting for the Innocent

Jarrett Adams was 17 years old when he was sentenced to 28 years in a maximum security prison after being convicted of sexual assault. After serving nearly ten years and filing multiple appeals, Adams was exonerated with the help of the Wisconsin Innocence Project.
Adams' story is not unique. According to a 2014 study published in the journal PNAS, more than 4 percent of those sentenced to death from1973 to 2004 are likely innocent, with men of color disproportionately represented in that figure. How do we combat racism in the criminal justice system to ensure that suspects are treated as truly innocent until proven guilty? What role can attorneys play in creating a justice system is truly just for all?

Join us for a conversation with Adams, now an adjunct professor at Loyola University School of Law and co-founder of Life After Justice, on his personal journey with our legal system.
Tickets: $20 members/$35 nonmembers

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5:00 PM17:00

Faces of Innocence

  • Kansas City Marriott Downtown, Muehlebach Tower (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

You will hear first-hand from wrongfully convicted people such as Jarrett M. Adams, our keynote speaker who was falsely imprisoned for 10 years.

Special guest Floyd Bledsoe who was exonerated on December 8th, 15 years after being wrongfully convicted of murder in Kansas.

Mr. Bledsoe was exonerated by the Midwest Innocence Project and our partners at the Paul E. Wilson Project for Innocence & Post-Conviction Remedies.

Our emcee for the evening is Brian Banks – NFL player and activist who successfully cleared his name after being wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for more than 10 years.

Honorary chairs for the event are Laura and Lantz Welch.

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