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ISBA luncheon features civil rights attorney

November 11, 2008

The Indiana State Bar Association Litigation Section is sponsoring a CLE and luncheon featuring the chief counsel of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

John C. Brittain will be the guest speaker at "Legacy of Lincoln: Pursuit of Equality," from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Regions Conference Center, One Indiana Square, 5th Floor, Indianapolis.

Brittain has been the chief counsel and deputy director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law since 2005. Prior to that, he was on the faculty at the University of Connecticut Law School for two decades and then dean of the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University.

Brittain is a member of the national board of the American Civil Liberties Union and frequently lectures about human rights and democracy. He's also received the William Robert Ming Advocacy Award from the NAACP.

Indiana State Rep. William Crawford, D-Indianapolis, will give the opening remarks. Registration and payment for the luncheon are due by Friday to the ISBA. For more information and to download a registration form, visit the ISBA's Web site.

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