Don’t miss the Supreme Court Symposium!

May 25: Supreme Court Symposium – “Pre-Trial Justice: Reducing the Rate of Incarceration”

gu-mjc-flyerPre-trial justice is garnering national attention as data shows the challenges that exist in the current front-end systems. The symposium will examine various pre-trial practices and identify opportunities for reform including: risk-assessment tools, the reality of poverty and bail practices, and the consequences of denying the right to counsel. The innovative criminal justice reforms currently underway in Yakima and Spokane will be highlighted.

Keynote speaker: Cynthia Jones – Professor of Law American University College of Law and Executive Director of the Pre-Trial Racial Justice Iniative

8:30am-12:45pm at the Temple of Justice in Olympia.



As the details of our lives become more and more digitized, privacy concerns loom large. This volunteer, grassroots, community forum seeks to raise awareness regarding digital privacy concerns, especially for marginalized and underrepresented populations. The program addresses a broad range of challenges that historically vulnerable communities face in navigating their privacy rights including: online addiction, cyber-bullying, identity and senior fraud, and greater demands for personal data access. The forum will also discuss concerns about instances of government surveillance, like police body cameras and increasing digital intrusion through basic government services. The event will focus on hyper-local, no- or low-cost actions to help individuals address the powerful networks that take advantage of personal privacy weaknesses.

PANEL: (Click names for bios)

  • G. Bob Ferguson: Keynote: Consumer Privacy Protection, resources, stories, actions
  • Pramila Jayapal: New police body camera guidelines, community issues, actions
  • Scilla Andreen: Backstory to “Screenagers” documentary, actions for youth, families
  • Hilarie Cash: Clues to online addiction, interventions, stories, residential treatment
  • Trish Millines Dziko: “Data Branding” implications for students of color
  • Drew Atkins: Call for university “Transparency Reports” on Law Enforcement requests
    for student, faculty and staff data
  • Tarek Dawoud: Muslim Surveillance, Privacy, Challenges for cloud software providers
  • Beryl Fernandes, Ph.D., Moderator, Community Stories: Youth Privacy Matters; Small
    Business Reputations & Open Data Quality; Selected Worker Issues 


  • 5-5.50pm Town Hall Lobby: Networking, Resource Fair, Video Clips
  • 6-7.30pm Town Hall Great Hall: Interactive Forum
  • 7.30-8pm Town Hall Café: Post-Forum “Screenagers” trailer and discussion
    Special Guests from California, Producers Delaney Ruston & Scilla Andreen

REGISTER EARLY: Tickets $5.00 FREE for students and others unable to pay


August 2: Attorney General’s Open House

preferred20bob20ferguson20head20shotOn August 2nd from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the Attorney General’s Office will host its fourth annual Open House in the Olympia/Tumwater office for those who wish to learn more about the Office and how to apply for attorney or law clerk positions.  This event is open to all current and incoming second and third-year law students, judicial clerks and/or licensed attorneys.

 August 2, 2016 (11:00 am to 1:00 pm)

7141 Cleanwater Lane SW, Olympia, WA  98501