Civil Rights Lawyers, Radical Movements of the 1960s Podcast, Juvenile Law Center Report, QLaw Judge’s Bench Guide

Civil rights lawyers from the 1960s have lessons for today’s social activistsHong Kong Protests

“When Stephen Bingham and Timothy Jenkins remember traveling to Mississippi in 1964 to take part in the Freedom Summer, with the stated goal of registering African-Americans to vote, they recall being exhilarated. It was an exciting time for the civil rights movement and the two—along with thousands of other volunteers from the NAACP, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Congress of Racial Equality, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the rest of the rich alphabet soup that is part of historical lore—felt energized and inspired by the hurly-burly of protests, marches, demonstrations and organized political activities that made them feel as if they were helping to bring about important social change.

They also remembered being terrified.”

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Podcast: How the radical movements of the 1960s changed the law and challenged the status quoSolidarity USAS

“In this episode of Asked and Answered, the ABA Journal’s Victor Li speaks with attorney and activist Paul Harris about his work stretching back to the 1960s. Harris, one of the radical “movement lawyers” featured in the cover story for the August issue of the ABA Journal, talks about his work defending high-profile clients like Huey Newton, Leonard McNeil and others.

Harris also discusses the current political landscape and what today’s generation of aspiring movement lawyers can learn from their predecessors.”

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Juvenile Law Center Report:  Making a Truly Healthy Transition to Adulthood Relies on a Strong Medicaid Program and Our Commitment to Enhance Access to Quality Care

“Unlocking Potential: The Strength of Our Stories as the Key to Child Welfare Reform was released in July 2017. It is the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute 2017 Foster Youth Internship Program Report and contains 12 recommendations for reforming the child welfare system. The Chronicle of Social Change has been spotlighting each of the 12 recommendations and providing commentary. The 12 recommendations are excellent and present policy responses that reflect the insight and experiences of youth who have been in foster care. Because of the continued activity around the federal health care law—and its importance to the health and well-being of current and former youth in foster care—we wanted to provide a special highlight on Justin Abbasi’s recommendation related to access to behavioral health services and the Chronicle’s commentary.”

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The LGBT Bar Association of Washington: QLaw is happy to share the news that the Judges’ Bench Guide is here!

QLaw LogoThe Judges’ Bench Guide on the LGBTQ Community and the Law is a resource of judges, lawyers, the legal community, and anyone else who would like to learn more about some of the legal issues affecting the LGBTQ community.  The guide was prepared to QLaw Fioundation and QLaw Association for the Washington State Supreme Courts Gender and Justice Commission.

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