Lessons from Ferguson: Legal Reforms and Litigation Results to Address Systemic Inequities

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Over the course of several years, our presenter and numerous colleagues researched constitutional violations occurring in the myriad of municipal courts in the St. Louis region. This work eventually led to class action civil rights lawsuits, legislation, and meaningful reforms, and was used as the template for the U.S. Department of Justice's Ferguson Report.

Our presenter is Michael-John Voss, Esq., Assistant Professor, Saint Louis University School of Law. He is also the co-founder of ArchCity Defenders, Inc., a non-profit civil rights law firm based in the city of St. Louis, having most recently served as the Special Projects Director. His work there has been featured in reporting in the New York Times, Washington Post, Bloomberg News, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, NPR, STLPR, MSNBC, and numerous other outlets. Prof. Voss previously served as a board member for Art St. Louis and has previous experience as a Reference Librarian at the Chicago Public Library.

Qualifies for 1.2 Missouri Bar Diversity/Equity/Implicit Bias CLE Credits. This is a virtual program.