2016 Emerging Leader Award

2016 Emerging Leader Award
Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership 
Honoring Mr. Alec Karakatsanis
October 19th at 4 p.m., Ballroom A, University Club, University of Pittsburgh

Alec is the founder of an organization called Equal Justice Under Law.  He was recently named Trial Lawyer of the Year by Public Justice.  We are giving Alec our 2016 Emerging Leader Award for his remarkable work in pursuit of justice for persons who have been ignored or, worse, systematically disadvantaged under the current justice system. Largely in Southern states, Alec has successfully fought successfully against the money bail system, debtors’ prisons, and many other injustices that have ruined lives and fractured families, and clogged our legal system and our correctional facilities with people who have committed non-violent crimes.  You can learn a bit more about his work in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mPTYcgNdgY&feature=youtu.be

RSVP lfmcshane@pitt.edu or 412-648-1336


 

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