UPDATE: The Seattle Times published in op-ed by Eva Paterson in reaction to the Court's decision in this case. The Washington State Supreme Court recently cited a law review article on implicit bias co-authored in 2008 by Kimberly Thomas Rapp, Sara Jackson, and Eva Paterson. Kimberly was our Director of Law and Public Policy then, … Continue reading Washington State Sup. Court Cites Law Review Article by EJS
The following remarks were delivered by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi on Aug. 1, 2013, at the Criminal Litigation Ethics Seminar at UC Hastings College of the Law. Jeff spoke about unconscious bias in the criminal justice system, recent neuroscience findings, and the Trayvon Martin case. He was among three keynote presenters at the seminar, a hands-on … Continue reading SF Public Defender Jeff Adachi on Implicit Bias
The American Bar Association National Task Force on Stand Your Ground Laws has invited Eva Paterson to speak at its Western Regional public hearing on Aug. 9 in San Francisco. The crucial public forum will address issues raised by the Zimmerman case and will include expert witnesses drawn from local and regional community and government … Continue reading Eva Paterson to Speak at ABA Hearing on ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws
Mendocino County, California Early Saturday Evening July 13, 2013 The twelve members of my Black women's reading group had just sat down to dinner outside at the end of a beautiful day. We were on a weekend retreat in Mendocino County, and a feast had been prepared for us. We were thanking Chef Cheryl when … Continue reading George Zimmerman and Me
The Washington Post today published a series of brief op-eds in reaction to the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder, a ruling that dealt a major setback for voting rights. One of the op-eds was from founding EJS board chair, Prof. Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., Professor at Harvard Law School; founding and executive … Continue reading Charles Ogletree on Shelby County v. Holder Decision
This was originally posted by Tyler Lewis on the blog of The Leadership Conference. The Equal Justice Society, the law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at the University of California, Berkeley, filed an amicus brief in August 2012 on behalf of 13 of the … Continue reading Supreme Court Sends Equal Opportunity Case Back to Lower Court
The Equal Justice Society regrets to announce the departure of Staff Attorney Fabián Rentería, who has been with us since 2010. Fabián will join the San Francisco-based Habeas Corpus Resource Center, which represents indigent men and women under sentence of death in California. "Fabián was an invaluable member of our staff and helped us advance … Continue reading Goodbye and Thank You, Fabián!
Mona Tawatao is a Senior Attorney at the Western Center on Law and Poverty and a member of the Equal Justice Society board of directors. On the train from O’Hare to downtown Chicago, my seat mate, eyeing the materials I was reading in preparation for the Mind Science conference at Northwestern Law School the next day (April … Continue reading A Practitioner’s Thoughts on a Mind Science 2.0 Conference