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Lawyers Without Rights Opening Reception this Thursday, May 2nd

By Valerie on April 26, 2019//Leave a comment

The San Diego Law Library and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) San Diego invite you to celebrate the opening of the American Bar Association’s traveling exhibit, “Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany Under the Third Reich.” Join us Thursday, May 2nd, at 6 pm, at our Downtown location for the event!

 

This moving exhibit portrays what can happen when the rule of law disappears by documenting the tragic lives of twenty Jewish male and female attorneys and jurists living in Nazi Germany. Using personal photos and documents, viewers can see how the government used legislation to humiliate, degrade, and strip these legal professional of their rights and livelihoods.

 

The opening reception is scheduled to take place the day after Law Day, a national day set aside to celebrate the rule of law. Attendees can view the exhibit while enjoying refreshments and confections from Extraordinary Desserts provided by LexisNexis. Then, local attorney Richard “Rick” Barton, a member of the ADL’s Global Advisory Council, and a partner at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves, & Savitch, LLP, will discuss how the rule of law and an independent judiciary are necessary for a free society, a message that continues to resonate today.

 

The program runs from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and registration is $20.  Don’t miss this amazing event!

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