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-six 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 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 desserts provided by Extraordinary Desserts and refreshments. 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.
About the Speaker:
Richard “Rick” Barton is a partner at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves, & Savitch, LLP and the leader of their Health Care Group. He has represented healthcare providers and health systems for more than 30 years. He teaches Health Law & Policy at the University of San Diego School of Law.
Rick has been a dedicated leader of the ADL for over 25 years. Among his many positions at the ADL, he has served as the Chair of the San Diego Regional Board, Chair of National Leadership, and Chair of the National Education Committee. He is currently a member of the ADL’s Global Advisory Council. Additionally, Rick has traveled internationally to lecture on the importance of an independent judiciary.