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Register Now: 2023 Convening

July 7, 2023 - July 9, 2023

This summer, law students, attorneys, and legal advocates from around the country are joining together to unf*ck the law. From July 7–9, 2023, People’s Parity Project (PPP) will convene our progressive community for three days of policy deep dives, skills trainings, and networking sessions — all dedicated to growing the movement of legal professionals committed to unrigging the law and building a legal system that values people over corporate profits. We’re delighted to be joined by Madiba Dennie as our keynote speaker and other speakers and panelists who will be covering everything from unionizing legal workplaces to how to organize for state courts that work for people, not corporate profits.

Join us on Friday, July 7th through Sunday, July 9th at the Eaton Hotel in Washington, DC (located at 1201 K Street NW).

The Convening is an opportunity for progressive law students, attorneys, and advocates to join in our mission to build a better legal system. PPP has three main goals through the event:

  • To build community among progressive law students, attorneys, and advocates
  • To provide students and attorneys with concrete skills needed to advocate for change within the legal system, both while in school and beyond
  • To grow the number of students and attorneys committed to PPP’s core issues, including court reform, state court advocacy, and building worker power

Available Ticket Types

Register to join practicing attorneys, legal advocates, and law students for a weekend of networking, policy deep dives, skills trainings, and more. Together, we’re building a movement to unf*ck the law—see you there.

    Holding an event on this scale is an expensive undertaking. Including the cost of securing rental space, providing food, inviting speakers, covering travel sponsorships for a subset of law student organizers, and other miscellaneous expenses, we expect to spend $500 per attendee. Sponsorships help us cover some of this cost and we rely on ticket sales to cover a portion of the event expenses; however, we don’t want cost to be a barrier for anybody interested in joining the movement to unf*ck the law.

    Ticket prices are thus only suggestions; if you are interested in attending, but cannot afford the suggested amount, please email hello@peoplesparity.org to secure a discounted or free ticket.

    Friday

    5:00 Registration opens

    6:00 Welcome reception

    8:00 Dinner and keynote address from Madiba Dennie

     

    Saturday

    8:00 Registration/coffee

    9:00 Block A

    Building Power in State Judicial Nominations

    Missing Perspectives on the Bench

     

    10:15 Networking Session

    10:45 Block B

    Disempowering the Courts

    Plaintiffs’ Litigation Career Panel

     

    12:00 Lunch and Keynote Conversation with Olayemi Olurin, Lewis Raven Wallace, and Jay Willis

    2:00 State Courts Plenary Session with Justice Anita Earls and Judge-Elect Sara Geenen

    3:30 Block C

    Judicial Ethics

    Organizing in the Face of Institutional Resistance

     

    Sunday

    8:00 Registration/coffee

    9:30 Campaign workshop

    11:00 Organizers’ Assembly meeting

    12:30 Closing

    Madiba K. Dennie is an attorney, columnist, and professor whose work focuses on fostering an equitable multiracial democracy. She is currently writing her debut book, forthcoming from Random House, about reclaiming the Constitution for the people. As a counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice, she provided legal and policy analysis regarding a range of democracy issues including the census, the courts, and attempts to disempower communities of color. Her legal and political commentary has been featured in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Balls and Strikes, and more. She has taught at Western Washington University and NYU School of Law. She earned her law degree from Columbia Law School and her undergraduate degree from Princeton University, where she concentrated in Politics and earned a certificate in African-American Studies. Find her on Twitter @AudreLawdAMercy. Her hot takes are not legal advice.

    #PPP23 would not be possible without the support of…

    The Plaintiffs’ Bar

                   
                   

    Labor Unions

     

    Non-Profits, Advocacy Organizations, and More

     

    For more information or to sponsor the Convening, please email Molly Coleman at molly@peoplesparity.org.

    Hotel accommodations can be found at the Eaton https://www.eatonworkshop.com/.

    Attendees will receive their discount code for the hotel after registration.

    Attendees are, of course, not required to stay at the Eaton, but that’s where the majority of convening events will take place.

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