September 12, 2018 1:00 pm Chicago, IL

Hosted By Litify and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Bluhm Legal Clinic and the Action Injury Law Group

Litify is co-hosting an exclusive event alongside Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Bluhm Legal Clinic and the Action Injury Law Group. Leading members of the civil rights and criminal justice bar, legal tech innovators, community and faith leaders, and skilled investigators will come together over the course of an afternoon in a first-of-its-kind symposium at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, home of the Bluhm Legal Clinic.

Lineup

Sheila Bedi

Associate Clinical Professor of Law at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and attorney with the Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center focused on ending mass imprisonment.

Megan Church

Partner at MoloLamken LLP, representing companies and individuals in high-stakes civil litigation and criminal and regulatory matters, conducts corporate internal investigations and advises on crisis and risk management.

John Conroy

Published author and Senior Investigator at the Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center at Northwestern Law, where he works on wrongful conviction and civil rights cases.

Jamie Kalven

Author of Working With Available Light: A Family’s World After Violence. Plaintiff in Kalven v. Chicago, in which the Illinois appellate court ruled that police misconduct files are public information.

Ari P. Kornhaber

Co-Founder & the Executive Vice President of Esquire Bank (Nasdaq - ESQ), a commercial bank focused on servicing the unique financial needs of lawyers, law firms and their clients.

Era Laudermilk

Deputy of Policy & Strategic Planning for the Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender. Prior to joining the Public Defender’s Office, she was the Deputy Director at the Illinois Justice Project (ILJP).

Andrea Lyon

Dean of Valparaiso University Law School from 2014-18. Formerly, Clinical Professor of Law, Associate Dean of Clinical Programs, and Director of the center for Justice in Capital Cases.

Reuven Moskowitz

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Litify, the world’s first true platform solution for law firms. Chief Operating Officer of Morgan & Morgan and previously a Senior Director of Mobile for Shutterfly.

Jabari Parker

Parker grew up on Chicago’s south side and attended Simeon High School where he won four consecutive State Titles. Gatorade National Player of the Year, drafted with the 2nd overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.

Father Michael Pfleger

Rev. Dr. Michael Louis Pfleger has lived and ministered in the African-American community in Chicago since 1968. Recognized for his commitment to equality and passionate stance against injustice.

Antonio M. Romanucci

Principal and partner at Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, focusing on injuries arising from police misconduct cases, including civil rights actions, medical malpractice, construction accidents and nursing home negligence.

Eliza Solowiej

Executive Director of First Defense Legal Aid, which deploys attorneys to represent people arrested or detained by Chicago police, free of charge, since 1995.

Juliet Sorensen

Associate Dean for Clinical Education, and the Director of the Bluhm Legal Clinic. Founder of the Northwestern Access to Health Project, an interdisciplinary partnership that analyzes access to health in resource limited settings.

Andrew M. Stroth

Managing Partner of Action Injury Law Group, a national civil rights law firm which litigates Section 1983 lawsuits on behalf of victims of unjustified police shootings, excessive force and police misconduct.

Andre Stuart

CEO of 21st Century Forensic Animations, the oldest independent forensic animation firm in the world. A pioneer of forensic animation, his firm has created animations for clients across the globe.

Flint Taylor

Founding partner of the People’s Law Office in Chicago, dedicated to litigating civil rights, police violence, government misconduct, and death penalty cases for 49 years.

Kim Yuracko

Dean of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and Judd and Mary Morris Leighton Professor of Law. Associate Dean for Academic Affairs: Faculty and Research from 2009 - 2010 and as Interim Dean in 2011.

Marny Zimmer

Director of Policy at the Cook County State's Attorney's Office. Prior to heading the Policy Department, Zimmer was the Supervisor of the Gun Crimes Strategies Unit.

Agenda

  • 1:00PMOPENING REMARKS AND WELCOME
    • Kim Yuracko, Dean, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
    • Juliet Sorensen, Director, Bluhm Legal Clinic, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
  • CIVIL RIGHTS AND POLICE REFORM IN CHICAGO
    • Sheila Bedi, Bluhm Legal Clinic
    • Antonio Romanucci, Romanucci & Blandin
    • Flint Taylor, People's Law Office
  • 2:00PMDISRUPTION – TECHNOLOGY, FINTECH AND THE LAW
    • Reuven Moskowitz, Chief Executive Officer of Litify
    • Ari Kornhaber, Executive Vice President of Esquire Bank
    • Andre Stuart, 21st Century Forensic Animations
  • 3:10PMKEYS TO AN EFFECTIVE INVESTIGATION
    • Jamie Kalven, Founder of the Invisible Institute
    • John Conroy, Investigator with the MacArthur Justice Center
    • Andrea Lyon, Civil Rights / Death Penalty attorney and author
  • 4:00PMTHE SYSTEM AND ACCESS TO JUSTICE
    • Megan Church, Former Assistant U.S. Attorney and Partner at MoloLamken
    • Era Laudermilk, Deputy Public Defender
    • Eliza Solowiej, Executive Director, First Defense Legal Aid
    • Marny Zimmer, Special Prosecutor, Cook County State's Attorney
  • 5:00PMINTERSECTION BETWEEN SOCIAL JUSTICE AND COMMUNITY ACTION
    • Father Michael Pfleger, Senior Pastor at Saint Sabina Community Church
    • Jabari Parker, Chicago Bulls
  • 6:00PMPost Event Reception
    • Special Performance by Electric Violinist Kat V
    • Thorne Auditorium Lobby Food, drink, and music
  • 8:00PMEnd