Live Webcast: Thurgood Marshall's Coming !
Featuring T. Mychael Rambo as Justice Thurgood Marshall ● Winner of the ABA 2005 Silver Gavel Honorable Mention Award in Theatre!
11:00 AM - 2:15 PM
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Nebraska: Activity #88290, 2.5 Hours in Ethics/Professionalism and/or General Credit
To Register: http://periaktos.bizvision.com or call or call(800-747-1719).
Only $159 for Nebraska Bar members
He wanted JUSTICE and EQUALITY Under the Law. Was that too much to ask?
Marshall is one of the giant figures in the history of American
jurisprudence. As the passionate and embattled civil rights lawyer who
acted as the lead attorney for the plaintiffs in Brown v. Board of
Education of Topeka, KS, he helped win the U.S. Supreme Court decision
to legally end racial segregation in the public schools in the United
States. He was the first African American to serve as Solicitor General
of the United States and became the first African American to serve as
an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. The movie portrays
Marshall as an old man as he ruminates and relives past trials and
victories and uses Marshall's mastery of language, storytelling and
imitation to create a powerful presentation. He is direct without being
too rude and he "tells it like it is" without prevarication. His sense
of humor and equanimity counteract some of the bitterness he felt in his
long journey. His legal arguments and masterful rhetorical style are at
once evocative and entertaining. Using Marshall's own writings and
reflections, the play explores racism and civil rights and provides an
engaging tool to facilitate discussion about these issues, not only in
the legal profession, but in society at large.
The movie has four
scenes and will be followed by a filmed panel discussion. The program
also includes a Moderated Online Discussion via Chatroom , through which
attendees can ask questions and engage in a real time live discussion
about ethical issues in legal practice and other concerns raised in the
movie. In the Discussion attendees are asked to focus on the ethical
issues demonstrated in the play relating to the ABA Model Rules of
Written materials are provided in PDF format and may be downloaded by attendees.
If you need additional information on your CLE credits
Kathryn Bellman, Nebraska State Bar Association
ext # 131; email@example.com