2018 Annual Meeting Plenary Speaker: Dean Strang of Netflix's Making a Murderer

05/18/2018 - We are hard at work putting the finishing touches on our premier event, the 2018 RI Bar Association Annual Meeting, to be held June 21st and 22nd at the RI Convention Center. The exceptional educational sessions, face-to-face networking, prestigious Bar Awards, and top-notch exhibitors are among the many reasons to attend. And, this year, we are excited to introduce our Thursday plenary speaker, Dean Strang, Esq., of Wisconsin law firm Strang Bradley, and perhaps best known for his role as defense attorney for Steven Avery in the Netflix series Making a Murderer.
 
Lawyers, judges, and others in the justice system often think of poverty too narrowly, as simply a financial issue. Attorney Dean Strang suggests that we think more broadly about poverty and the forms of it we see in courthouses daily. Poverty has many vectors, and most of the defendants, victims, and citizens we encounter in court share forms of impoverishment well beyond financial. Considering poverty more broadly may help us redefine our approaches to it, and to the people afflicted by it. The ways in which the justice system unwittingly exacerbates varied forms of poverty are not new. Attorney Strang will reflect on cases during the World War I era and some of his past cases—including the Steven Avery case.
 
Other highlights include our uniquely entertaining, Friday, June 22nd plenary session, Don’t Let the Jokers Drive You Batty, presented by ReelTime CLE, the popular and informative address by Chief Justice Paul A. Suttell at the Friday Luncheon, and much more.
 
Please see your 2018 Annual Meeting Brochure which you should have received by postal mail or access the online version of the brochure and interactive registration form today.
 
And, remember, by registering for the Bar's 2018 Annual Meeting by June 15th, you save $25.00!