Nov. 1 - Help Wanted: Prosecutors to Change the World

November 1, 2017 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

Justice advocates and legal organizations aim to spark an important new conversation in the California legal community: prosecutors can and should be vehicles for social change.

Help Wanted: Prosecutors to Change the World
Wednesday, November 1 at 6:30-8 p.m.
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
919 Albany St.
Los Angeles, California 90015

Featured Panelists:

  • The Honorable Kim Foxx, State's Attorney for Cook County, IL
  • Adam Foss, Former Assistant District Attorney at Suffolk County District Attorney's Office & Founder and President of Prosecutor Impact
  • Miriam Krinsky, Former Prosecutor & Founder and President of Fair and Just Prosecution

Moderated by: Laurie Levenson, Professor of Law, David W. Burcham Chair in Ethical Advocacy

Help Wanted: Prosecutors to Change the World seeks to break down previously held beliefs that the most important job, and perhaps singular role of a prosecutor, is to prosecute and do so to the fullest extent of the law. Under that framework, a prosecutor is necessarily tough on crime and likely to hold onto harsh policies that have fueled mass incarceration. With few exceptions, this structure makes it difficult for a criminal justice reform-minded attorney to conceive of becoming a prosecutor. Without a shift in this mindset and leadership, it will be difficult to realize the systemic transformational change many attorneys and justice advocates seek and that the communities most devastated by mass incarceration deserve.

* This event series has been approved for California Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credit.

** The panel event will promptly start at 6:30 p.m., and will be proceeded by a reception with hors d'oeuvres.