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3rd Annual Law Day Breakfast
May 1, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Join us for the 3rd Annual Law Day Justice for All Breakfast, on Wednesday, May 1st!
Registration Closes on Monday, April 29, 2019 at 12 NOON.
We will be featuring
- Keynote Address by Award-Winning Lawyer and Legal Reformer Francis Adewale: “Redesigning Community Justice: The Case for Breaking Down Silos & Bridging the Civil/Criminal Divide”
- Personal video greeting by U.S. Senator Patty Murray
- Salute to Retiring Superior Court Judge Charles Snyder
About Our Speakers
Francis grew up in Nigeria, where he earned his law degree and practiced maritime law until a military dictatorship and ensuing corrupt civilian government forced him to flee under threat of violence. He obtained a U.S. visa through a lottery program and worked as a security guard in Washington D.C. until learning that the State of Washington would permit him to take the bar exam here. He passed the bar on his first try and was encouraged by a fellow Nigerian immigrant to settle in Spokane. In Spokane Francis has worked as a public defender while simultaneously creating a novel Community Court program that has become a national model to provide low-level offenders a means of breaking the jail/court/homelessness cycle.
Judge Charles Snyder
Just retired after 30 years on the Whatcom County bench as Court Commissioner and Superior Court Judge, Judge Snyder founded Teen Court, facilitated the YMCA Mock Trial Competition for high school students, and brought the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program to Whatcom County. We will honor Judge Snyder, who will tell his favorite stories from three decades of service.
REGISTRATION CLOSES ON MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2019 AT 12 NOON!
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