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SDNY Chapter Federal Bar Association Rule of Law Award: Bryan Stevenson
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1/21/2016
When: 1/21/2016
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Daniel Patrick Moynihan Courthouse
- 500 Pearl Street, Ceremonial Courtroom
New York, New York  10007
United States

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Please join us as we honor Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative and author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, for his dedication to upholding The Rule of Law and fighting for justice on behalf of the marginalized in society, particularly, those facing capital punishment and life imprisonment. 

Host & Welcome: Hon. Loretta A. Preska, Chief U.S. District Judge, Southern District of New York
Remarks: Letitia James, Public Advocate, City of New York
Panel Moderator: Hon. Joanna Seybert, U.S. District Judge, Eastern District of New York

Panel:

Bryan Stevenson, Founder, Equal Justice Initiative & 2016 Rule of Law Award Honoree
Hon. Ronald L. Ellis, U.S. Magistrate Judge, Southern District of New York
Christopher Pisciotta, Attorney in Charge, Staten Island Office, Legal Aid Society
Anthony Romero, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
Barry Scheck, Co-Founder, The Innocence Project

“My work with the poor and the incarcerated has persuaded me that the opposite of poverty is not wealth; the opposite of poverty is justice. Finally, I’ve come to believe that the true measure of our commitment to justice, the character of our society, our commitment to the rule of law, fairness, and equality cannot be measured by how we treat the rich, the powerful, the privileged, and the respected among us. The true measure of our character is how we treat the poor, the disfavored, the accused, the incarcerated, and the condemned.” - Bryan Stevenson