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School of Law to host WIPI law conference

The UGA School of Law will host the 12th annual Working in the Public Interest Law Conference Feb. 25 in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall starting at 9:30 a.m. This year’s conference will explore issues surrounding vulnerable people in custody, expanding access to justice through community lawyering and health care access and disability rights.

Francys Johnson, who currently serves as the president of the Georgia chapter of the NAACP, will deliver the keynote address. Johnson is a 2004 graduate of Georgia Law who frequently lectures and writes on the concept of race, measuring equity and understanding of the power in public policy. He has served on the political science and criminal justice faculties at Georgia Southern and Savannah State universities.

Conference panelists include representatives from groups such as the Southern Poverty Law Center, Atlanta Legal Aid, the Georgia Advocacy Office and the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund.

The conference is free for members of the UGA community. For attorneys, three continuing legal education credits are available at a cost of $75. The fee for all other entrants is $10. Registration is strongly encouraged, and breakfast and lunch will be provided.

For more information and to register, visit