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"Racial Justice, Access to Justice, and Ethical Lawyering"

Thursday 22nd of October 2020 18:30

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Online via StarLeaf (joining link will be circulated via email)


18:30 - 20:00

Ensure that you have joined before the QS is due to start.

Dress code

Smart Casual

Event Details

[Bookings will open at 10:00 on Wednesday 23 September]

This Qualifying Session will address the professional, ethical imperative for racial justice and access to justice in the legal system. Equity and inclusion bolster the rule of law, justice, and democracy. Lawyers bear a unique obligation to strengthen and sustain the rule of law in a constitutional government. Thus, lawyers must address the exclusion of people and communities because of race or poverty and advocate for the inclusion and empowerment of everyone governed by the law.

Jeffrey R. Baker is a Clinical Professor of Law at Pepperdine Caruso School of Law in Los Angeles, California, where he serves as Assistant Dean of Clinical Education and Global Programs. He is a member of the State Bar of California, the Alabama State Bar, and the Mississippi Bar, and he has twenty years of experience in diverse legal practice. Through the Pepperdine Community Justice Clinic, he currently serves and represents nonprofits, charities, international and foreign NGOs advancing human rights, economic development, and social justice in the US and abroad.  


This event is for members only.

Qualifying Session Details

Click here to see details of the QS Requirements and how to be credited with the QS for this session

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Recognize the ethical duties of lawyers to expand access to justice and improve the administration of justice.
  2. Critique patterns and structures of injustice, exclusion, and racism within the profession and legal system.
  3. Evaluate means of advancing racial justice and access to justice in the profession and legal system.

Links to the Professional Statement, wider workings of the Bar, administration of justice or a public interest matter

The QS will align with these elements of the Professional Statement:

  • 1.9 / 1.16
  • 2.3
  • 3.3 / 3.4

Click here to view the BSB's Professional Statement

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Times and details for this event are subject to change. Please check this webpage for the most up to date information.