Law, Justice and the Holocaust (Live Webinar)

Law, Justice and the Holocaust (Live Webinar)
2.0 CLE Hours, w/ 0.5 Prof. Conduct • Event #201110OT • CLE Easy Pass Eligible
M: $90/$110 • NM: $125/$145 • Paralegal/Non-Attorney: $70/$80

PLEASE NOTE: This is a live interactive webinar that can be viewed on your own computer remotely. Participants will receive 2.0 hours of Live CLE credit, with 0.5 Prof. Conduct. After registering for the course, you will receive a SEPARATE email from Zoom with a personalized link to access the live webinar. You must use your unique link in order to receive CLE credit for attending.

Law, Justice and the Holocaust: How the Courts Failed Germany
November 10, 2020 (3:00-5:00pm on Zoom)

This thought-provoking program will challenge participants to examine the pressures facing judges, prosecutors, defenders, and police – those who are charged with the duty not only to uphold the justice system but also to protect individual liberty. Participants will hopefully come away with a renewed commitment to ensuring that the rule of law in not used as a tool of oppression.

Participants will critically examine the pressures faced by German jurists under the Nazis. Using legal decrees, judicial opinions, and case law of the period, Dr. Meinecke and Ms. O’Rourke will study the role of judges in the destruction of democracy and the establishment of the Nazi German state. This close scrutiny of the past proves a framework for a debate on the role of the judiciary in the U.S. today:
  • What is the responsibility of judges to the legal system as a whole?
  • What have been the challenges to a fair and impartial administration of justice in the U.S.?
  • What can judges do to ensure that the kinds of failures that led to the Holocaust do not happen in this country?
  • How have judicial and legal professional codes of conduct changed after the Holocaust?
  • What pressures and motivations may have affected members of the legal profession as the Nazi government consolidated its power in the 1930s?
  • Besides members of the judiciary, what other professionals were charged with crimes in the wake of the Holocaust?

William F. Meinecke, Jr., Ph.D., Historian
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum,
William Levine Family Institute for Holocaust Education

Ann O'Rourke, Program Coordinator
Initiative on the Holocaust and Professional Leadership, United States Holocaust Memorial

Sponsored by the Ohio Metropolitan Bar Association Consortium:
11/10/2020 3:00 PM - 11/10/2020 5:00 PM
Columbus Bar Association 175 South Third Street Suite 1100 Columbus, Ohio 43215

Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Please select this option if you want printed materials. Electronic materials will be available at no cost.
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
11/10/2020 3:00 PM

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