Justice for the many: Changing laws and lives through appellate advocacy
Justice for Breakfast discussion series
April 18, 2012 ~ 8:15 am
Appellate litigation can be an effective strategy for influencing the development of civil rights and poverty law in order to benefit large numbers of people. Tom Davies, the PJC’s Francis D. Murnaghan, Jr. Appellate Advocacy Fellow, will discuss the PJC’s approach to promoting social justice through appellate litigation. The PJC’s recent appellate work has included urging courts to apply Maryland’s wage laws in ways that give low-wage workers real protection against wage theft, a rampant problem in Maryland and across the country. The PJC has also called on courts to regularly award attorneys’ fees in successful wage cases, so that low-wage workers will be able to find attorneys to represent them. Bring your thoughts and ideas about other areas of law that could be clarified and shaped through appellate advocacy!
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