March 19, 2015
6 – 8 p.m.
CROSS-CULTURAL ISSUES IN THE COURTROOM: CASE STUDIES
Program Description: What does "the rule of law" mean in today's multi-cultural society? In a growing number of cases in state and federal courts all across the country, immigrants are pleading "the cultural defense"—invoking the customs and traditions of their homelands to explain their actions. Even when it is not raised per se, culture plays a role in many cases—both civil and criminal.
CLE Credits: 2.0 Ethics and Professionalism (transitional and non-transitional)