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Minority issues and the law to be discussed at Oct. 28 talk at Niagara University

NIAGARA FALLS – U.S. Magistrate Judge Hugh B. Scott leads the list of speakers on a program from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Friday Oct. 28 in St. Vincent’s Hall at Niagara University.

The program, entitled “Minority Issues and the Law: What Lawyers and Clients Should Know about Race’s Role in Criminal Law, Civil Law and the Legal Profession,” is sponsored by the Niagara Law Center and the Minority Bar Association of Western New York in collaboration with the Black Student Union at Niagara University.

Other speakers and their topics include State Supreme Court Justice E. Jeannette Ogden, “Mental Health Issues in Court”; State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch, “Access to the Courts”; and Buffalo trial attorney John V. Elmore, “Criminal Law, Police Encounters and Discrimination in the Legal Profession.”

The program offers three CLE (continuing legal education) credits for attorneys. Fee is $60, $45 for Bar Association of Niagara County members. To register, call 286-8181 or visit niagara.edu/cle.

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