NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund’s Sherrilyn Ifill to address nation’s judges on Monday, April 26

Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, will be online Monday, April 26, to deliver The National Judicial College’s Justice Jackson Lecture to new judges from around the country.

WHEN: 2 p.m. Eastern / 11 a.m. Pacific
WHERE: Online — register for free:
DURATION: 60 minutes

The Justice Jackson Lecture Series is named for Supreme Court Justice Robert Houghwout Jackson, who also served as America’s chief prosecutor in the Nuremberg War Trials. Presented with support from Thomson Reuters, the series is held in conjunction with the College’s General Jurisdiction course for new judges. Previous Justice Jackson Lecturers include Byron White, Anthony Kennedy, Sandra Day O’Connor and George H.W. Bush.

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund was founded in 1940 by civil rights lawyer (and later Supreme Court justice) Thurgood Marshall. The lawyers at the Legal Defense Fund developed and executed the legal strategy that led to the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education. Ifill is the author of the acclaimed book “On the Courthouse Lawn: Confronting the Legacy of Lynching in the 21st Century.” She is a cousin of the late PBS NewsHour anchor Gwen Ifill.

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