Most people do not realize that California has one of the lowest voter registration rates of any state in the country. Minorities are less likely to be registered to vote and turn out to vote in elections, but being the population majority in California now, could have a big impact in state politics. The legal community has a special obligation to help community members participate in the political process.
This panel will address the critical impact that voter registration can have on our democracy, as well as, voting rights history, ongoing voter participation disparities in California, and recent legislative changes that attempt to address those disparities. Attendees will become equipped to hold voter registration drives and spread information before elections.
Eligible for 1 HR MCLE Credit
To Participate Over Phone
There is an option to participate via phone conference. Please register with as the "Dial-In" option and you will receive an email before the event with link to Powerpoint presentation and the dial-in number.
About the Speakers:
Laura Brill is a founding partner of the litigation and appellate boutique Kendall Brill & Kelly LLP in Los Angeles. A former law clerk to the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her practice focuses on media, entertainment, complex commercial, and regulatory disputes, as well as constitutional litigation and appeals. Ms. Brill also publishes and speaks widely about voting rights, the First Amendment, and other legal issues. She publishes a monthly newsletter on voter registration and has been a guest lecturer at Georgetown, Stanford, UCLA, UC Irvine, USC, and Yale.
Voter rights presentation by Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus
Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF)