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Oct
04

Public Interest Law Review Symposium - Restorative Justice

9:00 AM - 3:45 PM

School of Law, Moot Courtroom
203 Richmond Way
Richmond, VA 23173
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Join the University of Richmond Public Interest Law Review for a symposium on restorative justice, featuring keynote speaker Dr. Johonna Turner, Co-Director of the Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice.

This symposium will examine restorative justice principles in the criminal justice system and will explore the different types of restorative programs and community accountability alternatives for juvenile and adult offenders throughout Virginia. They'll also discuss how restorative principles can be implemented into lawyer discipline.

Free admission, but registration required. 6.0 MCLE credits approved. A continental breakfast, boxed lunch, and a reception will be provided.

9:00 a.m.
Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:10 a.m.
What is Restorative Justice?

  • Presented by Doron Samuel-Siegel, Professor of Law at University of Richmond School of Law

10:00 a.m.
Break

10:10 a.m.
Keynote Presentation - Truth and Reconciliation in Historical Harm (Slavery, Mass Incarceration, Confederate Monuments, Gender)

  • Presented by Dr. Johonna Turner, Co-Director of the Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice and Professor of Restorative Justice at Eastern Mennonite University

11:00 a.m.
Break

11:10 a.m.
Restorative Lawyering and Wellness

  • Presented by Brenda Waugh, Attorney at Brenda Waugh, L.C.
  • Assisted by Rachel Campbell, J.D. Candidate

12:00 p.m.
Lunch

1:00 p.m.
Implementing Restorative Justice Practices in the Criminal Justice System
Presented by

  • Erin Barr, Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney in Chesterfield County
  • Hon. Richard B. Campbell, Chief Judge at Richmond Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court
  • Jerald Hess, Senior Assistant Public Defender and Co-Founder of Virginia Holistic Justice Initiative
  • Moderated by Julie McConnell, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Children's Defense Clinic at University of Richmond School of Law

1:50 p.m.
Break

2:00 p.m.
Panel on Restorative Justice in the Community: Programs and Resources for Clients
Presented by

  • Vickie Shoap, Director of Alternative Accountability Program for Fairfax County Public Schools
  • Suzanne C. Praill, Director of the Fairfield Center for Restorative Justice
  • Sylvia Clute, Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and Director of Unitive Justice
  • Moderated by Doron Samuel-Siegel, Professor of Law at University of Richmond School of Law

2:50 p.m.
Panel on A Returned Citizen and What Lawyers Need to Know about Victim Offender Mediation
Presented by

  • Paul Taylor, Co-Director of RVA League for Safer Streets
  • Weldon Prince Bunn, RVA League for Safer Streets
  • Moderated by Tara Casey, Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Carrico Center for Pro Bono & Public Service at University of Richmond School of Law

3:45 p.m.
Closing Remarks

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