October 28, 2021

10:00 am - 11:00 am, Pacific Time

ACS At-Large: Restorative Justice: A Panel Discussion

What is meant by Restorative Justice? What are ways this can be applied to the criminal justice system? Learn more about this critical topic through a panel discussion of experts and advocates in the field. Different perspectives will influence this discussion, including views informed by judicial, academic, and practitioner experiences.


Hon. Abby Abinanti, Chief Judge, Yurok Tribal Court; former Court Commissioner, San Francisco County Superior Court; former Chair of the Board, Root & Rebound Tribal Reentry Advocacy Project

Lara Bazelon, Professor of Law and Phillip and Muriel C. Barnett Chair in Trial Advocacy & Director of the Criminal & Juvenile Justice and Racial Justice Clinics, University of San Francisco School of Law; Author of Rectify: The Power of Restorative Justice After Wrongful Conviction; former Trial Attorney, Office of Federal Defender, Los Angeles

Hon. Ray Buenaventura, Councilmember, Daly City; former Mayor, Daly City; Attorney, Certified Criminal Law Specialist, Buenaventura Law Firm



Alex VanRooyen, Columbia Law School '23 and Member, ACS Columbia Law School Student Chapter Board of Directors

Hosted By: ACS At-Large Lawyer Chapter, ACS Bay Area Lawyer Chapter, ACS Oregon Lawyer Chapter, Columbia Law School ACS Student Chapter, and the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California

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