May 12, 2020

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Pacific Time

ACS Los Angeles: LA District Attorney Practices in the Time of COVID-19 – What Needs to Happen to Save Lives

Virtual Event

Join Los Angeles community partners, including the ACS Los Angeles Lawyer Chapter, for a panel discussion on what the Los Angeles District Attorney needs to do in order to save lives during the COVID-19 crisis. Both George Gascón and Jackie Lacey were invited to the forum. Gascón accepted the invitation and Lacey declined.

Opening Remarks:

Greg Akili, Black Lives Matter – Los Angeles


George Gascón, Candidate for LA District Attorney

Nikhil Ramnaney, President, Local 148; Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender (Long Beach)

Dr. Shamsher Samra, Clinical Health Provider, LA Jail System

Robin Steinberg, Founder and CEO, The Bail Project

Diana Zuniga, Regional Collaboration, Whole Person Care, LA County Department of Health Services

Closing Remarks:

William Smart, Pastor, Southern Christian Leadership Conference-SoCal


The ACLU of Southern California, Black Women for Wellness, Ground Game LA, Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace, JusticeLA, LA Coalition for DA Justice & Accountability, LA Progressive, LA Voice, Project for the Innocent, Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Southern California, The Row LA, White People 4 Black Lives, and Youth Justice Coalition

ACS is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational organization. It does not take positions on candidates for public office, pending legislation, or judicial nominees.

This event has been approved for 1.5 hours of CLE credit. You can find supporting documentation here.