February 2012 Bar Bulletin
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BOLD Program Features Talk on Guantanamo Case

 

A recent BOLD program featured discussion about a variety of pro bono opportunities. Our next get-together will focus on one particular pro bono case — unusual in scope, legal significance and public interest.

The client was Salim Hamdan, a Guantanamo detainee who was formerly the driver for Osama bin Laden. Our speaker, Harry Schneider, of Perkins Coie, was part of the team that represented Hamdan: first, in successfully challenging the lack of legal review of Hamdan's continued incarceration, and later in defending him against charges tried to a military tribunal at Guantanamo.

The saga provides insights into constitutional, political and ethical issues, and the unexpected events that accompanied this novel representation. It's a fascinating story and you'll get a free CLE credit in the process.

The program will be held at 4:30 on March 1, at the offices of Perkins Coie — 1201 Third Avenue, 48th floor. Attendees are asked to contribute $5 toward the cost of refreshments.

KCBA's BOLD group offers seasoned lawyers a forum in which to learn, exchange ideas and socialize with peers. All KCBA members who have been in practice for 30 or more years or are over age 55 are automatically part of BOLD. The format of our programs is relaxed: an end-of-day get-together over a glass of wine and some snacks, enriched with knowledgeable speakers and the companionship of other lawyers at a similar point in their professional lives.

Be on the lookout for further information and a registration link for the March 1 event via email, or contact Cindy Burdell at KCBA (cindy@kcba.org or 206-267-7008).

 


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