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February 2014 Bar Bulletin

Charles Ogletree to Keynote 14th Annual Breakfast With Champions

By Eric Gillett


The King County Bar Foundation is proud and excited to feature Harvard Law professor and legal theorist Charles Ogletree as the keynote speaker at its 14th Annual Breakfast With Champions.

The event will take place on March 19 at the Westin Seattle hotel beginning with coffee service at 7 a.m., followed by breakfast at 7:30 a.m.

Prof. Ogletree has earned an international reputation for taking a hard look at complex legal issues and working to secure for everyone the rights guaranteed by the Constitution. He is the founding and executive director of Harvard Law School's new Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice.

Prof. Ogletree's most recent book is The Presumption of Guilt: The Arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Race, Class and Crime in America. Other works include When Law Fails: Making Sense of Miscarriages of Justice; From Lynch Mobs to the Killing State: Race and the Death Penalty in America; and Brown at 50: the Unfinished Legacy, which he co-authored with Prof. Deborah Rhode of Stanford Law School.

We encourage all members of the bar to attend this event. It is an opportunity for you to recognize and applaud the work of individuals dedicated to access to justice and diversity. With more than 1,000 other lawyers, judges and legal professionals attending, it is also a great networking opportunity. Don't miss the coffee service and the chance to schmooze with other guests before the breakfast.

Most importantly, the Breakfast is a fundraiser. Money raised at the Breakfast supports the King County Bar's Pro Bono Services programs delivered to individuals in King County who are of the greatest need and among the least served - the homeless, immigrants and the frail, abused and disenfranchised members of our community.

The Breakfast also recognizes that every member of our society, regardless of race or ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation, must have a stake in our legal system. Breakfast contributions support KCBF's Minority Law Student Scholarship program and other diversity initiatives. KCBF is one of the largest providers of minority scholarships in Washington and is dedicated to expanding opportunities in the law for people of color.

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