You are invited to a training and discussion about the critical role the courts play in achieving success on the issues we are fighting for in West Virginia on Monday, June 18th, 2018 at the Four Points Sheraton, 600 Kanawha Blvd. East, Charleston, WV 25301. The Honorable Tod J. Kaufman, a Kanawha County Circuit Court Judge will be in attendance to discuss his experience and perspectives on the judiciary, and expert trainers and facilitators from Wellstone Action be on hand to help facilitate the day’s activities.
Please register online at faircourts101.eventbrite.com
Choice of Sessions:*
- Afternoon Session 1:00pm- 4:30pm
- Evening Session 5:30pm-9:00pm
*Attendance Includes an Appetizer Buffet Reception 4:30pm-5:30pm
FAIR COURTS 101 “Protecting Our Democracy”
With civil rights and democracy increasingly under attack, the strength and impartiality of our courts may be the last mainstay for achieving justice on all of our issues. Our rights as voters, parents, workers, and community members depend on the decisions of our elected judges.
What can you learn about this critical piece of our democracy?
How do the courts play a role in justice for our people?
We will explore the direct link between people power at the community level and the impartiality of our courts. Through a series of interactive discussions and presentations, participants will leave with knowledge about:
- Who sits on the bench in West Virginia
- How judges are selected/elected
- Threats to the courts
- Taking action to strengthen the courts
We hope you will join us for the opportunity to learn more about this often overlooked branch of government and the pivotal role it plays in protecting our democracy and our fundamental rights.