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Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association hosted a critical discussion on the impact of the Dobbs decision on Ohio law.
This webinar discusses NACDL’s recent report on the criminalization of abortion, featuring the report's co-authors.
20th Annual State Criminal Justice Network Conference
August 18-20, 2021 | Held Virtually
Hear from members of NACDL’s Women in Criminal Defense Committee as they highlight the report’s key findings and the impact of these laws on our criminal legal system.
Presented by: Daniel Arshack, criminal defense attorney, New York, NY; Lynn Paltrow, Executive Director, National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW); and Nancy Rosenbloom, Director of Legal Advocacy, NAPW