Poland and Rule of Law - Where Are We Now?date: 2020-04-16


 Poland and Rule of Law - Where Are We Now?


Teleconference program presented by the ABA International Law Section, International Human Rights Committee with the gracious support of the Jagiellonian Law Society (JLS) as a Cooperating Entity,   Thursday, April 16th, 2020,  12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET


Teleconference Program

In this informative teleconference, the panelists will provide a report of the current status of the judicial reforms in Poland in the context of Polish recent history.  We will discuss various aspects of proposed as well as already implemented judicial reforms and highlight the resulting issues and complexities. The panelists will discuss a hotly contested debate about the effective level of judicial independence, and the role of judges, lawyers and prosecutors in the modern Polish state.



Judy Perry Martinez,  President ABA

Judge Monika Frackowiak, District Court Judge, Poznan, Poland

Melissa Hooper, Director, Human Rights First

Dean Mikolaj Pietrzak, Dean of the Warsaw Bar Association and former Chair of the Human Rights Commission of the Polish Bar Council

Dr. Elizabeth M. Zechenter, Social scientist, US-qualified attorney, current president of JLS



Sara Sandford, Immediate Past Co-Chair, International Human Rights Committee


This program has now been qualified for CLE credits in Pa. The fee is $75 for 1.5 credit hours. 



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