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Canceled: MOVE 35 Years Later: A Legal Retrospective

April 3, 2020 @ 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Join us for this special event commemorating the 35th anniversary of the police bombing of the house occupied by members of MOVE on Osage Avenue. The decision to let the resulting fire burn resulted in the deaths of 11 men, women, and children; destroyed 61 homes; and left 250 people homeless. This CLE will provide historical perspectives and address contemporary implications.

Approved for 5 Total CLE Credits: 4 Substantive, 1 Ethics.

Breakfast and lunch will be served. 

Tentative Panelists and Moderators include:  Brian Abernathy (Philadelphia Managing Director); Delbert Africa (member of the MOVE 9) Danielle Banks (Stradley Ronon); Keir Bradford-Grey (Chief Defender, Defender Association of Philadelphia); William H. Brown, III (Chair, Philadelphia Special Investigation Commission investigating the MOVE bombing), Michael Coard (Law Office of Michael Coard); Kelley Hodge (Elliott Greanleaf); Sylvester Johnson (Philadelphia’s 13th Police Commissioner); Charisse Lillie (CRL Consulting LLC), William Marimow (Pulitzer Prize-Winning Reporter); Tom McGill (Kenny, Burns and McGill); Marcel Pratt (Philadelphia City Solicitor); Baba Renfrow (Osage Avenue Resident); Alisha S. Rodriguez (Ricci Tyrrell Johnson & Grey); Riley Ross (Mincey, Fitzpatrick, Ross); Carl E. Singley (Tucker Law Group); and David C. Williams (President, Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia; Kline & Specter)

Event Chair: Dominique B. E. Ward (President-Elect, Barristers’ Association of Philadelphia; Lincoln Financial Group) For sponsorship or any other inquiries please direct them to presidentelect@phillybarristers.com.

Program Schedule

  • Opening Remarks ‐ 8:30 a.m.
  • Panel 1 ‐ 9:00 a.m. ‐ 10:30 a.m ‐ Origins of the Confrontation
  • Panel 2 ‐ 10:45 a.m. ‐ 12:00 p.m. ‐ Aftermath
  • Panel 3 ‐ 12:45 p.m. ‐ 2:00 p.m. ‐ Could it Happen Again?
  • Panel 4 ‐ 2:15 p.m. ‐ 4: 30 p.m. ‐ Race and Policing
  • Each panel will feature segments from the documentary“Let the Fire Burn” by Jason Osder

Reception to immediately follow.

CLE credit is administered by the Philadelphia Bar Association.


April 3, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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The Warwick Hotel
220 S 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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