2022 Judicial Excellence & Scholarship Gala:
Thursday, October 13, 2022, 6:00 PM
Scott’s Seafood Grill & Bar
Jack London Square, Oakland, CA
RSVP & Sponsorship Opportunities
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required to attend. If unable to become vaccinated, please take a COVID-19 test up to one day before and bring a photo of your negative result.
Law Enforcement Abuse and Violence in the Latino Community
Part of the Alameda County Bar Association (ACBA) Racial Equity Series. Sponsored by the ACBA, ACBA Racial Equity Task Force, ACLU Northern California, SF La Raza Lawyers Association, Charles Houston Bar Association (CHBA), East Bay La Raza Lawyers Association (EBLRLA), and Centro Legal de la Raza.
An estimated 2,600 Latino people were killed by U.S. law enforcement over the last six years. Many advocates are working to keep data disaggregated to highlight state violence affecting the Latino community. Join civil rights advocates for a robust discussion on violence at the intersections of race, law enforcement, and immigration enforcement with calls to action for the legal community to join in the fight for equal justice. This event will be moderated by Veronica Rios Reddick. Free 1.5 Elimination of Bias MCLE credit available.
When: Thursday, February 17, 2022, 12:00PM – 1:30PM
RSVP: Register here. Online registration closes the day before the event. If you have trouble registering, please contact the ACBA Membership Coordinator.
Allyssa Victory is a Staff Attorney for the Criminal Justice Program at the ACLU of Northern California where she focuses on police practices and policy; law enforcement accountability and oversight; and DA accountability. Prior to joining the ACLU, Allyssa practiced as a plaintiff’s employment attorney focused on discrimination, harassment, and wage and hour cases. She previously practiced with Legal Aid at Work and Feinberg, Jackson, Worthman, & Wasow LLP as the Post-Graduate Fellow for the California Employment Lawyers Association and still serves on its Diversity Outreach Committee. Most recently, Allyssa worked as a Litigation Attorney at Benjamin Law Group, representing plaintiffs in employment, housing, and contract disputes. Allyssa is raised in Oakland with a long record of organizing, beginning in high school with educational equity and youth justice.
Raymundo Jacquez III serves as Centro Legal’s Interim Co-Director and is the Program Director for the Youth Law Academy (YLA). Raymundo directs, develops, and administers the YLA program, cultivates and manages relationships with community partners, manages grants and fundraising, and provides ongoing support to YLA college students. He also designs and runs the Diversity Legal Pipeline, a sub-program of the YLA specifically for underrepresented undergraduates to help them understand the law school application process. Raymundo’s passion for civil rights and youth development stem from his upbringing in the East Bay and his experience as a student activist and educator. Raymundo is also a pioneer in the area of civilian privacy oversight, serving as an inaugural member of Oakland’s Privacy Advisory Commission, a first of its kind commission setting a national standard for the oversight of police and government surveillance technology
Moderator: Veronica Rios Reddick works as a Deputy District Attorney for the Alameda County District Attorney’s office. She has handled numerous of felony cases involving murder, attempted murder, vehicular manslaughter, domestic violence, sexual assault, robbery, burglary, arson, child abuse, child porn, grand theft and dissuading witnesses. She has also litigated Firearm Petitions and worked on a task force to meet Criminal Justice Re-Alignment/AB 109 mandates. Her current assignment involves alternatives to incarceration through the Collaborative Courts. On a monthly basis Veronica leads the NAACP Expungement Clinic for Alameda County. Veronica also serves on the Criminal Law Executive Committee of the Alameda County Bar Association as well as ACBA’s Racial Justice Task Force, the board of East Bay La Raza Lawyers Association, the advisory committee of Centro Legal’s Youth Law Academy, the Contra Costa County Superior Court Internal Bias Committee; and is the 2022 ACBA Distinguished Service Award as a Government Attorney Recipient, 2021 recipient of Marquis Who‘s Who Emerging Leader Award and the 2018 recipient of the Minority Bar Coalition’s Unity Award.