Dean Mark Niles and Seattle University School of Law cordially invite you to attend the Fourth Annual Diversity Week Reception
with Keynote Speaker Judge Arthur Burnett, Sr.
National Director of the National African American Drug Policy Coalition
Thursday, February 16
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Seattle University School of Law
2nd Floor Gallery
This reception is coordinated in partnership with the Lawyering in a Diverse World Series, the Student Bar Association’s Diversity Week & the Symposium on Racial Bias and the Criminal Justice System CLE/Symposium
If you would like to attend the Racial Bias and the Criminal Justice System CLE/Symposium or would like more information,
please click on the following link: http://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1057034.
Judge Arthur Burnett, Sr., is a senior judge for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and the National Executive Director of the National African American Drug Policy Coalition, Inc. He was the first African-American to be appointed as a United States Magistrate (now called United States Magistrate Judges), which occurred on June 26, 1969. He served until 1975 and then became the Legal Advisor for the United States Civil Service System. From 1977 to 1980, he also served as a legal advisor to President Jimmy Carter on all civil service and personnel laws, and as one of the President's chief representatives in dealing with federal personnel system bills pending before the U.S. Congress. In 1980, he was again appointed as a United States Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, where he served until he was appointed to the Superior Court of the District of Columbia by President Ronald Reagan in November, 1987.
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