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Learn About the La. Legislature Through These Webinar Sessions Beginning August 12

15:00 August 11, 2021
By: Marigny Lanaux

Those interested in a career in law or social work should participate in this new series of webinars being presented by Southern University Law Center, Louisiana Progress, and the National Association of Social Workers-Louisiana. These three organizations are partnering to present a series of webinars on the Louisiana Legislature. This is a great opportunity to learn about what is happening in our state's capital and reflect on its policies.

"Far too few people in Louisiana are well informed about what is happening in our state's capital," Board Chair of Louisiana Progress Melissa Flournoy stated. These webinar sessions will address this issue by being an informative resource that can educate the citizens of Louisiana.

Each session in the four-part webinar series is free to the general public, to give everyone the chance to participate. Attending the webinar sessions will count for 1.5 hours of continuing legal education (CLE) credits or 1.5 hours of social worker CEUs.

State legislators and advocates will be attending some of the sessions to share their thoughts. Expert panelists will also be discussing a variety of important topics that will be covered throughout these sessions. These topics include criminal justice, police reform, education, voting rights, and healthy families.

The first webinar in the series will be held this Thursday, August 12, from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. This first session will give an overview of the 2021 regular and veto-override sessions. Every two weeks following the first session, another session will commence on that Thursday at noon to discuss even more issues in-depth. The webinar series will continue until Thursday, September 23, where information about a redirecting session that will likely take place in February of 2022 will be shared.

For more information and to register, please visit sulc.edu.

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