In February, 2019, lawyers from around the country congregated in New Orleans.

Brought to you by the FBA Civil Rights Law Section, New Orleans Chapter and Southern District of New York, with the Louisiana State Bar Association, the 2019 Civil Rights Étouffée in New Orleans built on the tradition of thoughtful discussion on the important civil rights issues of our time.

Panels on topics such as First Amendment privacy in the digital age, end of money bail, over-detention claims and more took place. Panelists included attorneys from ACLU, FBA Civil Rights, Southern Poverty Law Center, MacArthur Justice Center, Vera Institute of Justice, Utah Attorney General’s Office, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Louisiana Law School Deans, and the National Police Accountability Project.

Friday and Saturday evenings featured the inaugural marches of Mardi Gras season on the streets of the Big Easy.