Nirider to speak at Law Day lunch

The Tulsa County Bar Association and the Tulsa County Bar Foundation will host a Law Day luncheon at 11:30 April 29 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel downtown.

Laura H. Nirider, Esq., will be the keynote speaker. Nirider is a clinical assistant professor of law and co-director of the Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth at Northwestern University School of Low in Chicago.

She represents individuals who were wrongfully convicted of crimes when they were children or teens. She defended Damien Echols of the West Memphis Three, whose case was profiled in the documentary West of Memphis.

She also worked for Brendan Dassey, whose case was profiled on in the Netflix series, Making a Murderer.

Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower first established Law Day in 1958 and it was later confirmed by a joint resolution of Congress.  This year, Law Day celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Miranda v. Arizona case – the decision that confirmed the right of the accused to be informed about their constitutional safeguards.

The Tulsa County Bar Association also sponsors a student art and writing contest in conjunction with Law Day.  Members also volunteer their services to the community, including the Ask-A-Lawyer program on OETA on April 28 (with calls taken from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)

On April 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., lawyers will host an immigration clinic at Iglesia Palabra Redentora at 1055 N. Garnett Road.

Tickets for the luncheon are $35. For information, visit www.tulsabar.com or call 918-584-5243.