UNFAMILIAR WITH THE SEATS THAT ARE UP FOR THE PRIMARY ELECTION— GENERAL SESSION JUDGES, CRIMINAL COURT JUDGES, AND THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY GENERAL?
Join NOAH on Thursday, February 17 at 6:30 p.m. for a webinar featuring panelists who are Nashville’s criminal justice community leaders. They will demystify the roles of judicial candidates, who have an enormous impact on criminal justice, mass incarceration and community safety. Additionally, panelists will prepare you to vote for the primary election on May 3. You won’t want to miss out on this educational webinar that will leave you equipped to evaluate the candidates up for election this spring.
Courtney Teasley, a criminal defense attorney, will share her experiences in the General Sessions and Criminal Courts with respect to both the judges and the prosecuting attorneys from the District Attorney General’s office.
Dawn Deaner, former Public Defender for Nashville, will explain how the criminal courts work, the role of General Sessions and Criminal Court judges, and how bail is decided. She will also discuss the prosecuting attorney, the defense attorney in the setting of bail, sentencing, and restorative justice.
Erica Perry, Executive Director of the Nashville Community Bail Fund, and one of its clients will explain what it means to be faced with being in jail prior to trial and why it is so important to our community that bail-setting practices are fair for everyone.
Special thanks to the co-sponsors of the event: A VOICE, Nashville Community Bail Fund, Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee, Interdenominational Ministers Fellowship, NAACP Nashville Chapter, Nashville Jewish Social Justice Roundtable, The Temple Social Action Committee, Unheard Voices Outreach, Urban League of Middle Tennessee, West End Synagogue Social Action Committee, and West Nashville Clergy Coalition.