Summer Brown Bag Labor Lunch Series

June 25, 2014

Law students, legal workers and attorneys are invited to a
sponsored by Kazan et al. + NLG Labor & Employment Committee + WORKSAFE!

12pm, Monday, June 25, 2014
Kazan McClain Satterley & Greenwood, 55 Harrison Street #400, Oakland

Arthur Bryant and Sarah Belton of Public Justice

Arthur will talk about his own experiences and then open the floor to questions and discussion about public interest law careers. Come even if you are not in law school, but perhaps are thinking about it.

Arthur H. Bryant, President of Public Justice and the Public Justice Foundation, has won major victories and established new precedents in several areas of the law, including constitutional law, toxic torts, civil rights, consumer protection, and mass torts. The National Law Journal named him one of the 100 Most Influential Attorneys in America. Arthur joined Public Justice (then Trial Lawyers for Public Justice) in 1984 as its then-sole staff attorney and became its Executive Director in 1987. In 1991, he was honored by the American Bar Association as one of twenty young lawyers making a difference in the world. In 1994, because of his success litigating Title IX cases, he was named by College Sports Magazine as one of the fifty most influential people in college sports. In 1996, he received a Wasserstein Public Interest Fellowship from Harvard Law School for "outstanding contributions and dedication to public interest law" and was named by The American Lawyer as one of 45 young lawyers "whose vision and commitment are changing lives." In 2000, Arthur was selected by The National Law Journal as one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America. In 2002, he received the George Moscone Memorial Award for Public Service from the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and the Pursuit of Justice Award from the American Bar Association's Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section. In 2003, the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association renamed its public service award the Arthur H. Bryant Public Justice Award. In 2005, Arthur received the Justice Michael A. Musmanno Award from the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association and the Leonard Weinglass Award for Excellence in Defense of Civil Liberties from the Civil Rights Section of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. In 2006, he was again selected by The National Law Journal as one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America. Sarah Belton joined the Public Justice Oakland office in June 2013 as the first Cartwright-Baron Attorney. She was previously an Equal Justice Works fellow and a staff attorney at Legal Services for Children in San Francisco, California, where she managed an active caseload representing minors in a variety of civil legal proceedings. Sarah also served as a law clerk to Federal District Judge Algenon L. Marbley of Columbus, Ohio. Sarah received her J.D. in 2009 from Harvard Law School in 2009, where she was the recipient of the James N. Snitzler Scholarship, Assistant Managing Editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, and a research assistant to Professor Lani Guinier. While in law school, Sarah participated in the Child Advocacy Program, interning at the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services, and the Criminal Justice Institute, representing juveniles and adults in delinquency and criminal proceedings. Prior to attending law school, Sarah worked as a legal assistant. She received her B.A. in International Relations from Stanford University.