The theme will be taking attendees behind the scenes of the biggest counter-terrorism cases of the day.
Raston is counterterrorism correspondent for NPR and author of the book A Death in Texas, about the 1998 slaying of James Byrd, a black man dragged to his death by three white men in Jasper, Texas.
Also slated to speak at the seminar:
- Jack B. Zimmermann, Houston-based criminal defense lawyer who has represented U.S. servicemembers charged with crimes against suspected Iraqi terrorists and a retired U.S. Marine Reserves colonel;
- Michael Battle, former U.S. attorney for the Western District of New York and former head of the Executive Office for United States Attorneys;
- Prof. Geoffrey Corn of South Texas College of Law, an expert in military law, national security and public international law and a retired Army lieutenant colonel;
- And speaking by teleconference will be Maher Arar, a computer engineer who was rendered by American authorities to Syria.
Remember — journalists, communications professionals and journalism students get in free! Cost for attorneys is $40 with advance reservations (due by Jan. 27) or $50 at the door. Attorneys get 3 hours of continuing ed credit.
Sign up now using the registration form below! You can mail in the registration form or e-mail it to BrookeE@hba.org.
The event runs from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the law library on the 6th floor of the South Texas College of Law, 1303 San Jacinto St., Houston.
Photo: Security teams at the U.S. facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 2002. Photo from photostream of flickr user Marion Doss, formally credited to U.S. Navy/Photographer’s Mate First Class Shane T. McCoy, under a Creative Commons license.