A Crime on the Bayou: A Documentary Film and Discussion (06/29/22)

Includes a Live Event on 06-29-2022 at 4:00 PM (CDT)

Program is Live Webcast Only (no on demand). The Chicago Bar Association invites members of Chicago’s legal community for a screening and discussion of the documentary film “A Crime on the Bayou” -- the powerful story of Gary Duncan, a black teenager arrested and convicted for touching a young white man’s arm in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana in 1966, and his relationship with his young Jewish attorney Richard Sobol, who took the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The film is executive produced by John Legend, and directed by Nancy Buirski (The Loving Story, The Rape of Recy Taylor). It also features the work of Civil Rights pioneer lawyer Lolis E. Elie, and Civil Rights attorney Armand Derfner, author of Justice Deferred: Race and the Supreme Court. The trailer for the film is available here: https://vimeo.com/654214968. Registrants will be provided a link and a code to watch the film on June 24. Please email cle@chicagobar.org if you register for this program after June 24 and need a link to watch the film.

The CLE discussion of the case covered in the movie will be held via live Webcast on June 29 featuring the defendant, Gary Duncan, Civil Rights attorney, Armond Derfner, and well-known writer/journalist/filmmaker and son of lawyer Lolis E. Elie, Lolis Elie. The program will be moderated by retired judge and civil rights activist Martha Mills

Welcome remarks will be given by Nina Fain, Co-Chair of the CBA's Diversity Inclusion Culture Equity and Engagement Committee (D.I.C.E).

In order to receive the MCLE credit, you must attend the June 29 CLE. No credit will be given for only viewing the movie.

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Live CBA Committee meetings and seminars will take place via Zoom webinar.  You will click on "view video" and be directly connected to the meeting/seminar on Zoom.  (You will not receive a Zoom link.)

You MUST have Zoom Desktop Client on your Mac or PC to view a live program. If using a mobile device, you must have the Zoom App (available in the App Store or Google Play).

System requirements for Mac & PC can be found here. System requirements for mobile devices can be here.  

Please note that audience members do not need video or audio access.  Audience members are able to submit questions via the chat or Q & A features of Zoom. 

Chat: Open in-meeting chat, allowing you to send chat messages to and send a message to the host, panelists, and attendees (if permitted). Question & Answer: Open the Q&A window, allowing you to ask questions to the host and panelists. They can either reply back to you via text in the Q&A window or answer your question live. 


A Crime on the Bayou: A Documentary Film and Discussion (06/29/2022)
06-29-2022 at 4:00 PM (CDT)   |  90 minutes
06-29-2022 at 4:00 PM (CDT)   |  90 minutes To receive MCLE Credit for this program, you must: 1. Close the video window after you have completed the program, 2. Click on "Claim MCLE Credit," and 3. Click on the yellow "View/Claim Credit" box. You will need to provide your ARDC number to view/download/print your MCLE certificate. We would also appreciate your completing a program evaluation in the “Evaluation” section.
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A Crime on the Bayou: A Documentary Film and Discussion (live webcast, 1.50 IL Diversity/Inclusion PR MCLE Credit Pending Approval)
Up to 1.50 CLE credits available  |  Certificate available
Up to 1.50 CLE credits available  |  Certificate available