Nextpoint Sponsors Human Rights Watch CLE

Nextpoint Sponsors Human Rights Watch CLE

Nextpoint Sponsors Human Rights Watch CLE 1920 1280 Michael Beumer

Nextpoint is proud to be sponsoring a unique CLE credit opportunity next week for Chicago attorneys, produced by global nonprofit Human Rights Watch.

From noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, we’ll be sponsoring “U.S. Immigration Policy and the ‘Other’ Refugee Crisis,” an HRW law symposium at the Weinberg-Newton Gallery in River North. Lunch will be served, and registered attendees will receive one CLE credit for participating. Tickets are available online or at the door for $25.

The symposium is the final event in HRW’s two-month Soul Asylum series, and features commentary from leaders of the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights and the National Immigrant Justice Center. Gallery visitors can also check out the Soul Asylum art exhibit, featuring immigration-related works by award-winning artists.

Nextpoint CEO Rakesh Madhava said he’s excited about the programming quality that such a world-renowned NGO brings to the table. “We’re honored to be able to participate in what is really a rare and incredible learning opportunity for Chicago attorneys,” Madhava said.

Soul Asylum debuted in January, and has opened dialogue on issues such as U.S. detention and deportation facilities and the displacement of Syrian war refugees.


Last October, Nextpoint sponsored “The Legal Case for Human Rights,” a CLE symposium at Northwestern University’s Bluhm Legal Clinic. The two-hour panel featured insights from David Scheffer, the first U.S. ambassador-at-large for war crimes; Daniel Bekele, the executive director of Human Rights Watch’s Africa Division and Elise Keppler, the associate director of its international justice program.