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What Difference Does a Lawyer Make? The Provision of Counsel at First Appearance
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 5:30pm

In 2008, in Rothgery vs. Gillespie County, Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the 6th Amendment right to counsel applies to a defendant's first appearance before a court officer, and in 2012 Attorney General Eric Holder called upon states and local governments to work toward making this right a reality. In 2014, the settlement agreement of Hurrell-Harring vs. State of New York decreed that counsel was required at first appearance in the five counties to the lawsuit, a principle that is currently being extended to the rest of the state. The potential benefits of early access to counsel seem apparent: lawyers may more effectively marshal information and present arguments for release or reasonable bail to judges; defendants may be more effective in developing their legal defenses; opportunities for pretrial treatment and diversion may be discussed more quickly; and any consequent reduction in jail time may benefit county budgets.  But lofty talk of rights and benefits sidesteps the logistics and politics of expanding over-extended public defense programs to provide a consistent presence in criminal courts. This presentation, based on research currently funded by the National Institute of Justice, describes the implementation and impact of upstate New York counties' efforts to fulfill this mandate, focusing on the diversity of local programs and plans and on preliminary evidence about the impacts of these programs.

Who: Free & Open to the public

When: Thursday, February 23, 2017 – 5:30pm

Where: Bamboo Room, Campus Center

COLA Career Fair
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 1:00pm

Take advantage of the opportunity to meet with dozens of companies looking for skills possessed by liberal arts majors!  Network and inquire about professional work opportunities.

Who: Open to any COLA major or double major

When:  Wednesday, March 29th from 1:00-4:00pm

Where: Slaughter Hall

College>Connect>Career
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 5:00pm

College>Connect>Career Networking Event

Join fellow COLA students, faculty, staff and alumni for an informal night of social networking. Connect with peers, get advice from professors, and learn from alumni in your field.

RSVP to http://bit.ly/2g7TfZR

When: Thursday, March 30th from 5:00-7:00pm

Where: Fireside Lounge, SAU

Who: All COLA students, faculty, staff and alumni

Performing Artists Concert Series
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 8:00pm

Join us for a performance by Shtrykov-Tanaka Duo (piano-clarinet)

When & Where: 8:00pm, Ingle Auditorium (SAU)

Tickets are $5 Student; $15 Faculty, Staff & Alumni; $20 General Public

Performing Artists Series: Faculty Spotlight
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 2:00pm

Join us for a performance by Laura Lentz (Flute Faculty) with fivebyfive quintet

When & Where: 2:00pm, Allen Chapel (Schmitt Interfaith Center, SAU)

Free & Open to the Public

Performing Artists Concert Series
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 8:00pm

Join us for a performance by Rod Blumenau Quartet – Music from the Movies

When & Where: 8:00pm, Ingle Auditorium (SAU)

Tickets are $5 Student; $15 Faculty/Staff/Alumni; $20 General Public

Performing Artists Series: Faculty Spotlight
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 8:00pm

Join us for a performance by Amy Cochrane (Voice Faculty)

When & Where: 8:00pm, Allen Chapel (Schmitt Interfaith Center, SAU)

Free & Open to the Public