Annual Human Rights Lecture 2023
The Law Society Human Rights & Equality Committee, in partnership with Law Society Professional Training, present the complimentary annual Human Rights Lecture on 7 June.
About the lecture
Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren, County Court Judge of the Misdemeanor Mental Health Court of the 17th Judicial Circuit in Broward County, Florida will speak about her experience as presiding Judge of America’s first Mental Health Court. As described by Judge Wren, the court seeks to divert mentally ill persons, charged with misdemeanor (summary) and non-violent offences, into community-based treatment as an alternative to incarceration. The Court defines itself as a human-rights strategy, prioritizing dignity and restorative justice goals.