• National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts: Annual Meeting

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    We are pleased to announce that the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation (HMWF) will host the 26th annual conference of the National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts (NCREFC). This is the first time that the conference will be held in the Rocky Mountain West.

    The conference will be held June 25-27, 2014. We anticipate around 200 attendees, including judges, lawyers, scholars, and legal professionals committed to working toward equal access and fairness within the U.S. judicial system.

    As one of several sites around the country where people of Japanese ancestry were unjustly incarcerated during World War II, the area is a compelling venue for this conference. The HMWF memorializes and educates the public about the place and events that have come to symbolize the fragility of democracy and supports inquiry and research so that future generations understand the still relevant lessons of the Japanese American incarceration experience.


    REGISTER NOW via our  Registration Form !

    NOTE ON TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS: If you are having trouble booking flights into Cody, WY, look for flights into Billings, MT, which is about two hours north of Cody. Rental cars are available there, as are shuttles. Shuttle service must be booked ahead through Cody Shuttle Service (call 307-527-6789) and Marquis Shuttle Service (call 307-254-2357).


    See the registration form for program details. 

    THIS EVENT QUALIFIES FOR 13.25 CLE CREDITS (incl. 2.75 ethics credits) FROM THE WY STATE BAR

    If you have questions you may call us between
    10 am to 4 pm (Mountain Standard Time)
    Monday - Saturday
    307-754-8000 x101

    If you need a W-9 sent to your organization for payment purposes please email your request to info@heartmountain.org


    The HMWF is responsible for the vast majority of expenses associated with the conference. We are reaching out to organizations and firms that have demonstrated an interest in and commitment to social justice, equality, and diversity. To this end, we hope that your organization or firm will consider acting as a sponsor for the 2014 conference. As a 501(c)(3) organization, any contribution made to the HMWF is tax-deductible. Please take a look at the different sponsorship levels.

    Current sponsors providing generous support thus far: 

    • The American Psychological Association

    • The American Civil Liberties Union

    • The Annie E. Casey Foundation

    • Christ Episcopal Church in Cody, Wyoming

    • Epstein Becker Green

    • Hogan Lovells

    • Holland & Hart LLP

    • Japanese American Bar Association

    • Naoma Tate

    • The Olender Foundation

    • Park County Bar Association

    • Vinson & Elkins LLP

    • Wyoming Bar Association and Wyoming Bar Foundation

    • Wyoming Psychological Association

    About the NCREFC

    Since 1988, the National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts has worked with the highest courts of each state to examine the treatment of minorities in the courts, and to provide technical assistance and expertise on the subject of racial and ethnic fairness in the courts. At its annual meeting, the National Consortium brings together delegates of state justice systems from around the country to share their collective knowledge about best practices for achieving fairness and access to justice.

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