Protest, Public Access, and the Press: First Amendment Issues in Police Misconduct Cases

 Registration is closed for this event

This hybrid CLE will be offered both in person and virtually, with virtual attendees able to fully participate in Q&A sessions with panelists via two way audio connection.

NPAP will be applying to the MCLE Board of California for 9.5 CLE credits, including 1 legal ethics credit.

Please note: Registration for this event will close April 15 at 11:59pm (CST) with no exceptions, to allow NPAP staff time to validate all registrants and ensure event security. Thank you for your understanding.

A full agenda for the event can be found here.

A huge thank you to our sponsors!

Thank you so much to our sponsors, whose work we are proud to uplift and support:

Fat Pencil
2500 NE Sandy Blvd, Suite B, Portland, OR 97232
t: (503) 465-4533

Sage Settlements
11044 Research Blvd, Suite B-415, Austin, TX 78759
t: (855) 288-7243

ACLU of Washington


About the Event:

Panels will include:

  1. Lessons Learned from 2020 George Floyd Protests
  2. Retaliation Against Current Clients
  3. Representing Journalists
  4. First Amendment Issues for Incarcerated Clients
  5. Discovery in the Protest Context
  6. Transparency and the 1st Amendment Right to Information


About the speakers

Ashlee Albies - Attorney, Albies Stark & Guerriero

Teressa Raiford - Executive Director, Don't Shoot Portland

Kelly Simon- Legal Director, ACLU of OR

Andrew Menefee-Attorney, Menefee Law

Sumayya Saleh -Senior Attorney, Civil Rights Corps

James Cook - Attorney, Law Office of James Cook

Ann Garcia - Attorney, National Immigration Project

Athul Acharya -Executive Director, Public Accountability

Carol Sobel - Attorney, Law Office of Carol Sobel

Ofer Raban - Professor, University of Oregon

Christian Contreras - Attorney, Law Office of Christian Contreras

Kim Trimble - Partner, Singleton Schreiber

David Loy - Legal Director, First Amendment Coalition

Jesse Merrithew - Partner, Levi Merrithew Horst

Juan Chavez - Director and Attorney, Oregon Justice Resource Center

Tai Carpenter - President, Don't Shoot Portland


About the moderators

Lauren Bonds - Executive Director, National Police Accountability Project

Jon Feinberg - Attorney & President of NPAP

Viktoria Lo- Associate, Levi Merrithew Horst 

Eliana Machefsky - Legal Fellow, National Police Accountability Project

Keisha James - Staff Attorney, National Police Accountability Project

A note on time zones

Please note: any time listed without a time zone is in Central Standard Time. 

The event will be at the following times by time zone:

NOTE: any time listed in this registration page that does not include a time zone can be assumed to be Central Standard Time (CST). 

The event will be held at the following dates and times:

Thursday, April 18, 2024:

  • 9:00am - 5:00pm PST
  • 10:00am - 6:00pm MST
  • 11:00am - 7:00pm CST
  • 12:00pm - 8:00pm EST

Friday, April 19, 2024:

  • 9:00am - 12:30pm PST
  • 10:00am - 1:30pm MST
  • 11:00am - 2:30pm CST
  • 12:00pm - 3:30pm EST


Accommodations for in-person attendees

The event will be at Coopers Hall (404 SE 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97214) and accesibile virtually

Event fees include a catered lunch on Thursday, October 19, and breakfast on both Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20.

NPAP has a discounted hotel block for $180 per night at Hotel Grand Stark (509 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214), which is a 2 minute walk from the event venue.

To book at the Hotel Grand Stark with NPAP's discounted group rate, you can use the below reservation link:  

Book your group rate for NPAP here. The deadline to book the discounted rate is March 28th.

Details for Virtual Attendees:

A zoom link will be sent out the evening before each day of the event, and will be used for the duration of the next day's programming.

CLE Accreditation:

This event is currently pending CLE credit.

We will be applying for 9.5 CLE credit hours, including 1 legal ethics credit with the State Bar of California and the State Bar of Pennsylvania. Most attendees should be able to self-report CLE credit to their own state bars, and in instances where a state bar requires that the event sponsor report on behalf of attendees, NPAP is happy to assist.

Details for obtaining credit will be shared with all attendees once our application has been approved.

Event Recording:

The event will be recorded in its entirety and recordings of each panel will be available to attendees after the event. However, attendees will only be eligible for CLE credit for the portions of the event that they attended live, either in-person or virtually. Retroactive viewing of recordings will not be eligible for CLE credit, as NPAP does not have a means of validating attendee participation in this circumstance.

Financial Support:

NPAP never wants cost to be a barrier to attendance for our programming and we are happy to work with anyone interested in attending to find a means to make the program accessible. If you require financial support, please contact Re’Neisha at for assistance.


It is our priority to ensure accessibility for all attendees - please contact Re’Neisha at if you have specific inquiries regarding physical accessibility of the venue or virtual experience.

April 18th, 2024 10:30 AM to April 19th, 2024 2:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
Event Fee(s)
IN-PERSON - Non-affiliated Attorney $380.00
IN-PERSON - NPAP Attorney $300.00
IN-PERSON - Legal Worker/New Attorney (Less than 4 Years Experience) $150.00
IN-PERSON - Law Student $0.00
VIRTUAL - Non-affiliated Attorney $330.00
VIRTUAL - NPAP Attorney $250.00
VIRTUAL - Legal Worker/New Attorney (Less than 4 Years Experience) $100.00
VIRTUAL - Law Student $0.00