November 6, 2011
Nov. 8: Reception for Institute for Justice & Democracy in #Haiti #IJDH — Mintz Levin, Boston


Join attorneys from Mintz Levin, Ropes & Gray and Foley Hoag for a forum with Brian Concannon, Esq., Founder of Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti on November 8.  Concannon will discuss using the legal system to build stability, prosperity and protection in Haiti.  


Building Back Haiti More Justly

Brian Concannon Jr., Esq.

Tuesday November 8, 2011 6-8 PM

Mintz Levin

One Financial Center, 38th Floor, Boston



Light refreshments, beer and wine will be served. 

The event is free of charge.


Former Mintz Levin associate, Brian Concannon Jr., spent 8 years in Haiti, helping to make the justice system work for the majority of Haitians who are poor. He now directs the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), which recently moved to Boston. IJDH works in Haitian, U.S. and international courts to enforce the basic rights that Haitians need to enforce to escape the cycle of poverty and vulnerability to disaster.


Brian will speak about how U.S. legal skills and lessons from our struggles for justice can contribute to the establishment of the rule of law in Haiti as a bulwark against the natural, political, and economic disasters that regularly beset the country. He will also discuss how lawyers in the U.S. can pitch in on this vital work, including pro-bono work, policy advocacy and financial support.


IJDH’s work includes:


For more information about IJDH’s work, visit  The Haiti Fund and the Ansara Family Fund at the Boston Foundation are proud supporters of the work of IJDH and its sister organization in Haiti, the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux.

Hosted by:  Michael Connolly, Esq., Martha Koster, Esq., Sue Finegan, Esq., Yalonda Howze, Esq., and Nick Cramb, Esq. of Mintz Levin, Kevin Kenneally, Esq., and Nancy Reimer, Esq. of LeClair Ryan; Ed Kelly, Esq. of Ropes & Gray;  Amy Senier, Esq. of Foley Hoag and Navjeet Bal, Esq.