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Charles R. Garry Memorial Lecture

Previous Speakers

| Ephraim Margolin, 2018 | Gerry Schwartzbach, 2017 | Matt Cherry, 2016 | Tamara Brady, 2015 | James Egar, 2014 | John Cleary, 2013 | Natasha Minsker, 2012 | Donald Specter, Prison Law Office, 2011 | Tony Tamburello & Karen Jo Koonan, 2010 | Panel: Penny Cooper, Cris Arguedas, & Soffiyah Elijah, 2009 | Panel: Tom Nolan, Chuck Sevilla, Lis Semel, Ephraim Margolin, Gerald Uelman, and Lou Katz, 2008 | J. Tony Serra 2007 |Marcia Morrissey 2006 | Magistrate Judge James Larson, & Dennis Riordan, & John Philipsborn 2005 | Jeff Adachi 2004 | M. Gerald Schwartzbach 2003 | Louis Katz 2002 | Bryan Shechmeister 1992 | James Cooney 1989 | Charles R. Garry 1988 |

Charles R. Garry

Charles Garry was an American civil rights attorney who represented a number of high-profile clients in political cases during the 1960s and 1970s, including the Peoples Temple in Jonestown during the 1978 tragedy that occurred at that location. In 1968, he was retained by the Black Panther Party both as their chief counsel, and to defend Huey P. Newton in the 1967 slaying of Oakland Police Officer John Frey. Newton was convicted on the lesser charge of manslaughter.

Subsequently, he defended Black Panther Chairman Bobby Seale. Garry was famous for flair and courtroom dramatics, and one policeman, under intense questioning, jumped from the witness stand and pulled his gun on him. Charles Garry served as President of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice in 1979.

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