Famous Attorney to Speak on Battling Terrorism through the Court System

WEST HARTFORD, CONN. (April 10, 2017) – The fight against terrorism happens on many fronts - and on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, Greater Hartford residents will have opportunity to learn how the battle is being waged in courtrooms across the globe.

Attorney Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, President of Shurat HaDin (Israel Law Center), will give two public presentations on legal and financial approaches to fighting terror. Over the past 12 years, she has become the undisputed leader of the fight against Palestinian and Islamic terrorist organizations in the courtroom and a beacon of hope for terror victims throughout the world. Attorney Darshan-Leitner has been lauded as a pioneer in the judicial battle against terrorism by a number of publications and organizations, including the Jerusalem Post and the Israeli Globes Financial Magazine. She appears regularly on Israeli and international media programs, on networks such as CNN and the BBC.

At 7:00 p.m. on April 26 at B'nai Tikvoh-Sholom synagogue, 180 Still Road, Bloomfield, Attorney Darshan-Leitner will speak at a community program on “Hitting Terrorists Where It Hurts: A Legal and Financial Approach.” The program is presented by Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford. It is free and open to the public; light, kosher refreshments will be served. RSVP to Stacy Jennings at 860.727.6130 or sjennings@jewishhartford.org by Friday, April 14.

Earlier that day, at 12:30 p.m., Attorney Darshan-Leitner will speak at a Lunch and Learn for law students and interested community members in the Starr Reading Room of William F. Starr Hall at UConn School of Law, 45 Elizabeth Street, Hartford. The Lunch and Learn is presented by the Jewish Professionals Network and the Jewish Community Relations Council and sponsored by Hinckley Allen. Registration is free for law students and $10 per person for others; a kosher lunch is provided. RSVP to Jill Nulsen at 860.727.6119 or jnulsen@jewishhartford.org by Friday, April 14.

The Jewish Professionals Network and the Jewish Community Relations Council are initiatives of the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, which creates a thriving, caring and connected Jewish network in 30 towns across Greater Hartford through collaborative programs and philanthropic campaigns. To learn more about the Jewish Community Relations Council, please contact Laura Zimmerman at 860.727.6167 or lzimmerman@jewishhartford.org. For more information on the Jewish Professionals Network, please contact Abbey Cohn at 860.727.6131 or acohn@jewishhartford.org.


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