Attorney Buz Eisenberg sued President Bush for civil and habeas rights violations against Guantanamo detainees and won! He also won the 2009 appeal and Judge Gladys Kessler decided that evidence procurred from torture is not admissible in a Federal court of law! He is a local attorney who has agreed to lecture as a fundraiser for the Free Legal Clinic June 14. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for students. The event is at 7:30 pm at the Monument Mountain Regional High School.
When I was a law student I heard Buz Eisenberg speak about his commitment to civil and habeas rights for Guantanamo detainees. He took on this cause not considering himself to be an international law attorney and found that his determination drew support from some of the finest international legal minds in the world because they believed in what he wanted to do.
His story about civil and habeas rights is compelling. Buz Eisenberg took on the most powerful man and the most powerful country in the world and won. But that is not the reason I’m bringing him to the Berkshires.
It was a challenge for me to balance law school, commuting, parenting, serving as commissioner, renovating my home and founding the FLC. Naturally there were times when I felt overwhelmed by the enormity of my path, and I remember feeling burned out when I attended his lecture.
Listening to his story, my deeper self ignited and I remembered why I decided to go to law school and found FLC. Here in the Berkshires, we are a community of independent and outside- the- box thinkers at times frustrated while manifesting our ideas. My hope is that whatever your dream, and no matter your frustration, that Buz Eisenberg’s story will ignite your light, and that your fabulous lighted self will, by example, ignite those with whom you come in contact all for the greater good of the public interest.
FLC good news! Eve Schatz passed the Massachusetts bar exam and will be offering direct legal services after June 23, 2010! We are proud to announce two new programs ! 1). we have a women in transition life coach program begining in the fall of this year, and a community garden to help feed FLC clients. Call if you wish to learn more about our programs or how you can volunteer for FLC at 413-854-1955.