On Thursday, July 8, 2021, at 6 p.m. CDT/7 p.m. EDT, the League of Women Voters of Tennessee will host a webinar on the restoration of voting rights. The webinar is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Please visit https://www.lwvtn.org/restoring_rights_legal_issues to register for the Zoom webinar.


In the hour-long webinar, attendees will hear stories about people seeking to restore their voting rights as well as information about voter restoration laws for Tennesseans with felony convictions. The speakers for this webinar are public defender Chris Martin from the Community Law Office, and Joy Radice, Associate Professor of Law & Director of Clinical Programs at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Law.


Originally from Clarksville, Chris Martin joined the Community Law Office in July 2018 after practicing for five years at the Law Offices of the Shelby County Public Defender in Memphis and at Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee in Nashville. He earned his bachelor’s from the UT in 2009 and his law degree from the University of Memphis in 2013. Martin has a background in juvenile defense and reentry legal services such as criminal record expungement and voting rights restoration.


Joy Radice joined the UT College of Law faculty in August 2012, and became director of the UT Legal Clinic in 2019. She earned her bachelor’s from Princeton in 1997 and her law degree from Harvard Law School in 2003. After graduating law school, she received a Skadden Public Interest Fellowship to launch the Harlem Reentry Advocacy Project to represent people facing collateral consequences of criminal convictions. This work led to her research about the enduring impact that criminal convictions and juvenile adjudications have on people’s lives through their post-conviction civil penalties.