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Sexual Harassment & the Law: A Call to Action for Lawyers in the Era of #MeToo
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Sexual Harassment & the Law: A Call to Action for Lawyers in the Era of #MeToo


When: 6/4/2018
9 am - 2 pm
United States


Program Fee: $50 for Members | $100 for Non-Members 

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This program will include breakfast and lunch.

New York CLE: 3.0 Diversity, Inclusion & Elimination of Bias.

Please note important CLE information about this program:

  • Newly admitted New York attorneys (attorneys admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less) cannot earn credit for this program.
  • Experienced New York attorneys due to re-register on or after July 1, 2018 must earn one credit hour in Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias. The rest of the Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias credits for this program can be used to meet the remainder of the 24 credit hour biennial requirement (except for the Ethics & Professionalism credit requirement).

  • This program will provide a morning plenary addressing the changing legal landscape in the wake of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements and a luncheon discussion around sexual harassment within the legal profession. In addition, break-out CLE sessions will cover:


    • An Overview of Employer Best Practices for Investigating, Preventing and Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
    • Challenges and Strategies for Low-Wage and Immigrant Workers in Reporting Harassment
    • #MeTooAcademia: Special Considerations When Litigating Employment Discrimination Cases on Campus
    • Jurisdiction in Sexual Harassment: Where Criminal, Administrative, and Regulatory Remedies Intersect

    Confirmed Panelists:
    Danielle Alvarado, Urban Justice Center
    Karin Bridbord, Organizational Environment Consultant, Karin Bridbord & Associates LLC
    S. Jeanine Conley, Littler Mendelson PC
    Daniela Contreras, National Domestic Workers Alliance 
    Christin Damiano, City Bar Justice Center Anti-Harassment Project
    Paula T. Edgar, President, Metropolitan Black Bar Association
    Jennifer Gaffney, Deputy Unit Chief, Sex Crimes Unit, New York County DA's Office
    Carrie Goldberg, C.A. Goldberg Law, PLLC
    Julie Goldscheid, Professor, CUNY School of Law
    Andrea Johnson, National Women’s Law Center, Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund
    Dahlia Lithwick, Journalist
    Rebecca Nathanson, New York Department of Labor, Anti-Retaliation Unit
    Hollis V. Pfitsch, Deputy Commissioner, NYC Commission on Human Rights
    LaDonna Powell, Plaintiff in Allied Security Harassment Case
    Keith Powers, New York City Council Member 
    Susan Ritz, Ritz Clark & Ben-Asher LLP
    Hon. Laura Safer Espinoza, Executive Director, Fair Food Standards Council 
    Elizabeth Saylor, Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP
    Marrisa Senteno, National Domestic Workers Alliance 
    Jennifer Siegel, Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, Counsel in Doe v. Columbia
    Andrea Stagg, Deputy General Counsel, Barnard College
    Wendy Stryker, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC
    Gillian Thomas, American Civil Liberties Union
    Cristina Velez, Immigrant Defense Initiative Clinic, New York University
    Electra Yourke, U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission
    Christian West, Deloitte

    Sponsoring Association Committee:
    Sex & Law Committee, Mirah E. Curzer & Melissa S. Lee, Co-Chairs

    Sponsored By:
    Education & the Law Committee, Laura D. Barbieri, Chair 
    Enhance Diversity in the Profession Committee, Kathy Hirata Chin and Hon. Rosalyn Richter, Co-Chairs
    Labor & Employment Committee, Jyotin Hamid, Chair
    Women in the Legal Profession Committee, Melissa Colon-Bosolet, Chair
    City Bar Justice Center, Anti Harassment Project


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