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A highly-accomplished panel of Sixth and Seventh Circuit District Court and Appellate Court judges will offer their views on best practices for employment attorneys in federal court. Topics covered will include: best practices for addressing summary judgment in employment cases; the recent changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and how those changes have impacted discovery in employment cases; and the Northern District of Illinois’ pilot discovery program in employment cases.
This course has been approved in CA, OK, VT and IL. Please see your state's MCLE site for more information or to find out if attorneys may earn credit through reciprocity or self-submission.
Hon. Lynn S. Adelman The Honorable Lynn S. Adelman is a United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. He was appointed in 1997 by President Clinton. Before becoming a judge, he practiced law in New York City where he was an attorney for the Criminal...MoreThe Honorable Lynn S. Adelman is a United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. He was appointed in 1997 by President Clinton. Before becoming a judge, he practiced law in New York City where he was an attorney for the Criminal Courts Division of the Legal Aid Society and in Milwaukee, WI. As a lawyer, he handled many constitutional cases including Wisconsin v. Mitchell, in which he argued in the U.S. Supreme Court that hate crime penalty enhancers violated the First Amendment. He also argued a number of cases in the Wisconsin Supreme Court, including cases involving the governor's line item veto power, a criminal defendant's right to bail, and the right to counsel of indigent parents facing termination of their parental rights. Judge Adelman also served as a Wisconsin state senator for twenty years where he chaired the senate judiciary committee. As a judge, he has authored many opinions on federal sentencing and has also published articles on a number of subjects including sentencing, federal habeas corpus, Justice Thurgood Marshall, and extremist speech on the internet. He is a graduate of Princeton University and Columbia University Law School. Collapse
Hon. Bernice B. Donald The Honorable Bernice B. Donald is a Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Prior to being appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals by President Obama, she served on the U.S. District Court for more than fifteen years. Judge...MoreThe Honorable Bernice B. Donald is a Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Prior to being appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals by President Obama, she served on the U.S. District Court for more than fifteen years. Judge Donald is an active member of the National Bar Association, currently serving as the Program Chair of the Judicial Council Division. Judge Donald is also active in the American Bar Association, serving on the House of Delegates, current Chair of the Center for Human Rights, and is the immediate Past Chair of the Criminal Justice Section. She has served as faculty at the National Judicial College, the Federal Judicial Center, and the Judge Advocate General's Legal Center & School and numerous international programs. Judge Donald's writings include the following: A Glimpse Inside the Brain's Black Box: Understanding the Role of Neuroscience in Criminal Sentencing, 85 FORDHAM L. REV. 481 (2016); Not Your Father's Legal Profession: Technology, Globalization, Diversity, and the Future of Law Practice in the United States, 44 U. MEM. L. REV. 645 (2014); The Not-So-New Normal of the Legal Profession: Facing and Confounding the Odds, 23 AM. U. J. GENDER SOC. POL'Y & L. 1 (2014); and Immigrants and Other Cultural Minorities as Non-Traditional Plaintiffs: Culture as a Factor in Determining Tort Damages, 92 JUDICATURE 220 (2009). Additionally, she chaired a committee which published a resource guide for judges on implicit bias titled Enhancing Justice: Reducing Bias. Collapse
Hon. Joan Humphrey Lefkow The Honorable Joan Humphrey Lefkow is a United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois. She was appointed by President Clinton and assumed her office in July 2000, and took senior status in the fall of 2012. A graduate of...MoreThe Honorable Joan Humphrey Lefkow is a United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois. She was appointed by President Clinton and assumed her office in July 2000, and took senior status in the fall of 2012. A graduate of Northwestern University Law School, she began her career as a law clerk to the late Thomas E. Fairchild of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. In the far distant past, she was an ALJ hearing employment discrimination cases under the Illinois Human Rights Act (the old FEPC). As a former magistrate judge and now district judge, Judge Lefkow has had considerable experience in Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FLSA, and wrongful discharge cases under state law. Judge Lefkow is currently serving on a committee to revise Seventh Circuit Pattern Jury Instructions for ADA/ADAAA cases. Collapse
June 28, 2018
Program Titles and Supporting Materials
This program contains the following components:
A View From The Bench - Audio
A View From The Bench - Paper
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