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Tarana Burke, a social justice activist and the Senior Director of Programs at Girls for Gender Equity, created the “Me too” slogan in 2006 to raise awareness regarding various forms of abuse in our society. In the wake of numerous recent revelations of sexual harassment and assault perpetrated by high-profile media, entertainment, and political figures, a renewed #MeToo movement has sparked a long-overdue public conversation regarding the treatment of women in the workplace. While the pervasiveness of unaddressed sexual harassment is well known to employee rights advocates, it is important to think carefully about how increased awareness may impact our current and future cases. Our highly-experienced panelists will discuss hot topics and emerging trends in harassment litigation and explore what the broader discussion surrounding these issues teaches us about how these cases are perceived by the public—and how we can use that to better serve our clients.
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.
Toni Jaramilla Toni Jaramilla believes in creating positive social change through dedicated and compassionate advocacy for the rights of workers. Since 1994, she has successfully litigated hundreds of cases of discrimination, racial and sexual harassment, wrongful...MoreToni Jaramilla believes in creating positive social change through dedicated and compassionate advocacy for the rights of workers. Since 1994, she has successfully litigated hundreds of cases of discrimination, racial and sexual harassment, wrongful termination, disability accommodations, leave law violations, retaliation/whistleblower, and wage and hour claims, resulting in millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts. She represents clients from minimum wage earners to high level executives in all industries. She has extensive experience in both state and federal courts and has successfully argued before the California Court of Appeal. She is a frequent speaker at seminars and on radio shows, and has been a guest lecturer at law schools. She has lead several legal bar organizations as the first Pilipina woman to fill such leadership roles while advocating for improved cultural and gender diversity in the legal profession. She lobbies and testifies at the California State Capitol and helps draft stronger legislation to protect California workers, particularly on the issues of sexual harassment and gender equality. Collapse
Emily Martin Vice President for Education & Workplace Justice - National Women’s Law Center (DC) Emily Martin is Vice President for Education & Workplace Justice at the National Women's Law Center. She oversees the Center's advocacy, policy, and education efforts to ensure fair treatment and equal opportunity for women and girls at work and at...MoreEmily Martin is Vice President for Education & Workplace Justice at the National Women's Law Center. She oversees the Center's advocacy, policy, and education efforts to ensure fair treatment and equal opportunity for women and girls at work and at school and to forward policy frameworks that allow then to achieve and succeed, with a particular focus on the obstacles that confront women and girls of color and women in low-wage jobs. This work includes oversight and management of the TIME'S UP Legal Defense Fund, which is housed and administered by the National Women's Law Center Fund, and which connects individuals confronting workplace sexual harassment or related retaliation with legal counsel and communications assistance and helps defray the cost of legal and communications help in select cases. Prior to joining the Center, Ms. Martin served as Deputy Director of the Women's Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union, where she spearheaded litigation, policy, and public education initiatives to advance the rights of women and girls to fair treatment at work, at school, and in housing. She was a law clerk for Senior Judge Wilfred Feinberg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and for Judge T.S. Ellis, III, of the Eastern District of Virginia and previously worked for the Center as a recipient of the Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship. She has served as Vice President and President of the Fair Housing Justice Center, a non-profit organization in New York City. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Yale Law School. Collapse
David J. Zehner David J. (Dave) Zehner is a founding partner of Zehner Trial Consulting, a provider of superior mock trials, focus groups and jury selection services. Zehner Trial Consulting uses the latest research in cognitive theory to design research exercises...MoreDavid J. (Dave) Zehner is a founding partner of Zehner Trial Consulting, a provider of superior mock trials, focus groups and jury selection services. Zehner Trial Consulting uses the latest research in cognitive theory to design research exercises to test the essential elements of cases and determine what will shape the verdict of the jury. During his career, Dave has consulted on almost a thousand cases in 45 states and over 200 venues in all areas of the law, specializing in professional negligence, employment, intellectual property, white collar criminal, capital crimes and complex commercial cases. Dave has also assisted clients in selecting over 120 juries in venues throughout the country. Before becoming a trial consultant, Dave taught high school history for five years and coached the freshman and JV basketball teams. Dave also coached the Academic Decathlon team to three San Diego County championships and one fourth place finish in the state of California. Dave also appeared on Jeopardy! and his crushing defeat was made even more enjoyable by being called "evil" by Alex Trebek for working as a jury consultant. Collapse
June 29, 2018
Program Titles and Supporting Materials
This program contains the following components:
#MeToo: Hot Topics & Emerging Trends In Harassment Litigation - Audio
#MeToo: Hot Topics & Emerging Trends In Harassment Litigation - Paper
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