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CUNY School of Law
Spring 2018 CLE Programs

Friday, June 15, 2018

9:30AM - 12:30PM


#MeToo - Justice-Based Remedies for Sexual Harassment and Strategies for Legal Advocates
(3 CLE credits: .5 Diversity; .5 Ethics; 2 Professional Practice)


In the wake of the #MeToo movement, this program will describe the spectrum of behaviors encompassed by the phrase "sexual harassment." It will cover federal, state, and local protections against this type of discrimination in the workplace, noting the intersection with other areas of law (such as criminal laws and housing laws) and considerations for particularly vulnerable and marginalized groups. It will provide best practices and ethical considerations for responding to, and eliminating, sexual harassment.

 

Presenters:

Jennifer Becker '08, Deputy Legal Director and Senior Attorney at Legal Momentum, the Women's Legal Defense and Education Fund

Shirley Lin '10, Affiliated Scholar with the City University of New York School of Law


JENNIFER BECKER is Deputy Legal Director and Senior Attorney at Legal Momentum, the Women's Legal Defense and Education Fund. Jennifer’s work includes litigation, education, and policy on issues of gender-based discrimination and violence. Jennifer has presented nationally and internationally on issues related to gender equality and gender-based violence and develops judicial trainings on sexual assault. Previously, Jennifer served for seven years as a sex crimes/child abuse prosecutor in New York City and also previously served as the Title IX Coordinator for New York City public schools, tasked with citywide gender-equity compliance. She is an active member of the New York City Bar Association Sex and Law Committee and co-chair of the New York County Lawyers Association Women in Law Committee.


SHIRLEY LIN is an attorney who has exclusively represented employees and civil rights litigants. She is currently an Affiliated Scholar with the City University of New York School of Law, and publishes and speaks frequently on topics including sex discrimination, the rights of LGBTQ workers, litigation, and professional ethics. Previously, Ms. Lin was an associate at Outten & Golden LLP, a national plaintiff-side labor and employment law firm, and a Skadden Fellow at the Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund, where she represented low-wage Asian immigrant workers and labor trafficking survivors. Upon graduating from the CUNY School of Law, Ms. Lin clerked for the Honorable Denny Chin of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Prior to law school, Ms. Lin served as Director of Community Organizing at New Immigrant Community Empowerment, and was Communications Director at AALDEF. She is a Board Member of Adhikaar, an immigrant women-led worker’s center.


1:30PM - 4:30PM


The Educational Rights of Persons with Disabilities
(3 CLE credits: .5 Diversity; .5 Ethics; 2 Professional Practice)


This CLE will focus on the educational rights of persons with disabilities, from birth to post-secondary instruction. It will examine early intervention, all aspects of special education, post-secondary training, and vocational rehabilitation. Laws at issue are the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Practical advocacy will be emphasized.

 

Presenters:

Robert Briglio '86, Administrative Law Judge

Ruth Lowenkron '86, Director of the Disability Justice Program at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

ROBERT BRIGLIO has practiced civil rights litigation on behalf of persons with disabilities since graduating from the inaugural class at CUNY Law School in 1986. Most of the litigation was conducted at the Legal Services Corporation Office on Long Island. Cases involved systemic issues related to housing, receipt of health care and public benefits, access to government programs such as public transportation and pedestrian crossings, discriminatory zoning practices, public accommodation access, among other issues. Mr. Briglio has been an Administrative Law Judge since 1994, principally hearing matters under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act in New York City and throughout New York State.


RUTH LOWENKRON is the Director of the Disability Justice Program at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest. Lowenkron has been active in the field of disability law since 1981, working at Untapped Resources, Inc. (New York), the Community Health Law Project (New Jersey), the Education Law Center (New Jersey), and Disability Rights New Jersey. Lowenkron has assisted countless persons with physical, mental and other disabilities via impact litigation, legislative advocacy, and community outreach. She was recently certified as a special education hearing officer in New York City, and is an adjunct professor of disability law at Seton Hall Law School. Lowenkron received her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and her law degree with the inaugural class of CUNY Law School. Honors include Volunteer Lawyers for Justice’s Champion of Change award, the Essex County Bar Association’s Special Merit Award, the Hofstra University School of Law Public Justice Foundation’s Commitment to Public Service Award, the New Jersey Association for Advancement of the Mentally Handicapped Award and the ARC of New York State Robert Hodgson/August Jacobs Law Award.

 

All programs are at the law school in Long Island City. 


Fee:
$75 per program (Financial assistance is available. Please see below for more information.)

Students:

Current CUNY School of Law students are invited to attend the CLE programs free-of-charge. Seating is limited. To reserve a place, please email John-Paul.Kocot@law.cuny.edu with your name and class year.

 

Please note registration is required for all CLE programs.

CLE Credits provided by Community Legal Resource Network at CUNY School of Law

This CLE program is approved for both experienced and newly admitted attorneys. Under Continuing Legal Education regulations, CLE credit will be offered only to those attorneys completing entire sessions; attorneys attending only part of a session are not eligible for partial credit. Attorneys arriving late are welcome to attend the program but will not be eligible for credit.

Financial Assistance Requests

To request financial assistance, please first fill out the form located here and then email john-paul.kocot@law.cuny.edu to indicate you have done so. Do not register on this page. Financial assistance details and registration instructions will then be sent to you.

Cancellation Policy

CUNY School of Law reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If CUNY School of Law cancels a program, you will receive a full refund. 

Refund Policy

Requests for refunds must be made via email to John-Paul.Kocot@law.cuny.edu and will be honored as follows:

Up to 48 hours before the program date - full refund, less a $5 processing fee.
Less than 48 hours before the program date - 50% refund, less a $5 processing fee.
Cancellation on the program date or if you do not show - no refund available; course materials can be forwarded to you.

 Registration for our Spring 2018 programs is now closed. We hope to see you at a future event.