Safeguarding civil and workplace rights: Our summer lecture series highlights the work at hand

photo of the 2017 Summer Lecture Series flier (accessible version is linked as a PDF)

As groups across California and the United States work to shore up essential civil and workplace rights that have been established over the past 50 years, our annual lecture series is more timely than ever.

The series launches June 13 at our office on Montgomery Street in San Francisco with a talk on how diverse communities can collaborate. For a flier (screen-reader-accessible), click here

The six noontime talks are all on Tuesdays. Lawyers can get 1.5 hours of MCLE credit for each one they attend in person.

The law firm of Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass will host the July 25 lecture, given by incoming Berkeley Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky on the U.S. Supreme Court’s most recent term (please RSVP to [email protected]; space is filling fast!). We will host the other five at our office, at 180 Montgomery Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, 94104.

Attorneys on the first three panels — on June 13, 20, and 27 — will address strategies for resistance under the new administration. The first is titled “Resisting Together: Strength in Diversity,” and the June 20 lecture is titled “Defending Disability Rights in the Trump Era.” Both attorneys on the June 27 panel, “Strategies for Resistance by State and Local Governments,” have been directly involved in fighting the president’s proposed Muslim ban.

The second half of the series — on July 18 and 25 and August 1 — ranges from a discussion of legal strategies for coping with the gig economy (July 18), to Dean Chemerinsky’s always-captivating Supreme Court review (July 25) and a talk on August 1 about the innovative ways the LGBT community has taken its fight for basic rights to the courts.

We’re looking forward to seeing you there. Please get in touch if you have any questions! 

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