LGBTQ Legal Issues and Challenges

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Thursday, June 25, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Live Webcast
  • Live Telephone
  • Live on Site at Virginia CLE (Attendance in Charlottesville no longer available, but webcast and telephone options
    still are available as originally scheduled)
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Thursday, August 6, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET
  • Webcast with Live Q&A
  • Telephone with Live Q&A
MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 2.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Registration Fee: $159

Information

Why Attend?

  • Learn the basics about the LGBTQ community—definitions, evolution of legal protections, and a snapshot of the legal landscape
  • Review legislative action on LGBTQ-related bills taken by the Virginia General Assembly in the 2020 session
  • Get an overview of recent cases before the United States Supreme Court, including Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC, Altitude Express v. Zarda, and Bostock v. Clayton County, andhow those decisions impact Title VII and Title XI interpretation and enforcement
  • Discover how administrative action in the Obama and Trump administrations impacts Title VI, Title XII, government contracting, and adoption and foster care services
  • Hear tips on how to have an affirming, welcoming, and respectful legal practice

A Primer on LGBTQ Issues and Update on Emerging Questions, Including Recent Virginia Legislation and Decisions by the United States Supreme Court

Legal issues relating to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community have been changing rapidly, particularly over the last few decades. As LGBTQ people have felt more comfortable coming out, issues relating to the LGBTQ community are more likely to surface in your practice. Whether you practice employment law, government contracts, education law, family law, or housing law, or if you simply want to make sure that your office is using best practices to interact respectfully and effectively with members of the LGBTQ community, this seminar is for you. Further, the Virginia General Assembly recently took action on several pieces of LGBTQ-related pieces of legislation, and the seminar will include a run-down of what that legislation is and how it will impact law in the Commonwealth. We will discuss recent decisions by the United States Supreme Court, administrative action taken by the Trump Administration, and the implications in particular relating to Title VII and Title IX.

 

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Webcast: 10 minutes prior to seminar. If you register for a webcast the day of the seminar, your e-mail receipt will include a link to launch the seminar and download the materials.
Telephone: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
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Live on Site: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Walk-in registration is permitted on a space-available basis

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the day preceding the seminar. You will, however, be charged $40 if you cancel or transfer your registration to a different seminar after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE.

Full refunds or transfers are available up to two days after a webcast in the unlikely event that you experience technical difficulties.

MCLE Credit Caveat: The MCLE Board measures credits by the time you spend in attendance. If you enter a seminar late or leave it early, or both, you must reflect those adjustments accurately in the credits you report on your credit reporting form. A code will be given at the end of the seminar, which must be written on your MCLE form.


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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (June 25) (Eastern Time)

11:00 LGBTQ Legal Issues and Challenges
1:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

COURSE SCHEDULE (August 6) (Eastern Time)

11:00 LGBTQ Legal Issues and Challenges
1:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

Faculty

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Cathryn M. Oakley, Human Rights Campaign / Washington, DC

Cathryn Oakley is the state legislative director and senior counsel at the Human Rights Campaign, where she is responsible for advising legislators and advocates working to enact laws that further LGBTQ equality. She focuses in particular on passing non-discrimination laws at the state and local levels and combating anti-LGBTQ legislation in state legislatures, including bills preventing municipalities from passing non-discrimination ordinances, bills that would give state agents the ability to deny service from LGBTQ people, and anti-transgender legislation that limits the ability of transgender people—including students—to access facilities in accordance with their gender identity.

Ms. Oakley earned her law degree from the George Mason University School of Law and is a member of the Virginia Bar. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Smith College, where she was a Research Fellow at the Louise W. and Edmund J. Kahn Liberal Arts Institute. Prior to working at the Human Rights Campaign, she practiced family law at the Myerson Law Group in Northern Virginia.

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