Leech Tishman’s lawyers are frequently solicited to speak on a wide range of legal matters by various businesses, associations, academic institutions and community and continuing legal education organizations.

 

 

July Events

The Case for Adjusting Your Perspective – Identifying and Combating Implicit Bias in the Practice of Law

July 18, 2018

Workplace Romance and Harassment Policies

July 24, 2018

Supporting International Students in the Job Search

July 31, 2018

October Events

I missed what??? The Ongoing Saga of ADA Challenges and Claims

October 25, 2018

 

 

July

The Case for Adjusting Your Perspective – Identifying and Combating Implicit Bias in the Practice of Law

When:
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Organization:

Pennsylvania Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division

Where:

The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
215 Innovation Boulevard
State College, PA 16803

Description

Leech Tishman Immigration and Family Law attorney Sharon Barney will be a panelist for this 1-hour interactive course focusing on  identifying and combating implicit bias in the practice of law. During this course, which also offers 1 hour of ethics CLE credit, the Bar Leadership Institute Class of 2017-18 will define implicit bias and identify types of implicit bias that impact attorneys in the practice of law, including interactions with clients, other attorneys and the court. Attendees will learn how to mitigate the impact of implicit bias through vignettes and explore how the Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct and Code of Civility provide guidance in such situations.

This course is being offered as part of the 3-day Young Lawyers Summer Summit, hosted by the PA Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.

For more information or to register, please click here.

About the Young Lawyer Summer Summit
The 2018 Young Lawyer Summer Summit will be held July 18-20 in State College, PA, at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center. The summit is the annual premier legal conference planned for young lawyers by young lawyers. It offers attendees the unique opportunity to interact with federal and state judges, network with PBA leaders and senior members of the profession, as well as have fun with young lawyers from across the commonwealth. This year, the Young Lawyer Summer Summit will offer interesting and affordable CLEs. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn more about ways to can get involved in the PBA. Additionally, the summit  offers some exciting social opportunities for networking with  fellow young lawyers in a relaxed and enjoyable setting.

 

Workplace Romance and Harassment Policies

When:
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Organization:

Lorman Education

Where:

Live Webinar

Description

In this Lorman Education Webinar, Leech Tishman Employment Practice Group Chair Sally Griffith Cimini will be presenting on office romances and workplace harassment policies and considerations.

About this Program
Love in the office air? Learn how to protect your employees and company from workplace harassment. When two people meet and love blooms it can be the basis for a good romance novel, but maybe not so much in the employment context, particularly when workplace romances sour. Workplace romances pose many challenges for employers. Can a consensual sexual relationship between co-workers form the basis of a sexual harassment claim? What if one of the parties is a manager? Can your company enact a no dating policy? Should an employer act on a rumor of a workplace romance? What is a love contract? This topic will answer these questions and address the key issues every employer needs to understand about workplace harassment and how to respond appropriately to these situations. Finally, the material will address workplace policies and investigation procedures aimed at avoiding liability.

Agenda

  • What Conduct Constitutes Unlawful Workplace Harassment?
  • What Is the Legal Standard for Liability?
    • Co-Worker Harassment ?
    • Supervisor Harassment?
    • When is an Employee Considered to be a Supervisor?
    • What is a Tangible Employment Action?
  • Essential Elements of Workplace Harassment Policies and Training
  • Other Related Policies
    • Love Contracts
    • No Dating/No Fraternization Policies
  • Investigating Workplace Harassment Claims
    • When and How to Respond
    • Elements of a Thorough Investigation
    • Appropriate Corrective Action

For more information or to register, please click here.

 

 

Supporting International Students in the Job Search

When:
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Organization:

PennACE

Where:

Live Webinar

Description

In this PennACE Webinar, Leech Tishman Employment Practice Group Chair Sally Griffith Cimini and Immigration attorney Sharon Barney will be presenting on supporting international students in the job search, including internships and other employment issues..

For more information or to register, please click here.

About PennAce
The Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Employers (“PennACE”) is a collaborative organization of career development and recruitment professionals that provides professional growth and networking opportunities designed to enhance career development practices for Pennsylvania college and university students and graduates. PennACE is a non-profit service organization established in 2002 as a result of a merger of two long standing and successful Pennsylvania organizations dedicated to support and advocacy for experiential education, career development and employment in Pennsylvania. With the development of this new organization comes many opportunities for additional growth and learning through our larger, more diverse membership that represents more than 80 different colleges, universities and employers throughout the commonwealth.

 

October

I missed what??? The Ongoing Saga of ADA Challenges and Claims

When:
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Organization:

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)

Where:

JW Marriott Grande Lakes Orlando
4040 Central Florida Parkway
Orlando, FL 32837

Description

 

On October 25, 2018, Leech Tishman Real Estate and ADA Partner Alisa N. Carr will be presenting on trends in litigation related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) as part of the four-day U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference, which will be held in Orlando, FL from October 24-27, 2018.

Alisa will discuss trends in ADA litigation, including what constitutes “a place of public accommodation” outside of the typical brick and mortar business location. The seminar’s panel will provide an update regarding recent court decisions and legislative developments and initiatives, and will explore various strategies for navigating the ADA to resolve disputes from the perspective of both the landlord and the tenant.

About The U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference

The U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference provides retail real estate legal professionals the opportunity to gain industry-specific knowledge and insight from leading authorities, network with 1,300+ industry peers, and earn general and ethics CLE credits. This high-energy conference offers over 70 sessions presented in four different formats with interaction strongly encouraged between panelists and attendees. This year’s Conference will be held on October 24 – 27, 2018, in Orlando, FL.