Breaking: DeVos’s New Sweeping Title IX Rule for School Sexual Misconduct
20 Aug 2020
On August 14, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education’s new Title IX rule addressing gender-based violence on college campuses and K-12 schools went into effect. The new rules limit schools’ ability to response to sexual harassment, gutting the rights of campus survivors of sexual assault and gender-based violence, and bolstering the rights of the accused.
Cari Simon, Esq., Fierberg National Law Group
Legal Case Studies on Ethical Competence During COVID-19
21 Jan 2021
Lawyers are essential during times of crisis to help clients navigate a challenging array of needs. The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified those challenges for lawyers and their clients, requiring lawyers to serve their clients in new ways. Lack of in-person communication, the suspension of court services, business closures, and remote work have increased lawyers’ use of and reliance on technology to provide competent and diligent representation. Throughout these challenges, obligations under the Rules of Professional Conduct remain. Through the use of both actual and hypothetical scenarios, this training will help lawyers ethically address the key issues that have arisen during these challenging times.
Dayna Underhill, Holland & Knight, Portland
“Keep it Secret, Keep it Safe”: Understanding Privileges and Confidentiality to Protect Crime Victims and Enforce their Rights
11 Feb 2021
From the start of a criminal investigation through post-conviction, crime victims may face multiple attacks on their privacy. Some come from obvious motions requesting protected records, but many more come from simple acts that call into question the privileges and confidentiality victims often may not even know they have. This training will examine the privileges and rules of confidentiality that affect victims, and consider strategies for raising and enforcing those rights to protect victims’ privacy.
Andrea K Rufo, Director of the Crime Victims’ Rights Project at Legal Action of Wisconsin