February 20, 2019

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm , Pacific Time

ACS Bay Area: #MeToo in the Legal Profession - Harassment, Power Dynamics, and Solutions


Join the Bay Area Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society for a panel discussion on the #MeToo movement in the legal profession. More than a year after sexual harassment allegations from women leaders in the legal profession brought the #MeToo movement to the legal field, this panel will discuss the continuing challenges of sexual harassment in the legal profession from law school through partnership.

Does our profession present unique barriers to addressing harassment? How is sexual harassment connected to the lack of diversity in our workplaces and to other forms of discrimination and workplace inequity? How can lawyers become leaders in changing our own workplaces so that we can be authentic leaders in addressing harassment for our clients and society? What roles do law schools, employers, judges, and bar associations have in perpetuating the problems as well as in being part of the solutions?

Featuring:

Yohance Edwards, Director of Workplace Relations, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit*

Kalpana Kotagal, Partner, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC

Moderated by:

Emily Murphy, Associate Professor of Law, UC Hastings College of the Law

*Edwards is participating in this event in his personal capacity, not as a representative of the Ninth Circuit. Any statements or opinions expressed in conjunction with this event are his own.

A reception will be held at 5:30p.m thanks to the generosity of Duane Morris LLP. The panel and Q&A will begin at 6:00p.m.

California CLE credit has been approved for this program.

RSVP is free but required for security purposes.