CLE Program and Reception
Monday, June 5, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sidley Austin LLP | 787 Seventh Avenue | NYC
The 21st Century has seen LGBT rights move into the spotlight with marquee legal battles. This program will offer analysis of recent cases at both the state and federal level, and will discuss how those cases have framed the issues relating to transgender rights. We will look outside the court system to the regulatory battleground and legislative actions being taken.
6:00 p.m. Registration
6:15 p.m. Welcoming remarks
6:20 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Panel Discussions
7:30 p.m. Audience Question and Answer Session
7:45 p.m. Reception
Overview of Issues
A discussion about the types of discriminatory actions disproportionately affecting transgender people.
Jillian T. Weiss, Executive Director of Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund
On what basis are claims being brought and how do these claims address the specific discriminatory actions discussed outlined in the overview of the issues: Title IX, Title VII, due process, free speech, etc. This historical perspective will provide information on how parties have prevailed in prior litigation and what, if anything, should distinguish current transgender cases from these historical cases.
Professor Arthur S. Leonard, Robert F. Wagner Professor of Labor and Employment Law
New York Law School
Summary of significant cases currently being litigated on both the state and federal level and a discussion of the potential effect these cases could broadly have on transgender rights. This discussion will include both a review of gender-identity cases and matters related to the rights of the incarcerated and will include a discussion of how key issues raised in these cases relate to policy considerations.
Hayley Gorenberg, Deputy Legal Director & General Counsel, Lambda Legal
Jillian T. Weiss, Executive Director, Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund
(1.0 credit in Areas in of Professional Practice)