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NELA/Illinois presents the 19th Annual

2020 Seventh Circuit Conference

Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Chicago Bar Association Building
321 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago
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Employment Litigation in the #MeToo Era

This year’s Seventh Circuit Conference is "Employment Litigation in the #MeToo Era."
  • This conference is open to NELA/Illinois members, their guests, and the general public.
  • Attending the conference provides 4.5 Illinois general CLE credits.
  • In addition, we have applied for 1 hour of ethics credit.
  • Attendees from states other than Illinois need to apply for CLE on their own.
We strongly encourage you to register online. Doing so helps us process registrations more efficiently. However if you can not use our online system, we will allow you to register at the conference. The registration link is found below the program.

A friendly reminder that scholarships are available.


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8:00-8:45 Coffee and Registration
8:45-9:00 Welcome Remarks
~Catherine Simmons-Gill, President NELA/Illinois
9:00-10:30 Paul Mollica’s Year in Review
~Paul Mollica, Outten & Golden
10:30-10:45 Morning Break
10:45-11:45 Trauma-Informed Advocacy
~Karyn Bass Ehler, Grant & Eisenhofer
~Sharmili Majmudar, Executive Vice President of Policy and Organizational Impact, Women Employed
~Karla Altmayer, co-founder and co-director, Healing to Action
~Mallory Littlejohn, Legal Director for Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation
11:45-Noon NELA National Update
Noon-1:00 Member Luncheon
Legislative Committee Update
1:00-2:00 ESI Issues in Sex Harassment Cases
~Max Barack, Favaro & Gorman, Ltd.
~Amit Bindra, The Prinz Law Firm
2:00-2:15 Afternoon Break
2:15-3:15 Evidentiary Issues in Sex Harassment Cases
~ Kristin H. Carter, Noelle Brennan & Associates, Ltd.
~ Laura R. Feldman, Robinson Curley P.C.
3:15-4:15 Civility Now! Being Civil and Effective
~ Carrie Herschman, Herschman Levison Hobfoll PLLC
~ J. Bryan Wood, The Wood Law Office, LLC
4:15-5:15 Cocktail Hour

Registration and Fees

$125 Member
$95 Member in non-profit or government practice
$200 Non-member
$25 Law Student

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