AABANY is pleased to announce that it is a co-signatory to the amicus brief in Zarda v. Altitude Express, Inc.
In that case, Donald Zarda filed suit against his former employer, Altitude Express,
alleging that he had been terminated due to his sexual orientation, in
violation of the New York State Human Rights Law and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The amicus brief asks the 2nd Circuit to overturn existing precedent and expand the definition of
“sex” in Title VII of the Act to include sexual orientation in employment discrimination.
The following bar associations and organizations have also signed on:
The LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York
The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom
Hispanic National Bar Association
Legal Aid at Work
The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance
The year 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, landmark legislation prohibiting employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin. By its enactment, notions of equality were more deeply embedded in United States public law.
The Law Schools of St. John’s University and New York University are very proud to present the collaborative effort assessing the past, present and future of Title VII.
This two-day symposium will include the following topics:
The historical origins of Title VII and its current effectiveness
Reforms or amendments of Title VII in terms of its scope, implementation or interpretation
Important cultural, sociological, and societal changes wrought by Title VII
Registration for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) The two-day Symposium qualifies for 9 non-transitional practice area CLE credit hours; 4 credits on Friday, 5 credits on Saturday. The CLE fee for each day is $150 or $225 for both days.
Payment Complete and return the Continuing Legal Education form by April 1, 2014.
For credit card payment, e-mail the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to 718-990-5998. To pay by mail, send checks payable to St. John’s School of Law with the completed CLE form to:
Office of Continuing Legal Education St. John’s University School of Law 8000 Utopia Parkway Queens, NY 11439
Hardship Guidelines Hardship tuition reduction is available in special circumstances. Please refer to the form.