CLE: Full Day

Apr/10 08:15 am -
Apr/10 04:15 pm

Gratz College Reading Room

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 8:15am to 4:15pm

Gratz College Reading Room

Auditors Welcome at Reduced Rate

8:45 am - 12:15 pm
One (1) Ethics and Two (2) Substantive Credits
The Future of #MeToo in the Courts and the Legislature

Amal M. Bass, Esq., Women's Law Project

In recent years, the #MeToo movement has raised awareness about sexual harassment and gender-based violence at school and at work. How have the courts and lawmakers responded? This CLE will explore this question with a focus on the current state and the potential future direction of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, and similar laws.

Kosher continental breakfast included. Doors open at 8:15 am.



12:45 am - 4:15 pm
One (1) Ethics and Two (2) Substantive Credits
Once a Stranger in a Strange Land: Jewish Efforts to Provide Legal Assistance to Refugees and Asylum-Seekers

Ilan Rosenberg, Esq.
Partner, Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP

Anti-immigrant sentiments ran rampant from the late 1800s through 1920, from the St. Louis to the Holocaust, and extending to the Soviet and Iranian Jewish populations. For well over a century, organizations within the American Jewish community created and developed special skills to provide legal and social support to newcomers seeking refuge on our shores. Today, those same organizations have taken up the causes of those, who, like the Jewish people, face persecution, violence, and famine. This course will discuss specific examples of how Jewish NGOs’ are challenging an administration reluctant to admit these newcomers in the courts, and how Jewish American history has provided them the tools and institutional knowledge to support these efforts.

Kosher lunch included (beginning at 12:15 pm).



Amal M. Bass, Esq. joined the Women’s Law Project as a staff attorney in 2006 and works in a variety of areas, including pregnancy and caretaking discrimination, Title IX athletic equity and sexual harassment, employment rights, and domestic and sexual violence. Her legal work includes providing representation and assistance to individuals who have experienced discrimination, as well as advocating for better policies for women and families on the local, state, and national levels. Amal received her BA from Yale University and her JD from Harvard Law School.

Ilan Rosenberg, Esq. concentrates his practice (at Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP) in the areas of complex insurance coverage, commercial litigation, and international disputes involving Latin America.  He has extensive experience in complex litigation matters – including commercial, civil tort, insurance coverage, administrative, and civil rights claims – in federal, state, and foreign courts.  He also has been recognized by the courts as an expert in the field of Mexican law. Ilan is vice president of the board of directors of HIAS Pennsylvania, and sits on the Advisory Board of the Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce.