POSTPONED: CLE: Full Day | Gratz College


Apr/23 08:15 am -
Apr/23 04:15 pm

Gratz College Reading Room

Full Day: 6 credits

Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 8:15am to 4:15pm

Gratz College Reading Room

Postponed until further notice

MORNING PROGRAM: 8:45 am - 12:15 pm

Hate Crimes and Extremism in Pennsylvania

Amy Feinman, Northeast Area Civil Rights Counsel, Anti-Defamation League
Shira Goodman, Regional Diretor, ADL Philadelphia Region

This program will provide audience members with deeper understanding of state and federal hate crime laws, powerful tools to identify, investigate and prosecute hate crimes, and instruction on the legal and constitutional framework in which hate crime laws operate. Presenters will also cover recent trends in white supremacist activity both on and offline. 

Three (3) substantive credits
Kosher continental breakfast included. Doors open at 8:15 am.

Attorneys: $135
Auditors: $36


AFTERNOON PROGRAM: 12:45 - 4:15 pm

Advertising Law and Legal Ethics; Code of Professional Responsibility and Perspectives of a Higher Authority

Kenneth Plevan, Esq.
Rabbi William Plevan, Ph.D., 
Gratz College Affiliate Faculty
This course will use the basic principles of advertising law and claim substantiation to explore ethical issues that face lawyers defending advertising claims against allegations that the claims are false and misleading.  The ethics presentation will pay particular attention to the use of survey evidence in seeking to evaluate consumer messages and the interplay among the work product doctrine, counsel’s efforts to keep off the record unfavorable survey results, and counsel’s obligations of candor to the Court and to an adversary in responding to discovery requests.

Dr. Plevan will discuss the ethical and legal principles of Jewish law on deceptive practices in product preparation and advertising.  The program will conclude with an exploration of legal challenges to advertising claims made by ConAgra to promote Hebrew National hotdogs.

One (1) ethics & two (2) substantive credits
Kosher lunch included (beginning at 12:15 pm)

Attorneys: $135
Auditors: $36


Attorneys: $250
Auditors: $54

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Amy Feinman serves as Northeast Area Civil Rights Counsel for ADL (the Anti-Defamation League). In that capacity, she oversees ADL’s civil rights work in 13 states and advises 5 of ADL’s regional offices (New England, Connecticut, New York/New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC) on core civil rights equities, including countering anti-Semitism and hate, fighting bigotry and discrimination, safeguarding religious freedom and the separation of church and state, and promoting immigrant and refugee rights. Prior to joining ADL, Amy worked as a litigation associate at the law firm Latham & Watkins LLP in Boston, where she maintained a pro bono practice focused on education equity and juvenile justice cases. Amy is a 2009 graduate of the University of Michigan and a 2012 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Shira Goodman is the Regional Director of the ADL Philadelphia Region. The mission of ADL is to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.  Shira is excited to be joining the fight against hate, which she views as the critical fight of our time.  Shira just concluded a seven-year tenure as Executive Director of CeaseFirePA, Pennsylvania’s largest gun violence prevention organization.  Shira remains committed to ending the epidemic of gun violence and supporting advocates and survivors in this fight. Prior to joining CeaseFirePA in fall 2012, Shira served for a decade as Deputy Director of Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts (PMC), a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to reform Pennsylvania’s courts. Shira is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Yale Law School.

Ken Plevan retired from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP on February 28, 2019 after 44 years in that firm’s New York Office.  He is the author of numerous publications on advertising and trademark law, including Advertising Compliance Handbook (PLI Second Ed. 1991), Recent Trends in the Use of Surveys In Advertising and Consumer Deception Disputes, Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property, Vol. 15 No. 1 (Fall 2015), and The Second Circuit and the Development of Intellectual Property Law: The First 125 Years, Fordham Law Review, Vol. 85 No. 1 (Oct. 2016). After graduating from Harvard Law School, Mr. Plevan began his legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable John F. Dooling, Jr., Eastern District of New York. He then served for four years in the United States Air Force as a Legal Officer.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and for ten years taught advertising and trademark law as an Adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School.

William Plevan Ph.D. holds rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary and a doctorate in Religion from Princeton University, where he wrote a dissertation on the philosophical anthropology of Martin Buber. He has taught Jewish philosophy, theology and ethics at the Jewish Theological Seminary, Hebrew Union College, and in a variety of adult educational settings. His article “Holiness in Hermann Cohen, Franz Rosenzweig, and Martin Buber,” was recently published in Holiness in Jewish Thought, edited by Alan Mittleman (Oxford University Press, 2018). He is also the author of Martin Buber: The Dialogue With God,” in Jewish Theology in Our Time (Jewish Lights Publishing, 2010) and was the editor of the festschrift, Personal Theology: Essays in Honor of Neil Gillman (Academic Studies Press 2013).