February 12, 2010
LGBT Employment, Estate Planning and Criminal Law Issues
Join us on Friday March 5, 9 to 12:15, for a 3.0 CLE hour seminar on LGBT current issues. Travis Jackson from Jones Day will start the program with an update of national and state legal community matters including the passage of the Matthew Shepherd Hate Crimes Act, efforts to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, and significant state and federal court cases that may influence the legal rights afforded the LGBT community, including the Proposition 8 trial in California.
Terry Wheeler from Artz, Dewhirst & Wheeler will present on employment issues, including an overview of at-will employment, discrimination laws and the LGBT community and the intent of Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008. Sheila Clark, Clark & Lowe, will present on estate planning for LBGT individuals and couples. The seminar will conclude with Scot Dewhirst from Artz Dewhirst & Wheeler and Bill Hendrick, Assistant Chief Prosecutor for the Columbus City Prosecutor’s Office, presenting on criminal/traffic law – prosecution and defense perspectives. This segment will include diversion programs and the potential for creative plea bargains, sentencing and probation issues, defense strategies for selected legal charges, creative approaches that may assist the LGBT client, and legal vs. non-legal consequences to the LGBT client in criminal & traffic cases.
For more information, or to register for this CLE seminar, visit www.cbalaw.org/cle or call 614/221.4112.