Mississippi CLE - Civil Rights Courses
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Conducting Sexual Harassment Investigations at Law Firms
Internal investigations are always complex, and even more so when investigating sexual harassment within your firm. This CLE course will guide you through the various legal issues and requirements and offer a step-by-step guide for conducting investigations in accordance with current statutes. The course will address internal communications, contractual obligations, validity and enforceability, and attorney client privilege. Relevant case law will be presented. More Info$501General Credit
Housing Justice 101: Understanding the Fair Housing Act
In this CLE course, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the Fair Housing Act, a landmark federal law that prohibits housing discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, and disability. This seminar will cover key provisions of the act, including fair housing advertising and marketing, discriminatory practices, and the role of government agencies in enforcing fair housing laws. Participants will also learn about their... More Info$501.1General Credits
Defamation and The First Amendment of Speech
The First Amendment has a complicated history with issues such as defamation, hate speech, and incitement. This CLE course will cover some significant and evolving elements that specifically relate to how defamation intersects with the First Amendment. The course will provide practitioners with the understanding of the complex issues that might be of concern to clients, and how to identify and address these issues. No prior knowledge of defamation is required. More Info$501General Credit
Challenging the Impermissible Use of Race in Jury Selection
The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the case of Curtis Flowers highlighted the fact that far too often prosecutors in our nation impermissibly use race when exercising peremptory challenges. This CLE presentation will provide criminal defense attorneys with the tools they need to fight against this unethical tactic. More Info$501General Credit
Hot Topics in Employment Law Since #MeToo
The #MeToo movement has been a transformational groundswell that rolled out from breaking news several years ago. The bombshell exposé published by The New York Times brought to light decades of sexual harassment, discrimination and abuse by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, launched the movement and has led to dramatic social and legal change. Following the Weinstein exposé, #MeToo roared across social media platforms, onto the streets and into the courtrooms, as countless individuals share... More Info$1002General Credits
ADA, ADAAA and EEOC Regulations
Perhaps the most difficult law to understand and ensure legal compliance with is the ADA and the ADAAA. Moreover, the EEOC has issued extensive regulations to ensure legal compliance. This CLE program will ensure that you understand the legal ins and outs of this law, how to know what constitutes a disability within the meaning of the ADA and how to recognize when an employee has requested a reasonable accommodation. This CLE will provide the answers to your most difficult AD... More Info$501General Credit
Diversity and Race in Jury Selection
This course will take a historical look at diversity and race in jury selection and how “all-white juries” have led to infamous miscarriages of justice throughout the years. We will also examine how the Supreme Court has addressed racial discrimination in jury selection from the 1880s to present day, and how various courts have recently addressed this issue. Lastly, we will look at what states across the country are currently doing to limit racial discrimination in jury selecti... More Info$501.2Ethics Credits
War Crimes, Sanctions & The War In The Ukraine: A Review Of The Legal Aspects Of The Current War & The Laws That Apply
During the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Russian authorities and armed forces were accused of committing war crimes by carrying out both deliberate attacks against civilian targets and indiscriminate attacks in densely populated areas. The Russian military allegedly exposed the civilian population to unnecessary and disproportionate harm by using cluster munitions – a type of weapon that is prohibited by 110 states because of its immediate and long-term danger to civilians– and by firing other... More Info$1002.2General Credits
Current Trends in Asylum Cases: The Asylum Officer Rule
A few days ago, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice began implementing a new rule to quickly grant asylum to applicants who are subject to expedited removal and who are eligible for asylum, and to promptly remove those who are not. This new rule seeks to streamline the asylum process and lighten the load of the overburdened immigration courts. Only time will tell if the rule will achieve its goals. We will review the new mechanism, focusing on due process... More Info$501General Credit
Statutory Interpretation: Do the Words “because of… sex” Include “Sexual Orientation” and “Transgender Identity”?
“…because of sex.” They seem like simple words, but are integral in the context of employment discrimination. This CLE course will address prior United States Supreme Court litigation such as Hopkins and Oncale regarding whether sexual orientation and transgender identity were included in the statutory definition of “sex.” The course will evaluate three cases before the Court decided on the basis of statutory interpretation, and how they address the question of the court’s st... More Info$2004.1General Credits