Registration is now open for a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program titled “Expanding Equality – The LGBTQ Community and Housing Discrimination.” The program, which will provide attorneys with 4 CLE credits, including 1 ethics credit, will be held on Friday, February 24, 2017, at Elon University Law School, in Greensboro, North Carolina, from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm.
The federal and North Carolina State Fair Housing Acts prohibit discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, and disability. Although sexual orientation and gender identity are not explicitly protected classes, there are a number of provisions of the Act that have particular importance for members of the LGBTQ community. This Continuing Legal Education program will focus on provisions of the state and federal fair housing laws that can be of particular relevance to those representing LGBTQ individuals.
Registration for the event, which includes a continental breakfast, box lunch, and 4 CLE credits, is $85, and ends on February 21, 2017. Registrations received before January 27, 2017, are eligible for an “early bird” rate of only $65.
Speakers at the CLE event include:
- Elena Sanchez-Curtis, U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
- Shannon Minter, Legal Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights
- Beth Littrell, Senior Attorney, Lambda Legal, Southern Regional Office
- Milan Pham, Attorney, Nicholson Pham
- Jack Holtzman, Attorney, NC Justice Center & Fair Housing Project of Legal Aid of North Carolina
- Rodney Tucker, Executive Director, Time Out Youth Charlotte
Click here for the full schedule and to register. For more information, contact the event organizer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The program is sponsored by the Fair Housing Project of Legal Aid of North Carolina; Charlotte/Mecklenburg Community Relations Commission; City of Durham Department of Neighborhood Improvement Services, Human Relations Division; Equality NC; the Greensboro Human Relations Department; LGBTQ Center of Durham; North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys; North Carolina Human Relations Commission; North Carolina Justice Center; Orange County Department of Housing, Human Rights & Community Development; OUTLAW Elon Law School Chapter; and Winston-Salem Human Relations Commission.
This program is funded in part through a grant under the Fair Housing Initiatives Program with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Please contact the organizer for scholarship information for low income individuals.