On June 27, 2014, the Fair Housing Project, in conjunction with the North Carolina Bar Association, is sponsoring a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program titled “Home, Sweet Home: Litigating Fair Housing Claims (Based on Domestic Violence, Sexual Harassment, and Unequal Access).” The event will take place from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm at the NC Bar Center, located at 8000 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513 or via a live webcast.
The event will provide 4.75 hours of CLE credit for North Carolina attorneys or CPE credits for paralegals, including 3.75 general credit and 1.0 substance abuse/mental health.
This program serves as a tool kit for practitioners litigating sex discrimination claims under federal and state fair housing laws, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and HUD’s LGBT equal access rule. Designed for the basic and intermediate practitioner, it will focus on representing survivors of domestic violence facing eviction, low-income tenants who are sexually harassed by their landlords, and LGBT people dealing with housing discrimination. The program includes an overview of legal remedies, methods and burdens of proof, discovery strategies, proving damages, working with traumatized clients, and obtaining attorney’s fees.
- Suzanne Chester, Fair Housing Project, Legal Aid of North Carolina;
- Diane Citrino, Thacker Martinsek LPA, Cleveland, OH;
- Kelly Clarke, Fair Housing Project, Legal Aid of North Carolina;
- Sandra Parks, ACLU Women’s Rights Project, New York, NY;
- Sara Pratt, Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development;
- Maya Rupert, Policy Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights, Washington, DC; and
- Faye Sultan, Ph.D., Director, University Psychological Associates, Charlotte, NC.
The cost is $60.00 for registrations received before June 20, 2014, or $75.00 after. (To get the early-bird discount, enter the following discount code on the registration page: EBLIVE294.) Employees of Legal Aid of North Carolina are free. For information on scholarships, please contact Jewette Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information or to register, click here or contact the NC Bar Association at (919) 677-8745 or (800) 228-3402.