Continuing Legal Education
Laws of Gender: Updates on Title IX and Title VII

June 18, 2015



Join AAUW for a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program and earn three hours of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education credit (credit approved by the California State Bar)! The program, Laws of Gender: Updates on Title IX and Title VII, will cover Title IX developments in California, campus sexual assault under Title IX, and sexual harassment under Title VII. See the full schedule below.

The CLE program will take place in the afternoon on Thursday, June 18, just before the 2015 AAUW National Convention starts. Cost is $150 for private practitioners, $80 for nonprofit and government practitioners. See you in San Diego!

Sponsored by
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman


Time: 1–4:30 p.m.
Registration opens at 12:15 p.m.
Location: AAUW National Convention
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
San Diego, California
Cost: $150 for private practitioners
$80 for nonprofit and government practitioners
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12:15–1 p.m.

Fair Play for Girls in Sports

1–2 p.m.

Elizabeth Kristen, Senior Staff Attorney and Director of Gender Equity & LGBT Rights Program at the Legal Aid Society–Employment Law Center (LAS–ELC)
J. Cacilia Kim, Special Counsel, LAS–ELC

Fair Play for Girls in Sports will provide an overview of Title IX’s importance, explaining why the LAS–ELC focuses on Title IX compliance in athletics. The presenters will explain how Title IX impacts school athletics and how school districts demonstrate compliance with the legislation. The presenters will then discuss the significance of AB 2404, a California law similar to Title IX, and put Title IX in context by highlighting and explaining important recent Title IX cases in California.


2–2:15 p.m.

Title IX: Representing Victims of Sexual Assault in the University Setting

2:15–3:15 p.m.

Sadaf T. Hane, Victim Rights Legal Services Staff Attorney, Center for Community Solutions

The focus of this hour-long training will be to provide attorneys a guide to representing students in Title IX cases in the university setting. The first half of the presentation will discuss a school’s responsibilities under Title IX, how attorneys can participate in the process, and what things to look out for in helping students get accommodations. The second half of the presentation will focus on relief outside of Title IX on campuses. Most of the discussion will provide technical steps, practical advice, and considerations that should be taken if a client decides to utilize any of these options.


3:15–3:30 p.m.

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: A Primer on the Law under Title VII

3:30–4:30 p.m.

Malinda Gaul, Partner at Gaul & Dumont
Amalia Lam, Senior Manager, AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund

This presentation will lay out the development of sexual harassment law under Title VII, focusing on significant changes and shifts in standards. Tracing the history of U.S. Supreme Court decisions following Title VII’s passage, the presenters will explain how the law evolved and how it has changed in the last few years. The program will offer attorneys a foundation in Title VII sexual harassment law and guidance on its current applications.

We hope you’ll join us!

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