Friday, August 22, 2014
Lavender Law Schedule – Friday
Below is the schedule for Friday, August 22, 2014. Click here to view Saturday’s schedule
8:00am – 5:00pm Attendee Check-In
Metropolitan West Foyer
8:00am – 10:00am Corporate Counsel Power Breakfasts (By invitation only)
9:00am – 10:30am General Attendance Session 1
Metropolitan East Large
Religious Freedom or a License to Discriminate?
Despite (or because of) the historic gains on marriage equality and nondiscrimination made by the LGBT movement, we are seeing increasing efforts to allow discrimination in the name of religious freedom. This panel, presented by litigators and legislative counsel who have worked directly on the issue, will address the so-called “religious freedom” legislation introduced in 2014, including Arizona’s now infamous HB 1062, and discuss the issue and prospects for opposing such efforts in the future. We will also address pending cases involving claims under state and federal Religious Freedom Restoration Acts, including discussing what impact the contraception cases (which will be decided by the Supreme Court by this summer), will have on claims of entitlement to discriminate against LGBT people in the name of religion.
10:00am – 12:00pm Corporate Counsel Speed Networking (By invitation only)
Central Park East/West
Corporate Counsel Speed Networking provides focused, intimate networking opportunities for corporate legal departments to identify LGBT outside counsel specifically chosen to meet their needs based on area of practice, type of firm and geography. This program is an easy way for in-house counsel facing mandates to diversity their vendors/suppliers and to establish personal connections with outside lawyers in the LGBT community. Law firm associates and partners can practice their interview skills and business development pitches in a safe environment and begin the conversations that can lead to longer-term relationships.
10:45am – 12:15pm Concurrent Workshops – Session OneClick for Details
12:15pm – 2:15pm International Association of LGBT Judges’ Meeting (By invitation only)
12:30pm – 1:45pm Dan Bradley and Frank Kameny Awards Celebration Brunch
Metropolitan East Large
2:00pm – 5:30pm Corporate Counsel Institute (By invitation only)
Metropolitan West Small
2:00pm – 3:30pm Concurrent Workshops – Session TwoClick for Details
3:45pm – 5:15pm Concurrent Workshops – Session ThreeClick for Details
3:45pm – 5:15pm BiLaw Caucus
Conference Room C
The inaugural BiLaw caucus will be held in New York as part of the National LGBT Bar Association’s 2014 Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair. BiLaw is a currently informal group of bisexual-identified and bi-allied attorneys, academics, and law students. This inaugural caucus is an opportunity to network with other bi-identified lawyers and discuss areas of the law relevant to bisexual people. All bi-identified and bi-allied attorneys are encouraged to attend.
Organizers: Nancy Marcus, Toby Adams, Ann Tweedy, Heron Greenesmith, Ilona Turner, Diana Adams, Polly Shoemaker
5:30pm – 6:30pm Finance Reception (By invited application only)
Join Lavender Law registrants specializing in banking and finance for an informal networking reception.
5:30pm – 6:30pm Law School Professors Roundtable Discussion (All scholars invited)
Conference Room J
7:30pm – 10:30pm Friday Night Out (presented by the LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York)
The Out NYC, 510 West 42nd Street