Friday, August 22, 2014
Lavender Law Schedule – Friday
Below is the schedule for Friday, August 22, 2014.
8:00am – 5:00pm Attendee Check-In
9:00am – 10:30pm General Attendance Session 1
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.
10:45am – 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 Lunch
2:00pm – 5:30pm Corporate Counsel Institute
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
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 Law School Professors Roundtable Discussion (All scholars invited)