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February 1-2, 2019 – Charleston SC Regional Program Weekend:

4th and 11th Circuits Host Successful Regional Meeting in Historic Charleston. The weekend started with a dinner at the famous Galatoire’s Restaurant on Bourbon Street. An amazingly successful program was enjoyed by over sixty Fellows in Charleston, SC on February 2nd. Thank yous go to the Planning Committees of the 4th and 11th Circuits, and to all the speakers who graciously accepted our invitation to be a part of this event.

Friday evening's reception at the South Carolina Historical was the perfect start to a weekend in the charming and historic southern city. Saturday morning's judges' panel featured three district court judges (Hon. Irene M. Keeley – USDC ND WV; Hon. Donald C. Coggins, Jr. – USDC, DSC.; Hon. R. David Proctor – USDC ND Ala.) who shared their insights and experiences on civility in the courtroom. Fellow Marty Malin and Fellow John Ring followed, sharing updates on legislative happenings and the NLRB. The final panel featured three speakers representing a variety of viewpoints on the #MeToo Movement. Adriane Malanos Belton (Mercedes Benz, Charleston, SC), Angela Gray (Gray Newell Thomas, Greensboro, NC) and Lucas Kaster (Nichols & Kaster, Minneapolis, MN), touched on topics from how the movement has impacted juror profiles and jury selection, to male victims alleging sexual harassment in the workplace to the importance of training and policy awareness. Fellows were extremely enthusiastic about a follow up program in 2020.

Special thanks to the sponsoring firms: Burr & Forman LLP; Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP; The Employment Law Center, PLLC; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, PC; Smith, Anderson, Blount, Dorsett, Mitchell & Jernigan; and Steptoe & Johnson PLLC!

Program Agenda
Sexual Harassment Prevention Strategies for Employers
The Importance of Civility in the Sandbox
Recent Developments in Labor and Employment Law: Is the Law of the Workplace Drifting Rightward?
Knock It Off': Judge Upbraids Reed Smith Partner Litigating Mueller Case
ATTENDEE CONTACT INFORMATION
SELECT TASK FORCE ON THE STUDY OF HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE
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DEFENDANT CONCORD MANAGEMENT AND CONSULTING LLC'S REPLY IN SUPPORT OF ITS MOTION TO COMPEL DISCOVERY FROM THE UNITED STATES
DEFENDANT CONCORD MANAGEMENT AND CONSULTING LLC'S RESPONSE TO THE GOVERNMENT'S SUPPLEMENTAL BRIEF IN OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANT'S MOTION TO DISMISS THE INDICTMENT
#MeToo One Year Later: Progress in Catalyzing Change to End Workplace Harassment
#MeTooWhatNext: STRENGTHEN PROTECTIONS AGAINST WORKPLACE SEXUAL HARASSMENT

February 16-17, 2018 – Joint Regional Program:

The 5th and 11th Circuit Regional Committees joined forces to offer Fellows and guest a unique programming opportunity over President’s Day Weekend in New Orleans, LA at the historic Le Pavillon Hotel. The weekend started with a dinner at the famous Galatoire’s Restaurant on Bourbon Street. The Saturday morning program featured outgoing NLRB Chair Phil Miscimarra sharing his thoughts on the time he spent as Chair and what’s ahead for the Board. Fellows Michael Green and Rod Tanner discussed Speech Protections and Black Lives Matter in the Workplace, sharing their perspectives on how, and if, the speech of the protesting worker should be protected. Professor William Corbett, the Frank L. Maraist Professor of Law and Wex S. Malone Professor of Law at Paul Herbert Law Center, Louisiana State University, addressed recent developments in labor and employment law. Over lunch, Honorary Fellow, and recently retired 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge, the Honorable Richard Posner, joined us to discuss his experiences as they relate to civility in the courtroom and his new venture – a pro bono law firm benefiting pro se litigants. The day ended with a cocktail reception on the rooftop terrace of Le Pavillon.

Program Agenda
Speech Protections and Black Lives Matter in the Workplace
Through the Looking Glass - Protection of Controversial Employee Speech In and Outside the Workplace
Joint Employers, Medical Joints, and the Mark of the Beast: A Revelatory Year in Labor and Employment Law - Paper
Joint Employers, Medical Joints, and the Mark of the Beast: A Revelatory Year in Labor and Employment Law - PowerPoint
The NLRB’s New Year: Observations from the Former Chairman - Part 1
The NLRB’s New Year: Observations from the Former Chairman - Part 2
The NLRB’s New Year: Observations from the Former Chairman - Part 3
The NLRB’s New Year: Observations from the Former Chairman - Part 4
The NLRB’s New Year: Observations from the Former Chairman - Part 5
The NLRB’s New Year: Observations from the Former Chairman - Part 6
The NLRB’s New Year: Observations from the Former Chairman - Part 7
#MeToo: Navigating the New Landscape

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LECTURE SERIES

The College has provided a forum for discussion and collegiality among the Fellows and their guests by sponsoring lectures featuring prominent speakers. For your convenience and reference, we have maintained an ongoing listing of all lectures including the text of these speeches. Due to their length, the lectures have been converted to PDF format, which will facilitate faster downloads for reading and printing. 

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