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Upcoming Events & Speeches

In addition to quarterly Public Justice events, our staff attorneys regularly speak around the country to audiences of trial attorneys, law students, and allied public-interest groups about the vital role the civil justice system and our litigation plays in keeping America’s courthouse doors open for all.

Below is a list of upcoming events and speeches.

If you would like to arrange for a Public Justice attorney to speak at your event, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact Development Director Kelly Simon at ksimon@publicjustice.net or 202-861-5253.

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March 2020

National Consumer Law Center’s Fair Debt Collections Conference

March 31 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Hilton Portland Downtown Hotel, 921 SW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97204 United States
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Leslie Bailey, Director of the Debtor's Prison Project and Senior Attorney, will be speaking on the panel, "Fighting the Criminalization of Poverty: New Challenges to Abusive Debt Collection Practices" as part of the NCLC's Fair Debt Collections Conference. More information can be found at the…

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April 2020

Mass Torts Made Perfect Seminar

April 22 @ 12:45 pm - 1:20 pm
The Wynn Hotel Las Vegas, NV United States + Google Map

Senior attorney Leah Nicholls will be speaking as part of the program "Third-Party Litigation Funding, the Health of the Plaintiff's Bar and You." More information and the link to register can be found below.

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June 2020

Protect the CFPB: A Supreme Court Briefing

June 1 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Executive Director Paul Bland will speak on a virtual panel about the many ways the Republican Supreme Court majority is threatening to upend life for hundreds of millions of Americans. This conversation is the fifth in a series of digital roundtables from Center for Popular…

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Protect the CFPB: A Supreme Court Briefing

June 22 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) holds big banks, payday lenders, and student loan companies accountable when they cheat and steal from Americans. Corporations don’t like being held accountable, so they’re turning to the Supreme Court for help getting rid of the CFPB. Now the…

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NELA’s Annual Convention: Community. Learning. Excellence.

June 25 @ 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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Senior attorney Karla Gilbride will be speaking on the panel, "You Don't Have to Walk Away: Defeating Arbitration Clauses" as part of the National Employment Lawyers Association's 2020 Annual Convention. More information and registration can be found at the link below.

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July 2020

Current Developments in Employment Law

July 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Senior Attorney Karla Gilbride will speak with two other lawyers on a virtual panel about recent developments for workers under the ADA and Family Medical Leave Act as part of the American Law Institute’s program,  Current Developments in Employment Law.

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NELA/ NY CLE Summer Series

July 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Senior attorney Karla Gilbride will speak on the virtual panel entitled "The Supreme Court Term in Review: Key Cases and Trends from the 2019-2020 Term" as part of NELA's summer conference series. Registration at the link below.

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Mass Damage and Access to Justice: Proposed EU-Wide Solutions

July 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Executive Director Paul Bland will speak on a webinar from Mass Torts Made Perfect on the topic of class action suits in Europe and in the U.S. Registration at the link below.

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August 2020

Oregon Trial Lawyers Association COVID-19 Panel

August 14 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Food Project Senior Attorney David Muraskin and Food Project Director Jessica Culpepper will be speaking on a panel featuring featuring Nursing Home Litigation, Employment Cases, and Prison Cases in the Time of COVID-19. Register at the link below.

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September 2020

Stopping the Spread: Litigating to Reform Workplaces and Protect Against COVID

September 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join Public Justice’s Food Project’s Litigation Director, David Muraskin, as he discusses litigating to protect workers from COVID.  Topics will include: current OSHA guidelines, litigating against OSHA, common law theories, wrongful death claims, sick leave claims, and the current state of Congress’ corporate immunity proposals.

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