Legal institute will focus on changes in the workplace Columbia law professor Lance Liebman to be keynote speaker


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – As the American workplace changes, so do the laws created to protect employees as they go about earning a living.

    More than 85 legal professionals from the region will come together June 9-10 at the Seelbach Hotel for the University of Louisville’s 33rd annual Carl A. Warns, Jr. and Edwin R. Render Labor and Employment Law Institute to talk about those laws and how they are evolving to serve today’s workers.

    The Brandeis School of Law event will examine issues such as right to work, ethics in the workplace, wages, equal employment and more.

    On June 9 the keynote address will be delivered by Columbia Law School professor and former dean Lance Liebman, who will talk about how former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis might have viewed today’s labor laws. Liebman is president of the Harvard Law Review, was a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron White as well as an assistant to the mayor of New York City. He is an expert in employment, telecommunications, U.S.-Japanese social welfare and property law. He is a graduate of and was a professor at Harvard Law School prior to his employment at Columbia.

    Also speaking will be U.S. Solicitor of Labor Patricia Smith and General Counsel for the U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission David Lopez.

    The institute offers 13.75 continuing legal education hours, including two hours satisfying the Kentucky Bar Association ethics requirement for legal and human resources professionals.

    For more information, contact Tracie Cole at or 502-852-1230.


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