The University of Richmond School of Law’s Public Interest Law Review is hosting a symposium Oct. 19 focusing on #MeToo.

"Lawyering in the Era of #MeToo" will look at effective ways lawyers can assist clients with the increasing number of sexual harassment and assault cases.

"Hopefully, one day, we'll be able look back on this moment in time, on the #MeToo movement, and say that the world is a better and safer place because of it and because of those held accountable,” said MaryAnn Grover, public interest law review editor-in-chief. “But that future only becomes possible if we take seriously the lessons that #MeToo is teaching us. The lesson that none of us are alone and the lesson that we are each brave in our own right. This symposium is an opportunity for us to examine what the legal system can do to help us reach that future."

Sharyn Tejani, director of the TIMES UP Legal Defense Fund, will be the keynote speaker.

Tejani previously worked as deputy chief at the employment litigation section of the civil rights division of the U.S. Department of Justice where she supervised cases, including sexual harassment and pregnancy discrimination.

The full agenda includes:

  • 9:10 a.m. Keynote Address: Sharyn Tejani
  • 9:50 a.m. #MeToo and Procedural Justice: Lesley Wexler
  • 10:30 a.m. Working with Victims in the Era of #MeToo: Megan Zwisohn
  • 11:10 a.m. Break
  • 11:20 a.m. Range of Remedies & Responses: Jennifer Robbennolt
  • Noon Panel - Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Panelists include local attorneys Patty Gill, Rebecca Royals, Kati Dean, and Janice Craft and will be moderated by UR law professor Kevin Woodson.

The symposium will take place in the Richmond School of Law Moot Courtroom from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free but registration is required.

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