March 10, 2020

Census 2020: What Lawyers With Inquiring Clients Should Know About Confidentiality and Other Issues

With heightened concerns nationwide about data confidentiality and diminished trust in the federal government, lawyers in all practice areas may find themselves being asked about the Census 2020, which begins nationwide in March, by their clients.

PLEASE NOTE: This program is no longer available for CLE credit; only those who watched the program live are eligible to receive credit.

With heightened concerns nationwide about data confidentiality and diminished trust in the federal government, lawyers in all practice areas may find themselves being asked about the Census 2020, which begins nationwide in March, by their clients.
With heightened concerns nationwide about data confidentiality and diminished trust in the federal government, lawyers in all practice areas may find themselves being asked about the Census 2020, which begins nationwide in March, by their clients.

This panel provided lawyers with a background on Census 2020, the content of the Census form, what the data is used for, how it will be collected, and the legal and other protections on Census data confidentiality. Lawyers will be equipped to answer basic inquiries from clients, as well as learn about the hotlines available to refer clients and others with regard to census matters.

Panelists

  • Terry Ao Minnis, Senior Director of Census and Voting Programs, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - AAJC

  • Timothy Olson, Director for Field Operations, Census Bureau

  • Thomas A. Saenz (Moderator), President and General Counsel, MALDEF

Joint Sponsor

Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities

Co-Sponsors

Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service
Standing Committee on Election Law
Center for Public Interest Law
Commission on Homelessness and Poverty

Materials

Presentation from Timothy P. Olson

Presentation from Terry Ao Minnis

Dept. Of Commerce v. New York - Opinion Of The Court 

Lupe v. Ross, 4th Circuit Order
(lawsuit challenging the addition of citizenship question to the 2020 Census) 

Lupe v. Ross – Amended Complaint
(lawsuit challenging Executive Order 13880, Collecting Information about Citizenship Status in Connection with the Decennial Census) 

Title 13 – Census

Courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau

Courtesy of Asian Americans Advancing Justice - AAJC

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