May 01, 2018

Workplace bullying, NCAA scandals among topics at ABA Young Lawyers Division spring meeting

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2018 — Experts participating in the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division 2018 Spring Conference, May 10-12 in Louisville, Ky., will tackle hot-button issues such as technology advances in pro bono work, college sports scandals and workplace bullying.

2018 YLD Spring Conference
Sponsored by the Young Lawyers Division

May 10-12

The Brown Hotel
335 West Broadway
Louisville, Ky. 40202

Program highlights include:

Friday, May 11

“Beyond the School Yard: Harassment and Bullying in the Workplace Ethics” — Bullying can occur almost anywhere, including the workplace. Attorneys have the opportunity, and sometimes legal and ethical obligation, to address workplace bullying. This panel will examine different types of workplace bullying and the various related laws and policies. Panelists, including Roula Allouch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Cincinnati, will discuss how to spot, address and prevent workplace bullying.

10:15-11:15 a.m.

“Pro Bono in the 21st Century: Using Tech to Advance Pro Bono” — Utilizing new technology can greatly increase pro bono participation. One such technology is virtual reality. Panelists will explore how virtual reality is being used to train pro bono attorneys for courtroom hearings.

10:15-11:15 a.m.

“Child Abuse, Elder Abuse and Mandatory Reporting Laws” — A diverse panel from the legal, medical and academic fields will discuss mandatory reporting laws for child abuse and elder abuse. Panelists will also discuss resources for victims and their organization’s efforts to prevent child abuse and elder abuse.

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 12

“Cardinal Sins” — The face of college athletics has changed over the past decade in myriad ways. It seems like every new season brings new game-changing legal decisions. A panel will discuss the current state of sports, from the program and player payment scandals at the University of Louisville, to intellectual property issues, players’ unions and the NCAA as an institution.

9:45-10:45 a.m.

“The Intersection of Domestic Violence and the Black Lives Matter Movement—How to Best Advise Victims in Fear of the Consequences of Police Contact” — How does this unique moment in history contribute to the experience of domestic violence victims of color? A panel, including Jessica Green of the Louisville Metro Council, will explore the intersection of criminal justice reform and domestic violence, focusing on systemic responses to domestic violence reports involving people of color, including the impact of nuisance ordinances and prosecutorial discretion.

9:45-10:45 a.m.

A complete agenda can be found online.

There is no charge for media covering this event. To register, please contact Priscilla Totten at 202-662-1094 or

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