ABOUT THE PANELS AND WORKSHOPS
New Frontiers in Immigration Law: Responding to the Trump Administration
This panel will provide an overview of immigration policies under the current administration which is attempting to reconstruct immigration law and policy. From the flood of news coverage and litigation, the panelists will discuss topics such as the “zero-tolerance” policies causing the separation of families at the border, severely limiting refugee admission, DACA litigation & the “travel ban.” The Panelist will close by touching on the ways attorneys are pushing back and challenging these policies, and provide ways to move forward.
LGBTQ Issues and the Latinx Community:
This panel will cover an overview of issues currently confronted by the LGBTQ and Latinx community. Specifically, the panelists will discuss topics such as the detention of transgender immigrants/ increased barriers for asylum-seekers and refugees, criminalization of sex work, military life, and acquiring gender-affirming healthcare.
Intersectionality and the Law
Panelists will share best practices for navigating workplace relationships and the complexities of implicit bias, microaggressions, and difficult conversations while staying true to our various identities. These practical strategies apply to legal practitioners in all sectors, public and private, in-house, and law firms.
Latino Partners: Getting on the Partnership Track
Statistics show that about 4% of U.S. attorneys identify as Latinx, and less than 2% of them are in high positions, such as partners. So what does it take to make partner? The panelists will discuss their experiences as Latinx attorneys and how this has impacted their career trajectories, ultimately leading them to become partners. The Panelists will end with providing guidance and proactive strategies on how to get on the partnership track.
Criminal Justice Reform and Progressive Prosecution
As various District Attorney offices shift to a "progressive" model, many may wonder what does this actually look like? What does it actually mean to be a progressive prosecutor? The panelists will dive into these topics and discuss criminal justice reform from different lenses and the changes that they see from their current positions.
Hot Topics in Employment Law: Everything You Should Know
The panelists will discuss changes and challenges in labor and employment law during the past two years. During the Obama administration, through regulations and executive orders, various pro-employee policies were enacted, however, the new administration has reversed most of these policies. Moreover, the panel will discuss, including but not limited to, NYS and NYC changes ranging from sexual harassment-related protections, Earned Sick Time Act, paid family leave, reasonable accommodations, and human rights law.
Below is a short view on the pipeline program content and the panel descriptions for this year's Pa'lante IX Conference: Si No Tú, ¿Quién?. More to come soon.