Join The Advocates for Human Rights and Faegre Baker Daniels LLP for a "Human Rights Continuing Legal Education Seminar".
WHEN: Thursday, June 28th, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP, 2200 Wells Fargo Center, 90 S. 7th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
CLE CREDIT: Application has been made for 6 CLE credits (4 standard credits and 2 elimination of bias credits).
FEES: All Day: $200 attorney rate/$100 non-profit rate Bias only: $50
To attend, please fill out the REGISTRATION FORM online.
For more information, please contact Emily Farell at email@example.com.
8:30 - 9:00 REGISTRATION (refreshments provided)
9:00 - 10:00 SEX TRAFFICKING IN MINNESOTA: A PARADIGM SHIFT
Presenter: Helen Rubenstein, The Advocates for Human Rights and Aviva Breen, former Executive Director, Minnesota Legislative Commission on the Economic Status of Women and former Board Chair, The Advocates for Human Rights.
This session describes the scope and characteristics of sex trafficking; the legal framework around sex trafficking in Minnesota, nationally, and internationally; and The Advocates' work in legal and policy reform and its implementation. (1 standard credit)
10:15 - 11:15 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN RIGHTS LAW
Presenter: Robin Phillips, The Advocates for Human Rights
This session provides a broad overview of human rights law, including the history of human rights from antiquity to the present, the role of the United Nations and other human rights bodies, and the application of local, state, and federal laws. This session is a great opportunity for anyone looking to expand their knowledge of law and human rights on an international scale. (1 standard credit)
11:30 - 12:30 HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCACY AT THE UNITED NATIONS
Presenter: Jennifer Prestholdt, The Advocates for Human Rights
This session gives an overview of the United Nations' system for protecting human rights and explores the ways organizations can work with UN bodies, including the Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review and treaty-based mechanisms for enforcing compliance with human rights obligations. The session will also discuss the role of lawyers and non-governmental organizations in contributing to UN human rights mechanisms, including shadow reporting. (1 standard credit)
12:30-1:30 LUNCH (lunch not provided, options in skyway)
1:30 - 2:30 U.S. IMMIGRATION LAW
Presenter: Emily Good, The Advocates for Human Rights
This session introduces basic concepts of immigration law, such as how people immigrate, refugee and asylum processes, family-based immigration, employment-based immigration, and deportation. Underlying legislative policies and impacts will also be covered. This session is appropriate for anyone interested in learning more about the legal processes impacting immigrants. (1 standard credit)
2:45 - 5:00 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AS A HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION
Presenters: Rosalyn Park and Beatríz R. Menanteau, The Advocates for Human Rights
Based on The Advocates' work in Croatia and Moldova, this session examines legal biases against women in the laws and as practiced by judges, prosecutors, and lawyers in those countries. It will also discuss how to eliminate these biases in the legal profession through legal reform and advocacy. (2 bias credits)