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Legal Education Workshop at Gratz
December 18, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm$250.00
The morning program from 8:45 a.m. to 12:12 p.m. is titled “Protection From Abuse and Representing Jewish Clients: Community Advocate Training” and will be lead by Shana Weiner, founder and executive director of Dinah, Inc. This program will provide an overview of the Protection from Abuse Act, a discussion of domestic violence in the Jewish Community and tips on how to best represent a Jewish clientele.
The afternoon program from 12:45-4:15 p.m. is titled “Blowing the Whistle on Corporate Fraud” and will be lead by Susan Schneider Thomas, Berger-Montague and Rabbi Elisha Friedman. This program will focus primarily on the False Claims Act, but also incorporate other statutes designed to encourage people to report suspected fraud and various regulatory and legislative initiatives to protect them. It will explore the reasons people come forward and the legal and practical issues that whistleblowers encounter. The Jewish perspective and overall ethical considerations of reporting suspected wrongdoing will also be explored, including Judaism’s general opposition to negative speech about others as well as the principles surrounding the well-known exception for a situation where that speech will benefit society. There will be a discussion on how this debate deals with whistleblowers who may have a personal animus toward the individuals (or company) they are reporting and who will be in a position to benefit if the litigation is successful.
Kosher continental breakfast and lunch included. Doors open at 8:15 a.m. For more information, email [email protected] or call 215-635-7300 ext. 155.
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