Co-sponsors: Oregon Women Lawyers, OSB Diversity & Inclusion Department, American Constitution Society Oregon Lawyer Chapter
When: Wednesday April 25, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Where: Perkins Coie 1120 NW Couch St., Ste. 1100 Portland, OR 97209
Blerina Kotori is a partner in Tonkon Torp’s Labor & Employment and Information Privacy & Security practice groups. She advises and represents employers in various matters, including discrimination, retaliation, leave laws, wage and hour, sexual harassment, disability, and employment benefits. Named a 2015 Super Lawyers employment and labor “Rising Star,” Kotori is on the Raphael House Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar Civil Rights Section.
Emily Brown-Sitnick is a bilingual staff attorney at Legal Aid Services of Oregon in the Portland Regional Office. She is a general practitioner with an emphasis on serving Oregon’s low-income immigrant populations. Emily is an Oregon native and values being able to contribute to the community in which she was raised.
Nicole Rose grew up in North and Northeast Portland. She currently lives in Clark County with her husband and four children. She is a graduate of the Willamette University College of Law, and currently serves on the Oregon State Bar’s House of Delegates. She clerked at the Public Defender of Marion County, and for Judge Angel Lopez in Multnomah County. She is a staff attorney working at the Portland office of Legal Aid Services of Oregon.
Details: This session will focus on implicit bias in the workplace and the way bias informs our decisions in the employment context. We will also discuss legal principles governing sexual harassment and the shift in the court’s consideration of implicit bias as evidence of discrimination.
This is a brown bag lunch. Beverages will be provided. Admission is free, but space is limited.
RSVP to Erika.Luzuriaga
Update: April 24: This event has reached capacity and RSVPs are now closed. If you would like to join via teleconference, please call toll-free 1-888-857-7291 and use participant number 503-727-2157