Gathering will provide a forum for students, attorneys, LGBT leaders, and community members to learn about legal protections for LGBT people


Newark, NJ – A free law seminar to outline legal protections for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) people will be held November, 21 at the Rutgers Boyden Hall in Newark. The seminar will be conducted by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, in conjunction with Rutgers University School of Law’s LGBT Caucus, Rutgers LGBTQ & Diversity Resource Center, and the Essex County LGBTQ Advisory Board.


This program has been presumptively approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for two hours of total CLE credit.  This course also fulfills the requirements for CLE (including transitional) credit in New York (two credits for professional practice).


To register: contact Rudina Leka at (973) 645-3876 or at no later than 11/19/13.


WHAT:                 Law Seminar on Federal Government LGBT Protections in Employment, Housing, Education, and Human Services

WHO:                   U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – Rosemary DiSavino, Esq.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – J. Frank Vespa-Papaleo, Esq.

U.S. Department of Education – Office for Civil Rights – Ronald Scott, Esq.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Office for Civil Rights - Frank Musumici

American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey -  Jeanne LoCicero, Esq.

Garden State Equality - Luanne Peterpaul, Esq.

Hudson Pride Connections Center - W. Jeffery Campbell

LGBT Rights Section of the NJ State Bar Association - Robyn Gigl, Esq.

Rutgers Law School – Prof. Steve Goldstein


WHERE:               Rutgers – Boyden Hall – Room 100

                              195 University Avenue

                              Newark, New Jersey


WHEN:                Thursday, November 21, 2013

                              6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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