VIDEO ENCORE WEBCAST - 2020 Public Interest Law Day - Part 1 (Morning sessions)
2020 Election: Implications of and Lessons from the Election
(1.5 SUB CLE credits)
The opening plenary will cover lessons learned from the administration of the 2020 elections and will preview future voting rights challenges in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia, including voting by mail, election security, and decennial redistricting.
Moderator: Ben Geffen, Esq., Public Interest Law Center
Suzanne Almeida, Esq. , Common Cause
Marian K. Schneider, Esq., ACLU-PA
Sozi Pedro Tulante, Esq., Dechert, LLP
Break - 15 minutes
COVID-19 and the Courts
(1.5 SUB CLE credits)
The pandemic has forced courts to make drastic changes to their operations. We have seen nearly-complete shutdowns, emergency measures to meet urgent needs, gradual re-openings with new rules and procedures, and planning for a “new normal” in which some changes adopted during the pandemic – such as the increased use of remote technologies -- may remain in place indefinitely.
This session will explore the impact of the pandemic on our courts and nationally. What difficulties have the courts confronted, and how have they responded? What has been successful, and where is further work needed? Has the pandemic led to innovations that show promise for the future? Has it revealed problems in our court systems that require longer-term attention? And how, in particular, how have COVID-related changes affected the most disadvantaged litigants in our courts – those who represent themselves?
Moderator: Len Rieser, Esq., Program Coordinator, Sheller Center for Social Justice, Temple University Beasley School of Law
Honorable Idee Fox, President Judge, Court of Common Pleas, First Judicial District
Honorable Lisette Shirdan-Harris, Administrative Judge, Court of Common Pleas - Trial Division, First Judicial District
James Funt, Esq.,Partner, Greenblatt Pierce Funt and Flores, LLC
Kelly Jo Gastley, Esq., Managing Attorney, Philadelphia VIP
Danielle Hirsch, Esq., Principal Court Management Consultant, National Center for State Courts
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