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Whistleblower and First Amendment Protections for Career Civil Servants, Inspector Generals, Policy Makers and U.S. Attorney Generals Who have been Fired or Demoted by the Trump Administration
October 27, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree – $20
Please join us for a LIVE STREAM CLE
Tuesday, Octrober 27, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST
2 Credits – Professional Practice
A recent CNN headline declared that, “Trump Dismisses Science Amid Pandemic, Hurricane and Fires” (9/14/20). Whistleblower Brian Murphy, the former head of the Department of Homeland Security’s intelligence division, accused senior leaders of distorting intelligence to downplay threats from Russia and White Supremacists. During the past two years, America has witnessed a deluge of whistleblower complaints, books, and news reports from or about career civil servants, inspectors generals, diplomats, and federal prosecutors who have refused to bend to political pressure from the Trump Administration. They have faced demotions and other retaliatory actions for speaking out about their refusal to violate the law or science or longstanding policies. Our timely CLE program will address whistleblower First Amendment rights and the patchwork of laws that protect these whistleblowers, whether they are political appointees or career civil servants who have suffered retaliation for their reports of Illegality.
- Dr. Mark Goldfeder, Esq.
Director of the National Jewish Advocacy Center
Senior Partner at Gideon Law Group
- Prof. Leon Friedman
Hofstra University School of Law
- Prof. Ronald J. Krotoszynski, Jr.
John S. Stone Chair, Director of Faculty Research
Professor of Law, University of Alabama School of Law
- Lynne Bernabei, Esq
Bernabei & Kabat
Litigating Whistleblower cases for over 35 years
- Moderated by:
Justice Katherine A. Levine
Pre-registration is required. REGISTRATION FOR THIS COURSE WILL BE CLOSED TWO HOURS PRIOR TO THE EVENT.
BBA Member $10
Loyalty Pass Holder FREE**
REGISTRATION FOR THIS COURSE WILL BE CLOSED TWO HOURS PRIOR TO THE EVENT.
Brooklyn Bar Association’s Employment and Labor Law Committee
Chair, Hon. Katherine A. Levine
Vice Chair: Rachel Gold, Esq.