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Law and Society Week

19th Annual Law and Society Week — February 26 to March 2, 2018

Presented by the Fox Rothschild Center for Law and Society

Many events qualify for continuing legal education (CLE) credits. Please note that there is no course fee, however, this conference is a single course provider, and self-reporting is necessary. Lawyers seeking CLE credit must return a copy of the necessary certificate(s) of attendance and a check for $1.50 per credit hour to PA CLE.

During Law and Society Week, show your generosity by bringing new or gently used and dry cleaned professional attire to our clothing drive to benefit Career Wardrobe. The clothing will be collected at all events held in the Bonnell Auditorium, Room BG-20; and the Winnet Student Life Building, Great Hall, Room S2-19. The Center for Male Engagement and the Women’s Outreach and Advocacy Center are co-sponsoring the clothing drive, and you can also bring donations to Rooms S1-05 and S1-19 in the Winnet Student Life Building.

Unless otherwise indicated, pre-registration is not required, and all sessions are free and open to the public.

Schedule of Events

For location information and directions, view our map of Main Campus buildings and our Northeast Regional Center, Northwest Regional Center and West Regional Center pages.

Date Event Details

All Week

During Law and Society Week, show your generosity by bringing new or gently used and dry cleaned professional attire to our clothing drive to benefit Career Wardrobe. The clothing will be collected at all events held in the Bonnell Auditorium, Room BG-20; and the Winnet Student Life Building, Great Hall, Room S2-19.  The Center for Male Engagement and the Women’s Outreach and Advocacy Center are co-sponsoring the clothing drive, and you can also bring donations to Rooms S1-05 and S1-19 in the Winnet Student Life Building.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Honoring Hometown Heroes: Emlen Tunnell

An African-American History Month Breakfast Event

8:30 to 10:10 a.m., Winnet Student Life Building, Great Hall, Room S2-19

Born in Bryn Mawr in 1925 and raised in Radnor, Emlen "The Gremlin" Tunnell will be memorialized for achieving several “firsts” with a seven-foot bronze statue soon to be unveiled at the Radnor Township Building, home of the Sports Legends of Delaware County Museum. His name will also be emblazoned on a U.S. Coast Guard Cutter for two major feats of heroism while serving in the Coast Guard during WWII. Join us for a lively discussion about the first African-American to be inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame, which occurred in 1967. Breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m. and the program begins at 9:10 a.m.  Presented by Team Tunnell and moderated by Jim Vankoski, president of the Sports Legends of Delaware County Museum.

 

A Reading of Short Scenes about Incarceration

1:50 to 2:50 p.m., Bonnell Auditorium, Room BG-20

Once More Theatre, the resident theater company of Community College of Philadelphia, presents a reading of short scenes and monologues about issues related to incarceration.

 

Opening Reception

3 to 5 p.m., Winnet Student Life Building, Great Hall, Room S2-19

Help us kick off the week by joining us for light refreshments, fun and live entertainment! Help us honor a few distinguished alumni as we acknowledge them with service awards in appreciation of their good works in the Philadelphia community.

*Don't forget to bring a business attire donation for our Professional Attire Clothing Drive!

 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Social Media, Employment and the Law

9:40 to 11:10 a.m., Winnet Student Life Building, Room S2-3

Do you use social media? Are you currently employed or are you looking for employment? If you answered yes to either or both of these questions, it is essential for you to be aware of the inherent issues presented by social media use. Join this lively discussion covering the risks, benefits and law governing this area. Panelists include Tori Mitchell, Director, Human Resources Division, Juno Search Partners; Mike Ridenour, Esq. and Tim McCarthy, Esq. of Jackson Lewis, PC; and Mike Nelson, Managing Partner, DFDR Consulting.  Moderator: Lauren Brill, Esq., adjunct instructor, Paralegal Studies

*Substantive CLE approved

 

Anatomy of Emergency and Fire Scene Investigation

11:20 a.m. to 12:50 p.m., Winnet Student Life Building, Room S2-3

This interactive session will acquaint participants with theories of fire investigation consistent with National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) protocols, introduce the methodology of fire investigation, and discus such topics as motives of arsonists, fuels, incendiary fires and explosions. The complexities of managing a response to an emergency scene such as a fire, explosion or multi-casualty incident will also be explored. Come hear from experienced professionals about the various methods of emergency scene analysis and the systematic approach to deciding on the appropriate course of action for first responders. Moderated by Carl W. Randolph, Sr., Deputy Chief / Fire Marshal, Philadelphia Fire Department.

*Substantive CLE approved

 

The Music Industry Today

1 to 2:30 p.m., Winnet Student Life Building, Room S2-3

There are various challenges for songwriters, artists and producers in the ever-changing music industry. Assistant professor, Music department chair and record producer Paul ‘Starkey’ Geissinger discusses the current issues, from piracy to performance rights, that make navigating the music industry so challenging for indie and major label artists alike.

*Substantive CLE approved

 

Immigration and Migration in Philadelphia Today

2:40 to 4:10 p.m., Winnet Student Life Building, Room S2-3

This panel will consist of leaders in immigration and migration services and support campaigns in Philadelphia. They will provide an overview on the demographics and complicated realities of Philadelphia-area populations. They will also address what it means for Philadelphia to be a Sanctuary City in an increasingly volatile political landscape. Invited panelists include Miriam Ruiz, city of Philadelphia; Blanca Pacheco, New sanctuary movement; Nicole Humphrey, director of Strategic Partnerships, Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians; Chioma Ali, Esq., immigration law attorney and community advocate, African Cultural Alliance of North America, Inc.

*Substantive CLE approved

 

Judging: With Emphasis on Current Ethical Problems Facing the Judiciary

6 to 7:30 p.m., Winnet Student Life Building, Great Hall, Room S2-19

Join this panel of Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and Municipal Court judges in a lively discussion of current ethical problems facing the Judiciary.  Moderator: The Honorable Holly J. Ford, judge, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas; member, Fox Rothschild Center for Law and Society Advisory Board; and adjunct instructor, Paralegal Studies

*Ethics CLE approved


Wednesday, February 28, 2018

GIS Forensics

8 to 9 a.m., Center for Business and Industry, Room C2-10

The use of Geospatial Technologies by law enforcement has exploded over the last decade.  These geospatial technologies can be used to aid law enforcement in providing evidence that can successfully lead to the prosecution and conviction of offenders.  In this session, Deirdre Garrity-Benjamin, assistant professor and GIS program coordinator, will explain some of the geospatial technologies used and give examples of cases that used geospatial technologies successfully to convict individuals.

*Substantive CLE approved

 

Judicial Affairs Conference

9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Winnet Student Life Building, Great Hall, Room S2-19

Join us as we discuss the best practices in judicial affairs. A free continental breakfast will be provided by Allied/Universal Security Services.

RSVP today.

 

Keynote Speaker

Kelley B. Hodge, Esq. — Kelley was elected by the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Board of Judges to serve as the 25th District Attorney of Philadelphia. She is an advisory board member for the Fox Rothschild Center for Law and Society

 

Sessions include:

  • Where Are We Now? Title IX Best Practices Following the Rescission of the 2011 Dear Colleague Letter and 2014 Q&A — presented by Christina D. Riggs, Esq., Saul Ewing LLP
  • Computer and Network Intrusions, Cyber Crime, Online Predators, Phishing, Ransomware: FBI, College and University Defenses — presented by Joseph Metzinger, FBI Special Agent
  • Strategic Thinking: The Need for Comprehensive Approaches to Campus Safety — presented by Jonathan M. Kassa, MPA
  • Human Trafficking in Pennsylvania: The Legal Perspective — presented by Shea M. Rhodes, Esq.
  • Sexual Assault: Medical/Forensic Issues — presented by Ralph Riviello, M.D. and Michael J. Boyle
  • LGBTQ Students and Campus Sexual Assaults — presented by Randolph Merced, Director of Public Safety and Security, Community College of Philadelphia

For more information, contact LawCenter@ccp.edu

*Substantive CLE approved

 

Marijuana Law Update

9:10 to 10:10 a.m., Bonnell Auditorium, Room BG-20

Patricia M. Hoban of Hoban Law Group looks at the state of laws on marijuana and discusses upcoming changes for Pennsylvania in the emerging medical marijuana and industrial hemp markets. This session focuses on the distribution, zoning laws and local ordinances, and investment and cannabis banking issues in Pennsylvania, along with other areas as it relates to cannabis business law.

*Substantive CLE approved

 

Changing the Context: How Tobacco Control Policies Can Protect and Promote the Public’s Health

10:20 to 11:20 a.m., Bonnell Auditorium, Room BG-20

Ryan Coffman is the Tobacco Policy and Control program manager for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. Mr. Coffman will discuss the importance of policy approaches to reduce adult and youth tobacco use by reshaping the physical, social and economic environments that help Philadelphians live tobacco-free. Several important tobacco control policies have been passed since 2007, including the Clean Indoor Air and Worker Protection Law, and the recent tobacco retail regulations passed by the Board of Health. This presentation will explore various steps of the policy passage process from development to enforcement and evaluation.

*Substantive CLE approved

 

What Do Forensic Psychologists Do?

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Bonnell Auditorium, Room BG-20

What do forensic psychologists do? Hint: It’s almost NEVER criminal profiling. TV shows like “Criminal Minds” and movies like “Silence of the Lambs” would have you believe that every killer is diabolically complex, requiring forensic psychologists to create “profiles” of the suspect, based on elements of the crime, in order to solve the case. In reality, very few forensic psychologists actually do criminal profiling, and those that do criminal profiling are rarely forensic psychologists. So, what, exactly, do forensic psychologists do? Join Dr. Frei and his students as they discuss all of the OTHER areas in which psychology is applied to the law and criminal justice.  Presenters: Dr. Rick Frei, associate professor, Psychology and students of the Forensic Psychology class, Jefferson University

*Substantive CLE approved

 

Legal, Financial, and Social Consideration for the Retiring or Recently Retired
12 to 1:30 p.m., Center for Business and Industry

*INVITATION ONLY

Join Bryan J. Adler, Esq., CELA, of Rothkoff Law Group for a timely and informative discussion exploring these three important topics of concern for individuals looking to retire and those recently retired: (1) Legal Documents to avoid a crisis; (2) Strategies to protect assets from high cost of long term care; and, (3) Social considerations to assure a high quality of life.

 

Protect Democracy—End Gerrymandering!

12:40 to 1:40 p.m., Bonnell Auditorium, Room BG-20

Did you know that Pennsylvania has some of the most unfair congressional districts in the country? The United States is the only major democracy that allows politicians to choose their voters by drawing electoral district lines. This is a conflict of interest that undermines the integrity of our elections. Join Keith Forsyth, chair of the State Coordinating Team, Fair Districts PA, for a lively and interactive discussion of this topic.

*Substantive CLE approved

 

Community Law School with Community Legal Services

1:50 to 4 p.m., Winnet Student Life Building, Room S2-3

4 to 7 p.m., Center for Business and Industry, Room C2-28

Hear from the following Community Legal Services of Philadelphia representatives:

 

1:50 to 2:50 p.m. – What does it mean to be a tenant in Philadelphia? If you are a tenant, what are your rights and responsibilities? What are your landlords rights and responsibilities? Learn your rights as a tenant in Philadelphia, including what constitutes a lease, how to get your security deposit back, what to do if there are repair issues in your unit and what to do if you get an eviction notice. Presented by Jennifer "Jenna" Collins, Esq.
*Substantive CLE approved


3 to 4 p.m. – Learn how to work with the County Assistance Office and other bureaucracies to get and keep public benefits. We'll discuss BenePhilly, the program that helps Philadelphians apply for all of the benefits for which they are qualified. Presented by Louise Hayes, Esq. and Michael Pearson.
*Substantive CLE approved


 4 to 7 p.m. – Employment Unit Expungement Assessment Clinic with Defender Association of Philadelphia

 

Domestic Violence and Updates to PFA Laws

6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Northeast Regional Center, Room 249

In this fast-paced workshop, we will discuss the nuts and bolts of the Pennsylvania Protection From Abuse Act, as well as the Protection From Sexual Violence and Intimidation Act, which took effect in 2015. Topics covered will include a synopsis of each Act, who is actually covered under each Act, the court process, civil vs. criminal remedies, and the legal relief available to victims of violence.  Presented by Philadelphia Municipal Court Hearing Masters, Alexis Ciccone, Esq. and William Love, Esq., director, Fox Rothschild Center for Law and Society; assistant professor, Justice; and Social Science department head.

*Substantive CLE approved

 

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Social Science/Justice Career Fair

9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Bonnell Building Lobby, Ground Floor

Come out and meet potential employers, such as the Philadelphia Police Department, city of Philadelphia, First Judicial District, Pre-trial Services, Adult Probation and Parole, Philadelphia Housing Authority, Philadelphia Department of Prisons, Pennsylvania State Police, paralegal recruiting agencies, law firms and many more private and government agencies. Students are encouraged to bring their résumés and come dressed to impress! Co-sponsored by Career Connections

 

Crimespotters

9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Pavilion Building, Welcome Center

A special event designed for visiting high school students. High school students are invited to join us for an investigative day where they will have the opportunity to experience facets of law-related careers at the College, including a demonstration of real-life examples of how geospatial technologies were successfully used to aid law enforcement in providing evidence that was used to convict individuals. Led by Deirdre Garrity-Benjamin, assistant professor and Geographic Information Systems program coordinator

Following the workshop, students will be led on a brief College tour as they participate in an interactive scavenger hunt through the Social Science and Justice Career Fair where they will meet and talk with visiting representatives from law fields, including the FBI, police, crime labs and more.

 

Legal Implications of Nursing

9:40 to 11:10 a.m., Bonnell Auditorium, Room BG-20

Paul Bechtel, Esq., a nationally renowned expert on law and medicine, and a veteran of more than 300 jury trials, will discuss nursing and issues of legal liability in medicine. Mr. Bechtel is a retired partner of Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin.

*Substantive CLE approved

 

Philadelphia Participatory Defense Initiative Panel Discussion and Q&A

1 to 2:30 p.m., Winnet Student Life Building, Room S2-3

Join key members of the Philadelphia Participatory Defense Coalition for a lively discussion to learn about and help shape what Participatory Defense will look like in Philadelphia. Participatory Defense is a community organizing model for people facing charges, using their families and their communities to impact the outcomes of cases and transform the landscape of the criminal justice system.  Moderator: Keir Bradford-Grey, chief defender, Defender Association of Philadelphia

*Substantive CLE approved

 

A Conversation with District Attorney Larry Krasner

2:40 to 4:10 p.m., Winnet Student Life Building, Room S2-3

Join the city’s newly elected chief prosecutor for a conversation and Q&A session about the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office.

*Substantive CLE approved

 

Friday, March 2, 2018

Perspectives on Healing in the Aftermath of Violence: A Restorative Justice Peace Circle

9:10 to 10:10 a.m., Winnet Student Life Building, Great Hall, Room S2-19

Pennsylvania has 500 juvenile lifers, 300 of whom are from Philadelphia. In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision to end the practice of life without parole, or death by incarceration for juveniles, Pennsylvania’s juvenile lifers must have their cases resentenced. This workshop will take place in a peacemaking circle, a Native American/First Nation dialogue practice. We will discuss juvenile lifers, but will also explore the aftermath of violence and what to do about healing. Present in this circle will be several individuals who are co-victims of violence, where the victim was a loved one, and some that have had family members serving life sentences for homicide. This circle is facilitated by adjunct professor Don Haldeman and Saint Joseph’s University.

*Substantive CLE approved

 

Religious Liberty and the First Amendment: The Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Winnet Student Life Building, Great Hall, Room S2-19

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.

Participate in a thoughtful discussion of the two clauses concerning the relationship of government to religion contained within the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America: religious liberty (exercise) and establishment. Presented by assistant professor Lance Roxas, Esq., and Elizabeth Canapary, Esq., visiting lecturer Sociology, and coordinator, Justice and Paralegal Studies.

*Substantive CLE approved

 

 

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2016 Survey Results

Session % "Yes" Expectation per title % "Yes" Learned Something New/Interesting/ Valuable % "Yes" Would Like to Learn More
Screening of Our Way Home: Transitioning From the Front Lines to the Homefront & Plenary Q&A 90% 90% 87%
The Last Jimmy: A Hip Hop Musical Film Screening and Talk-Back Session 100% 100% 75%
Reducing Philadelphia Incarceration Rates: Perspectives from the Criminal Justice Community 94% 98% 85%
Reparations and Reconciliation in the US: The Legal Landscape 79% 86% 79%
A City Story: Girard College and its Legacy and Future 94% 94% 85%
Domestic Violence and Updates to PFA Laws 100% 95% 76%
Screening: Kids for Cash 100% 100% 100%
Ethics in City Government 94% 99% 80%
The Presidential Election: Students Explain the Issues 100% 88% 68%
Election Year Focus! 97% 88% 65%
Trans101 - Transgender Ally Training 100% 100% 100%
International Refugees: Population in Crisis 100% 96% 78%
Model Grand Jury of a Police-Involved Shooting 100% 100% 82%
Investigating a Cold Case Homicide 80% 94% 88%
New and Old Threats to Free Speech on Campus 100% 90% 81%
Criminal Records: Impact and Expungement 96% 92% 88%
Screening: Touched, A Film by Terrance Tykeem 72% 78% 89%
Racial Profiling 94% 97% 86%
Legal Implications of Nursing 94% 90% 86%
Judicial Independence 95% 95% 86%
Philadelphia CSI 100% 97% 100%
Youth Court and its Role in Social Justice 95% 97% 86%
Guises: Exploring the Relationship between Theater and Reentry at CCP 100% 97% 64%
Grand Tech Auto Squad: A 21st Century Approach to the Auto Crime  100% 96% 89%
Copyrights and the Self-Published Songwriter/Artist 100% 98% 83%
Ethics 101 for Public and Elected Officials 80% 77% 74%
Judicial Ethics: Reality and Perception 82% 97% 91%