There are various reasons to prevent sexual harassment in the legal workplace. It’s not just the right thing to do – sexual harassment is unethical and illegal. With a little knowledge you can avoid costly and damaging lawsuits and financial cost to your firm and yourself. Further, promoting a healthy legal workplace that is free of discrimination maintains good workplace morale and enhances your law firm’s reputation.
Being aware and preventing sexual harassment in the legal workplace can help you to avoid discipline and to keep your job.
To learn more about creating a legal and healthy work environment please join attorney Alisa Shorago as she provides a practical and lively discussion on sexual harassment awareness and prevention for attorneys. Mrs. Shorago will discuss reasons to prevent sexual harassment, define sexual harassment under the law, identify examples of sexual harassment, discuss some of the ethical rules regarding sexual conduct/relationships, discuss ways of preventing harassment in the legal workplace including anti-harassment policies and help to determine the boundaries of appropriate behavior. To access the course click here: Sexual Harassment Awareness and Prevention for Lawyers.
Further topics addressed in this CLE course include:
- State & federal harassment laws
- The definition of workplace harassment
- Theories of harassment
- Attorneys behaving badly
- Organizational liability
- Prompt & effective action
- Remedies, specific rules for attorneys
- Sexual relations with clients
- Governing behavior in the legal system
- How to prevent & deal with harassment
- Key aspects of an anti-harassment policy
- “Staying in the Green”
- Appropriate workplace behavior and further guidelines
Alisa Shorago is an accomplished trainer, providing seminars in legal writing, business writing, workplace professionalism and sexual harassment prevention. She has also practiced law for over 15 years with a focus on litigation and has clerked for state appellate and federal trial courts. In addition, she is a legal writing columnist for the San Diego County Bar Association, as well as a past board member of California Women Lawyers, Lawyers Club of San Diego and the San Diego chapter of the American Society for Training and Development.
This CLE course on the legal and tax implications of cause marketing is currently accredited in the following states:
- Alaska (AK)
- Arizona (AZ)
- California (CA) — Elimination of Bias credit
- Connecticut (CT)
- District of Columbia (DC)
- Illinois (IL)
- Maryland (MD)
- Massachusetts (MA)
- Michigan (MI)
- New Jersey (NJ)
- New York (NY)
- Pennsylvania (PA)
- South Dakota (SD)
Attorney Credits offers continuing legal education (CLE) for attorneys in California and around the country. This course on Sexual Discrimination qualifies for Elimination of Bias credit in California. For more information about CLE in California please click the following link: CA CLE.