Next week, NYLS will partner with the Interfaith Center of New York (ICNY) and the New York State Bar Association on a two-day training symposium for law students and lawyers.
The training, which offers CLE credit, will help attorneys work effectively with clients from New York City’s diverse faith communities, in order to ensure equal access to justice for New Yorkers of all religious and secular backgrounds.
Hon. Robert Katzmann is the keynote speaker, and other speakers will include attorneys, faith leaders, and other experts on religious diversity, social justice, human rights, and the law.
In a series of panel discussions, speakers will explore the role of religious diversity in legal practice, as well as the legal issues facing religiously diverse New Yorkers––including family law and employment discrimination matters.
The event is made possible by generous support from NYLS Board Chair Arthur Abbey ’59 and his spouse, Diane Abbey. It is among the efforts NYLS is undertaking to be the state’s preeminent provider of diversity, equity, and inclusion programming.
Last October, NYLS and ICNY announced their new partnership to produce programming at the intersection of lawyering and religious diversity.