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Patrick Deady speaks at the AFL-CIO’s Annual Union Lawyers’ Conference in Atlanta, Georgia

Patrick E. Deady appeared on a panel to discuss how to bargain contracts and advise your clients on Health Care in light of the Affordable Care Act at the annual AFL-CIO LLC Union Lawyers Conference on May 18

  May 22, 2018  |  By    |   On Firm News

OCR Offers New – and FREE – Technical Assistance In Website Accessibility Issues

With Jonathan Helwink After recently dismissing hundreds of a single complainant’s website accessibility cases due to a lack of sufficient agency resources, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced that it is launching a new proactive technical assistance initiative to help schools of all types in making […]

  May 17, 2018  |  By    |   On Education

Cashing In On Collegiate Sports?

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (“PASPA”) in the case of Murphy, Governor of New Jersey, et. al. v. National Collegiate Athletic Assn, et. al.  For more than 25 years, PASPA had prohibited all but a handful of grandfathered states from […]

  May 17, 2018  |  By    |   On Education

“In the Name of Hate: Examining the Federal Government’s Role in Preventing Hate Crimes”

Debbie Osgood, partner at HMBR, will be speaking as a panelist before the U.S. Commissions on Civil Rights, May 11th, 2018.  Debbie will be discussing harassment in education and OCR’s role in addressing harassment.  To watch the USCCR session on hate crimes, click here.  To read Debbie’s address to the […]

  May 11, 2018  |  By    |   On Education

Debbie Osgood Quoted in New York Times on Changes to OCR’s Case Processing Procedures

Debbie Osgood, partner at HMBR, has been quoted in the New York Times  April 21, 2018 issue discussing the changes to the Office for Civil Rights case processing procedures.  Click here to read the full article.  

  Apr 27, 2018  |  By    |   On Education

Debbie Osgood discusses Title IX issues on Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien

Debbie Osgood, partner at HMBR, appears on the March 18, 2018 airing of Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien.  Debbie discusses balancing the need to encourage victims of sexual assault to come forward while protecting due process for the accused.  

  Mar 18, 2018  |  By    |   On Firm News

New Resource: 2017 Respondent Litigation Summary Chart

HMBR is regularly invited to discuss the latest Title IX trends at training, sessions, and workshops with Title IX administrators and higher education leaders. We are often asked: What are the courts doing in student respondent litigation? What steps can we take to lessen our risks in this area?

  Feb 19, 2018  |  By    |   On Education

OCR Snapshot – Greater Transparency: OCR Publishes Online List of All Open Cases

The website for the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), now includes a complete list of all open cases under investigation at OCR.  Unlike the widely-cited “Title IX Tracker,” which includes open OCR sexual violence cases at colleges and universities, OCR’s new list includes:  all schools and all of the civil rights laws enforced by OCR.  This means that the list includes cases open against colleges, universities, and elementary and secondary school districts and that the issues include alleged discrimination on the basis of sex, race, national origin, color, disability, or age, and under the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act.

  Feb 9, 2018  |  By    |   On Education

Patrick Deady With the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

On October 21, 2017, Patrick E. Deady participated in the annual fall law student program sponsored by the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers 7th Circuit Fellows in Chicago. The all-day program is designed for law students interested in the practice of labor and employment law from schools in Illinois, Wisconsin and […]

  Oct 21, 2017  |  By    |   On Firm News

Debbie Osgood to speak at The Atlantic’s Education Summit

Debbie Osgood will speak on Title IX at The Atlantic’s third annual Education Summit in Washington, DC on April 11, 2017. For more information, visit the Summit’s website.

  Apr 11, 2017  |  By    |   On Firm News