Maryland CLE - Constitutional Law Courses

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  • Understanding Religious Accommodations After The Groff Supreme Court Decision

    Employers must accommodate the religious beliefs of their employees according to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, but understanding how to comply can be challenging. The recent Groff Supreme Court decision has redefined what constitutes an "undue burden" under Title VII. This course will guide employers on ensuring compliance post-Groff, detailing the interactive process under Title VII, and the appropriate documentation employers can request. In this comprehensive CLE c... More Info

    1General Credit
  • Diversity & Inclusion: Recognizing the Damaging Effects of Implicit Bias in the Workplace

    Implicit bias, increasingly studied and discussed, involves subconscious associations our minds create linking various concepts and ideas. These biases arise from our experiences, cultural backgrounds, societal norms, media influences, and other factors. This CLE program explores the nature of implicit bias and its influence on the legal profession and workplace. Participants will examine how these biases subtly affect behaviors and decisions and will learn practical strategies to miti... More Info

    1Ethics Credit
  • 1st and 4th Amendment and Employment Cases: Difficult Issues and Lessons Learned

    This CLE course offers insights from seasoned litigators specializing in First and Fourth Amendment Law as well as Employment Law. It explores complex and relevant topics, with a focus on sharing real-world experiences and advice that go beyond standard legal education or literature. The goal is to equip emerging and less-experienced lawyers with the skills and knowledge required to manage these legal matters effectively, whether at the pre-trial stage, during trial, on appeal, or thro... More Info

    3.5General Credits
  • The Chevron Doctrine: Revisited

    Chief Justice Marshall famously stated in Marbury v. Madison that "it is emphatically the province and duty of the judicial department to say what the law is." Decades ago, Professor Benard Schwartz's lectures highlighted how the doctrine of separation of powers had been fundamentally altered as society became more complex. The United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments that could lead to significant changes in administrative law. The court is considering whether to overrule or m... More Info

    3General Credits
  • The ADA and Employment Discrimination

    Title One of the Americans with Disabilities Act imposes certain requirements on employers. This comprehensive CLE course will explain in detail how discrimination is defined, as well as the conditions requiring accommodation, and the types of accommodations a business is and is not obligated to provide. The process for providing accommodations as well as businesses and situations that invalidate the requirements will be discussed. Tips and strategies to manage the requirements of Titl... More Info

    2General Credits
  • Green Cards Based On The Violence Against Women's Act

    Passed by Congress in 1994, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has since been reauthorized multiple times, most recently in 2013. This fascinating CLE course will explore the VAWA as it applies to immigration, where it offers crucial protections to immigrant survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and trafficking, a crucial and necessary process to know and understand. The course will explain the laws enacted by VAWA which ensure that immigrants can break free from abusive s... More Info

    1General Credit
  • Winning Motions to Suppress: Cross Examination of Police for Warrantless Vehicle Searches

    Cross-examining a police officer takes skill and tact. This CLE course will present practical tips and strategies to conduct a successful cross-examination of police officer witnesses in situations where a traffic stop resulted in a warrantless vehicle search. From conducting a thorough client interview/intake form to the cross examination, the course will offer tried and true methods as well as common mistakes attorneys tend to make when cross-examining police officer witnesses. The c... More Info

    1General Credit
  • Campus Civil Rights: The Tension Between The First Amendment and Hostile Environment Proscriptions

    The free exchange of ideas and freedom of expression are a trademark of American education. Yet there have been no shortages of conflicts on college campuses over how far those freedoms can go. The constitutional basis for the obligation of free expression is not so simple. Moreover, public and private institutions are not under the same obligations, nor are all programs within an institution. Even where the Constitution is applicable, the freedoms are not absolute. Universities are no... More Info

    1General Credit
  • Witches and Guns: The Intersection Between Wicca and The Second Amendment

    The issue of religion as it coexists with legal issue is thorny. This CLE course will explore the overlap between the basic principles of the Wiccan religion and the Second Amendment. The course will explain the significance of the relationship between the two as well as provide a clarifying philosophical background. The course will then delve into specific topics and their potential application to practice areas. A unique and fascinating look at a typically ignored topic, the course w... More Info

    1General Credit
  • Constitutional Challenges to the Foreclosure Abuse Prevention Act

    The New York State Legislature passed the Foreclosure Abuse Prevention Act (FAPA) to address perceived manipulations of the statute of limitations in foreclosure actions within the state. This CLE course examines the impact of FAPA on different sections of the CPLR, RPAPL, and GOL. Moreover, the constitutionality of FAPA has been contested on multiple fronts, such as substantive due process, the contracts clause, and separation of powers. This course delves into the ongoing legal devel... More Info

    1General Credit
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