Symposium on the Impact of the Recession on Social Welfare
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Next Thursday, January 28th, the American University College of Law will conduct an all day Symposium entitled:  Framing Problems and Finding Solutions: A Look at the Effects of the Recession on Social WelfareThe schedule of panels and registration information is listed below.   With the prospect that the effects of recession will only grow worse for people living in poverty over the next year or more, this is an important set of topics to discuss.

January 28, 2010

9:30 am – 4:15 pm

American University Washington College of Law
Room 603
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

9:30 am                 Registration

10:00 am              Introductory Remarks

10:30 am              Welfare

Moderator:  Susan Bennett, Professor of Law and Director of the Community & Economic Development Law Clinic, Washington College of Law


Mark Greenberg, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, US Dept of Health and Human Services

Tim Casey, Senior Staff Attorney, Legal Momentum

Brian Gilmore, Howard University

12:00 pm              Lunch

1:00 pm                Access to Justice

Moderator: Cynthia Jones, Associate Professor of Law, Washington College of Law


Nancy Forester, Former Maryland Public Defender

Doug Colbert, University of Maryland

Jonathan Smith, Legal Aid Society of District of Columbia

2:30 pm                Break

2:45 pm                Family Responsibility Discrimination

Moderator:  Susan Carle, Professor of Law


 Lisa Schall, US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Helen Applewhaite, Family and Medical Leave Act Branch Chief, US Dept of Labor

Robin Cockey, Cockey, Brennan & Maloney, P.C.

4:15 pm                Reception

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General registration is free but required.  For further information, please contact:  Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education, American University Washington College of Law.

Phone: 202.274.4075; Fax: 202.274.4079; or

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