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April 4, 2001


DALLAS (SMU) -- Southern Methodist University's Dedman School of Law is offering a seminar on multi-state labor and employment law May 16-19 at the Hyatt Hill Country Golf Resort in San Antonio.

The 19th Annual Multi-State Labor & Employment Law Seminar will focus on legal and ethical issues challenging today's labor and employment law practitioners, including such topics as the use of expert witnesses, the state of the National Labor Relations Board in a non-union environment, the current legal status of affirmative action efforts, and lessons learned from such landmark cases as Reeves vs. Sanderson Plumbing Co. and the EEOC vs. Exxon, among others.

Guest speakers at the three-day seminar include:

  • Judges Edith H. Jones and Jacques L. Wiener Jr. of the U. S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, who will address sexual harassment issues in their presentation "Making Sense Out of the Supreme Court's Faragher Decision: Which Indest Points the Way?"
  • Judge Edward C. Prado, U.S. District Court, San Antonio, who will present "Technology in the Western District, San Antonio Division-A Guided Tour into the High Tech Court of the Future."
  • Linda S. Eads, professor of law at SMU's Dedman School of Law, who will address "Professionalism in Witness Preparation."
  • Ross P. Laguzza, Ph.D., DecisionQuest, who will present "Persuasive Jury Argument in Employment Cases."
  • Chris Sharrar, attorney with Ernst & Young, Cleveland, who will address "Retrieval of Lost Electronic Data in the Workplace and Discovery Issues Associated Therewith."
  • Yvette J. Bowden, director of Workforce Diversity for United Airlines, and Paula Silva, Ph.D., professor at the Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico, who will present "Affirmative Action: Where are We?"
  • James D. Waide, Waide & Associates, the plaintiff's counsel in Reeves v. Sanderson Plumbing Co., who will address "Winning Before the Jury and the Supreme Court."

Early registration is $485 by May 1. Regular tuition is $550 and includes all materials. In Texas, attorneys can receive 16 MCLE credit hours, which includes three hours of ethics (one hour for professionalism). This is equivalent to 19.20 MCLE credit hours in 50-minute hour states. For more information, contact Roy Reynolds, CLE administrator for SMU's Dedman School of Law, at 972-255-0449.