LMU Law Review to Host Virtual Symposium "Disaster Lawyering in the Age of COVID"
The Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) Law Review will host its annual Law Symposium via Zoom on Friday, February 26, 2021. The symposium is entitled “Disaster Lawyering in the Age of COVID” and will be hosted from the LMU Duncan School of Law in downtown Knoxville.
The event is aimed at informing and facilitating discussions amongst the legal, academic, social service, medical and economic communities as to recent issues in disaster lawyering raised by the global COVID-19 pandemic. Speakers include Jason Bailey, a special economic justice counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund; Stephanie Duke, a staff attorney at Disability Rights Texas and Equal Justice Works Disaster Resilience Program fellow; Palmer Heenan, an Equal Justice Works Housing Justice Program fellow at Central Virginial Legal Aid Society; Ana Laurel, a staff attorney at Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, Inc.; A’Niya Robinson, an advocacy strategist at the ACLU of Louisiana; Michael Davis, staff attorney at Legal Aid of East Tennessee and Kathryn Ellis, executive director of the Knoxville Family Justice Center.
The program will run from noon until 3:30 p.m. and has been approved for three hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit, including two general and one dual. The cost is $20, $10 for LMU Law alumni. The symposium will include three panels with a question and answer session after each panel. The first panel will provide background on disaster law and is entitled “The 411: What is disaster law and why does it matter?” The second panel will examine ethics and disaster law, “Dilemmas & Decisions: An intersectional look at the ethics of disaster law. Entitled “Picking up the Pieces: How to navigate long term recovery processes, impact litigation, and client advocacy,” the third panel will explore how to move forward after a disaster.
The Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law is located in Knoxville’s Historic Old City Hall Building. LMU Law is an integral part of LMU’s values-based learning community, and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of lawyers to provide sound legal service in the often underserved region of Appalachia and beyond. For more information about LMU Law, call 865.545.5303 or visit us online at Law.LMUnet.edu.