#MeToo: What the Movement Means for the Legal Profession
Panelists will discuss the impact of the #MeToo and #IWillSpeakUp movements for law firms and corporate legal departments. The discussion will cover a variety of issues including lawyers’ ethical obligations to act appropriately and report harassing behavior, how to address a client who is the harasser, and practical tips for responding when a client raises harassment concerns.
Ellen co-authored DOAR’s study,...
In DOAR’s web series “Sidebar,” Jury Consultant Roy Futterman, Ph.D. provides his insights, analysis and commentary on the state of the world from the intersection of the legal system, popular culture and the zeitgeist.
Has the MeToo movement affected juries’ openness to sexual harassment allegations?
Concerns about so-called “spillover effects” abound in the legal system. As a result, trial separation (“bifurcation”) is used in cases where evidence about one decision might bias a separate, but related decision.