CLE Registration: “Know Your Economic Human Rights”
The International Committee’s annual CLE will take place on Thursday, August 4 from 1 pm to 5 pm, featuring noted experts Jeanne Mirer, Andrew Reid, Eric Tars, and more!
The program will focus on economic human rights, their scope and application, relevant human rights conventions and treaties, and strategies for applying and using these conventions and rights in active practice. Economic human rights include, but are not limited to, the right to water, the right to housing, the right to social security, the right to food, the right to health. As people are struggling across the US for economic human rights, from Flint to California to Baltimore to New York, learn about how you can include these important arguments and legal rights in your practice to support people and movements.
Application for New York accreditation of this course or program is currently pending. Appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.
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CLE Registration for those earning $35-50,000/yr – $25:
CLE Registration for those earning under $35,000/yr – $15 :
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Jeanne Mirer is Co-Chair of the International Committee. She is currently President of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, a founding Board Member of the International Commission for Labor Rights and a Board Member of the Sugar Law Center. Additionally, Jeanne is a member of the Core and the National Board of the Vietnam Agent Orange Relief & Responsibility Campaign. She has been a member of the NLG for 42 years and has held numerous positions in the Guild. She practices labor, employment and civil rights law in New York City. Among her clients are Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange who have taken to court the U.S. chemical companies that profited from manufacturing the poison. In addition to the Guild and the IADL, she is a member of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee, the National Employment Law Association, and the NAACP. Jeanne has a deep and extensive history of work in both the international and domestic sphere, including the application of international laws, standards and treaties to the United States. She has authored and co-authored countless white papers, briefs, and articles on everything from the human right to peace, to Agent Orange, to drones, to women’s rights, to labor law and international law. She is admitted to practice law in New York, Massachussetts, and Michigan.
Andrew Reid has been an activist most of his life. In 1978, a unique coalition of Native American, ranch, environmental, and peace activists in South Dakota, called the Black Hills Alliance, recruited Mr. Reid as staff counsel to challenge, successfully, the planned wholesale mining of the Black Hills for uranium by a consortium of multinational energy corporations. This was one of the early “environmental justice / environmental racism” controversies. During the 1980s, he represented numerous citizen’s groups on a wide range of front line environmental issues, including some of the first litigation under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act.
Mr. Reid brought a successful challenge to the deployment of the MX nuclear weapons system, the most destructive ever proposed, in Nebraska, Wyoming, and Colorado. The litigation established precedent requiring full NEPA compliance by the military despite issues of national security and classified documents.
Mr. Reid obtained an LLM in Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy with specializations in water law and environmental policy from Denver University Law School. His trial and appellate practice have resulted in over 40 published decisions setting legal precedent in many areas of law. His litigation has been covered in numerous national magazines and books, including law school text books. He is admitted to practice law in Colorado.
Eric Tars serves as the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty’s senior attorney, focusing on human rights and children’s rights programs. In his human rights capacity, he works with homelessness and housing advocacy organizations to train and strategically utilize human rights as a component of their work. In his youth rights capacity, he works to protect homeless students’ rights to education and advocates for homeless youth and families through trainings, litigation, and policy advocacy at the national and local levels.
Before coming to the Law Center, Eric was a Fellow with Global Rights’ U.S. Racial Discrimination Program and consulted with Columbia University Law School’s Human Rights Institute and the US Human Rights Network. Eric’s work has spanned the country and the globe. He coordinated the involvement of hundreds of organizations in the hearings of the U.S. before the UN Committee Against Torture and Human Rights in 2006. Eric has conducted numerous trainings on integrating human rights strategies into domestic advocacy, and he currently serves as the chair of the US Human Rights Network’s training committee and on the Steering Committee of the Human Rights at Home Campaign.
Eric received his J.D. as a Global Law Scholar at the Georgetown University Law Center. He received his B.A. in political science from Haverford College and studied international human rights in Vienna at the Institute for European Studies and at the University of Vienna. He is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania