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Equal Rights Amendment at the State and Federal Levels

January 24, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Equal Rights Amendment at the
State and Federal Levels CLE


January 24, 2020

6:00 pm – Refreshments

6:30 – 8:00 pm – CLE


Sponsored by

Pro-Bono Program


First proposed almost a century ago and passed by Congress in 1972, the Federal constitutional amendment — whose main clause reads, “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex” — has sweeping implications.

For women, it would bolster pay equity, domestic violence laws and pregnancy discrimination protections, among many other things. It could also affect men, such as by guaranteeing paid paternity leave equal to maternity leave.


Panelists will discuss the implications and history of the ERA, including legal challenges opposing a Federal constitutional change; the current political climate and its impact on ratification; and the current legislative efforts in New York to pass a state constitutional amendment to enshrine protections against gender discrimination.



Hon. Betty Weinberg Ellerin 


Katharine Bodde, Senior Policy Counsel, NYCLU
Maria T. Vullo, Co-Founder and Chair, ERA Coalition

Proskauer Rose LLP
11 Times Square, New York, NY 10036


1.5 CLE Credits 
(1.5 Diversity, Inclusion, and Elimination of Bias)


Cost: $30


R.S.V.P. by January 20, 2020 

WBASNY is certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York.
Program approval is pending for a maximum of 1.5 non-transitional credit hours which can be applied toward the Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias requirement.​


January 24, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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Proskauer Rose LLP
11 Times Square
New York, NY 10036
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