The Employment Law 2008 training sponsored by Maryland Legal Aid was held earlier this week in Columbia, MD at the Eckert Center. More than 40 lawyers from across Maryland attended the all-day training focused on providing an overview of employment law for legal services advocates. Topics included employment discrimination law, wage and hour law, and the Family and Medical Leave Act. “The training also highlighted best practices from other legal services organizations on how to enhance service delivery and set up an employment-law friendly legal services office,” said Legal Aid training coordinator Yoanna Moisides.
Presenters who shared their expertise and time: Deborah T. Eisenberg (UM Law visiting professor); Daniel A. Katz, (Andalman & Flynn); Douglas W. Desmarais (Smith & Downey); Sharon Dietrich (Community Legal Services of Philadelphia); Kerry O’Brien (CASA de Maryland), and Legal Aid Interim Chief Counsel Peter Sabonis.