The Ninth Annual
Fair Housing and Public Accommodations Symposium
Thursday, April 13, 2017
8:30 a..m. – 4:30 p.m.
The State Bar of California San Francisco Office
180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA
Earn 4.75 hours MCLE credit!
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In-person registration deadline is Monday, April 10, 2017.
Program Schedule | Essential Info | Printable Brochure | Mail/Fax Reg. Form
Registration & Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
- Shawn K. Bankson, Partner, Kimball, Tirey & St. John, LLP.
|9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
The New Other: Criminal History Discrimination in Rental Housing
This panel will discuss the concept, challenges, and impact of using criminal
history as a basis for making housing decisions. This will include an overview of the
potential disparate impact of such policies, recent guidance from HUD regarding
criminal background policies, and cases on these issues.
- Christopher Brancart, Brancart & Brancart
- Deborah Thrope, Staff Attorney, National Housing Law Project
Tamisha Torres-Walker, Executive Director, Safe Return Project
Marie Claire Tran-Leung, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
|9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
|10:45 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Keynote – Fair Housing Enforcement in 2017, Trends, Challenges, and a
View to the Future
Kevin Kish is the Director of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing
(DFEH). He will discuss the work of the DFEH, including how it seeks to fulfill its
mission, current trends in discrimination claims, and what the future may hold for
antidiscrimination work in the state.
- Denise Levey, California Department of Fair Employment
- Kevin Kish, Director, California Department of Fair
Employment and Housing
|11 a.m. - 12 noon
|12 noon - 1 p.m.
The Fair Employment and Housing Council’s Consideration of Housing
Regulations: History and Update
This panel will discuss the administrative rulemaking process generally, and will
provide some insightful history behind the Council’s decision to adopt the DFEH’s
first Regulations in the area of housing. There will be a summary of the proposed
Regulations on Harassment; Liability for Harassment; Retaliation; Select Disability
Sections, including Assistive Animals; Discriminatory Effect, Discriminatory Land
Use Practices and Use of Criminal History Information. The panel will also provide
an update on the status of the proposed Regulations, and identify the Council’s
intentions on future rulemaking.
- Shawn K. Bankson, Partner, Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP
- Dara Schur, Director of Litigation, Disability Rights California and
Councilmember, Fair Employment and Housing Council
Janet L.S. Powers, Senior Shareholder, Fiore Racobs & Powers, APLC
|1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
|2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Securing the Fair Housing Rights of Targeted Populations: Using the Law
for LGBTQ and Immigrant Groups
Panelists will discuss upholding fair housing rights of individuals and households
who are LGBTQ, immigrants and large or complex households. This will include an
overview of the Department and Housing and Urban Development Equal Access
Rule, Guidance regarding fair housing and immigrant populations, occupancy
standards and more.
- Ilene Jacobs, Director of Litigation, Advocacy, and Training,
California Rural Legal Assistance; Navneet Grewal, Senior
Attorney, Western Center on Law & Poverty
Scott D. Chang, Relman, Dane, and Colfax
Lisa Cisneros, California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.
Timothy Iglesias, University of San Francisco School of Law
|2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
- Denise Levey, California Department of Fair Employment and Housing
|3:45 p.m. - 4 p.m.
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Print out and complete the Mail / Fax Reg. Form and return it with payment to The State Bar of California. In order to pre-register, your form and check, payable to The State Bar of California, or credit card information, must be received by Monday, April 10, 2017.
The State Bar of California
180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Or Fax To:
Program Registration at 415-538-2368. In order to fax your
registration, credit card information is MANDATORY.
(Photocopies of checks will NOT be accepted.)
- $120 Real Property Law Section Members
$215 Non-Section Members
(includes enrollment in the Real Property Law Section for 2017)
$25 Law Students
On-site registration will be on a space available basis. Call to confirm
Cancellations / Refund Policy
Requests must be received in writing by Monday, April 10, 2017.
A $25 processing fee will be charged. Refunds will not be available
after April 10, 2017.
For special assistance, please call 415-538-2564.
For registration information call 415-538-2508. Telephone registrations
will not be accepted. For program content and/or Section information
The State Bar of California and the Real Property Law Section are approved State Bar of California MCLE providers.