Ettelbrick to deliver LGBT legal advocacy lecture at WSU March 24

BTL Staff
By | 2018-01-16T03:31:00-04:00 October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

DETROIT – Paula Ettelbrick, a nationally known lesbian and gay civil rights lawyer who is credited with shaping much of the litigation and legislative strategy for the LGBT community, will deliver the 21st annual I. Goodman Cohen Lecture in Trial Advocacy at Wayne State University Law School on Thursday, March 24 at 3 p.m.
Ettelbrick’s lecture, “More Than a Trial: Gay and Lesbian Legal Advocacy,” will focus on the need for gay rights lawyers to consider not only legal developments when presenting a case, but also the political and cultural ramifications of the presentation.
A 1984 graduate of the WSU Law School, Ettelbrick is the executive director of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission and an adjunct professor of law at New York University School of Law and a lecturer at Barnard College. She was the first staff attorney at the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund in 1986 before joining New York’s Empire State Pride Agenda as legislative counsel. She has also worked as the family policy director of the Policy Institute of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.
The I. Goodman Cohen Lecture in Trial Advocacy was established by the family of the late Mr. Cohen, a prominent Michigan trial attorney, who was active in the Detroit Trial Lawyers Association.
The lecture will be delivered in the Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium of the Law School at 471 W. Palmer St., Detroit. The lecture and reception following are free and open to the public. Parking is available in Structure #1, directly across Palmer St. from the Law School for $3.50.

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