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Election Law Update 2024

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Remote - Live Webcast

STARTTue., Jun. 04, 2024
9:00 AM
ENDTue., Jun. 04, 2024
1:15 PM
CLE 3 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00
Subscribers Pay: $0.00

* = Ethics information has been integrated throughout this program. To receive ethics credit, you must attend the entire course.

About

 

Join us in our fourth annual Election Law and Policy CLE and learn about current challenges and opportunities in the lead up to the 2024 general election and beyond! 

In the first panel, we will address many of the election issues facing persons with disabilities. Our distinguished panel will provide a federal law overview on voting rights of individuals with disabilities, with a focus on polling place accessibility, voting registration and drop boxes. They will also cover some of the litigation issues in Pennsylvania, including mail ballot issues, designated agents, notice and cure, and assistance with filling out the ballot. 

Our second panel will focus on the changing landscape for campaign finance and political spending after the U.S. Supreme Court’s seminal decision in Citizens United. Leading thinkers in the field will review the current state of the law and campaign finance reform efforts after Citizens United, including efforts to regulate coordination and redboxing by a local regulator, the Philadelphia Board of Ethics. Finally, this panel will offer an introduction to increasingly popular pay-to-play political contribution disclosure requirements for entities doing business with Pennsylvania local governments. 

Our third panel will provide updates on recent and pending election litigation and legislation in Pennsylvania and nationally, addressing legal and policy issues. Our expert panelists will share updates on litigation relating to mail ballots, automatic voter registration, federal and state indictments, curing, and more. You will also hear about election legislation introduced in Pennsylvania and U.S. Congress relating to issues such as early voting, same day registration, pre-canvassing of ballots, the Voting Rights Act, and more. The panel will also make policy recommendations for reforms that could address some of the challenges we face. 

Our final panel of experts will discuss AI, disinformation, threats, and other challenges facing election officials, voters, and democracy. AI deepfakes have already played a role in recent elections overseas, as well as fake robocalls in New Hampshire. Election disinformation continues to be propagated, and recent lawsuits have caused the federal government and social media platforms to step back their efforts to correct false information. Threats to election officials at all levels have snowballed, resulting in large numbers of election workers resigning, and adding challenges to running elections. You will hear about these challenges as well as efforts to combat and mitigate these concerns. 

Our diverse panels include lawyers, former judges, and policy experts who have represented and advocated these issues on multiple sides.

 

Co-sponsored with the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Civil and Equal Rights Committee and in collaboration with the PBA Disability Services Committee



 
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Faculty

NameFirm/Company
Kathryn Boockvar Esq. Athena Strategies LLC
Marcus A.R. Childress Esq. Jenner & Block LLP
J Andrew Crompton Esq. McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC (Hbg)
Lauren E. DeBruicker Esq. U.S. Attorney's Office Eastern District of PA
Marina Eisner Esq. States United Democracy Center
Andrea C. Farney Esq. Triquetra Law
Timothy J. Ford Esq. Dilworth Paxson LLP (Phila)
Timothy E. Gates Esq. Myers Brier & Kelly LLP (Hbg)
Saurav Ghosh Esq. Campaign Legal Center
Jada S. Greenhowe Esq. Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency
Jordana L. Greenwald Esq. City of Philadelphia Board of Ethics
Matthew H. Haverstick Esq. Kleinbard LLC
Alexandra K. Hermann Esq. Disability Rights Pennsylvania (Phila)
Hon. John E. Jones III, (Ret.) Dickinson College
Angus R. Love Esq. Law Offices of Angus Love
Neil K. Makhija Esq. Montgomery County Courthouse
Kamaryn Norris Pennsylvania Voice
Morris A. Scott Esq. Disability Rights Pennsylvania (Phila)
Elisabeth S. Shuster Esq. Elisabeth S. Shuster, Esq.
Sandra I. Thompson Esq. Law Office of Sandra Thompson, LLC
Faculty may vary by location.
PBI reserves the right to substitute speakers at all programs.
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