LITIGATING A TITLE IX CLAIM, Representing Students and Teachers in Discrimination and Retaliation Cases

--- 1.0 CLE Credit for AZ,CA,CO,CT,FL,ID,NJ,NY,PA
--- employment law - managing employees
--- course production date: 12/2/2015
--- presented by ADRIA LYNN SILVA

This course is designed as an overview of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and will focus on substantive issues as well as issues that arise during the course of litigation, including ethical considerations.

Individuals should have an understanding of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act before taking this courses.

Key course points are:
• How to litigate a Title IX case
• Issues in discovery
• Issues in Motion Practice
• Administrative Procedures
• FERPA issues

--- presented by ADRIA LYNN SILVA

Attorney Adria Lynn Silva represents employees and students in Title IX gender or sex discrimination, harassment, and retaliation cases throughout the State of Florida. Attorney Silva has represented students with Title IX claims against high schools, vocational schools, and universities and has represented professors, teachers, and coaches with gender and retaliation claims against universities and high schools. Attorney Silva contributed to a book on pregnancy discrimination regarding Title IX and pregnancy and speaks on Title IX and litigation related topics.

Attorney Silva also represents homeowners and tenants in housing discrimination cases under the Fair Housing Act; customers and patrons in cases of discrimination in places of public accommodation like a hotel or restaurant; and students in race discrimination cases.

Ms. Silva is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Miami School of Law. Ms. Silva began her legal career with Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc. in Immokalee, Florida, representing migrant farm workers in employment discrimination cases and cases brought under the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (AWPA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Ms. Silva is licensed to practice in United States Supreme Court; the State of Florida; the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals; the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida; the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida; and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Ms. Silva was on the executive board of the Florida Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association (FL NELA) for seven years and served as the 2009-2010 President. Ms. Silva was the 2012-2013 President of the Thomas S. Biggs American Inn of Court and is currently serving on the Inn executive board.

Ms. Silva was named a Rising Star in Employment and Labor Law by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2012. In 2014, the Florida Bar appointed Ms. Silva to the Board of Directors of Florida Legal Services, Inc.