--- employment law / trial
--- course production date: 11/29/2019
--- presented by ADRIA LYNN SILVA

This course is intended for the practitioner with some familiarity with Title IX. It discusses issues that come up in Title IX litigation from the Motion to Dismiss stage; how to respond to discovery issues like obtaining student records; use of an expert, and pre-trial issues concerning relevancy, witness order, and motions in limine.

Key course points are:

• Guidance on Title IX Litigation Issues.
• Strategies on how to deal with issues that come up early in litigation.
• Guidance on how to get discovery in a Title IX case.
• How to use an Expert witness in a Title IX case.
• Strategies on how to deal with issues that come up in pretrial.

--- 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.