Fair Housing Legal Seminar 2019

Fair Housing Legal Seminar

Friday, November 8, 2019

9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Indianapolis, Indiana


The Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana is sponsoring a Fair Housing Legal Seminar on Friday, November 8, 2019 at the John Boner Neighborhood Centers in Indianapolis from 9:00 AM-3:30 PM. The featured speaker will be Professor Robert Schwemm.

This legal seminar is designed to give a detailed overview of the federal Fair Housing Act, its regulations, and case law of interest. At this seminar, attendees will learn about fair housing concepts, protected classes, covered transactions, reasonable accommodations and modifications, theories of proof, damages and other relief, current litigation and trends, key HUD regulations, and the role of HUD and DOJ. An update on fair housing cases of interest will be provided. Although this training is designed for practicing attorneys, it is open to all for registration.

Robert G. Schwemm, is the Ashland-Spears Distinguished Research Professor and William L. Matthews, Jr. Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Prior to becoming a law professor, Professor Schwemm practiced with Sidley & Austin in Washington, D.C., and then served as chief trial counsel for the Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Communities in Chicago, Illinois. He is a graduate of Amherst College and the Harvard Law School. Professor Schwemm formerly taught civil procedure, constitutional law, and civil rights. He retired in 2019 but continues to speak on fair housing issues and law.

His publications include a treatise entitled Housing Discrimination: Law and Litigation and numerous articles in leading law reviews throughout the country. His litigation experience includes three cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Professor Schwemm also served as Acting Dean of the College of Law in 1998-99.

Agenda:  A draft agenda may be viewed here. Additional training materials will be provided on-site. A box lunch will be provided for lunch.

Note: This training is designed for those interested in fair housing and in representing plaintiffs in fair housing litigation. If you are seeking information in how to defend claims in fair housing litigation, this seminar will not meet those expectations.

Continuing Education: Continuing Legal Education Credits (5.3 credits) have been approved through the Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education. Verification letter here.

Cost: The registration fee for this all day training is only $75 which includes a boxed lunch! Payments must be received in advance of the training. No refunds will be given for cancellations on or after October 20, 2019.

Parking: Free parking is available in the lots at the John Boner Neighborhood Centers. Street parking is also available.

Registration: To register, click here. Seating is limited so register soon. Due to seating limitations, persons must register in advance. Due to budget limitations, scholarships are not available for this seminar.

Accommodations for Persons with DisabilitiesPlease note on your registration form if any accommodations are needed. The FHCCI will do its best to provide needed accommodations.

If you have any questions, please contact the Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana at 317-644-0673 or info@fhcci.org

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Date(s) - Nov 8 2019
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

John Boner Neighborhood Centers

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