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Understanding Liability in the Time of COVID-19

Wednesday, October 07, 02:00 PM - Wednesday, October 07, 2020, 03:00 PM
Wednesday, October 07, 2020, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Fee: Free

In this webinar, attorneys Rebecca Bernhard and Trevor Brown will discuss COVID-19 considerations in relation to nonprofit employees and the people nonprofits engage with through their programs and services. This could include volunteers, clients, artists, and consultants. Please bring your questions related to liability within the areas of human resources, programs, and state and federal guidelines. This event is an evolving collaboration between LegalCORPS, the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, Propel Nonprofits, and Springboard for the Arts. 

Event Details

The event will be hosted on Zoom. You will need a computer and a phone as a back-up audio method. 

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Speaker Information

Rebecca BernhardRebecca Bernhard is a partner at Dorsey & Whitney LLP. Rebecca's experience spans traditional labor and employment counsel, immigration, and federal contract compliance and audits, including affirmative action plans and audits. She supports clients with their corporate transactions, advising on labor and employment diligence, negotiating with new unions and conducting effects bargaining, and assisting her clients with post-acquisition or post-divestiture integration. Rebecca has particular experience helping food, beverage, and agribusiness companies as well as cooperatives and financial institutions with their employment problems. Prior to joining Dorsey, Rebecca served as Senior VP of HR and Associate General Counsel at one of the nation’s largest student loan guarantors. Rebecca is Dorsey’s Diversity and Inclusion Co-Chair.

Trevor BrownTrevor Brown is an associate in Dorsey’s Labor & Employment group. His practice includes providing litigation support on employment issues that arise under state and federal law, as well as advice and research for clients with employment-related legal questions. Trevor also devotes much of his time to pro bono work.

Courtney GerberCourtney Gerber is the program director at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits. In this role, she develops, implements, and evaluates relevant educational programming for MCN, including its workshops and conferences. She is committed to ensuring this work happens in partnership with nonprofit workers and their aligned communities using an intersectional lens, which puts into action MCN's equity and justice framework, honors cultural specificity, and builds compassion.

Ileana MejiaIleana Mejia is the public policy advocate at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and is working to increase individual nonprofits' advocacy capacity through trainings, materials, and conversations, and advocating on behalf of the nonprofit sector as a whole to advance MCN’s mission. She most recently worked at a nonprofit as a community organizer where she focused on coalition building around equitable development and parks and green spaces. Ileana has a passion for inclusion and racial equity work, particularly in lifting up voices who have been historically left out of policy decisions that directly influence them.

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