Lori Andrus will be speaking on the topic of gender equality at events across the country in early May.
First, Ms. Andrus will be leading a panel discussion titled Closing the Gender Wage Gap at the California Women Lawyers’ 2016 Annual Conference on May 5, 2016. With the first “test case” of the California Fair Pay Act, Ms. Andrus is well positioned to discuss the practical implications for employers arising from California’s new law, the strongest pay equity law in the country.
The next day, on May 6, 2016, Ms. Andrus will be the keynote speaker for the Mississippi Women Lawyers’ Eighth Annual Day of Leadership. Lori’s address, titled Channeling Wonder Women: How Do You Serve Justice?, will cover a range of equal justice themes, including: improving diversity in judicial appointments, disrupting implicit bias, and the importance of political activism.
On May 9, 2016, Ms. Andrus will join Caroline Fredrickson, President of the American Constitution Society, in a keynote speech at the Louisiana Association for Justice’s Lobby Day. In her address, titled Access to Justice: The Fight For Women’s Rights From Congress To The Courtroom, Ms. Andrus will explain how to enforce the federal Equal Pay Act: what it takes to prove a violation, how to litigate the claim on a class basis, and how to maximize the lawsuit’s impact through publicity.
Ms. Andrus commented: “President Obama is talking about equal pay; Pope Francis, too. Hollywood stars are making clear that they are fed up of being paid a fraction of what their male counterparts are paid. Equal pay for equal work is a right, and I’m pleased to be able to take that message to other lawyers around the country, because we’re in the best position to finally put this issue to rest.”