Law & Religious Freedom Conference, May 31, 2018

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The intersection of law with deeply held religious beliefs can profoundly impact a person’s life. The UMKC Law & Religious Freedom Conference provides a safe forum where competing viewpoints on these powerful topics are civilly and respectfully discussed. This year’s conference will address the Supreme Court’s Colorado Masterpiece case, religion in the context of domestic abuse, religious freedom and immigration and responding to sexual allegations against clergy.



8:00 a.m. Registration & Breakfast

8:30 a.m. Welcome and introductory remarks

Program Chairperson: Michael D. Fielding, Husch Blackwell LLP

8:35 a.m. Religious Freedom & LGBTQIA Rights at the Supreme Court: Colorado Masterpiece

Jonathan R. Whitehead, Law Offices of Jonathan R. Whitehead LLC

9:25 a.m. The Intersection of Religion and Domestic Violence

Humaira A. Mirza, The Mirza Law Firm LLC

Susanna Coxe, Safehome

William H. Reynolds, The Reynolds Law Firm, L.L.C.

10:15 a.m.  Refreshment Break

10:30 a.m.  Law, Religion and Immigration

Jeffrey S. Bell, Polsinelli, PC

Shahzad Ghafoor, Ghafoor Cook & Associates LLC

Hon. Justin Howard, U.S. Department of Justice - EOIR

11:20 a.m.  Responding to Sexual Assault Allegations Against Clergy or Other Church Members

Carol Cornwell, Cornwell Law

Kathleen A. Fisher, Graves Garrett, LLC

Rebecca Randles, Randles Mata, LLC

12:35 p.m. Concluding RemarksMichael D. Fielding, Committee Chair, Husch Blackwell LLP

12:40 p.m. Adjourn

May 31st, 2018 8:30 AM   through   12:40 PM
UMKC Pierson Auditorium, Atterbury Student Success Center
5000 Holmes
Kansas City, MO 64110
United States

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Event Fee(s)
In Person, Attorney $ 110.00
Webcast, Attorney $ 110.00
In Person, non-attorney $ 10.00
Webcast, non-attorney $ 10.00