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Jewish Working Women’s Network

The Jewish Working Women’s Network/Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit presents

Is a New Day on the Horizon?

Sexual harassment at work: A look at the current climate and how we can change the forecast.

Join Federation’s Jewish Women’s Working Network for a critical conversation on harassment in the workplace. We’ll hear from two local experts: Deborah Gordon of Deborah Gordon Law, the premier employment and civil rights law firm in the Midwest and Brooke Bendix, LMSW and Psychotherapist, who will lead the conversation and share insights and strategies for us to keep ourselves and our colleagues safe, informed and empowered to make change.

Tuesday, February 6, 2017 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm

The Max M. Fisher Federation Building
6735 Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Hills

A gift of $18 or more to the Federation’s Annual Campaign is requested to attend this event. Your gift helps support a myriad of programs and services including Single Parent Alliance and Resource Connection (SPARC), Women to Work at JVS, Jewish Family Service Legal Referral Service and Domestic Abuse Intervention, to name just a few.

Deborah Gordon

Since 1987 Deborah has been listed in Best Lawyers in America (published annually by Woodward & White) as one of the best employment lawyers in the United States. She is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, widely considered to be the premiere legal professional organization in America comprised of the best of the trial bar in the United States and Canada, and has received the highest rating possible, “AV”, from Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review national Legal Directory. She has been admitted to the bar of the United States Supreme Court.

Deborah is a previous President of the Labor and Employment Council of the State Bar of Michigan, which represents approximately 2000 labor and employment attorneys throughout Michigan. She is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Wayne County Case Evaluation Tribunal Plaintiff’s Selection Committee, and the Michigan Association of Justice. She formerly served on the Federal Bar Association Board of Directors.

In 2016 Deborah received the Jean King Leadership Award given by the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan “In Commendation for Visionary Leadership in the face of Opposition and Outstanding Efforts Toward the Advancement of Women and the Legal Profession.”

She has authored or co-authored the following publications: Sexual Harassment Law and Practice, a Michigan Practitioner’s Guide; Employment Litigation in Michigan; Michigan Causes of Action Formbook (Employment Claims chapter); Advising the Older Client (Age and Handicap Discrimination chapter); and Attorney Fee Agreements in Michigan Forms and Practice Guide (Employment Litigation chapter), all published by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education. She participates in local radio and television news and talk programs and lectures extensively on employment law and trial skills to her peers.

Brooke Bendix, LMSW is a Psychotherapist specializing in children, teens, and young adults and owner of Michigan Family Therapy PLLC in Farmington Hills. In addition to her private practice, she created a group for adolescent girls that addresses bullying, self-image and promotes positive self-esteem — issues facing today’s youth. Since moving back to Detroit, the University of Chicago graduate has been devoted to building the community as well as building her business. As a NEXTGen Detroit board director, Brooke plans events that create opportunities to foster women’s leadership and development. She also works as part-time faculty at Wayne State University’s School of Social Work.


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