Legal Research at the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: a Panel Discussion
Description: Please join us on Wednesday, April 12 at noon for a discussion of the legal research that takes place at the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Attorneys Lauren Moynihan Skerrett (U.S. DOE, OCR – Chicago) and Kirsten Peters (formerly with U.S. EEOC – New York) will discuss various types of legal research performed by at the two agencies and how that research relates to the laws the agencies enforce, as well as the agencies’ structure. Come prepared with any questions you wish to ask of our panelists.
Presenters: Kirsten Peters is an Assistant District Director with the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) in its New York District office, a position she has held since July 2022. Prior to that, she worked for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in various offices from 2004 to 2022. During her last eight years with the EEOC, she litigated as a trial attorney in its New York office. She also worked as an investigator with the EEOC’s Chicago office from 2007 to 2014. Kirsten attended law school at DePaul University College of Law.
Lauren Moynihan Skerrett is an attorney with the U.S. Department of Education – Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in Chicago. Lauren has been with OCR for almost 17 years. Before joining OCR, Lauren worked with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and represented parents in special education matters in private practice in the D.C. area. Prior to that, she worked as a litigator for two large law firms in New York City, specializing in securities fraud litigation. Lauren is also the parent of two boys who qualify for services under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504) and the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA). She attended Georgetown University Law Center.
When: Wednesday, April 12, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: At your desk via Zoom. Registrants will receive webinar details prior to the program.
Please register here.