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Stephanie Scharf Leads ABA Resolution 300 for Law Firms to End Mandatory Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Claims

Partner Stephanie Scharf, Chair of the American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Law, spearheaded the adoption of Resolution 300 by the House of Delegates at the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago, August 6, 2018. In an effort to confront the widespread problem of sexual harassment at law firms, the ABA’s House of Delegates adopted the Resolution that urges law firms to end mandatory arbitration in sexual harassment claims. As explained by Ms. Scharf, the Resolution gives victims a choice at the time of whether to pursue claims for sexual harassment in private arbitration or in court.

To read ABA Resolution 300 and its supporting Report, please click here:

https://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/administrative/house_of_delegates/2018_am_300.authcheckdam.pdf and here: https://www.chicagolawbulletin.com/aba-adopts-resolution-on-workplace-sexual-harassment-claims-20180817

For more information about the ABA Commission on Women, please click here.

https://www.americanbar.org/groups/women.html