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    Navigating #MeToo by Lilia Tyrrell

    Date: November 6, 2019, 11:15am – 1:00pm
    PayneWest Insurance
    1105 E Main St
    Bozeman, MT 59715
    $15 for GVHRA Members/$40 for Non-Members
    Event Type:
    GHVRA Hosted - Meeting
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    Generally, the GVHRA meetings are held according to the following schedule; however, please refer to the specific meeting flyer sent via email from the GVHRA President as dates/times/locations are subject to change.

    11:15 a.m.—11:30 a.m.: Registration
    11:30 a.m.—Noon: Lunch
    Noon– 1:00 p.m.: PRESENTATION

    Are you ready to respond? If an employee at your organization is accused of sexual harassment or misconduct within the next hour, what's your plan? Organizations are often caught off guard by the allegations.  This presentation will help you create a plan to prepare for the unexpected.  We will discuss the definition of sexual harassment in the context of those trickier, borderline cases.  We will review what liability your organization has for sexual harassment as you move up your corporate ladder. We will examine what should be in your anti-harassment policy, key components to a complaint procedure, and how to engage in the investigative process.  Lastly, we will discuss appropriate corrective action and restoration to the organization and victim.   At the end, it is my goal that you are confident in taking the rights steps if a claim of sexual harassment is made at your organization. 

    Bio of Presenter: 

    Lilia N. Tyrrell is a partner at Kasting, Kauffman & Mersen. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in government from Connecticut College in 2002, and her Juris Doctor Degree (with distinction) from Washington University School of Law in 2008.

    Lilia started her practice of law with the Washington, D.C. firm of King & Spalding, LLP, working there from 2008 to 2012. At King & Spalding, Lilia represented a wide range of Fortune 100 companies in their litigation matters. She moved to Bozeman in 2012 to practice at Kasting, Kauffman & Mersen, becoming a partner in July, 2016. Lilia’s practice at Kasting, Kauffman & Mersen focuses on corporate law, construction law and business law, representing a variety of businesses in the state.

    Lilia is admitted to practice in Montana, Washington, D.C. and Maryland, admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Montana and Washington, D.C. and appeared as amicus curiae before the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Lilia received the National Association of Women Lawyers Award in 2008 and received the King & Spalding Pro Bono Award in 2011 and 2012 for her work with the United Nations. Lilia has published articles in Environmental Law 360, and Product Liability Law 360. Most recently, Lilia has presented at in a variety of forums on topics pertinent to businesses in Montana including presenting at the Montana Women’s Business Conference on the legal issues that arise for start-up and new businesses, and conducting an all-day Nuts and Bolts of Employment Law Seminar with her colleague Bill Hanson.

    Lilia serves as the President of the Board of Directors for the Prospera Business Network, former President of the Gallatin Valley Bar Association and serves on the board of the Montana Outdoor Science School.  Lilia now resides in and enjoys life in Bozeman, Montana.

    To make a reservation, please click on the "Reservations" tab on the website, then search for the appropriate meeting date.  The location requires a 48 hours confirmation of attendees for catered events; therefore, reservation links are active two weeks prior to the event and close the Monday prior to the event.  Also, let us know when you RSVP if you will need any accommodation.

    RSVPs help the GVHRA board, presenter, facility and caterers to accommodate all attendees.  Members who make a reservation and DO NOT attend will be charged.  Additionally, copies of presentation materials and food may not be available for those who do not RSVP.