Developing Cultural Competencies and Integrating a Racial Justice Lens in Administrative Proceedings
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Experienced legal practitioners will introduce participants to concepts around cultural competencies and provide some practical tips geared towards administrative law judges to ensure that decision-makers and legal proceedings are fair and free from bias.
Nicole Salk is a Senior Staff Attorney in the Workers’ Rights and Benefits Unit at Brooklyn Legal Services. She joined BLS’ housing unit in 1997 and started doing employment work in May 2006. Ms. Salk coordinates BLS’s unemployment work and represents clients at unemployment hearings as well as in the areas of employment discrimination, criminal background discrimination, Family Medical Leave Act violations, and wage and hour violations. Ms. Salk served as President of the Legal Services Staff Association, the staff union for Legal Services of New York City from 1999-2001. She graduated from Northeastern Law School in 1996.
Chaumtoli Huq is an Associate Professor of Law at CUNY School of Law. Huq devoted her professional career to public service focusing on issues impacting low-income New Yorkers. In 2014, she was appointed as the General Counsel for Litigation for the New York City Office of the Public Advocate. Along with holding leadership roles at Legal Services of NYC and MFY Legal Services, she also served as Director of the first South Asian Workers’ Rights Project at the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, the first staff attorney to the New York Taxi Workers Alliance. Huq is a social justice innovator with extensive experience in litigation, public policy, management and creation of programs from emerging trends in law, teaching, assisting non-profits and individuals with strategic direction and governance issues. She is a graduate of Northeastern Law School.
2.0 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias (non-transitional)