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    Date: September 6, 2018, 8:00am
    Lake Forest Graduate School of Management
    1905 W Field Ct, Lake Forest, IL 60045
    $30 Members/$50 Non-Members
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    Click here to register for this interactive session in which we will address the following:

    • The need for HR to change its approach and re-establish credibility in leading responses to sexual harassment concerns in the workplace. 
    • Required review of policies, training/coaching and investigations and how they have changed in the past year. 
    • Beyond Title VII and other state and local discrimination law issues, the #MeToo moment has ushered in a host of other issues for HR professionals to consider. 

    There are plenty of practical considerations to consider and engage your workplaces in addressing these continuing developments. 

    The presentation and Q&A session will be hosted by Kathryn Hartrick, NISHRM Board member and founder of Hartrick Employment Law, Kristin Case of the Case Law Firm, and Michael Cramer who is partner with Ogletree Deakins. 

    Kathryn M. Hartrick is the founder and managing partner of Hartrick Employment Law, Ltd.  She delivers legal solutions in the areas of investigations, training/coaching, and employment law counseling.   She has recently supported many clients in implementing new culture training programs to deter discrimination/harassment and foster positive workplace cultures.  She has been involved in several investigations addressing perceived bias and harassment.  She has also coached several individuals who investigations have found to have violated company policies addressing these issues.  Kathryn combines over 25 years of employment law expertise with certification training in investigations and in coaching.  She has over 15 years first-hand knowledge of business needs as a senior corporate counsel and HR officer with global publicly traded corporations such as Career Education, Wolters Kluwer and United Stationers/Essendant.  In addition to being a former law firm partner, she taught Employment Discrimination at Loyola University School of Law, and served as Deputy Commissioner for the City of Chicago Commission on Human Relations discrimination agency.  She is a member of the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI), International Coach Federation (ICF), and a Fellow to the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.  She’s a certified mediator and former volunteer with Center for Conflict Resolution (CCR), EEOC and IDHR.  For the past 14 years, she has chaired the North Shore Labor & Employment Counsel (NSLC), and serves on the Board of Directors for NISHRM.  She frequently speaks and writes on sexual harassment/respect in the workplace, investigations, executive coaching topics, and employment law topics.  Her law degree is from Case Western Reserve University School of Law where she served on the Law Review, and she has a BBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.  You can contact her at

    Kristin M. Case is the founding member of The Case Law Firm, LLC.

    Ms. Case has extensive experience representing clients in employment negotiations, before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Illinois Department of Human Rights, and throughout the litigation process in both state and federal courts. Ms. Case counsels and represents employees at all levels including executives, expat employees, lawyers, physicians and academics.

    Ms. Case has been recognized by Chicago Magazine as a Rising Star and Super Lawyer every year since 2010. She has also been recognized as an Emerging Lawyer by the Law Bulletin’s Leading Lawyer’s network.  She frequently speaks and writes about employment law, and has presented before the American Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

    Ms. Case is admitted to practice law in Illinois as well as Missouri and before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the Illinois Supreme Court, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the Missouri Supreme Court.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Central Missouri State University and her law degree from the University of Missouri.

    Mike Cramer

    Mike Cramer counsels and represents employers on a variety of employment law matters. He advises clients ranging from small non-profits to Fortune 50 companies, negotiates resolutions to troubling disputes, and, when necessary, litigates to victory.  Mike frequently speaks to legal and HR organizations on employment topics, and trains executives and HR professionals on topics including harassment prevention and workplace investigations. Based on peer surveys, Mike has achieved Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer review rating (AV/Preeminent), and repeatedly has been named among the Best Lawyers in America and an Illinois Super Lawyer. Mike also was elected to The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, an organization of labor and employment attorneys in practice for more than 20 years who meet “the highest professional qualifications and ethical standards.”  Mike earned his law degree and his bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan. He has written and directed two award-winning independent movies.