Loathing - The History and Tolerance of Antisemitism 2023 (Webcast)

  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • By: Pennsylvania Bar Association, Allegheny County Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Association, Brandeis Law Society
  • Other Civil Rights
  • Other
  • Attorneys / Legal Services


The Pennsylvania Bar Association invites you to a special symposium, entitled Hate: A Legal Symposium Exploring the Legal and Societal Consequences, exploring the legal and societal consequences of one of humanity‚Äôs darkest emotions, hate.

The program series will examine the causes of hate; the differences between hate, discrimination and disagreement; laws that address hate and their limitations and criminal consequences; results of hate and how they can transfer to negative consequences for those outside the hated group; and the pros and cons of different methods available to counter hate.

In this first installment, which is co-sponsored by the Allegheny County Bar Association, the Philadelphia Bar Association, and the Brandeis Law Society, the distinguished panel will discuss the historical setting of antisemitism and its resurgence. Discussion will address how antisemitism affects society at large and is antithetical to the rule of law, while distinguishing between prejudice and healthy debate regarding religion and politics. The panelists will further explore how growing acts of antisemitism relate to other acts of violence and hate rhetoric, and what countermeasures are available through the legal system and are being employed by different groups.

  • Regular (for Credit): $79.00
  • New Attorney (for Credit): $40.00
  • PBI Subscribers Pay (for Credit): $0.00
  • No Credit: $0.00

Lauren Apter Bairnsfather, LAB Historical Consulting
Hon. Dan Frankel, Pennsylvania House of Representatives - Democratic Caucus
James Pasch Esq., Anti-Defamation League
Jay N. Silberblatt Esq., Silberblatt Mermelstein, P.C.
Justice David N. Wecht, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

  • CLE Credit Comments:

    PA CLE Credit: 1.5 Substatnive Credits

    Attendance at this event is categorized as "distance learning" by the PA CLE Board.

    COVID-19 CLE Update. For all compliance periods ending in 2022 or 2023: At least six credits must be live-online or in-person/classroom. Up to six credits may be completed through pre-recorded online courses. Only credits through live-online and in-person/classroom courses taken during this period may carry forward (up to two compliance periods).

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    Pennsylvania Bar Institute