Seyferth Blumenthal & Harris attorney Camille Roe was a speaker for the Law 101 series of the Jackson County Bar Association and the Missouri Legislature Black Caucus in March.
The Employment Law 101 event was a 90-minute presentation providing members of the public with basic information and details about public rights and responsibilities. Roe covered a number of topics, including a review of federal anti-discrimination laws (Title VII, ADA, ADEA, the Equal Pay Act, and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act), the Missouri Human Rights Act and the City of Kansas City, Missouri’s anti-discrimination ordinance.
In addition, Roe explained the process for filing a charge of discrimination.
A 2012 graduate of the University of Missouri School of Law, Roe’s practice focuses on human resources policy development, counseling, and litigation. She handles matters at all stages of litigation, including in state and federal courts, with administrative agencies, and in arbitration.
The Jackson County Bar Association (JCBA) is a voluntary bar association comprised primarily of African-American attorneys from throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area. It was established at a time when African-American lawyers were not allowed to join the American Bar Association (ABA) or the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA).
The purpose of the JCBA, then and now, is to be a resource for its members; to work to ensure justice and equal opportunity for the African-American community; improve the administration of justice; preserve the independence of the judiciary, improve the economic conditions of all citizens of Missouri; uphold the honor of the legal profession; and protect the civil and political rights of the citizens and residents of the State of Missouri.