Paraprofessionals Won’t Fix the Access to Justice Problem

2021-06-14T12:47:57-07:00Bloomberg, CAALA, Employment Law, Genie Harrison, Genie Harrison Law Firm News, Paraprofessionals|

Paraprofessionals Won’t Fix the Access to Justice Problem by Genie Harrison for Bloomberg Law, June 9, 2021 Opening up the practice of law and law firm ownership to “paraprofessionals” is being promoted—including by investors—as a way to improve access to justice. California attorney Genie Harrison, president of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, says data does not support this concept, and such a move will seriously undermine the integrity of the legal profession. As [...]

Genie Harrison’s Advocate Column, April 2021

2021-04-21T13:04:28-07:00CAALA, Employment Law, Genie Harrison, Genie Harrison Law Firm News|

Google Law, PC by CAALA President Genie Harrison for The Advocate, April 2021 The State Bar plans to bring non-lawyers into the practice of law. It’s time for you to become involved. Google Law Firm, PC. Amazon Law, LLC. Mercury Insurance Law, Inc. That list of hypothetical law firms may read like a bad dream, but non-lawyer ownership of law firms is coming, and the extent to which they take over the legal [...]

Genie Harrison’s Advocate Column, February 2021

2021-04-21T11:57:43-07:00CAALA, Genie Harrison, Genie Harrison Law Firm News, U.S. Politics|

We are here because of lies AND WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? by CAALA President Genie Harrison for The Advocate, February 2021 “What is the cost of lies? It’s not that we’ll mistake them for the truth. The real danger is that if we hear enough lies, then we no longer recognize the truth at all.” – Valery Alekseyevich Legasov (HBO’s “Chernobyl”) I write this column during the week between the president’s [...]

Genie Harrison on Top 10 Super Lawyers List

2021-01-29T13:04:25-08:00Genie Harrison, Genie Harrison Law Firm News|

Genie Harrison is honored to have been named to the TOP 10 Southern California Super Lawyers List for six years in a row: 2016-2021. Genie is ranked #3 out of all attorneys in all practice areas. 2021 Super Lawyers Magazine (Southern California Edition) > Top 10 Super Lawyers List >  Super Lawyers is a preeminent national rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer [...]

Riot Games Class Action Lawsuit

2021-04-07T13:50:19-07:00Equal Rights, Gender Discrimination, Genie Harrison, Genie Harrison Law Firm News, Riot Games Lawsuit, Sexual Harassment, Workplace Harassment|

Riot Games Backpedals Out of Class Action Settlement and Into More Litigation 1/26/2021 — by Chyna Brown for Top Class Actions (Read the story below, or here at TopClassActions.com) Riot Games has backpedaled out of a gender discrimination class action settlement and into possibly hundreds of arbitration proceedings, in addition to a class action lawsuit.This comes after Riot Games filed a motion to have its female employees settle their pay equity and sexual harassment [...]

Court rulings on Riot Games’ gender discrimination cases

2021-01-27T23:01:45-08:00Equal Rights, Gender Discrimination, Genie Harrison, Genie Harrison Law Firm News, Riot Games Lawsuit, Sexual Harassment, Workplace Harassment|

LA court reportedly rules that several female employees must bring most claims to arbitration in Riot gender discrimination case Riot will still have to “fight on two fronts,” however. 1/25/2021 — by Andreas Stavropoulos for Dot Esports (Read the story below, or here at dotesports.com) A Los Angeles court made several rulings today in the case between Riot Games and female employees alleging gender discrimination and sexual harassment.The court reportedly ruled that plaintiffs who signed [...]

Weinstein Accusers Agree to $17 Million Settlement

2021-01-27T22:24:38-08:00Equal Rights, Genie Harrison, Genie Harrison Law Firm News, Harvey Weinstein, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment|

Harvey Weinstein Accusers Agree to $17 Million Settlement 1/27/2021 — by Melena Ryzik and Cara Buckley for The New York Times (Read the story below, or here at nytimes.com) Some 40 women will participate in the bankruptcy court agreement, though others who have sued Mr. Weinstein and accused him of sexual abuse have objected to the terms and are considering an appeal. Nearly four years after the first claims against Harvey Weinstein made their [...]

Weinstein Sexual Misconduct Settlement Confirmed

2021-02-16T13:33:21-08:00Equal Rights, Genie Harrison, Genie Harrison Law Firm News, Harvey Weinstein, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment|

Weinstein Sexual Misconduct Settlement Confirmed by Bankruptcy Judge 1/25/2021 — by Ashley Cullins for the Hollywood Reporter (Read the story below, or here at HollywoodReporter.com) “Eighty-three percent of the victims have expressed very loudly that they want closure through acceptance of this plan,” U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Mary Walrath said as she approved a settlement plan resolving most sexual harassment and assault claims against the producer. The judge handling The Weinstein Co.’s bankruptcy proceedings [...]

Will a Biden Presidency Restore Victims’ Rights?

2021-01-21T12:02:56-08:00Equal Rights, Genie Harrison, Genie Harrison Law Firm News, Ms. Magazine Column, Victims Rights, Voting Rights|

Will a Biden Presidency Restore Victims’ Rights? 1/21/2021 — by Genie Harrison for Ms. Magazine (Read the story below, or here at MsMagazine.com) The incoming Biden-Harris administration has a long list of tasks to accomplish in order to make society fairer and safer for victims of assault, harassment and discrimination. The last four years have not been kind to women and minorities in the United States. The outgoing Trump administration made it more difficult for victims [...]

Hindsight Is 2020: Celebrating Feminist Victories

2021-01-21T11:25:40-08:00Equal Rights, Genie Harrison, Genie Harrison Law Firm News, Ms. Magazine Column, Voting Rights|

Hindsight Is 2020: Celebrating Feminist Victories 1/14/2021 — by Genie Harrison for Ms. Magazine (Read the story below, or here at MsMagazine.com) The year that just ended was one for the record books: a global pandemic; a divided nation; a contentious election that never really seemed to end; and people of all ages, races and political persuasions uniting in protest against racial injustice in cities large and small.As we catch our collective breaths and [...]

Fighting For Victims of Discrimination at Work

2021-01-12T12:42:55-08:00Daily Journal, Discrimination in the Workplace, Employment Law, Gender Discrimination, Genie Harrison, Genie Harrison Law Firm News, Riot Games Lawsuit, Sexual Harassment|

Natural Fighter: Genie Harrison Law Firm represents clients who’ve faced discrimination at work. Jan. 11, 2021 — by Shane Nelson for Daily Journal Genie Harrison decided in middle school she wanted to prosecute war criminals. “I felt very passionately about this big idea of working at The Hague,” the founder of the Genie Harrison Law Firm said. “And I wanted to go after the leaders of countries and their regimes who had done terrible, [...]

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