Hill Wallack LLP Partner Terry A. Kessler, Esq. will be one of several speakers participating in the “Understanding Fair Housing Today” seminar, presented by the United States  Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (NJDCR) and Seton Hall University School of Law’s Center for Social Justice. This seminar, presented in recognition of Fair Housing Month, will take place on Monday, April 23, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark. There is no charge to attend this event, and up to 5.5 NJ & NY CLE credits will be available.

Ms. Kessler will speak on defending fair housing claims during a panel discussion titled “Understanding the Role of HUD and NJDCR in Handling Housing Discrimination,” which will take place at 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. The keynote speaker will be John Trasviña, HUD’s Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. Other panel discussions will include emerging issues in Fair Housing Act litigation and the fair housing implications of the foreclosure crisis, and additional speakers will include Seton Hall Law Professor Rachel Godsil and Professors Linda Fisher and Kyle Rosenkrans of the Seton Hall Law Center for Social Justice; private practitioners; and representatives from regional HUD offices, the HUD Office of Fair Housing and Opportunity (FHEO), and the NJDCR.

To register, or for more information, please contact Daphney West, CSJ Program Coordinator, at daphney.west@shu.edu or call 973-642-8700.