Course Description

This course provides an overview of the prevalence of sexual harassment in the legal profession, defining sexual harassment, the reporting process, current case law related to sexual harassment cases, and the relationship to the Rules of Judicial Conduct and Rules of Professional Conduct.

This course includes video recorded for the Washington County Bar Association's 2020 Winter Bench Bar.

Videography services were provided by Network Deposition Services.

Your purchase includes access to the course and course materials for 90 days.

CLE Credit:

1.0 PA Ethics CLE

This course contains approximately 60 minutes of content, all of which is required for course completion.

Your certificate of completion will be issued automatically after all elements of the course have been viewed/completed.  Credits will be reported to the CLE Board within 30 days of your completion of the course and your completion date will be reported as the day on which you actually finished the course. 

Minimum System Requirements:

This course includes downloads of PDF documents (Portable Document Format) and streaming video. Viewing the documents will require Adobe Acrobat Reader or other PDF viewing software.  Adobe Acrobat Reader is available for free from the Adobe website.

The video player will run on Mac OS, Windows and Linux as well as most mobile devices and tablets on any browser that supports Adobe Flash and/or HTML5.  Supported browsers include Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer 9,10,11, and Microsoft Edge.  Internet Explorer 8 is not supported on Windows XP for security reasons, but is supported on Windows 7 or higher operating systems.

An internet connection with a minimum speed of 768 kilobits per second is required.  At least 5MB/sec is recommended to stream video in full HD quality.  Please note that the video player may downgrade the quality of the video to accommodate lower connection speeds.

Course Presenter

  • Lisette McCormick, Esq. and Megan Block, Esq.

    Lisette McCormick, Esq. and Megan Block, Esq.

    Lisette McCormick, Esq. is the Executive Director of the PA Interbranch Commission for Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Fairness, where she directs the implementation of recommendations from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court study on Racial and Gender Bias in the Justice System. Ms. McCormick directed the study on behalf of the Court from 1999 to 2003. Since her graduation from Duquesne University Law School in 1981, she has focused her career on public interest law, including serving as a Staff Attorney for Neighborhood Legal Services Association, Assistant Trial Defender for the Allegheny County Public Defender’s Office, and Assistant Counsel/Special Deputy Attorney General for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources and the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office. She is a frequent lecturer on racial, ethnic and gender bias in the Pennsylvania justice system and has authored numerous articles and reports on the topic. Ms. McCormick also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Duquesne University School of Law, where she teaches a course on Women and the Law and Feminist Legal Theories. She is an active member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, where she serves in the House of Delegates, is Co-Vice Chair of the Civil and Equal Rights Committee, and is a member of the PBA Judicial Evaluation Commission. She is also actively involved in the Allegheny County Bar Association, where she has served as a member of its Board of Governors, Past Chair of the Women in the Law Division, Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee and a member of the Diversity Collaborative. Ms. McCormick’s community service includes serving on the Boards of Directors for the Program for Female Offenders and the National Consortium for Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts. She has received numerous awards for her work, including the YWCA Racial Justice Award; The Honorable Carol Los Mansmann Helping Hand Award; The Art of Justice: Women Shaping the Law Award; the Susan B. Anthony Award from the Women’s Bar Association; the Duquesne University Law School Adjunct Professor Award, and induction into the Century Club of Duquesne University Distinguished Alumni. She is married to Attorney James W. Carroll, Jr. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is the mother of three grown children.

    Megan Block, Esq. is an attorney with Healey Block, LLC, where she represents employees in civil rights and employment litigation; unions in organizing campaigns, collective bargaining, and litigation; and demonstrators who have been arrested for protesting and civil disobedience. She also advises clients on political compliance issues.

    Megan graduated cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and was selected for the Order of the Coif. While in law school, Megan served as the Lead Executive Editor for the University of Pittsburgh Law Review and was the Derrick A. Bell Student Research Fellow in Law. She also received the CALI Award for Highest Grade in the courses of Complex Litigation, Evidence, Race and the Law, Gender and the Law, and Lawyering: A History. In addition to her law degree, Megan holds a Master of Education from the University of Pennsylvania, and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science.

    Before practicing law, Megan served as the Western Pennsylvania Political Director for 32BJ SEIU and taught literacy to elementary school students as a Teach for America corps member in West Philadelphia.

    Megan is a Commissioner on the City of Pittsburgh’s Gender Equity Commission, which will spearhead the City’s first intersectional gender analysis and develop a five-year action plan for achieving gender parity in Pittsburgh. She is also a consulting attorney with the Women’s Law Project on the #MeTooPA initiative, which provides free, confidential legal assistance to students and low-wage workers who have experienced sexual harassment. She currently serves as the Political Compliance Chair for the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Sierra Club and previously served on the Board of Directors for SETpoint, a non-profit dedicated to preventing physical and sexual assault through empowerment-focused self-defense training. Other memberships include the ACLU Legal Committee, the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee, and the Allegheny County Bar Association.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Course Materials
    • How to Navigate This Course
    • Sexual Harassment Course Materials
    • Sexual Harassment Part One
    • Sexual Harassment Part Two
    • Course Evaluation (Required)