About the Speaker

Jake Marcus, J.D., is the nation’s foremost expert on breastfeeding law. Her Philadelphia private law practice focuses on small businesses (including the business issues of health care practitioners such as IBCLCs), healthcare, criminal defense and civil rights discrimination. She was Politics Editor at Mothering magazine until it ceased publication. Marcus is the author of “Lactation and the Law,” a comprehensive article on U.S. public breastfeeding law, “Pumping 9 to 5,” an article on workplace pumping law which was a finalist for a MAGGIE Award and, most recently, “Lactation and the Law Revisited” originally published in Mothering and which can all be found on BreastfeedingLaw.com. Her 25 years of practice as an attorney includes serving as litigation coordinator for the Women Against Abuse Legal Center in Philadelphia, and serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania and the Legal Advisory Council to La Leche League International. She is also Chairperson of the Jenkintown Boro (PA) Human Rights Commission.

Official Bio for Brochure

Jake Marcus, J.D., is the nation’s foremost expert on breastfeeding law. She is a lawyer whose private practice focuses on small businesses (including the business issues of health care practitioners such as IBCLCs and midwives) and healthcare. She was Politics Editor at Mothering magazine until it ceased publication in April of 2011. She was a member of the Legal Advisory Council to La Leche League International. She created and maintains BreastfeedingLaw.com.

Bio for Introduction

Jake Marcus, J.D., is the nation’s foremost expert on breastfeeding law. She is a lawyer whose private practice focuses on small businesses (including the business issues of health care practitioners such as IBCLCs) and healthcare compliance. In practice for nearly 25 years, she was also Politics Editor at Mothering magazine until it ceased publication in 2011. She is the creator and owner of BreastfeedingLaw.com.




Presentations

Virtually Any Legal Topic

Time-frame: 60-120
CERP: yes

Jake can make presentations based on the need of the group and the location of the attendees.

World Peace Begins At Home: Domestic Violence and the Breastfeeding Mother

Time-frame: 60-120
CERP: yes

The first incident of violence in a relationship often occurs during pregnancy or shortly after the birth of a child. Volunteers and health care providers often feel helpless when faced with mothers in violent relationships. In this session, participants will learn to recognize the signs of domestic violence, how to locate resources for mothers and how to assist in maintaining the breastfeeding dyad without endangering mother or child. Participants will also learn to identify their legal and ethical obligations under their respective professional scopes of practice.

Legislation and Sausage: Creating Breastfeeding Law in Your State

Time-frame: 60-120
CERP: yes

Participants will learn the elements of effective state breastfeeding legislation as well as the process by which it is created. Attendees will engage in legislative drafting as well as debate, divided into small groups that include representatives from breastfeeding coalitions and chambers of commerce. Through education, negotiation and compromise, attendees will live the legislative process.

Breastfeeding 2.0: Law and Ethics in Providing Breastfeeding Support Using the Internet

Time-frame: 60-120
CERP: yes

Social Media creates more opportunity to provide breastfeeding support to a wider audience of women. However, improper use of websites, Facebook, Twitter and other Internet fora also endanger privacy, risk violating ethical rules and require different safeguards. This session will explore best practices in professional Internet conduct.

Supporting Breastfeeding Women in the Legal System

Time-frame: 60-120
CERP: yes

Breastfeeding women find themselves in need of assistance in a wide variety of legal contexts. This session reviews the options available to lactating women in custody disputes, as criminal defendants, as witnesses, when called for jury duty, and as immigration detainees.

Breastfeeding as a Civil Right: Workplace Pumping

Time-frame: 60-120
CERP: yes

Is breastfeeding a civil right under U.S. law? What does that mean? Is your state law as strong as you think it is? An examination of differences in local laws, protections under federal laws, non-legal options available to lactating women, and your state’s particular breastfeeding-related law. This session focuses on workplace pumping.

Breastfeeding as a Civil Right: Breastfeeding in Public

Time-frame: 60-120
CERP: no

Is breastfeeding a civil right under U.S. law? What does that mean? Is your state law as strong as you think it is? An examination of differences in local laws, protections under federal laws, non-legal options available to breastfeeding women, and your state’s particular breastfeeding law. This session focuses on breastfeeding in public accommodations, which include stores and restaurants.

Jake Marcus


Country: United States
Phone number: 215-287-3087
Email: jakemarcus@lactspeak.com
Site: http://www.JakeMarcus.com
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