HSPRD partner Juliet Berger-White recently spoke to students in a course titled, “Engage for Change: Get Informed, Involved and Connected” at DePaul University’s School for New Learning. Juliet’s presentation focused on effective legal advocacy and other avenues to effectuate social change.
Juliet Berger-White is a partner with Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd. She represents clients in complex litigation matters with a concentration in the areas of civil rights, constitutional law, class actions, educational equity, labor and employment, and whistleblower litigation. In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Berger-White advises individuals, non-profit organizations, and corporations on a range of employment issues, including employment and severance agreements and employment policies and manuals.
Juliet is the co-chair of the Quality Jobs Council for Women Employed, which seeks to improve workplace conditions for low-wage workers. In addition, she is the founder of Gender Inclusive Schools, a working group comprised of lawyers, educators, parents, and advocates focused on the improvement of educational policies and practices for transgender and gender expansive students. In collaboration with the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital and the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance, Ms. Berger-White helped draft a model school policy for inclusion of transgender and gender expansive students. Juliet also founded and chairs the HSPRD’s Women’s Committee.