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Panelist Bio


Jeri Flynn
Immigration Attorney

Jeri Ann H. Flynn graduated in 1974 from Nicholls State University in Thibodeaux with a B.A. in History, and in 1977 from the LSU Law Center with a J.D. degree, and in 1994 with a M.A.H. degree in Humanities from LSU.

Since 1978 she has engaged in the private practice of law in Baton Rouge, and for many years she has limited her practice to immigration and nationality law. Ms. Flynn served as Louisiana Chapter Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association ("AILA") for two years from 1986 to 1988, and she served as Chapter Chair for AILA's Mid- South Chapter (comprised of five states) for one year from 1996 to 1997.

During those years, she served on AILA's Board of Governors. Ms. Flynn has served on numerous AILA committees at the chapter and national levels and has lectured and written articles in numerous areas of immigration and nationality law.

Current Topic


     02/18 - Drawing the Line: Sexual Harassment in Louisiana

How widespread is the problem in our state? Take the survey!
Governor John Bel Edward’s deputy chief of staff, Johnny Anderson, resigned in November due to allegations of sexual harassment. A month earlier, celebrity chef John Besh stepped down from his restaurant management group after sexual harassment accusations. Charges of sexual misconduct in the workplace against celebrities and government officials made state and national headlines during the last several months of 2017.

How widespread is the problem in our state? Where is the distinction drawn between boorish acts and abusive behavior? Is every circumstance unique or should all offenders be dealt with in the same manner? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “Drawing the Line: Sexual Harassment in Louisiana” Wednesday, February 28 at 7 p.m. on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE. (Recording Tuesday, February 27)

Panelists:
- Sen. Sharon Hewitt, R-Slidell; Senate Select Committee on Women and Children
- Craig Broome; Louisiana Society of Human Resource
- Janice Lansing, Chairperson of Governor Edwards’ Sexual Harassment & Discrimination Policy Task Force
- Allison A. Jones; attorney; Downer, Jones & Wilhite in Shreveport

Robyn Merrick will host.
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