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Meeting of November 20, 2008 – Employment Discrimination Faced by Individuals with Arrest and Conviction Records

Janet F. Ginzberg,
Senior Staff Attorney
Employment Law Unit of Community Legal Services

Janet F. Ginzberg is a Senior Staff Attorney in the Employment Law Unit of Community Legal Services, where she has worked since 1999. She advises and represents individuals in a broad variety of employment-related matters, including discrimination, wage claims, working conditions, child abuse expungements, the Family and Medical Leave Act, pension and disability benefits, criminal records and other issues. Ms. Ginzberg was a non-voting member of the Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board from 1999 until 2003 and sat on the Board’s Careerlink Committee, which creates policies for and implements Philadelphia’s one-stop system.

Before coming to CLS, Ms. Ginzberg was an attorney at the law firm of Connolly Epstein Chicco Foxman Oxholm & Ewing, practicing in the areas of employment law, commercial litigation, personal injury and intellectual property. From 1995 until 1997, Ms. Ginzberg was an Assistant City Solicitor in the Civil Rights Unit of the Law Department of the City of Philadelphia. Ms. Ginzberg served as a law clerk to the Honorable James T. Giles (Retired) of the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania from 1993 to 1995. She received her J.D. cum laude from Brooklyn Law School in New York City in 1993.