Speeches & Presentations by

Linda Hitt Thatcher, Esq.

"Economics of Starting, Building & Running a New Solo Practice," MSBA 16th Solo & Small Firm Conference, Hilton Baltimore BWI, Linthicum Heights, Maryland, November 4, 2016.

"Women in the Law," Maryland Federal Bar Association, Baltimore, Maryland, February 26, 2016.

"Why Are We Still Talking About Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment,"Chesapeake Human Resources Association: 10thAnnual Fall Human Resources Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, November 10, 2015.

"The Dynamics of Employment Litigation in Federal Court: A View from the Bench and the Bar," The Employment Law Sections of the Bar Association of Montgomery Co., and the Prince George’s County Bar, Maryland, United States District Court, Greenbelt, Maryland, January 10, 2013.

"Women in the Law: Strategies for Success," Federal Bar Association Maryland Chapter, University of Maryland Carey School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland, November 8, 2012.

"Workplace Retaliation – Minimize Your Risk," 2012 Hunt Valley EEO Seminar, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Hunt Valley, Maryland, June 28, 2012.

"Depositions in Employment Cases," Seventh Annual Maryland Employment Lawyers Association (MELA) Conference, Columbia, Maryland, November 18, 2011.

"Faculty Member," National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA), Georgetown University Law School, Washington, D.C. June 12 – 14, 2009.

"Termination During a Recession: Identifying Employer Error," The Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers, Inc. (MICPEL), Columbia, Maryland, April 28, 2009.

"Legal Marketing," North American Legal Senior Leadership Panel, Thomson Reuters, Lansdowne Resort, Leesburg, Virginia, May 16, 2008.

"Protecting Employee Rights in the State Courts of Maryland," Third Annual Maryland Employment Lawyers Association (MELA) Conference, Columbia, Maryland, September 28, 2007.

"Race Discrimination - Federal and State Courts," NAACP, Prince George's County, Maryland, May 17, 2007.

"Documentation - To Prevent Workplace Problems" & "Human Resources: What Franchisors Aren't Sharing with You and Why," AAFD's 15th Anniversary Franchisee Leadership Summit and Annual Meeting, American Association of Franchisees and Dealers, Fort Worth, Texas, April 29-May 2, 2007.

"Settlement," Litigating and Resolving Employment Cases: View from the Bench, Georgetown University Law Center, Continuing Legal Education, Washington, D.C., November 3, 2006.

"Jury Instructions: Race, Gender, and Age Discrimination Claims: The Plaintiff's Perspective," Evidence Issues and Jury Instructions in Employment Cases: American Law Institute-American Bar Association Continuing Professional Education (ALI-ABA), Washington, D.C. February 9-10, 2006.

"Triage: Case Selection and Intake," Litigating and Resolving Employment Cases: Views from the Bench, Georgetown University Law Center Continuing Legal Education, Washington, D.C., November 3-4, 2005.

"Running a Solo or Small Law Firm," MSBA Solo and Small Firm Practice Section: Maryland State Bar Association Annual Meeting, Ocean City, Maryland, June 18, 2004.

"Pre-Litigation Phase II," Litigating Employment Cases: Views from the Bench, Georgetown University Law Center Continuing Legal Education, Washington, D.C., October 2-3, 2003.

"The Economics of Running an Employment Practice," Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA), Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., March 20, 2003.

"Changes in Employment Law," Keynote Speaker: Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Reston, Virginia, 2003.

"Sex Discrimination Jury Verdict," Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA) Seminar, Washington, D.C., February, 2002.

"The Plaintiff's Perspective," Winning Through Discovery in Employment Discrimination Cases: The Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers, Inc. (MICPEL), Columbia, Maryland, September 12, 2002.

"Changes in Employment Law," Keynote Speaker: Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Reston, Virginia, October, 2001.

"Litigating Race Discrimination Claims," National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) Eleventh Annual Convention, Washington, D.C., June 21-24, 2000.

"Importance of Jury Duty," NAACP, Prince George's County, Maryland, April, 1999.

"Age Discrimination - A Fact of Life," Senior Attorneys Forum: The Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C., May 7, 1998.