Pat Pierce and Julie Uebler Join Legal Network for Gender Equity

Pat Pierce, left, and Julie Uebler, shown at the recent Women’s March in Philadelphia.

Partners Patricia V. Pierce and Julie A. Uebler of Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt and Flores, LLC have recently joined the Legal Network for Gender Equity, a national task force of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), as member attorneys.

The effort stems from the NWLC’s desire to mobilize a nationwide network of attorneys willing to represent women and girls who have experienced harassment or other forms of sex discrimination at work, school or in health insurance or health care settings. As attorneys in the Legal Network for Gender Equity, Ms. Pierce and Ms. Uebler will provide bro bono consultations to women referred by the NWLC. The NWLC will foster referrals, training and updates on key issues in the law of sex discrimination. To support the effort, and in light of recent sexual harassment scandals reported in the news, a group of Hollywood attorneys and executives came together to establish the “Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund” to offset the costs of litigation arising from network referrals relating to sexual harassment.

The NWLC began in 1972, when secretaries at a public interest law firm made four demands: better pay for women, more women staff attorneys, work on women’s rights, and no serving coffee. Since then, the center has worked to protect and promote equality and opportunity for women and families through research, public education, and advocacy of changes in public policy. For more information, visit www.nwlc.org.

Founded over 20 years ago as an aggressive criminal defense law practice,Greenblatt, Pierce, Funt and Flores, LLC is a full-service law firm offering individuals assistance in virtually all areas of criminal, employment, personal injury, civil rights, and family law. The firm has offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Visit www.gpfflaw.com for more information.