Speaker Series presents Andrew Torrez, Esq. - "Skepticism and the Law"

NEVER PAY TAXES AGAIN! And make Bernie Sanders President using this ONE WEIRD TRICK! (Do we have your attention yet?)

Skepticism has helped us understand and pick apart claims made by scam artists. Good skeptics have the tools that help us break down extraordinary claims made by people peddling religion, the supernatural, alternative medicine, and so on. Yet many skeptics lack the tools to apply that same level of scrutiny to claims about the law. In this talk, attorney Andrew Torrez, co-host of the popular "Opening Arguments" podcast, discusses some popular misconceptions about the law that have drawn in otherwise-skeptical people, from tax protesters and sovereign citizens to well-meaning citizens hoping for a Presidential recount or even a re-vote of our most recent election. This talk will help the listener understand the root causes that allow for these legal myths to propagate as well as equip them with the tools necessary to avoid being taken in by extraordinary claims about the law in the future. 

P. Andrew Torrez, Esq., founded his own firm in 2015 after nearly twenty years of experience in “big firms” in Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC. He focuses his practice on business litigation in Maryland and the District of Columbia. He represents individuals and businesses in complex civil disputes, including breach of contract and business torts, intellectual property, employment law, insurance coverage, and appeals before various state and federal appellate courts. He has also worked very closely with individuals, startups, and established businesses to provide counseling, advice, and other services with an eye towards minimizing future potential liabilities. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School (with honors) and George Washington University (summa cum laude). He is the co-host of Opening Arguments, "the legal podcast that helps you make sense of the news."

Before Andrew's talk, LVH Board Member Paula Shea will present a special Humanist Hullabaloo examination of our last 100 years of "Progress." You won't want to miss it!

Timeline for this event: 
10:30 am - coffee and conversation 
11:00 am - announcements and presentation
12:30 pmish - lunch at the Hamilton Kitchen (three blocks from the Center) for those who wish to join us.

Parking: The Community Parking Deck (6th & Walnut) is a few feet from this event. Street parking is available, but limited; meters are not enforced on Sundays. See http://www.allentownparking.com/ for more information.


July 02, 2017 at 10:30am - 12:30pm
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
522 W Maple St
Allentown, PA 18101
United States
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Jason Brocious ·
Ben Hultquist Dan Engman Jason Brocious Nate Schan Charone Frankel

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