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Battling Gender Bias: How Bill Cosby and other Sexual Predators Escape Punishment

Total Credits: 1 including 1 Elimination of Bias

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Elimination of Bias |  Legal Ethics
Philip Bogdanoff, Esq.
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Bill Cosby victimized nearly sixty women and was convicted of sexually assaulting Andrea Constand and sentenced to prison.  However, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court reversed his convictions indicating he could not be tried again.  

In 2006 the FBI did an extensive investigation of Jeffrey Epstein and found that he had sexually assaulted 37 girls, some as young as 14, and prepared a 53-page indictment.  However, Epstein was never charged in federal court and pleaded guilty to state charges where he served only 13 months in jail with work release.  

In this presentation we will discuss the Epstein and Cosby prosecutions and other cases where the legal system protects the predator and not the victims.  Further, we will discuss why this occurs, how to prevent these miscarriages of justice and what steps we can take as lawyers to ensure that the legal system treats victims of sexual assault with dignity and respect.     

Attorneys have described this program as very informative, really engaging, outstanding and “the best sexual issues seminar I have attended since [my State] adopted it's standard for annual CLE credit in this area.”



Philip Bogdanoff, Esq.'s Profile

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Philip Bogdanoff is a nationally recognized continuing legal education speaker on the topics of ethics, professionalism, and other related topics. Previously, as an attorney, he served as assistant prosecutor in the Summit County, Ohio Prosecutor’s Office for more than 25 years, beginning in 1981. Mr. Bogdanoff argued cases before the Ohio Ninth District Court of Appeals and twenty cases before the Ohio Supreme Court including six death penalty cases - before retiring as a senior assistant prosecutor. 
He is the author of numerous articles on ethics, professionalism and other related legal topics and has taught the members of numerous organizations including the National Association of Legal Administrators, as well as numerous state and local Bar associations, Prosecuting Attorney's Associations, and law firms. More information about Mr. Bogdanoff is available on his Web site at




Overall:      4.6

Total Reviews: 163


John O - Boston, Massachusetts

"listen better."

Melissa W - Boothbay Harbor, Maine

"Sharing information with others."

Linda R - Rumford, Maine

"Watch and read; believe victim"

Christina D - South Boston, Massachusetts

"looking into the way the alleged crime is investigated"

Elizabeth C - Santa Fe, New Mexico

"Telling police to get the phone immediately "

Dana J. L - Loveland, Colorado

"Gender bias inhibits fair review/investigation/consideration of occurrences of rape."

Margaret F - Cumberland Foreside, Maine

"How to respond to a statement that a person has been assaulted and to believe the speaker."

Nora H - Freeport, Maine

"Investigate all claims of sexual assault and rely on evidence to determine whether to prosecute. Victim may be justifiably unreliable."

John W - Portland, Maine


Whitney H - NORTH YARMOUTH, Maine

"How best to respond to someone who says they have been victimized. "