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USITT Webinar: Steven Adelman on Social Distancing and the Law

Stage Directions • Industry NewsTheatre Buzz • May 19, 2020

As a part of USITT’s Forum@Four series of webinars, Lawyer and Vice President of the Event Safety Alliance Steven A. Adelman made a presentation on Social Distancing and the Law. You can watch the replay of the webinar here:

Steve Adelman USITT webinar: Social Distancing and the Law

As a result of COVID-19, there are lots of questions you will find yourself asking for the first time. “I work back of house close to other people, so if I get sick, can I sue?” “Can our ushers eject a patron who stands too close to other people in line?” “Does someone who looks sick have a right to come in?” Adelman addresses these and many more practical legal questions about how to reopen in a reasonably safe and healthy way.

Sports and entertainment lawyer, Steven A. Adelman, is head of Adelman Law Group, PLLC in Scottsdale, AZ, and Vice President of the Event Safety Alliance. His national law practice focuses on risk management, safety, and security at live events, and he serves as an expert witness in crowd-related lawsuits. With the Event Safety Alliance, he is one of the authors of the Event Safety Guide, he hosts the Event Safety Podcast and leads groups developing ANSI standards for Crowd Management and Event Security. He is on the faculty of Arizona State University’s Sports Law and Business Program, he writes the monthly Adelman on Venues newsletter on current issues in the live event industry, and he frequently appears in national and local media to provide analysis of sports and entertainment incidents. Steve Adelman graduated from Boston College Law School in 1994. He can be reached at

Adelman was also an editor on the recently launched Reopening Guide from the Event Safety Alliance. The Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide is available as a free download.

Download The Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide


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