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Seminar and Conference Schedule

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2013
10:30am-6:00pm
Fourth Street Summit, 88 South 4th Street, San Jose

FULL-DAY SEMINAR

PRACTICAL TIPS FROM SEASONED EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS: WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW CAN HURT YOU

10:30am-12:30pm

I Have the Best Case Ever!  Picking Good Clients

Client Screening, Case Selection, and Mock Client Intakes
Moderator: Jill Telfer
Speakers: Pat Barrera, Monique Olivier, and Beverly Pine

12:30pm-1:30pm

Seminar Luncheon

Speakers: David deRubertis and Michael Singer

1:30pm-2:30pm

Ladies & Gentlemen: Start Your Prelitigation Engines 

Counseling behind the scene, filing with administrative agencies, and more.
Moderator: Raul Cadena
Speakers: Noreen Farrell and Renee Mochkatel

2:30pm-3:20pm

Panning for Discovery Gold 

Preparing discovery plans, written and e-discovery, and more.
Moderator: Jody LeWitter
Speakers: Vida Holguin and Marvin Krakow

3:30pm-4:30pm

Separating the Fools Gold from the Real Gold

Discovery motions, motions to compel and quash, summary judgments, trial preparation, and more.
Moderator: Jody LeWitter
Speakers: Barbara Lawless and Michael Thomas

4:30pm-5:30pm

Uh-Oh Moments: Most Everything Is Fixable

Client trust accounts, administrative exhaustion, statutes of limitation, and more.
Moderator: Virginia Villegas
Speakers: George Allen and Carol Gillam

5:30pm-6:00pm

Top 10 Cases Every Plaintiffs' Employment Lawyer Should Know

Speakers: Darci Burrell and Curt Surls

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2013

8:00am-9:00am

MENTOR BREAKFAST
This is a special gathering to welcome CELA members participating as mentors or mentees in CELA’s Mentor Program. Hosted by CELA’s Mentor Committee.

8:00am-9:00am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00am-9:20am

WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS
Toni J. Jaramilla, CELA Chair
Christina Krasomil, CELA Administrative Director

9:20am-10:20am

HARRIS v. CITY OF SANTA MONICA

Moderator:     Toni J. Jaramilla, Los Angeles
Speakers:     David M. deRubertis, Studio City
Kathleen Lucas, San Francisco
Norman Pine, Sherman Oaks

10:20am-11:00am

THE YEAR IN REVIEW: ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE (PART 1)

Moderator:   Toni J. Jaramilla, CELA Chair
Arbitration:    Cliff Palefsky, San Francisco
Legislative:   
Scot Bernstein, Folsom
Steven Pingel, Long Beach
Mariko Yoshihara, CELA Political Director

11:00am-11:15am

BREAK

11:15am-12:30pm

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

 

Presented by CELA's Practice Management Committee

MAKE THE DEFENDANTS PAY FOR YOUR HARD WORK:
Billing Your Time, Making Your Motion, and Collecting Your Fees

Speakers:    Gail Glick, Santa Monica
Nicolas Orihuela, Los Angeles
Richard Pearl, Berkeley

 

Presented by CELA's Wage and Hour Committee

TO CLASS OR NOT TO CLASS, THAT IS THE QUESTION

Moderator:   Jonathan Gertler, Mill Valley
Speakers:    Cornelia Dai, Pasadena
Fernando Flores, San Francisco
Robert Schug, Oakland
 

IS THE PRICE RIGHT?
Evaluating and Maximizing Your Client's Emotional Distress Damages

Moderator:   Alan J. Reinach, Westlake Village
Speakers:    Barbara Hadsell, Pasadena
Laboni Hoq, Los Angeles
David Lowe, San Francisco

12:30pm-2:00pm



CELA ANNUAL CONFERENCE LUNCHEON

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Hon. Richard A. Paez
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Judge Richard A. Paez has served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, having been appointed by President William J. Clinton in 2000.  This followed over six years as a judge in the Central District of California.  Before that, Judge Paez was a judge on the Los Angeles Municipal Court from 1981-1994.  He was Senior Counsel and Director of Litigation at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles from 1976 to 1981.

2:15pm-3:30pm


CONCURRENT SESSIONS

 

Presented by CELA's Public Employment Committee

IMMUNITY AND IMPUNITY
Suing Public Entities, Except When You Can't

Moderator:   Mary-Alice Coleman, Davis
Speakers:    Jocelyn Burton, Oakland
Wendy Musell, San Francisco
Samuel J. Wells, Los Angeles
 

DEALING WITH DIFFICULT CLIENTS

Moderator: Michael F. Baltaxe, Westlake Village

Speakers: 

Wendy Chang, Los Angeles
Mary Shea Hagebols, Oakland
Elizabeth Peck, San Jose

 

Presented by CELA's Immigrant Employee Rights Committee

EFFECTIVELY REPRESENTING UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS IN EMPLOYMENT CASES

Moderator:    Enrique Martinez, Oakland
Speakers:    Cynthia Rice, San Francisco
William Tamayo, San Francisco
   

3:30pm-3:45pm

BREAK

3:45pm-5:00pm

CELA MEMBER VICTORIES

Moderator:    Jennifer Kramer, Los Angeles
Speakers:    James Cordes, Santa Barbara
Gary Gwilliam, Oakland
Daren Lipinsky, Chino Hills
Cindy Panuco, Pasadena
Supreeta Sampath, Los Angeles


5:00pm-7:30pm

ANNUAL CONFERENCE RECEPTION

   

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2013

8:00am-9:00am Legislative Committee Breakfast

8:00am-9:00am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:15am-12:00pm

THE YEAR IN REVIEW: ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE (PART 2)

Speakers:    Andrew Friedman, Venice
Sharon Vinick, Oakland

10:45am-11:00am

BREAK

12:00pm-1:30pm


CELA DIVERSITY OUTREACH COMMITTEE LUNCHEON
Everyone's invited! Keep the growth and passion going in 2013.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Eva Paterson, Equal Justice Society

Eva Jefferson Paterson is a civil rights attorney, co-founder and President of the Equal Justice Society in Oakland, a national organization focused on changing the law through progressive legal theory, public policy and practice.  Before that, she was Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights.  Ms. Paterson also served as Vice President of the ACLU National Board and chaired the boards of the San Francisco Bar Association Foundation and Equal Rights Advocates.

1:45pm-3:00pm

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

 

ACCOMMODATING OUR LIVES
Find out what religion, pregnancy and disability have in common in the workplace.

Moderator:    Noah Lebowitz, San Francisco
Speakers:    Claudia Center, San Francisco
Harsimran Kaur, Fremont
Ann Noel, San Francisco

 

Presented by CELA's Legislative Committee

DEMYSTIFYING THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS
Creating Progressive Change with a Moderate Caucus

Moderator:    Mariko Yoshihara, CELA Political Director
Speakers:    Senator Ellen Corbett
Maria Diaz, Fresno
Christian Schreiber, Mill Valley

 


Presented by CELA's Technology Committee

USING AN iPAD AND OTHER TABLETS AT TRIAL

Moderator: 
 
Laura Horton, Northridge
Speakers:
 
Paul Kiesel, Beverly Hills
Anthony Luti, Los Angeles

3:00pm-3:15pm

BREAK

3:15pm-4:30pm

CROSS-EXAMINATION

Moderator:    Mat Stephenson, San Francisco
Speakers:    James Autrey, Manhattan Beach
Nathan Goldberg, Los Angeles
Theresa Traber, Pasadena
 

FAREWELLS

 

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