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Seminar and Conference Schedule

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2014
FULL-DAY SKILLS SEMINAR
 

10:30am-5:30pm DEPOSITION SKILLS WORKSHOP        

 

6:00pm-7:00pm CELA COMMITTEES RECEPTION -- Everyone invited!
Come mingle with your fellow committee members or learn how to join a CELA Committee.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2014

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-9:15am

WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS
J. Bernard Alexander, CELA Chair
Christina Krasomil, CELA Administrative Director

9:15am-10:25am

AVOIDING SUMMARY JUDGMENT

Speakers:     Associate Justice Jeffrey W. Johnson*
Moira McQuaid, San Mateo
Prof. Suja Thomas, University of Illinois School of Law

*Invited


10:25am-11:05am

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

Arbitration:    Cliff Palefsky, San Francisco
Legislative:   
Scot Bernstein, Folsom
Steven Pingel, Long Beach
Mariko Yoshihara, CELA Political Director

11:05am-11:15am

BREAK

11:15am-12:30pm

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

 

Presented by CELA's Technology Committee

ELECTRONICALLY STORED INFORMATION AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN DISCOVERY
[1.25 hours Ethics Credit]

Speakers:    Emily Nugent, Oakland
Amy Semmel, Los Angeles
 

Presented by CELA's Public Employee Committee

PUBLIC EMPLOYEES' RIGHTS UNDER THE LABOR CODE
Extending the rights that all workers should enjoy to public employees.

Moderator:   Thomas McCammon, San Diego
Speakers:    David J. Duchrow, Santa Monica
Andrea Rosa, Elk Grove
Beth Ross, Oakland
 

Presented by CELA's Practice Management Committee

CO-COUNSELING

Moderator:   Curt Surls, Manhattan Beach
Speakers:    Lawrance Bohm, Sacramento
Kelly Knight, Los Angeles



12:30pm-2:00pm


CELA ANNUAL CONFERENCE LUNCHEON

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Prof. Gerald López
Gerald López is a core faculty member of UCLA’s Critical Race Studies Program at UCLA School of Law.
He is the author of many acclaimed books including A Fair and Just Workplace (2006) and Rebellious Lawyering (1992),
and articles on problem solving, race, immigration, health of undocumented Mexicans, and legal education.  Prior to
joining the faculty at UCLA, Prof. López has served on the NYU, Stanford, and Harvard law faculties, and helped found
the Lawyering for Social Change Program at Stanford Law School. 

2:15pm-3:30pm

CONCURRENT SESSIONS
 

Presented by CELA's Diversity Outreach Committee

OVERCOMING OBSTACLES
New Diversity Champions Speak Out
[1.25 hours Elimination of Bias Credit]

  UPDATE ON DISABILITY LAW: DISCOVERY THROUGH TRIAL
Moderator:    Joan Herrington, Oakland
Speakers:    Noah Lebowitz, San Francisco
 
 
  Presented by CELA's Wage and Hour Committee

WAGE AND HOUR LITIGATION: IMPACT OF RECENT BLOCKBUSTER SUPREME COURT DECISIONS

Moderator:    Cornelia Dai, Pasadena
Speakers:    Laura Ho, Oakland
Aaron Kaufmann, Oakland
Michael Singer, San Diego

3:30pm-3:45pm

BREAK

3:45pm-5:00pm

LESSONS LEARNED FROM WINNING

5:00pm-7:30pm

ANNUAL CONFERENCE RECEPTION

   

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2014

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, Culver City
Ramit Mizrahi, Pasadena

10:45am-11:00am

BREAK

12:00pm-1:30pm


CELA DIVERSITY OUTREACH COMMITTEE LUNCHEON

Everyone's invited! Keep the growth and passion going in 2014.

1:45pm-3:00pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS
 
SUBSTANCE ABUSE: PERSPECTIVES ON DETECTION, PREVENTION AND TREATMENT
[1.25 hours Competence Issues credit]
 
Speakers:    Raul Ayala, Los Angeles
Moira Brennan, San Diego
Greg Dorst, Covina
 

Presented by CELA's Immigrant Employee Rights Committee

PROVING DAMAGES IN IMMIGRANT EMPLOYEE CASES

Moderator:    Alan J. Romero, Pasadena
Speakers:    Sonia Chopra, National Jury Project, Oakland
Sandra Munoz, Los Angeles
William Tamayo, EEOC, San Francisco

 

Presented by CELA's Mentor Committee

HOW TO LEVERAGE YOUR CASE FOR SETTLEMENT
998 offers and insurance coverage, and other ideas.

Moderator: 
 
Kelly Armstrong, San Francisco
Speakers:
  Melissa Johnson, San Diego
Joseph Lovretovich, Woodland Hills
Larry Organ, San Anselmo

3:00pm-3:15pm

BREAK

3:15pm-4:30pm

SUCCESSFUL TRIAL STRATEGIES:
Getting the Most of Your Case

Speakers:    Harry Plotkin, Jury Consultant
Carney Shegerian, Santa Monica
 

FAREWELLS

 

California Employment Lawyers Association   •   Phone: (818) 703-0587   •   Fax: (818) 703-0591