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A TRIBUTE TO OUR CLIENTS

Attorney: Scott Ames
Client: Eric Nimmo
Case: Nimmo v. Montage Hotels & Resorts
    •    Case Summary

Attorneys: Leslie Levy
Client: Salle Hanselman
Case: Hanselman v. FedEx Corporation
    •    Case Summary
    •    Opposition to Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment
    •    Verdict Forms

Attorney: Monali Sheth
Client: Maria Bojorquez
Case: Bojorquez v. ABM Industries
    •    Case Summary
    •    Special Jury Instructions
    •    Defendant’s Motion for New Trial
    •    Plaintiff’s Opposition to Motion for New Trial


THE YEAR IN REVIEW
    Annual Employment Law Update (Part 1)

2012 Labor & Employment Legislation
    Submitted by Mariko Yoshihara

    •    Bills Passed by the Legislature
    •    The Good and Bad of Bills that Failed


WHISTLEBLOWING 101

Whistleblower Law 101: Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd Frank
    Submitted by Kathryn Burkett Dickson

Ultimate Whistleblowing: Harnessing the Power of Qui Tam in
Your Employment Cases
    Submitted by Louis J. Cohen and Mark Kleiman


WAGE & HOUR 101

Wage and Hour Primer: Spotting Issues and Choosing Venue
    Submitted by Hernaldo Baltodano, Joshua Konecky and Cynthia Rice


DISCOVERY IN THE ELECTRONIC AGE

Controlling Your Client’s ESI
    Submitted by Eugene Lee

Getting the Evidence Admitted
    Submitted by Laura L. Horton

Methods to Get the Evidence Admitted
    Submitted by Laura L. Horton

Sample Letter to Client re Social Media
    Submitted by Eugene Lee

Sample Preservation and Non-Spoliation Letter to Defense Attorney
    Submitted by Eugene Lee

Sample Preservation and Non-Spoliation Letter to Social Media Sites
    Submitted by Eugene Lee

Plaintiff’s Opposition to Defendant’s Motion to Compel Deposition Testimony
    Submitted by Eugene Lee

Order Denying Defendant’s Motion to Compel Deposition Testimony
    Submitted by Eugene Lee

Plaintiff’s Reply to Opposition to Motion to Quash Subpoena
for Phone Records
    Submitted by Eugene Lee

Order Granting Plaintiff’s Motion to Quash Subpoena for Phone Records
    Submitted by Eugene Lee

Retention Periods of Major Cellular Service Providers
    Published by the US Department of Justice


THE FUTURE OF WAGE AND HOUR CLASS ACTIONS

Wage-and-Hour Class Actions: The Sky is Falling [Or Is It?]
    Submitted by Bryan Schwartz

Ten Frequently Asked Questions about D.R. Horton Inc. and
Answers for Employee Rights Advocates
    Submitted by National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)
    Reprinted with permission.

D.R. Horton, Inc.: Amicus Brief of Public Justice and Public Citizen
    Submitted by Victoria Ni

D.R. Horton, Inc.: Amicus Brief of SEIU and AFL-CIO
    Submitted by Cliff Palefsky and Michael Rubin

24-Hour Fitness USA, Inc.: Post-Trial Brief
    Submitted by Cliff Palefsky and Michael Rubin

The Watch List: Pending Cases of Interest
    Submitted by Steven G. Pearl


GETTING A LIFE: ACHIEVING BALANCE IN WORK AND LIFE

Work Life Balance
    Submitted by John D. Weiss

Striking Life’s Balance
    Submitted by John D. Weiss

Balance in the Workplace
    Submitted by Spencer Young

Top 10 Suggestions for Solo Practitioners to Maintain a
Reasonable Workload and Avoid Laboring on Weekends
    Submitted by Enrique Martinez

Reading List for a More Positive, Happier Life
    Submitted by Sarah B. Schlehr


EMPLOYEE PRIVACY RIGHTS

A Public Employee’s Privacy Rights: Use of the California
Public Records Act to Obtain Personnel Records of Public Employees
    Submitted by Laura P. Juran

Petition for Writ of Mandate, Prohibition or Other Appropriate Relief
    Submitted by Dolores Leal

Plaintiff’s Trial Brief re Admissibility of Evidence and Testimony
    Submitted by Matthew J. Matern

Appellant’s Opening Brief
    Submitted by Matthew J. Matern

Motion for In Camera Inspection and Production of Internal
and Personnel Files
    Submitted by Wendy Musell

Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Plaintiff’s Motion
for In Camera Inspection and Production of Internal and Personnel Files
    Submitted by Wendy Musell

Declaration in Support of Plaintiff’s Pitchess Motion
    Submitted by Wendy Musell

Reply in Support of Motion for In Camera Inspection and Production
    Submitted by Wendy Musell

Reply Declaration of Plaintiff’s Counsel in Support of Motion for In Camera
Inspection and Production
    Submitted by Wendy Musell

[Proposed] Order Granting Inspection and Production of Internal
and Personnel Files
    Submitted by Wendy Musell

Minute Order re Motion for In Camera Inspection and Production
    Submitted by Wendy Musell

Motion to Quash Administrative Subpoenas
    Submitted by Henry M. Willis

[Unpublished] Decision re Motion to Quash Subpoena re
Former Employer’s Records
    Submitted by Henry M. Willis
    
Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights Act

California Evidence Code Sections 1043-1045

California Penal Code Section 832.7 and 832.8


CELA MEMBER VICTORIES

Webb v. Ramos Oil Company
    •    Verdict Summary
    Submitted by Lawrance Bohm

Chopourian v. Catholic Healthcare West
    •    Verdict Summary
    Submitted by Lawrance Bohm

Flores v. City of San Diego
    •    Case Summary
    •    Trial Brief
    •    Special Verdict Form
    Submitted by Laura Farris

Marlo v. United Parcel Service Inc.
    •    Case Summary
    •    Verdict Form
    •    Punitive Damages Verdict Form
    Submitted by Mark C. Peters

Charco and Ortiz v. Medical Management Network
    •    Case Summary
    •    Plaintiffs’ Motion in Limine to Exclude Evidence of Plaintiff’s Status as “At-Will” Employees
    •    Opposition to Defendant’s Motion in Limine to Exclude Evidence Pertaining to Defendant
    •    Plaintiffs’ Opening Statement
    •    Plaintiffs’ Closing Statement
    •    Special Jury Instructions
    •    Special Verdict Forms
    Submitted by Catherine J. Roland


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2012

THE YEAR IN REVIEW: Annual Employment Law Update (Part 2)

Annual Employment Law Update
         Submitted by Andrew H. Friedman


BEYOND WRONGFUL TERMINATION

Using Protective Orders When Representing Undocumented Workers
    Submitted by Christopher Ho

State Court Opposition to Motion to Compel Answers re:
Immigration Status at Deposition
    Submitted by Kevin Kish

Cross-Complaint Alleging Violation of FLSA for Retaliatory Filing of Lawsuit
    Submitted by Kevin Kish

Federal Order Enjoining Retaliatory Mass Termination of Workforce
    Submitted by Kevin Kish

Letter to ICE Requesting Prosecutorial Discretion to Defer/Stay Removal
    Submitted by Kevin Kish

Making Rights Real: Effectively Representing Immigrants
    Submitted by Jennifer A. Reisch

Plaintiff’s Proposed CACI Instructions
    Submitted by Jennifer A. Reisch

Final Jury Instructions with Index
    Submitted by Jennifer A. Reisch

Special Verdict Form
    Submitted by Jennifer A. Reisch    

Retaliation Elements and Retaliation Adverse Actions
    Submitted by Jennifer A. Reisch


PRACTICE TIPS FOR NEW LAWYERS

Panel Outline

CELA Members Only Brief Bank Categories

Resources to Use for New Attorneys
    Submitted by Kelly Chen

Employment Intake Questionnaire
    Submitted by Anthony N. Luti

The Plaintiff’s Employment Case: Getting the
Discovery You Need
    Submitted by Anthony N. Luti

Plaintiff’s Person Most Knowledgeable Deposition Notice
    Submitted by Anthony N. Luti

Plaintiff’s Requests for Admissions, Special Interrogatories and
Request for Production
    Submitted by Anthony N. Luti

COMPLICATIONS IN SETTLEMENT

Common Offset of Damage Issues in Employment Litigation
    Submitted by Wilmer J. Harris

Settling Cases at Mediation through Structure Utilization
    Submitted by John V. Vaclavik, Jr.

PROVING UP DAMAGES

Developing a Compelling Emotional Distress Story That Will
Maximize Your Emotional Distress Award
    Submitted by Gina Browne

Preparing the Client for Trial Testimony
    Submitted by Vida M. Holguin

Working with Experts
    Submitted by Kathleen M. Lucas

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