Oakland City Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607
Friday-Saturday, October 20-21, 2017

A full day seminar – Discrimination: Law Procedure & Practice Tips, Thursday, October 19, 2017, 10:30am – 5:30pm.
Following the Discrimination seminar, please join us for a CELA Welcome Reception from 5:30pm-6:30pm.

Discrimination Seminar and Annual Conference registration available via mail, fax or online at

Conference and Seminar – No refunds, but attendee substitutions allowed if representation criterion met and cleared through CELA Administrative Office. No 1-day or partial registrations available.

The Oakland Marriott is sold out over our conference dates.  The Washington Inn Hotel (directly across from the Oakland Marriott) is offering a limited number of guestrooms rooms for $149/night.  Go to: > Reservations > Select your check in/out dates and under “Rate Selection,” type CELA in the Promotional/Group Code field.

FOR THOSE FLYING IN… The closest airport to the hotel is Oakland International (OAK). The hotel is 8 miles north of the Oakland Airport.  (BART is now available from the airport. Take BART to the 12th Street Oakland BART station. The hotel is located across the street from the 12th Street Oakland station.  (

All meals and food events are included in the conference registration fee for conference registrants only. Additional guest tickets are available for the Annual Conference luncheon on Friday, October 20, 2017 and the Diversity Outreach Committee Luncheon on Saturday, October 21, 2017 for $60 each.

Annual Conference: 11.75 credit hours (Includes specialty credit: 1.0 hours Competence Issues credit for MINDFULNESS OVER MATTERS session on Friday, October 20, 2017 from 7:45am to 8:45am)

Discrimination: Law Procedure & Practice Tips Seminar: 6.0 credit hours
(for new to moderately-experienced employment attorneys)

NON-CELA MEMBERS: This conference and seminar are exclusively for attorneys representing workers.  You MUST sign and date the declaration in included with the registration in order to attend the conference and/or seminar.  Full-time neutrals, law school professors and law students exempted from this requirement.

 CELA is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.


CELA Conference Committee: Adrianne De Castro, Maria Diaz, Matthew Helland, Traci Hinden, Jean Hyams, Christina Krasomil, Dolores Leal, Anne Richardson, Marilynn Mika Spencer and Xinying Valerian.