VIRTUAL CONFERENCE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR CELA ASSOCIATE MEMBERS AND NON-CELA MEMBERS…The virtual conference is exclusively for attorneys representing workers. You MUST complete the declaration in order to attend the virtual conference. (Full-time attorney mediators/arbitrators, law school professors, law students, paralegals, and non-attorney CELA/NELA staff exempt).

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Maximum of 18.75 General credit hours possible if all sessions are attended live or on demand, including 2.50 hrs Recognition and Elimination of Bias and 1.25 hr Competence CLE credit. (Separate sign-in required. Eligibility requirements must be met.)

Day 1: Thursday, October 8, 2020
Day 2: Friday, October 9, 2020

Day 3: Thursday, October 15, 2020
Day 4: Friday, October 16, 2020

PLUS: FAIR Mediators Roundtable (free to attend)
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 12:00pm-1:15pm

Moderated by FAIR President, J. Bernard Alexander

 

Thursday, October 8, 2020

9:00am-9:30am
WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS
Elizabeth Riles, CELA Chair
Christina Krasomil, CELA Administrative Director

9:30am-10:45am -- GENERAL SESSION
CELATALKS!
CELATalks! are short, dynamic videos of CELA members sharing their best practice ideas. Get insider tips. Gain insight. Up your game. Be inspired.

10:45am-11:15pm -- BREAK

11:15am-12:45pm -- CONCURRENT SESSIONS

TRIALS DURING A PANDEMIC
Moderator: David deRubertis
Speakers: Maria Bourn, Dr. Alexis Forbes, and Alan Romero 

OPTIMIZING DISCOVERY OPPORTUNITIES IN DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION CASES
(Attendance limited to CELA Regular members, full-time mediators/arbitrators, and law students only)
Moderator/Speaker: Alexis Alvarez
Speakers: Darci Burrell, Jim DeSimone and Afshin Mozaffari

BEHIND FROM THE START: SEX, GENDER, AND RACE BIAS IN THE COURTROOM AND ACROSS THE TABLE (Presented by CELA's Women's Committee) 
[Qualifies for 1.25 hours Recognition and Elimination of Bias CLE]

Moderator/Speaker: Barbara DuVan-Clarke
Speakers: Hon. Michelle Williams Court,  Mari Bandoma Callado and Beth Mora

12:30pm-1:00pm
EXHIBIT HALL and CHAT FORUMS

1:00pm-2:00pm
MENTOR/MENTEE NETWORKING HOUR

 

Friday, October 9, 2020

1:00pm-2:00pm -- GENERAL SESSION
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE (PART 1)
Speaker: Mariko Yoshihara, CELA Legislative Counsel & Policy Director and  Ken Wang, CELA Legislative Policy Associate

2:00pm-2:30pm -- BREAK

2:30pm-3:00pm -- GENERAL SESSION
JOE POSNER AWARD
Joe Posner Award Recipient: Paul Glusman

Click here to purchase your ad congratulating Paul Glusman, our 2020 recipient of the Joe Posner Award.
CELA members have an opportunity to let Paul know how much they appreciate everything he has done for CELA and the plaintiffs’ employment bar by placing a congratulatory ad for him in this year’s Conference Journal.

3:00pm-3:30pm -- BREAK

3:30pm-5:30pm -- GENERAL SESSION
THE YEAR IN REVIEW: ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE (PART 2)
Speakers: Katherine Chao and Jennifer Liu (Wage & Hour); Menaka Fernando and Rory Quintana (Discrimination)

5:30pm-6:00pm -- BREAK

6:00pm
HAPPY HOUR COCKTAIL/MOCKTAIL HOUR

 

Thursday, October 15, 2020

9:00am-10:15am -- GENERAL SESSION
WHAT DOES THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT MEAN TO THE EMPLOYMENT LAWYER? (Presented by CELA's Diversity Outreach Committee)
[Qualifies for 1.25 hours Recognition and Elimination of Bias CLE]
Moderator: Toni Jaramilla
Speakers: Dr. Melina Abdullah, co-founder of the Los Angeles chapter of Black Lives Matter

10:15am-11:15am
EXHIBIT HALL and CHAT FORUMS

11:15am-12:30pm -- CONCURRENT SESSIONS

TAKING CRITICAL DEPOSITIONS DURING A PANDEMIC
(Attendance limited to CELA Regular members, full-time mediators/arbitrators, and law students only)
Moderator/Speaker: Tilak Gupta
Speakers: Bryan Schwartz, Xinying Valerian

LABOR CODE AND LEAVE CLAIMS IN THE COVID-19 ERA (Presented by CELA's Wage & Hour Committee)
Moderator/Speaker: Cornelia Dai
Speakers: DeCarol Davis, Matthew DeCarolis

SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH: COPING STRATEGIES IN A TIME OF ANXIETY AND ISOLATION
[Qualifies for 1.25 hours Competence Issues CLE]

Moderator/Speaker: Lita Abella
Speakers: Ashley Cruz, Paul Glusman

 

 

Friday, October 16, 2020

1:00pm-1:30pm -- GENERAL SESSION
ANNUAL CONFERENCE KEYNOTE SPEAKER and FAIR VIDEO
Keynote Speaker: Veena Dubal, Professor of Law Harry & Lillian Hastings Research Chair University of California, Hastings
Introduction: Michelle Lee, Co-Chair CELA Diversity Committee

1:30pm-2:00pm --BREAK

2:00pm-3:15pm -- CONCURRENT SESSIONS

MORE THAN A FEELING: PRESENTING COMPELLING EMOTIONAL DISTRESS CASES
(Attendance limited to CELA Regular members, full-time mediators/arbitrators, and law students only)
Moderator: Lisa Mak
Speakers: Navruz Avloni, Genie Harrison, Sandra Munoz

AUTHORITIES YOU SHOULD BE USING: THE 3-5 MOST USEFUL AUTHORITIES I HAVE DISCOVERED
(Attendance limited to CELA Regular members, full-time mediators/arbitrators, and law students only)
Moderator: Dustin Collier
Speakers: Shadie Berenji, Anne Costin, Dolores Leal

3:15pm-3:45pm --BREAK

3:45pm-5:00pm -- GENERAL SESSION
CORONACOURTS EXCLUSIVE: VIEW FROM THE BENCH ON DELIVERING JUSTICE DURING THE PANDEMIC

Moderator: J. Bernard Alexander
Speakers: Hon. Delbert Gee, Hon. Ruth Kwan, Hon. Nathan Scott

5:00pm-5:30pm -- GENERAL SESSION
VICTORY SLIDESHOW/CLOSING REMARKS

 

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