The Second Annual Alameda County Employment Law Symposium is scheduled for this Friday afternoon, September 30, 2011, at the Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill in Oakland. The first panel, starting at noon and featuring Judges Freedman and Brick and their research attorneys, will be of interest to attorneys handling all kinds of class actions in Alameda County Superior Court (not just employment cases). I believe you can sign up for each panel separately or you can register for the entire afternoon.
Here are the panel descriptions from the Bar Association's website:
Friday, September 30, 2011
11:30 - 12:00 P.M.
Registration (buffet lunch provided)
12:00 - 1:30 P.M.
Complex Litigation in Alameda County: How to Be Most Successful and Effective in Departments 17 and 20
Panel: Judge Steven Brick (Dept. 17), Judge Robert Freedman (Dept. 20), Jenna Whitman (Research Attorney, Dept. 17), and Walter Stemmler (Research Attorney, Dept. 20); Moderator: Hunter Pyle (Sundeen Salinas & Pyle)
1.5 hours of general MCLE credit will be provided
Who should attend: Attorneys who have filed, or are considering filing class actions in Alameda County.
1:40 - 3:10 P.M.
2011 Employment Law/Wage and Hour Case Update
Panel: Michael Loeb (JAMS), Hunter Pyle (Sundeen Salinas & Pyle), and Mark Delgado (Fitzgerald Abbott & Beardsley)
1.5 hours of general MCLE credit will be provided.
Who should attend: Attorneys interested in recent developments in employment and wage & hour law.
3:20 - 4:20 P.M.
Mediation of Employment Cases
Panel: Jeff Ross (Employment Mediation), James Diamond (Goldfarb & Lipman), and Scott Cole (Scott Cole & Associates); Moderator: Matthew Bainer (Scott Cole & Associates)
1 hour of general MCLE credit will be provided
Who should attend: Trial attorneys interested in learning when and how to mediate their cases.
4:30 - 5:30 P.M.
Subconscious Bias in Discrimination Cases
Panel: Jocelyn Larkin (Impact Fund); Patrice Truman (Truman & Associates); Charlotte Fishman (Pick Up the Pace). Moderator: Jocelyn Burton (Burton Employment Law)
1 hour of general MCLE credit will be provided.
Who should attend: Employment Discrimination Attorneys.
5:30 - 7:00 P.M.
No-host bar and hors d'oeuvres will be provided.