Staying True to Your Roots 2014

January 24, 2014

Friday, January 24
Practising Law Institute
685 Market Street, Suite 100
(Montgomery BART Station)

Member Rate Nonmember Rate
Full Day: $185 $225
Per Hour: $40 $50

Lunch on site $15.


9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.: Registration

9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Meditation for Lawyers (1 Hour Substance Abuse Credit) Presenters include Douglas Chermak, Associate Director of the Institute for Mindfulness Studies and Director of its Mindfulness in Law Program, as well as attorneys David Borgen and Michael Thomas.

11:10 a.m. – 12:10 a.m.: Elimination of Bias Session (1 Hour Elimination of Bias Credit) Presenters include Jennifer Reisch of ERA, Rocio Avila of WERC, and Ann Lehman of the SF Commission on Status of Women.

Lunch Break

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Concurrent Sessions-Choose One (2 Hour Regular CLE Credit for Each Presentation)

Using the Categorical Approach and Other Tactics and Skills for the Complete Immigration Litigator and Advocate in 2014, with Holly Cooper of the UC Davis Immigration Clinic and Zachary Nightingale of Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale.


Employment Law: Wage & Hour session with Virginia Villegas of Villegas Carrera LLP, and Fernando Flores of LAS-ELC; Whistleblowers and Retaliation session with Attorney Kathy Dickson

3:10 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.: Ethics in Class Action and Multi Plaintiff Litigation (1 Hours Ethics Credit) Presenter: Attorney Chris Schreiber, and Attorney Bethany Caracuzzo of Pritzker Law.

Cosponsored by Alameda Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association, Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom, California Employment Lawyers Association, Charles Houston Bar Association, Contra Costa County Bar Association, Council on American-Islamic Relations San Francisco Bay Area, Iranian American Bar Association, Legal Aid Association of California, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, Thai American Attorneys of Northern California.