Staying True to Your Roots 2015 CLE

January 16, 2015

The 4th Annual Staying True to Your Roots CLE Event is scheduled for Friday, January 16th at the Practising Law Institute, 685 Market Street, Suite 100 in San Francisco. Continuing Legal Education credits for California attorneys will be provided, including credits in Legal Ethics, Competence Issues, and Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society.

Member Rate Nonmember Rate Lunch on Site
Full Day $170 $280 $15
Per Hour $30 $50

Member rate for NLG members and members of cosponsoring organizations.

Full Schedule

8:45 - 9:15am Meditation: Developing a Practice for Dealing with Work-Related Stress

9:30 - 10:30am Work Life Balance: Tools for Being an Effective Idealist Without Burning Out

(1 hour Competence Issues credit)
Presenter: Heather Mills, Former Litigator Turned Life Coach

10:40 - 11:40am Elimination of Bias: Maneuvering Race and Gender Bias by State Actors for Lawyers and other Legal Workers (1 hour Anti-Bias credit)

Presenters: Civil rights attorney Walter Riley, Isa Noyola from the Transgender Law Center, and Adil Haq from Muslim Advocates

11:40 am - 12:10:pm Lunch

12:10 – 2:20 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

Main Room

First Hour - Discrimination Update: New Avenues for Vindicating Employee Rights

(1 hour Regular credit)
Presenters: Marcy Mitchell from the EEOC, Rachael Langston from the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, and Mariko Yoshihara from CELA

Second Hour - Using PAGA Representative Actions on Behalf of Low Wage Workers

(1 hour Regular credit)
Presenters: Hunter Pyle of Sundeen Salinas & Pyle and Catha Worthman, of Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker & Jackson

Break Out Room (space limited)

First Hour - Starting and Maintaining a Criminal Defense Practice (1 hour Regular credit)

Presenters: Gabriela Lopez of the Community Law Office, Daniel Mayfield of Carpenter & Mayfield

Second Hour Starting and Maintaining a Tenants Rights Practice (1 hour Regular credit)

Presenters: Kenneth Greenstein of Greenstein & McDonald, Robert Salinas of Sundeen, Salinas & Pyle

2:30 - 4:30 pm How to Write and Argue Persuasively without Violating the Rules of Ethics

(2 hour Ethics credits)
Presenter: Clyde Leland of Leland Communications

Cosponsors: Alameda Contra Costa Trial Lawyers’ Association, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus, Bay Area CABAL, Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom, California Employment Lawyers Association, Contra Costa County Bar Association, Council on American-Islamic Relations SFBA, Iranian American Bar Association of Northern California, Legal Aid Association of California, San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, South Asian Bar Association of Northern California, Transgender Law Center.