Staying True to Your Roots 2016

January 29, 2016

Get Inexpensive CLE Credits and Support the Guild!

On January 29, 2016, the National Lawyers Guild will be hosting its 5th annual Staying True to Your Roots CLE event featuring a series of panels on pertinent topics in social lawyering, presented by guest speakers including Richard Zitrin, Karen Jo Koonan, Heather Mills, Mina Litvak, Pamela Price, John Burris and more! Earn a total of 6 CLE credits, including 2 ethics credits, 1 elimination of bias credit and 1 competence credit. NLG members and members of sponsoring organizations can register for a full day consisting of 6 hours of CLE credits at a rate of $170.

Online registration is closed. Day-of registration will be available at the door.

Staying True to Your Roots 2016
Friday, January 29, 2016
Practising Law Institute, 685 Market Street, Suite 100 in San Francisco


8:45 - 9:15am Meditation for Legal Professionals
Presenter: Emily Doskow, attorney practicing family law and teaching mindfulness to other attorneys

9:30 - 10:30 am Implicit & Hidden Bias
(1 hour Elimination of Bias credit)

Presenter: Hina Shah, Professor and Director of the Women's Employment Rights Clinic at Golden Gate University School of Law

In anticipation of this part of the program, go to the Project Implicit website and take the “Race IAT.” The test is approximately 10 minutes. Write down the result of your test.

10:40 am - 12:10 pm Work-Life Balance: Self Doubt and Burnout
(1 hour Competence Issues credit)

Presenters: Heather Mills, JD, CPCC, former civil rights litigator turned career coach
Mina Litvak, JD, CPC, Removal Defense Coordinating Attorney for the Unaccompanied Minors Program at La Raza Centro Legal and spiritual coach

12:10 am - 12:40:pm Lunch

12:40 – 2:40 p.m. Cross Examination
(2 hours of General credit)

Presenters: Pamela Price, civil rights attorney specializing in sexual harassment and racial discrimination employment cases
John Burris, civil rights attorney specializing in police accountability
Karen Jo Koonan, trial consultant with the National Jury Project Litigation/West

2:50 - 4:50 pm Joint & Limited Representation
(2 hour Ethics credits)

Presenters: Richard Zitrin, attorney and law professor at UC Hastings specializing in legal ethics
Constance Carpenter, attorney with Carpenter & Mayfield in San Jose, specializing in family law matters
Marc Van Der Hout, attorney with Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, specializing in immigration

Cosponsored by: Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers' Association, Alameda County Bar Association, Bay Area CABAL, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, California Employment Lawyers Association, Contra Costa County Bar Association Employment Law Section, Council on American-Islamic Relations San Francisco Chapter, Legal Aid Association of California, National Police Accountability Project, Social Justice Collaborative