Employment Issues in the Adult Entertainment Business

The Adult Entertainment Industry, Marijuana Growers, “GIG” Economy! Karen Tynan, who has spent nearly a decade advising and defending clients in the adult entertainment industry, kicks off the L & E section’s focus in 2018 on the compliance challenges in our changing workforce in Non-Traditional Workplaces. Join her in a lively and informative session about broadening our perceptions as well as our practices in this niche industry, particularly in light of renewed interest in sexual harassment claims in the entertainment industry.

Karen Tynan Attorney at Law

Ms. Tynan is a California attorney practicing in the areas of

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Preventing Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation

~ Who is protected under the discrimination laws? ~ What do you do if you get a complaint? ~ How do you prevent these issues from occurring? ~ If these issues have already occurred, what can you do to mitigate damages?

Jeff Berk Sonoma County Counsel’s Office

Jeff Berk is an attorney in the Sonoma County Counsel’s office where he provides advice on employment and other matters for county departments and some other public agencies. Mr. Berk previously worked for Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, in San Francisco. He graduated from the University of San Francisco School of

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Elimination of Bias and the Courtroom:
A View from the Bench

Our life experiences give all of us preferences; a bias is also a preference. In this class we explore how those preferences, known and unknown, can inform and filter our perceptions, and when they can be harmful.

Judge Jennifer V. Dollard Superior Court of California, County of Sonoma Judge Nancy Case Shaffer Superior Court of California, County of Sonoma

Date: Friday, January 26, 2018

Time: Check-In: 11:45 am; Presentation: 12:00—1:00 pm

Presenter(s): Judge Jennifer V. Dollard, Superior Court of California, County of Sonoma Judge Nancy Case Shaffer, Superior Court of California, County of Sonoma

Place: SCBA

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A View from the Bench