MCLE Classes & Events

Compliance Group 1 (A-G) DEADLINE: 2-1-19

The January Blitz!!: MCLE Live Programs Blitz

Thursday, January 17, 2019: Elimination of Bias in the Workplace - 2.0 Units Elimination of Bias

Tuesday, January 22, 2019: Ethical Duties and Electronically Stored Information - 1.0 Unit Legal Ethics

EVENT - Monday, January 28, 2019: 13th Annual Presiding Judge's Luncheon

Tuesday, January 29, 2019: Under Pressure: Attorneys Dealing with Stress - 1.5 Units Competence

Thursday, January 31, 2019: Recent Developments in Labor & Employment Law - 1.0 Unit Elimination of Bias

Tuesday, February 5, 2019: What to Know About the New Tax Law, A Year Later

Wednesday, February 6, 2019: Representing an Undocumented Person

Friday, February 15, 2019: Do’s and Don’ts of Civil Motion Practice

Thursday, February 21, 2019: Basic Fee Arbitration Training

Friday, February 22, 2019: SCWiL & SCBA's Barristers - Building Your Law Practice

Monday, February 25, 2019: New Laws and Forms in the Civil Department for 2019

Tuesday, February 26, 2019: A Matter of Trust: The Challenges of Mediating Inheritance Disputes

Friday, March 1, 2019: 2019 Family Law Judicial Officers’ Luncheon

Monday, March 4, 2019: Advanced DissoMaster Training

NEW DATE: March 5, 2019 from 10-30-18: The Prudent Investor Rule: Investing for Continuing Trusts

Monday, March 11, 2019: Legal Developments in LGBTQ Employment Discrimination Law

Friday, March 15, 2019: Mandatory Arbitration Clauses After Epic Systems v. Lewis

Friday, March 22, 2019: 2019 Civil Trial Workshop

Friday, March 29, 2019: Real Property Update 2019

Tuesday, April 2, 2019: The ABCs of Independent Contractors

Wednesday, April 3, 2019: Recent Changes to the Rules of Professional Conduct

EVENT - NEW DATE: Friday, April 5, 2019: The 20th Annual Rex Sater Award Dinner

General Law

Mandatory Arbitration Clauses After Epic Systems v. Lewis

In Epic Systems, the Supreme Court approved employee waivers of workplace class action claims in favor of individual arbitration proceedings, and, in so doing, rejected federal statutory protection of such claims. Will Armendariz survive? What impact will Epic Systems have on employment litigation practice in California? This panel discussion looks at both plaintiff and defense perspectives on the broader subject of mandatory arbitration as a condition of employment and in litigating cases before arbitrators after Epic.

Victor Thuesen, Law Offices of Victor C. Thuesen

Mr. Thuesen’s 35 years of practice has focused primarily on employment law and litigation in the state and federal courts. He has represented employees in arbitration settings on a wide variety of disputes, including claims of wrongful termination, unlawful discrimination and breach of contract. A graduate of the University of San Francisco School of Law, he practiced in a mid-size civil litigation firm in San Francisco before locating his office in Petaluma in 1987. He is a Past President of the Sonoma County Bar Association (2005) and served as Chair of the Bar Association’s Judicial Evaluation Committee. He has participated in the SCBA’s Labor and Employment Section’s annual “Recent Developments in Labor & Employment Program and is a member of the California Employment Lawyers Association.

Barry Winograd, Arbitrator & Mediator

Mr. Winograd has maintained a full-time dispute resolution practice since 1988 as an arbitrator and mediator of labor and employment cases, as well as business and other civil disputes. He is a member and president-elect of the National Academy of Arbitrators. Previously, Mr. Winograd served as an administrative law judge for the California Public Employment Relations Board and as an attorney for the United Farm Workers of America. He has been a lecturer at Berkeley Law since 1985, teaching courses on labor law, arbitration, and mediation. He also has taught on the adjunct law school faculty at the University of Michigan, and has written a number of articles in professional journals in the labor and employment field. Mr. Winograd is listed on dispute resolution rosters of neutral provider organizations and federal and state courts, and also serves as a permanent arbitrator on panels established by labor-management collective bargaining agreements. He received his B.A. at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his J.D. and LL.M. from Berkeley Law.

Date: Friday, March 15, 2019

Time: Check-In: 11:45 am; Presentation: 12:00 – 2:00 pm

Presenter(s):
Victor Thuesen, Law Offices of Victor C. Thuesen
Barry Winograd, Arbitrator & Mediator

Place: SCBA Office, 111 Santa Rosa Ave., Ste. 222, Santa Rosa, CA 95404.
Parking for this seminar is ONLY available in the Public Parking Garage at 555 First Street. Do not park in the parking lot at 111 Santa Rosa Avenue.

MCLE: 2.0 Units Participatory MCLE Credit in General Law

Registration Fee: $80–SCBA Members; $95–Public; $70–SCBA L&E Section Members
NOTE: L&E Section Members must RSVP by Phone, Fax, USPS Mail, or In Person to receive Section Discount.
Student: $20 (The student discount is now available online for SCBA Student Members. Students who are not members of SCBA may utilize the student discount by downloading the registration form and submitting it with proof of current enrollment to the SCBA Offices. For more information on becoming a member of SCBA, please contact Susan Demers at (707) 542-1190 ext. 18.)

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