Employment Law: New Tips, Tactics & Trends

Published by Washington State Association for Justice


Summary

CLE Chair: Judith Lonnquist
Section Chairs: James Beck, Elizabeth Hanley & Loyd Willaford
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Washington State Convention Center, Seattle or via Webcast
6.25 Law & Legal Credits
0.50 Ethics Credits
8:15-8:20 Welcome and Opening
Judith Lonnquist, Seattle Attorney
8:20-8:50 Overview of Employment Discrimination Law in Washington
Ben Compton, Bellevue Attorney
8:50-9:10 New State Law: Stronger Pregnancy Accommodation Rights for Workers
Katherine Chamberlain, Seattle Attorney
9:10-9:30 Effective Intake and Screening of Clients with Potential
Employment Discrimination Claims
Virginia DeCosta, Tacoma Attorney
9:30-9:50 Discovery: Exposing the Truth and Pinning Them Down
James Beck, Seattle Attorney and Janelle Chase-Fazio, Tacoma Attorney
9:50-10:10 Wrongful Discharge Law Two Years After the Rose, Rickman & Becker Trilogy
Mike Subit, Seattle Attorney
10:10-10:20 Q&A
10:20-10:30 Break
10:30-10:50 Winning Against the Arbitration Clause, Even in Arbitration
Diego Rondon Ichikawa, Bellevue Attorney
10:50-11:10 Overview of Common Evidentiary Issues in Employment Discrimination Claims
Elizabeth Hanley, Seattle Attorney
11:10-11:30 Mediation
Cliff Freed, Seattle Attorney
11:30-11:50 Pre-Trial Motions—
As a Successful Strategy to Evaluate Defenses, and Their Theories
Mary Ruth Mann, Seattle Attorney
11:50-12:15 Lunch (box lunches included in tuition)
12:15-1:00 WA Attorney General
Bob Ferguson, Olympia
1:00-1:30 Taking an Employment Case to Trial—Successful Strategies and Tactics
Jack Sheridan, Seattle Attorney
1:30-2:00 Remedies
Scott Blankenship, Seattle Attorney
2:00-2:15 Break
2:15-2:45 Attorney Fees—Making Sure You Get Paid—Dealing with Fee Disputes Successfully
Judith Lonnquist, Seattle Attorney
2:45-3:15 Joint Representation of Multiple Clients; Ex Parte Contact
with Current/Former Employees; Taking Evidence Home
Jesse Wing, Seattle Attorney and Sam Kramer, Seattle Attorney
3:15-3:45 WSAJ Employment Law Legislative Agenda for 2018
Larry Shannon, WSAJ Government Affairs Director
3:45-4:00 Q&A

Presenters
Judith A. Lonnquist
JUDITH A. LONNQUIST is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and the University of Chicago Law School. She is the former General Counsel to the Washington Education Association and in 1986, founded the Law Offices of Judith A. Lonnquist, P.S. Since...More
James Beck
James Beck received a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Georgia and a J.D., sum cum laude, from Georgia State University College of Law where he graduated first in his class. After graduation, he served as a law clerk for the...More
Scott Blankenship
Scott Blankenship considers it both a pleasure and a privilege to practice employment law, where lawyers through the civil justice system can protect and advance vital individual rights, the cornerstone of a free society. He has committed his...More
Katherine Chamberlain
Katherine Chamberlain is a partner at MacDonald Hoague & Bayless (www.mhb.com). She received her B.A. from the University of California at Davis, summa cum laude, in 2001. She graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law in 2004, where she...More
Janelle Chase-Fazio
Janelle Chase-Fazio is an associate at Gordon Thomas Honeywell, where she practices plaintiff-side Civil Rights, Employment, Consumer Protection, and Personal Injury trial work. She attended UW law school after teaching high school Spanish, then...More
Benjamin Compton
Ben Compton is an attorney at Vreeland Law practicing in the areas of personal injury, employment, discrimination, sexual misconduct, business torts, and appeals. He has an infectious enthusiasm and deep commitment to securing justice for injured...More
Virginia L. DeCosta
Virginia was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. Before moving to Washington in 1986, she graduated from Chaminade University cum laude. In 1989 she graduated from Seattle University School of Law (formerly the University of Puget Sound School of...More
Robert W. Ferguson
BOB FERGUSON is Washington's 18th Attorney General. As the state's chief legal officer, he directs 500 attorneys and 600 professional staff providing legal services to state agencies, Governor and Legislature.General Ferguson’s ongoing priorities...More
Cliff Freed
Cliff Freed practiced labor and employment law with Frank Freed Subit & Thomas from 1984 until he retired from the firm in 2016 in order to become a full-time mediator and arbitrator. He has been on the panel of mediators and arbitrators of...More
Elizabeth Hanley
Elizabeth Hanley is a member at the Seattle law firm of Reed, Longyear, Malnati & Ahrens, PLLC. She represents plaintiffs in employment, civil rights, and personal injury cases. She also represents unions in labor matters. She is a graduate of the...More
Samuel Kramer
Sam Kramer is a trial lawyer at MacDonald Hoague and Bayless, where he practices civil rights and employment law. His employment practice focuses on representing workers who have faced discrimination, harassment, or retaliation. He is a member of the...More
Mary Ruth Mann
Mary Ruth Mann is co-founder of Mann and Kytle, PLLC and has been in practice of law focusing on trial practice, employment and civil rights law since 1979. She and her partner Jim Kytle also handle wrongful death and injury cases. She is admitted to...More
Diego Rondon Ichikawa
Diego Rondón Ichikawa is an attorney at Vreeland Law practicing in the areas of employment, discrimination, sexual misconduct, wage and hour, and appeals. He has a long history of advocacy for the rights of workers and those injured by the imbalance...More
Larry Shannon
LARRY SHANNON is the Government Affairs Director for the Washington State Association for Justice, and has held that role since 1994. He serves as director of all legislative, electoral, and public affairs activities of the organization. Previous to...More
Jack Sheridan
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Michael C. Subit
Michael C. Subit is a partner at the Seattle law firm of Frank Freed Subit & Thomas LLP. For over 20 years, he has represented plaintiffs in employment and other civil rights cases. He also represents unions in labor matters. He is a graduate of Yale...More
Jesse A. Wing
JESSE WING is a trial lawyer at MacDonald Hoague & Bayless in Seattle, Washington, and for the past twenty-three years, he has represented plaintiffs in a broad range of civil rights and discrimination matters focusing on employment, fair housing,...More

Originally Published

October 11, 2017


Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Overview of Employment Discrimination Law in Washington - Video
  • New State Law: Stronger Pregnancy Accommodation Rights for Workers - Video
  • Effective Intake and Screening of Clients with Potential Employment Discrimination Claims - Video
  • Discovery: Exposing the Truth and Pinning Them Down - Video
  • Wrongful Discharge Law Two Years After the Rose, Rickman & Becker Trilogy - Video
  • Winning Against the Arbitration Clause, Even in Arbitration - Video
  • Overview of Common Evidentiary Issues in Employment Discrimination Claims - Video
  • Mediation - Video
  • Pre-Trial Motions— As a Successful Strategy to Evaluate Defenses, and Their Theories - Video
  • WA Attorney General - Video
  • Taking an Employment Case to Trial—Successful Strategies and Tactics - Video
  • Remedies - Video
  • Attorney Fees—Making Sure You Get Paid—Dealing with Fee Disputes Successfully - Video
  • Joint Representation of Multiple Clients; Ex Parte Contact with Current/Former Employees; Taking Evidence Home - Video
  • WSAJ Employment Law Legislative Agenda for 2018 - Video
  • Employment Law: New Tips, Tactics & Trends Book

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