Section Labor and Employment Law


The Labor and Employment Section is comprised of a diverse group of members of the Employment Law community. The section provides a forum and offers continuing legal education (CLE) programs for neutrals and management, and labor and employee attorneys to meet and discuss current developments affecting their practices.

Section Chairs

Christine Lee
415 394 6688
cclee@smithcurrie.com

Nancy McCarthy
415 454 9633
maczord@aol.com

Notice
Main County Superior Court

Uniform Local Rules 2

Updated January 1, 2017
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Labor and Employment Law
Brown Bag Lunch
1.0 CLE | Bias
Editor's Introduction
May 09, 2017
By Robert Rosborough

Ever had a client question a bill? We wondered what our members could learn from all of the fee arbitrations MCBA conducts. Next, what will the impact of legal recreational marijuana be on the workplace? We also spotlight #cut50, a non-profit founded by the mayor of Mill Valley to reduce the incarceration rate across the United States.

President's Message
May 08, 2017
By Dorothy Chou Proudfoot

We last left off this President's Message saga with a laundry list of events. There was so much going on that I couldn't even fit it into that double-length article last month. Fortunately for me, our move to an electronic format allows for this kind of flexibility.

May 07, 2017
By Sean B. Gibbons

As perhaps the most visible state involved in the growing trend toward the legalization of marijuana, California has often served as a crucible for challenges to the conventional application of drug laws in the context of employment.

May 07, 2017
By Toussaint Bailey

My discussion with Scott Lueders, Chair of the Marin County Bar Association’s Client Relations Committee, began as an interview about the mechanics of the MCBA’s Fee Arbitration Program, but quickly turned into an enlightening conversation about the shockingly high number of lawyers who manage to anger their clients and jeopardize fee collections with poor billing practices.

Apr 28, 2017
By Richard Halsted, Marin Independent Journal

Seventy (70) MCBA and community members attended a panel discussion on sex and labor trafficking in Marin County. Marin District Attorney Ed Berberian said, "We’re not immune from it in Marin; it’s here – since 2014, we've had 17 individuals who have been charged with human trafficking violations.” Read more from coverage by the Marin IJ.

EVENT RECAP
Mar 31, 2017
By J. Timothy Nardell

Legal Aid of Marin and the Marin County Bar Association hosted the 2017 Pro Bono Appreciation Awards lunch on Wednesday, March 22 at Rickey’s in Ignacio. The lunch was an opportunity for LAM, local dignitaries, judges, and members of the Bar to mix it up and celebrate the generosity and hard work of this year’s recipients of the Wiley W. Manual Award.