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WELA’s Annual CLE 2020

October 15, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm


WELA’s 2020 CLE will occur online on Thursday, October 15, 2020

This year’s theme is “Horseshoes & Hand Grenades: Obstacles and Opportunities in Adjacent Areas of Law.”  We will have a rich group of speakers presenting short programs on topics like: making use of ERISA to expand recoverable damages; understanding and using the myriad leave laws available to employees in Washington; and what to do when the employer may not be solvent.

This program will be slightly shorter than normal but fun, informative, and energizing in these days of isolation.

Please note: This event is only open to current WELA Members.
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CLE Schedule

9:30 – 9:45  Welcome/Opening Remarks

9:45 – 10:45 – Navigating and using the myriad laws on EMPLOYEE LEAVE
Katie Chamberlain, MacDonald Hoague & Bayless
Aviva Kamm, Stokes Lawrence

10:45 – 11:00 – Morning break

11:00 – 12:00 – BANKRUPTCY AND COLLECTIONS: How to handle the insolvent or intransigent employer
Amit Ranade, Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson
Josh Rataezyk, Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson
Mallory Satre, Hillis Clark Martin & Peterson

12:00 – 12:30 – Lunch break

12:30 – 1:15 – How to recognize and utilize ERISA in your employment cases
McKean Evans, Ruiz & Smart Plaintiff Litigation

1:15 – 1:30 – Afternoon break

1:30 – 2:15 – Opportunities and pitfalls in representing UNIONIZED EMPLOYEES
Carson Phillips-Spotts, Barnard Iglitzin & Lavitt LLP

2:15 – 2:30 – Final break

2:30 – 3:30 – The “MUTT & JEFF SHOW” reviewing the year in employment law
Michael Subit, Frank Freed Subit & Thomas
Jeffrey Needle, Law Offices of Jeffrey Needle



October 15, 2020
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Event Category:


Online via Zoom
WA United States