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2013 Seminar: United We Stand: Effectively Representing Immigrants In Employment Cases
Published by National Employment Lawyers Association




Summary
United We Stand: Effectively Representing Immigrants In Employment Cases focuses on the tremendous opportunities and particular challenges in representing immigrant workers, including practical strategies for successfully turning back employers’ attempts to use immigration status, abusive discovery, and counterclaims as swords; navigating cultural and linguistic elements during litigation; tackling the unique issues faced by immigrant clients in sexual harassment cases; and building innovative collaborations to obtain great results for your clients.

This Program is made possible by a cy pres award The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute For Law & Policy received from the Minneapolis-based law firms of Cummins & Cummins, LLP and Miller O'Brien Jensen, PA.

Sessions include:

Successfully Representing Undocumented Workers In Employment Litigation: Yes You Can!

The Cultural & Linguistic Dimensions Of Litigating Cases On Behalf Of Immigrant Workers

Representing Immigrant Workers In Sexual Harassment Cases

Overcoming Scorched-Earth Defense Tactics When Representing Immigrant Workers

Somos Unidos! Effective Community, Private Bar & Government Partnerships

Presenters
Bill Beardall
Bill Beardall is the Executive Director of the Equal Justice Center (EJC), a non-profit law office and employment justice organization with offices in Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas. He is also a clinical professor of law at the University of Texas...More
Alejandro Caffarelli
Alejandro Caffarelli is one of the founding partners of Caffarelli &Siegel Ltd., a boutique employment law firm with offices in Chicago and the California Bay Area (see www.caffarelli.com) primarily representing employees in employment law matters....More
Jim Knoepp
Jim Knoepp is a Senior Supervising Attorney with the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Immigrant Justice Project in Atlanta, Georgia. With SPLC, Mr. Knoepp primarily litigates class action suits on behalf of guestworkers. He was recently part of...More
Eve H. Cervantez
Eve H. Cervantez is a partner at Altshuler Berzon LLP, a San Francisco law firm specializing in labor and employment, environmental, constitutional, campaign and election, and civil rights law. Ms. Cervantez specializes in representing workers in...More
Bruce W. Ashby
Bryce W. Ashby is an attorney with the Donati Law Firm, LLP in Memphis, Tennessee where he concentrates his practice on representing individual workers in employment law issues. Mr. Ashby, who speaks Spanish, focuses much of his practice on...More
Karen Jo Koonan
Karen Jo Koonan is nationally recognized for her background and expertise in civil rights and employment law, plaintiffs’ personal injury, criminal defense, and commercial litigation. She has been a trial consultant with NJP Litigation Consulting...More
J. Roberto Mendoza
J. Roberto Mendoza has been a Spanish language and culture consultant for over 30 years. He attended medical school for three years in Guatemala and completed his studies in cultural anthropology in Chicago. His clients include different federal and...More
David L. Kern
David L. Kern graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso in 1979 and received his J.D. degree from the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas in 1983 where he served as a Note Editor on the Texas Law Review. He is licensed...More
Mónica Ramírez
Mónica Ramírez is the Acting Deputy Director of CDM, based in the Baltimore, Maryland office. Daughter and granddaughter of migrant farmworkers, Ms. Ramírez has been a farmworker, anti-sexual violence, women’s, and immigrant rights activist for more...More
William R. Tamayo
William R. Tamayo was appointed in 1995 as the Regional Attorney for the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, San Francisco District. He currently directs the Commission’s litigation and legal program in Northern California,...More
Justin D. Cummins
Justin D. Cummins founded Cummins & Cummins, LLP in Minneapolis with his brother Brendan to prosecute employment, civil rights, and consumer protection cases. Mr. Cummins is an MSBA Board Certified Labor & Employment Law Specialist. He is also past...More
Laura R. Feldman
Laura Feldman is a Trial Attorney in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Chicago District Office. In addition to her litigation work, she handles U-visa and T-visa review requests for the Office. Prior to the EEOC, Ms. Feldman was an...More
Jennifer J. Rosenbaum
Jennifer J. Rosenbaum is the Legal Director for the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice (“NOWCRJ”), a workers’ center formed to combat labor and civil rights abuses in the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina. NOWCRJ is dedicated to...More
Haeyoung Yoon
Haeyoung Yoon is a senior staff attorney at the National Employment Law Project in New York City. Her primary areas of expertise are the labor and employment rights of low-wage and immigrant workers. She has extensive experience working with worker...More
Melvina C. Ford
Melvina Ford is the Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of the Administrator, Wage & Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor, in Washington. D.C. In her role, she is responsible for a wide range of activities related to policy analysis and...More
Adam T. Klein
Adam T. Klein is a partner of Outten & Golden LLP and is the chair of the firm’s Class Action Practice Group. His practice focuses on the prosecution of class actions and impact litigation of employment discrimination and wage and hour claims. Mr....More
Originally Published
March 7, 2013

Program Titles and Supporting Materials
This program contains the following titles and components:
  1. Successfully Representing Undocumented Workers In Employment Litigation: Yes You Can!
    • Successfully Representing Undocumented Workers In Employment Litigation: Yes You Can! Audio
    • Practical Issues in Employment Litigation by Immigrant Employees Paper
    • Representing Immigrant Workers - A Pocket Guide
    • The Effects of Immigration Status on Employment Litigation After Hoffman Plastics Compound Paper
  2. The Cultural & Linguistic Dimensions Of Litigating Cases On Behalf Of Immigrant Workers
    • The Cultural & Linguistic Dimensions Of Litigating Cases On Behalf Of Immigrant Workers Audio
    • The Cultural & Linguistic Dimensions Of Litigating Cases On Behalf Of Immigrant Workers - Back to Basics Paper
    • How to Talk to the Jury About Employment Claims of Immigrant Workers
    • The Cultural & Linguistic Dimensions Of Litigating Cases On Behalf Of Immigrant Workers Paper
  3. Representing Immigrant Workers In Sexual Harassment Cases
    • Representing Immigrant Workers In Sexual Harassment Cases Audio
    • Developments and Challenges in Representing Undocumented Female Farm Workers in Sexual Harassment Cases
    • Sexual Violence Against Farmworkers: A Guidebook for Legal Providers
    • Injustice on Our Plates: Immigrant Women in the U.S. Food Industry
    • Picked Apart: The Hidden Struggles of Migrant Worker Women in the Maryland Crab Industry
    • Retaliation in Sexual Harassment Cases, Threats to Deter Reporting and the Impact on Immigrant Workers
  4. Overcoming Scorched-Earth Defense Tactics When Representing Immigrant Workers
    • Overcoming Scorched-Earth Defense Tactics When Representing Immigrant Workers Audio
    • Overcoming Scorched-Earth Defense Tactics When Representing Immigrant Workers Paper
  5. Somos Unidos! Effective Community, Private Bar & Government Partnerships
    • Somos Unidos! Effective Community, Private Bar & Government Partnerships Audio
    • Somos Unidos! Effective Community, Private Bar & Government Partnerships Paper
    • Cooperating with an EEOC Investigation and Plaintiff Intervention in an EEOC Lawsuit Paper
    • The EEOC and Immigrant Workers Paper

How To Attend
Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like.

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Credit
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