As part of their 2020 Elizabeth J. Cabraser Summer (Remote) Speaker Series, Berkeley Law and local Bay Area nonprofit Legal Aid at Work will present “Being a Lawyer in Pandemic Times: Perspectives From the Field – Employment Law in the COVID Era,” a webinar featuring Lieff Cabraser partner Yaman Salahi, Staff Attorney DeCarol Davis from the Legal Aid at Work Workers’ Rights Clinic, and Lindsay Nako, Director of Litigation and Training at the Impact Fund. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 from 12:00 – 1:15 PST. The annual lecture series, named in honor of Lieff Cabraser founding partner Elizabeth Cabraser, strives to present a wide spectrum of topics and views affecting the current state of public interest law.
About Elizabeth Cabraser
Co-founder of Lieff Cabraser, Elizabeth Cabraser is one of the nation’s leading class action litigators, possessing unparalleled expertise in complex civil litigation. She has served as court-appointed lead, co-lead, or class counsel in scores of federal multi-district and state coordinated proceedings, and currently serves in leadership positions in several of the nation’s highest profile civil cases, including a solo leadership role in the VW “Clean Diesel” Emissions case, and co-lead positions in the GM ignition switch defect and Takata defective airbag cases, the Fiat Chrysler Jeep Dodge diesel emissions fraud litigation, the Generic Drugs Pricing antitrust litigation, and the National Prescription Opiates litigation.
About Legal Aid at Work
Legal Aid at Work is a nonprofit legal services organization that has been assisting low-income, working families for more than 100 years. We use four main strategies to enforce and strengthen workers’ rights:
- Free Clinics and Helplines
Our Workers’ Rights Clinic, Workers’ Disability Law Clinic, Wage Claim Clinic and numerous helplines provide free direct, individualized help in person or by phone for people across California.
- Free Legal Info
We offer know-your-rights trainings, 100-plus fact sheets, and numerous do-it-yourself guides and toolkits, and other information and resources online and in person.
We bring class and individual actions, limited representations, and impact litigation. This work enforces and strengthens the civil and employment rights of low-wage workers in California and across the country.
- Policy Advocacy
We draft and promote laws, regulations, and policies to strengthen civil and workplace rights at the local, state, and federal level.