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. [Read more…]
On Thursday, January 23, 2020, from 12:40 – 2:00 p.m., Lieff Cabraser partner Annika K. Martin will speak at Berkeley Law’s Lunch Talk event on the USC Tyndall Sex Abuse Litigation, in which Ms. Martin represents women who were sexually abused, harassed, and molested by former head USC gynecologist George Tyndall, M.D. while they were students at the University of Southern California. Ms. Martin will explore the class action lawsuit and discuss how the recent $250 million settlement represents an important step forward for survivors. [Read more…]
Lieff Cabraser partner Kelly M. Dermody will speak at The World Wide #MeToo Movement: Global Resistance to Sexual Harassment and Violence Conference, on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at the UC Berkeley School of Law. Kelly will moderate a panel discussing “The Role of Non-Disclosure Agreements” in sexual misconduct cases. Panelists include legal experts in the fields of equality, discrimination, and human rights. [Read more…]
Major Gift Launches New Berkeley Center for Consumer Law and Economic Justice
Berkeley Law is launching a new center that aims to make the school a national and global leader in the study, research, and practice of consumer law. Established by a founding gift from renowned litigator and Berkeley Law alumna Elizabeth Cabraser, the Berkeley Center for Consumer Law and Economic Justice is the first of its kind among top-tier law schools. [Read more…]
What began as a student paper by Lieff Cabraser law clerk Philip M. Hernandez (Berkeley Law School Class of 2016) will be California state law as of January 1st, 2017. Signed last week by Governor Brown, the new law will keep tenant records private unless landlords win an eviction suit. Previously, due to a loophole in California law, tenants had to prevail in any eviction suit within 60 days, or their records were released regardless of the suit’s eventual outcome. [Read more…]
We offer our congratulations to the students from Berkeley Law for winning a national trial advocacy competition this past weekend in New Orleans, Louisiana. Sponsored by the American Bar Association’s Section of Labor and Employment Law, the competition introduces law students to the challenges and rewards of employment and labor litigation.