• Home
  • 2018 PELA Retreat

2018 PELA Retreat

  • 15 Aug 2018
  • 16 Aug 2018
  • The Pines at Genesee, 633 Park Point Dr, Golden, CO 80401

Registration

  • If you cannot attend the Retreat, PELA members can still purchase the materials.
  • Limited to current NELA or CTLA members who are not PELA members and do not regularly represent corporations or government entities in employment law cases, but remember, PELA membership for a first time member is only $75 so becoming a member if you're eligible will save you money.
  • Limited to paralegals and staff of current PELA members

Registration is closed

 The PELA Retreat is August 15-16 at the Pines at Genesee. Registration is now open!

APPROVED FOR 15 GENERAL/2.5 ETHICS CREDITS.

Registration Fees:

$25 - Students

$100 - Paralegals and staff (of current PELA members)

$100 - PELA members (First Time Attendee Rate)

$150 - PELA members (Normal Rate)

$200 - PELA members (after 8/10)

$200 - Non-PELA NELA and CTLA members who do not regularly defend employers in employment cases

$75 - Materials only (must be a member) 

REGISTER BY WEDNESDAY 8/8/18

Location: Pines at Genesee, 633 Park Point Dr, Golden, CO 80401

Wednesday August 15

8:00 -  8:30 – Registration and Breakfast buffet

8:30 –  8:35 – Welcome and Introduction

8:35 –  9:00 – Clay Wire – Corporate Whistleblower Protections - Post- Digital Realty

9:00 –  9:25  – Paul Maxon and Brad Levin – Blood from a Turnip: using Nunn/Bashor agreements to recover from employers when insurance coverage is denied 

9:25 –  10:25 – Magistrate Judge Varholak – Observations from the Bench

10:25 – 10:40 - Break   

10:40 – 11:05 –  Ralph Lamar – You’ve won at trial and now you want to get paid for your work – what you need to know regarding petitions for attorneys’ fees   

11:05 – 11:30 – Terry O’Neill – A Call to Action – Harnessing the power of NELA for positive change 

11:30 – 11:55 – Liana Orshan and Andy McNulty –  Mandatory Arbitration and Class Waiver Agreements in Employment 

11:55 – 1:05 – networking lunch 

1:05 – 1:55 – Judge Adam Espinosa and Danae Woody Unbundled Legal Services – How to Successfully Negotiate the Shoals

1:55 – 2:45 – Tom Arckey – Advising the injured/disabled client on the intersection of the ADA, W/C, and Long and Short Term Disability Benefits

2:45 – 3:00 - Break

3:00 – 4:15 – Tom Newkirk - Practical Applications and Ethical Considerations - Implicit Bias in the Practice of Law

5:00 – 7:30 - Reception and case of the Year Announcement

Thursday August 16

8:00 - 8:20 – Breakfast buffet

8:20 – 9:10 – Kelli Riley, Jessica Winger and Jessica Mathis - Collaborating with the CDLE Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

9:10 – 9:35 – Amy Robertson – Title III and beyond, or, how to practice law without being an ableist jerk

9:35 – 10:00 – Christine Breen - Eleventh Amendment Immunity, Can the Defendant Waive It Goodbye?

10:00 – 10:20 – Break

10:20 – 11:10 –  Jason St. Julien –  Voir Dire:  Hitting Leadoff

 11:10 – 12:00 – Andy Bardwell, Lance Kauffman and Mary Donachy – Effective use of experts to get to trial and to prove damages

12:00 – 1:15 – lunch tables -

Ethics Lunchtable Discussion - Ben Lebsack

New Members - Tasha Steward/Kelli Riley

Improving PELA - Hunter Swain

EEOC/CCRD - Sarah Parady

Public Employees - Marisa Williams

Wage and Hour Law -

Legislative Update - Barry Roseman

1:15 – 2:05 – Karen Susman - Witness Preparation: It’s More Than “Just the facts, ma’am!”

2:05 – 2:55 –  Sara Maeglin, Kim Jones and Mary Jo Lowrey –  Pump, pump, pump it up: a guide to the laws protecting nursing mothers and new mothers in the workplace 

2:55 – 3:15 - Break

3:15 – 4:30 – Joan Bechtold and Barry Roseman – 2017-2018 Case Law and Legislative Update

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:

 

 

     


Colorado Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 1725 High St., #1, Denver, CO 80218 

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software