March 2018 Bar Bulletin
Each spring the KCBA Labor and Employment Law Section presents its annual update of cutting-edge labor and employment law issues at the Pacific Coast Labor and Employment Law Conference. The conference, being held this year on April 26 and 27 at the Bell Harbor Convention Center, brings nationally known speakers to Seattle to talk about practical and timely legal developments. Proceeds from the conference fund the Mary Ellen Krug scholarship for promising law students committed to practicing employment and labor law.
The Pacific Coast L&E Conference prides itself on offering an outstanding CLE that includes employer, employee and labor perspectives. Unlike for-profit, out-of-state conferences, the Pacific Coast conference planning committee is made up of local practitioners — lawyers, mediators and arbitrators — so the agenda presents topics and speakers that will be both compelling and informative to all members of the labor and employment bar.
Each year, the conference draws approximately 300 practitioners from across the Pacific Northwest, so it is among the best opportunities to learn about emerging issues on the labor and employment front, and to foster professional relationships with the co-counsel, opposing counsel, agency regulators and neutrals with whom you practice throughout the year.
This year’s topics include:
• “Preventing and Litigating Harassment When it Comes from the Top;”
• “EEO Update” with Paul Grossman and Paul Mollica;
• “Emerging Trends in Pay Equity: Will the Glass Ceiling Ever Break?”
• “NLRB in the Trump Era;”
• “Employment Law for the Fissured Workplace;” and
• “Civility in the Sandbox for Labor and Employment Lawyers” (1.0 CLE ethics credit).
This year’s speakers include recent NLRB Chairman Philip Miscimarra; Carolyn Ladd, senior counsel to The Boeing Company; news commentator Carolyn Richmond of Fox Rothschild LLP; and Nathan Goldberg of the Law Offices of Allred Maroko & Goldberg. Attendees will also hear from a panel including King County Superior Court Judge Barbara Mack about workplace issues raised by cutting-edge technology, including geo tracking, social media privacy, and preventing sex trafficking using company equipment and technology.
This two-day conference remains one of the best CLE values in the practice area — one you won’t want to miss. You can register and find more information online at www.pacific