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The Labor and Employment Law Section has several subcommittees. If you are interested in joining or learning more, contact the Section. The subcommittees are:

Annual Conference

Organizes the Annual Conference, which is tied to the Public Sector or Wage and Hour Conferences in alternating years. Chair: Adrianne De Castro.

Collaborative Law

Looks at ways that the practice of law can be more collaborative. Chair: Amy Oppenheimer.


Reviews and grants scholarships to conferences. Chair: Jinny Kim.


Organizes monthly educational webinars. Identifies, collects, and forwarding s proposals for any non-section CLA programs. Chair: Michael Robbins. Vice-chair: Janet Cory Sommer.


Sends out monthly eNews emails to section members. Co-Chair: Erich Shiners. Co-Chair: Jamie Wright.


Reviews and makes recommendations for our one-yearly grants program. Chair: Laboni Hoq.

Law Review

Six issues of the Law Review published each year. Edits columns and articles; reviews and solicits article submissions. Editor: Phyllis Cheng.


Chair: Ireneo Reus.

Mediation Conference

Organizes our Mediation Conference. Co-Chair: Theo Lee. Co-Chair: Steve Pearl.

Mentorship Program

For employment attorneys ready to be engaged in the law profession, the mentorship program is a great opportunity to broaden your network and develop meaningful professional relationships. Co-Chair: Christina Ro-Connolly. Co-Chair: Esmeralda Zendejas.

New Employment Practitioners Conference

Organizes our New Employment Practitioners Conferences. Held in two locations every year. One in Northern California and One in Southern California. Chair: Maribel Hernandez.


Serving the community by educating workers and small business owners without access to legal representation about their rights and obligations under state and federal labor and employment laws. Chair: Christy Kwon.


Edit and oversee our California Public Sector Labor Relations and California Public Sector Employment Law books. Co-Chair: Ari Krantz. Co-Chair: Erich Shiners.

Public Sector Conference

Chair: Nicole Heeder.
Vice-Chair: Stephanie Joseph.


Chair: Arlene Prater.

Wage and Hour Conference

Organizes the Wage and Hour Conference, which takes place in Los Angeles each July. Chair: Glenn Danas. Vice-Chair: Alexandra Stathopoulos.

Your Legal Rights

Organizes Your Legal Rights radio show. Chair: Thomas Lenz.

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