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Journal of Consumer Attorneys Associations for Southern California

Appearing in the May 2021 issue of ADVOCATE:


Adrianne De Castro
Crossing the finish line to approval of your class-action settlement

Andrew H. Friedman & Samson B. Spiegelman
The best and worst employment-case-law developments of 2020 THE MOST IMPORTANT CASES THAT SHAPED

Genie Harrison
The road back to normalcy at LA Superior Court

Renuka V. Jain
Preparing plaintiffs to speak their truth in deposition and at trial

Linda A. Lipsen
Looking forward with optimism; pursuing an affirmative agenda

Supreeta Sampath & Greg Mayeda
The advocate’s guide to beating employers at their CFRA games

Lisa P. Mak
Protecting whistleblowers

Norman Pine & Scott Tillett
Information is power

Leonard H. Sansanowicz
The nature of PAGA actions

Jacqueline Serna
State Bar changes may undermine your practice

Helen You
Getting out of Oz

Jennifer Liu
Caregiver discrimination

Ted Cohen & Iris Weinmann
A bankruptcy primer for employment practitioners

Stuart Zanville
Teiwaz Lawyer

María G. Díaz
Section 1981

Cynthia Craig
Listservs: Risky business?


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