Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference - 2022

The Labor and Employment Law Section of The Bar Association of San Francisco presents

Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference - 2022

Day 1 Thursday, February 3, 2022
Virtual Doors Open 3:30 p.m.
Conference Schedule
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Day 2 Friday, February 4, 2022 
Virtual Doors Open 8:30 a.m.
Conference Schedule 9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
MCLE Registration Opens 30 minutes prior to the start of each panel
MCLE  Up to 5.5 Hours

Message from the Chair

Our executive committee is hard at work to bring members and other practitioners the very latest developments in labor and employment law, including: the impact of COVID on litigation; a chance to hear from labor and employment agencies’ leadership; the latest on nondisclosure and confidentiality provisions in employment agreements; vaccine mandates; and significant labor and employment case law changes over the last year. This conference is being brought to you virtually, with the opportunity to network and engage with colleagues in between sessions via the interactive REMO platform. We look forward to seeing and speaking with you there!  

Carmen Leon - Chair, BASF’s Labor and Employment Law Section


Litigating and Trying Employment Cases in the Wake of the Pandemic
Lessons and insights from litigating and trying employment cases during the pandemic--what’s worked and what we can expect in the future. 
Date: Thursday, February 3, 2022
Time: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. | MCLE:  1.5 Hours

The lingering pandemic has impacted how we litigate and resolve our cases. While it has brought new efficiencies, such as facilitating depositions of non-local witnesses and allowing for court appearances, it has raised questions about presenting information effectively, juror attitudes, and the advantages and disadvantages of court vs arbitration. During this discussion, a panel of neutrals and litigators will discuss insights from their experiences with litigating and presiding over cases in court and arbitration during the pandemic for us to consider in our own practice.


  • Pros-cons of remote vs in-person appearances
  • In-person protocols
  • Sample stipulations, orders and procedures for hearings
  • Managing exhibits and presenting evidence Juror attitudes, voir dire and the effect of vaccine mandates on the jury pool
  • The effect of the pandemic on the pros-cons of litigation vs. arbitration Participants will gain insight into some of the issues that judges, arbitrators, and practitioners are presented with when conducting remote and in-person hearings



    Judge Joseph C. Spero
   Chief U.S. Magistrate
United States District
Court Northern District
of California

Law Offices of
Tanya Gomerman