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The Critical Deposition of the Human Resources Representative

The SCCBA Labor & Employment Section presents an MCLE Seminar:

 Export to Your Calendar 8/20/2020
When: August 20, 2020
Where: ZOOM
United States
Presenter: Civil Practice Committee
Contact: SCCBA

Online registration is available until: 8/20/2020
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Due to the online nature of the seminar, there will be no same-day registrations. Registrants will receive their log-in information via email the day of the event.
The deposition of the Human Resources representative is a pivotal event in most employment litigation matters. Among other critical issues for settlement, summary judgment and trial, the plaintiff’s counsel seeks to explore the basis for the challenged employment decision, the fairness of any investigation leading to it, the motives and biases of the decision-makers, and the plaintiff’s performance history, roles and compensation. The plaintiff’s counsel also seeks to identify and create genuine factual disputes concerning the challenged employment decision to defeat the Defendant-Employer’s anticipated motion for summary judgment or adjudication. Defense counsel often seeks to tell the story through the Human Resources representative, to humanize the Defendant-Employer, to properly set up a summary judgment motion, and to introduce or bolster evidence supporting the employer’s defenses to the claims.


Discovery issues and disputes often abound, including the privacy rights of the parties and of other employees, the relevance and discovery of “me too” evidence, “proportionality” of proposed discovery, and the potential application of privileges – including attorney-client, attorney work product doctrine, trade secrets, privacy, joint defense/common interest, and self-critical analysis.


This seminar is a mock deposition of the Human Resources representative.Judge Lucas will preside as a discovery referee and rule on objections in real time.The panelists will conduct the mock deposition and share insights, best practices and strategies for this critical litigation event, which often impacts the settlement value of the case, summary judgment/adjudication chances, and trial preparation and strategy.

Labor & Employment Section Member:
SCCBA Member: $30  
SCCBA New Admittee:
(Under 5 years in practice)
Non-Member Event Attendee: $50  
Honorary: Free
Program: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

MCLE CREDIT:                                                                                                                                                                     
2.0 General Substantive Law



Hon. Patricia M. Lucas,                                    Judge of the Santa Clara County Superior Court

Elizabeth "Lisa" Peck,  Esq.,                               PECK-LAW, Employment & Civil Rights, San Jose and Santa Cruz, California

Olga SavageEsq.,                                 Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP, Palo Alto, California               

Rona Layton, Esq.,                                          Layton Law Firm, San Jose, California



Tyler M. Paetkau, Esq.,                        Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP, Palo Alto, California



Cancellations and refunds will be accepted only 48 hours prior to the event.  


PLEASE NOTE: Registration fees must be paid prior to the program, or at the program check in. SCCBA will no longer invoice attendees for payment subsequent to the program. Cash, Credit Card, and Check accepted.

*State Bar of California Approved MCLE: The Santa Clara County Bar Association is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.   This program is approved for California MCLE credit.

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