Firm Wins Class Action Challenge in Published Opinion of the Court of Appeal

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limosine carol gillamJody Borrelli and Carol Gillam won reversal of a trial court's denial of their class certification motion. The published opinion issued August 14, 2014. The California Court of Appeal struck down defense attempts to defeat a class of limousine drivers employed by Ready to Roll, Inc. The employer secretly got drivers to sign releases and arbitration agreements. The appellate court ruled that the due process rights of the drivers were violated by the employer's and the trial court's actions. A national law publication, Law360, described the case:

Limo Drivers Get Another Shot At Cert. In OT Suit

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Law360, Los Angeles (August 15, 2014, 3:52 PM ET) -- A California appeals court on Thursday gave limousine drivers in a proposed overtime class action against Ready To Roll Transportation Inc. another chance at certification, ruling that a trial judge improperly considered sandbagged arbitration agreements in deciding the class was too small.

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Carol Gillam presents CLE program on workplace discrimination of LGBT individuals.

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lgbtCapitalBias and LGBT Issues in the Legal Workplace

About the program: The LGBT movement has made significant leaps forward in recent times. Yet there is still significant work to be done with respect to LGBT civil rights in the workplace. Sadly, such discrimination exists even among lawyers and law firms.

In this program, esteemed employee rights attorney Carol Gillam will address the current state of the LGBT civil rights movement on the state and federal level, and will teach attorneys and law firm managers how to recognize and combat employment discrimination of LGBT individuals within in the legal field.

CLE Credits: 1.0 Elimination of Bias

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Carol Gillam Named To The Best Lawyers In America

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Carol Gillam was named to the exclusive list of The Best Lawyers in America©. Published August 19, 2014, Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. More than 17 million readers see Best Lawyers lists in dozens of city and regional publications in the U.S. including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune, as well as in major business and general publications around the world. for more information see www.bestlawyers.com.

Carol Gillam Trains Trial Lawyers

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logo celaCarol Gillam was a trainer at the California Employment Lawyers Association's first Trial College held in Los Angeles in June 2014. The intensive three day program allowed trial lawyers to improve their skills with coaching from more highly experienced trial lawyers like Carol. Each day Carol trained eight different lawyers in the art of opening statements, jury voir dire, cross examination, closing arguments and other aspects of trial. Along with two other trainers, she helped each participant ("advocate") try out different styles to find their most effective and authentic selves before a judge and jury. 

Carol Gillam Named One of Top Labor and Employment Lawyers in California for 4th Consecutive Year

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daily journal logo1Carol Gillam was named by the Daily Journal legal newspaper as a top California employment lawyer in June 2014. This marks the 4th consecutive year Carol has received the honor. She will be recognized at a ceremony at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills July 15, 2014.


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