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    When in Doubt, Don’t: How to Avoid Risky Emails and Give Your Best Testimony at a Deposition

    Date: March 14, 2019, 11:00am
    Corral de Tierra
    81 Corral de Tierra Road
    Corral de Tierra, CA 93908
    $40 for members/$50 for non-members (if registered by 3/11/19 by 3pm); $55 walk in rate at the door
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    When in Doubt, Don’t: How to Avoid Risky Emails and Give Your Best Testimony at a Deposition

    Presented by Christina Baggett

    Fenton & Keller Law Firm

    March 14, 2019


    @ Corral De Tierra Country Club


    Every Human Resources professional needs to understand the importance of recorded communications in the context of a lawsuit.  This presentation will cover many important topics including how to compose emails that minimize risk from a legal standpoint, and what to do if your organization finds itself in the midst of an employment-related lawsuit.  

    Human Resources professionals are often deposed and subpoenaed to testify at trial in employment-related lawsuits.  During litigation, all email and text message communications that were sent and received between HR and management run the risk of being presented in front of a jury and misinterpreted. This presentation will explain the litigation process and provide you with some tips on how to compose “good emails” that will minimize legal risks, as well as pointers on how to be a careful witness in the event that you are called to testify on behalf of your organization.

    We will cover:
    Best Practices in Corporate Communications—Avoiding Email Pitfalls
    –       Communicate Effectively with “Good Emails”
    –       Identify and Minimize the Effects of “Bad Emails”
    Overview of Attorney-Client Privilege and When it Applies
    Understand the Importance of Recorded Communications in the Context of a Lawsuit
    Tips For Serving as A Careful Witness In The Event You Are Called to Testify

    Christina Baggett is an associate at Fenton & Keller with seven-years of employment litigation and counseling experience.  Christina Baggett advises employers of all sizes on all aspects of labor and employment law and has assisted employers in obtaining pre-trial resolutions by way of summary judgement and favorable pre- and post- litigation settlements in several wage-and-hour class actions alleging failure to provide meal and rest breaks, off-the-clock work and failure to pay overtime, and several single-plaintiff lawsuits alleging discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful termination. 

    $40 for members (must be registered by 3/11/19 at 3pm)
    Special for this program: $40 for non-members who are a guest of a current CCHRA member (registration must include name of the member who invited the guest)
    $50 for non-members 
    $55 at the door


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