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What To Expect in Court and How To Prepare

Employment lawsuits are costly, burdensome, slow and can destroy company culture. This presentation will prepare you for what to expect when you receive a claim, and how to best prepare to battle a lawsuit in court. Learn from one of the top employment law attorneys in Shasta County. He will share his in-depth experience and expertise, and will walk you through the entire process. In addition, you will learn best practices on how to keep your business out of court.

  • Claim/Lawsuit Process
  • Deadlines
  • Case Preparation
  • Discovery Rules
  • Depositions
  • Defense Mechanisms
  • Do’s and Don’ts in and outside of court


Benjamin Kennedy, Attorney
Carr, Kennedy, Peterson & Frost

Mr. Kennedy is a Shareholder with Carr, Kennedy, Peterson & Frost. His practice concentrates on labor and employment law, including counseling employers on matters involving workplace discrimination and harassment, ADA compliance, wrongful discharge, wage and hour laws, and employee handbooks, policies, and procedures. Mr. Kennedy also represents employers in employment litigation in state and federal courts and administrative agencies.


Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., 2004
University of California at Santa Barbara, B.A., 2000
Bar and Court Admissions California
United States District Courts for the Eastern, Northern and Central Districts of California

Professional and Community Activities:

Shasta-Trinity County Bar Association
Northstate SHRM – Legislative Coordinator
Leadership Redding Class of 2012


This program is made possible with the support of our sponsor:

InterWest is a leader among top insurance firms, consistently ranking within the top 100 largest and the top 50 privately-held brokerages nationwide. They offer unparalleled expertise in all lines of property and casualty, workers’ compensation, employee benefits and personal insurance coverages, as well as surety bonds. They also provide innovative, value-added service from our Claims & Risk Control Specialists and Human Resource & Labor Law Consultants.


This program is pending approval for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org. Northstate SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

This program is pending approval for 1.5 Units Credit Types recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®,PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). HRCertification Institute’s® (www.HRCI.org) official seal confirms that Northstate SHRM meets the criteria for pre-approved recertification credits for any of HRCI’s eight credentials, including SPHR® and PHR®.