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Carole Vigne

Carole Vigne

Legal Aid at Work
Senior Staff Attorney and Director, Wage Protection Program
San Francisco, CA, USA


Carole Vigne is a Senior Staff Attorney at the Legal Aid at Work (the organization formerly known as Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center).  She currently directs the Wage Protection Program, which represents low-wage workers through litigation in state and federal court and administrative advocacy before the California Labor Commissioner, San Francisco’s Office of Labor Standards and the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board; provides advice and brief services to workers through a semi-monthly Wage Claim Clinic hosted at the California Labor Commissioner’s San Francisco and Oakland offices; conducts trainings for workers and provides technical assistance to worker advocates; and engages in legislative advocacy and amicus briefing to expand protections for workers.  In her prior role, Carole oversaw Legal Aid’s Wage and Unemployment Claims Project, training and supervising scores of volunteer legal advocates to represent hundreds of clients at wage claim conferences and hearings before the California Labor Commissioner and unemployment insurance appeal hearings before the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board.

Carole was previously a Skadden Fellow with Legal Aid’s National Origin, Immigration, and Language Rights Program, working to expand the rights of immigrant workers and serving San Francisco’s immigrant, limited-English-proficient, Latino workers through a workers’ rights clinic.  In that capacity, Carole also litigated discrimination and wage and hour cases on behalf of immigrant workers.  She also litigated employment law cases, primarily wage and hour class actions, at Rukin, Hyland, Doria & Tindall, LLP.

Carole is a graduate of Brown University and University of California, Berkeley School of Law (the law school formerly known as Boalt Hall).

Carole Vigne is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2016
Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings (PowerPoint slides) - Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2016, Thursday, September 22, 2016
Unemployment Insurance Appeals Outline - Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2016, Thursday, September 22, 2016
California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, Sample Unemployment Insurance Documents - Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2016, Thursday, September 22, 2016
Wage Claims Outline - Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2016, Thursday, September 22, 2016
Sample Wage Documents, California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement - Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2016, Thursday, September 22, 2016
Wage Claims Outline - Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2017, Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Sample Wage Documents, California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement - Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2017, Wednesday, September 20, 2017
California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, Sample Unemployment Insurance Documents - Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2017, Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings (PowerPoint slides) - Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2017, Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Unemployment Insurance Appeals Outline - Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2017, Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment Overview of Administrative Hearing; Requesting and Preparing for Hearing - Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2017, Thursday, September 21, 2017
Administrative Hearing and Post-Hearing Issues - Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2017, Thursday, September 21, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Administrative Hearing and Post-Hearing Issues - Administrative Hearing and Post-Hearing Issues, Thursday, September 21, 2017
Overview of Administrative Hearing; Requesting and Preparing for Hearing - Overview of Administrative Hearing; Requesting and Preparing for Hearing, Thursday, September 21, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts Overview of Administrative Hearing; Requesting and Preparing for Hearing - Overview of Administrative Hearing; Requesting and Preparing for Hearing, Thursday, September 21, 2017
Administrative Hearing and Post-Hearing Issues - Administrative Hearing and Post-Hearing Issues, Thursday, September 21, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Administrative Hearing and Post-Hearing Issues - Administrative Hearing and Post-Hearing Issues, Thursday, September 21, 2017
Overview of Administrative Hearing; Requesting and Preparing for Hearing - Overview of Administrative Hearing; Requesting and Preparing for Hearing, Thursday, September 21, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2017, Tuesday, September 26, 2017, San Francisco, CA
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2018, Monday, September 17, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Pro Bono  Pro Bono Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2018, Monday, September 17, 2018, San Francisco, CA
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