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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 2017
Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2018
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 2017, Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Unemployment Insurance Appeals Outline - Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2017, Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Wage Claims Outline - 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
Sample Wage Documents, California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement - 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 2018, Monday, September 17, 2018
California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, Sample Unemployment Insurance Documents - Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2018, Monday, September 17, 2018
Wage Claims Outline - Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2018, Monday, September 17, 2018
Sample Wage Documents, California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement - Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2018, Monday, September 17, 2018
Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings (PowerPoint slides) - Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2018, Monday, September 17, 2018
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2019, Friday, September 27, 2019, San Francisco, CA
Pro Bono  Pro Bono Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2019, Friday, September 27, 2019, San Francisco, CA
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