Attorney

 

Beth W. Mora

Beth W. Mora of Mora Employment Law is dedicated to representing victimized employees. She is a passionate and accomplished advocate for those facing a wide range of employment law issues. Beth’s commitment to social justice and volunteerism is deeply rooted in her personal values. Due to her advocacy, Beth is often invited to speak, has published numerous articles as well as has been quoted in legal journals, including Bloomberg Law, Daily Journal, and Law 360 on issues impacting employees and the legal community. From the courthouse to the boardroom, Beth is a committed advocate for her clients and community.

Court and Bar Admissions

  • State of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • Court of Appeal in the State of California

Honors

  • Top 50: 2016 Women Northern California, Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyer, No. California, Plaintiff Employment Law (2011-2021)
  • Service Award, California Employment Lawyers Association (2021)
  • Strike Force One Award, California Employment Lawyers Association (2021)
  • Torch Award, California Employment Lawyers Association (2019)
  • Diversity Award, Contra Costa County Bar Association (2018 Gold, 2019-2021 Platinum)
  • Pro-Bono Honor Roll, Contra Costa County Bar Association (2020-2021)
  • United States Department of Labor, Secretary’s Exceptional Achievement Award (April 2011)
  • Martindale-Hubbell “AV” Rated

Current Volunteer Activities Include

  • California Lawyers Association (CLA), Labor and Employment Law Section
    —Executive Board
    —Law Review, Editor-in-Chief
    —Education Sub-Committee, Vice Chair
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
    —Elimination of Bias in the Judiciary, Committee Co-Chair
    —Women’s Committee
    —Legislative Committee
  • Legal Aid at Work, Workers’ Rights Clinic, Contra Costa County, Co-Lead
  • Emerge California, Board of Directors
  • Fund Her, Advisory Board
  • Skate Like a Girl, Board of Director

Past Volunteer Activities Include

  • California Women Lawyers, District 3 Board of Governor
    —First Vice President
    —Executive Committee
    —Gender Equity Task Force, Co-Chair
    —Affiliates Committee, Co-Chair
    —Legislative Committee
    —Amicus Committee
  • Transgender Law Center, Pro Bono Legal Services
    —Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)
    —Women in the Law Series
    —Employment Litigation Advisory Committee
  • Bias Committee, Contra Costa County Superior Court
  • Pro Bono Committee, Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • Disability Rights Committee, Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine
    —Editorial Board
    —Guest Editor
  • Contra Costa County Commission for Women and Girls
    —Commission Co-Chair
    —Gender Bias Sub-Committee Chair
    —Legislative Committee Co-Chair
  • Employment Section, Contra Costa County Bar Association
    —President
    —Vice President
    —MCLE Coordinator
    —Board Member
  • Women’s Section Board, Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • Robert G. McGrath American Inn of Court
  • Walnut Creek Courthouse Naming Taskforce, Contra Costa County Bar Association

Speaking Engagements Include

  • Women – What You Need to Know About Taking Leave, Asian American Bar Association (November 13, 2013)
  • Women in the Workplace, Contra Costa County Bar Association MCLE Spectacular (November 22, 2013)
  • Women in the Workplace II:  The Female Attorney, Contra Costa County Bar Association, Women’s Section (November 18, 2014)
  • The Morning After, What Happens After an Investigation, Society of Human Resource Management, Annual Conference (March 4, 2015)
  • Equal Means Equal, Movie Panel Discussion, Contra Costa Commission on Women (August 26, 2016)
  • Politics, Free Speech & The Workplace, California Women Lawyers, In-House Counsel Network Puzzle Series (August 24, 2017)
  • Advocating for Ourselves and Our Peers: How to Gain, Grow and Maintain the Momentum, California Women Lawyers, Annual Conference, Morning Keynote Speaker (May 4, 2018)
  • Tax Consequences of Employment Law Settlements, Contra Costa County Bar Association, Employment and Taxation Sections (October 24, 2018)
  • “Fake News” & Social Media’s Impact on Subconscious Gender Bias for Female Lawyers, Santa Clara County Bar Association Women Lawyers Section (November 7, 2018)
  • Zero Tolerance: Interrupting Bias using the ABA’s Toolkit, California Women Lawyers Annual Conference (September 20, 2019)
  • Employment Law Legislative Update, Contra Costa County Bar Association, Employment Section (January 9, 2020)
  • Status of Sexual Harassment in the Law, Contra Costa County Legal Professionals Association (January 15, 2020)
  • A Look at California Women Lawyer’s Legislative and Gender Equity Task Force Work, Women Lawyers of Sacramento (January 23, 2020)
  • Law Firm Management, COVID19, and Social Distancing – The Employment and Ethical Impacts for Your Law Practice, Continuing Education of the Bar (March 19, 2020, updated November 2020)
  • COVID19 and Employment Law Issues, Contra Costa County Bar Association (April 16, 2020)
  • COVID19 & Employment, A Discussion of the Nearly Daily Changes in Employment Law, San Francisco Paralegal Association (April 23, 2020)
  • Real Talk – Employment Law, COVID-19 and Essential Workers, Facebook Live and Instagram (May 9, 2020)
  • Language Matters – Gender Equity in Language, Continuing Education of the Bar (July 9, 2020)
  • Social Media, Politics and Free Speech in the New Remote Workplace, Continuing Education of the Bar (September 2020)
  • COVID-19, What Litigators Can Expect and How to Be Prepared, Association of Defense Counsel (September 16, 2020)
  • Behind From The Start: Sex, Gender and Race Bias In The Courtroom and Across The Table, California Employment Lawyers Association (October 9, 2020)
  • Politics & Social Media’s Impact on the Remote Workplace, California Lawyers Association (October 15, 2020)
  • A Discussion Regarding Proposition 22, Women Lawyers of Los Angeles, Labor & Employment Committee (October 28, 2020)
  • Employment Law During COVID-19: Social Media, Politics & The Remote Workplace, Women Lawyers of Los Angeles, Labor & Employment Committee (November 10, 2020)
  • You Can’t Do That, I Know My Rights – Protesting in 2020, Contra Costa County Bar Association MCLE Spectacular (November 19, 2020)
  • Bias in the Judiciary, What Complaint Options Exist? Continuing Education of the Bar (February 22, 2020)
  • Antisemitism in Progressive Spaces, California Employment Lawyers Association (April 14, 2021)
  • Liberty and Justice Considered: Workers Rights, Church State Council (June 26, 2021)
  • Hybrid Events — The New Normal: How to Make Your Events ADA Compliant (A Legal and Technical Training Primer), Contra Costa County Bar Association (October 19, 2021)
  • Accommodating Objectors to COVID Vaccine Mandates: Do these plaintiffs have a shot?, California Employment Lawyers Association (November 18, 2021)

Publications Include

  • Wolf at Work“, Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine (February 2015)
  • Equal Means Equal, Guest Editor, Women in the Law, Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine (March 2018)

Court and Bar Admissions

  • State of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • Court of Appeal in the State of California

    *Please inquire for media as well as a full list of published articles, speaking engagements and past volunteer activities.

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