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JD, University of California, Hastings College of Law

BA, California State University, Fresno

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Shelline's first job was selling programs at the Fresno Giants baseball games, which at the time was a triple A team for the San Francisco Giants.

Stanislaus County Regional Housing Authority – Lead negotiator.

Tuolumne County – Lead negotiator.

City of Merced  – Lead negotiator.

Cambria Community Service District – Lead negotiator.

City of Selma – Lead negotiator.

Tulare County – Lead negotiator and factfinding panel member.

Tulare County Public Authority/IHSS – Lead negotiator.

City of Kingsburg – Lead negotiator.

Merced County – Lead negotiator and factfinding panel member.

Merced County Public Authority/IHSS – Lead negotiator.

City of Dos Palos – Lead negotiator.

City of Porterville – Lead negotiator and factfinding panel member.

City of Arroyo Grande – Lead negotiator.

City of Sanger – Lead negotiator and factfinding panel member.

City of Visalia – Lead negotiator.

Monterey County – Lead negotiator.

City of Orange Cove – Lead negotiator.

City of Reedley – Lead negotiator.

State Center Community College District – Lead negotiator and factfinding panel member.

North Kern Water District – Lead negotiator.

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District – Lead negotiator.

South San Joaquin County Irrigation District – Lead negotiator.

Selma Kingsburg Fowler Sanitation District – Lead negotiator.

Merced County Housing Authority – Lead negotiator.

San Joaquin County – Lead negotiator.

Fresno County – Factfinding panel member.

Fresno County Public Authority/IHSS – Lead negotiator.

Five Cities Fire Authority – Lead negotiator.

Mariposa County Public Authority/IHSS – Lead negotiator.

Decorum and Civility in the Public Sector
07/28/2021
American City & County

LCW Partner Shelline Bennett’s article “Decorum and civility in the public sector” was published in the July 27, 2021 edition of American City & County. The piece provides helpful pointers that aid elected officials in preserving decorum and civility on the job. See article below.
In a two-part...

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Bringing Back Decorum and Civility in the Public Sector
06/10/2021
Western City Magazine

Partner Shelline Bennett penned the piece “Bringing back decorum and civility in the public sector,” which was published in the June 1, 2021 edition of Western City Magazine. The article provides much-needed tips that elected officials and senior city management can implement to help preserve...

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FOX26 (Fresno) Eye on Employment Segment
05/18/2021
Fox 26 (Fresno)

LCW Partner Shelline Bennett provided viewers details on vaccination mandates for employees returning to the workplace during a May 12 Fox 26 (Fresno) Eye on Employment segment. During the segment, Shelline also covered topics like reasonable accommodation as well as healthy and safe workplaces.

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Best Practices for Accommodating Nonconforming Gender Identities in the Workplace
12/01/2020
HR News

The number of individuals who publicly do not identify exclusively as either male or female has increased. Exactly how much is difficult to estimate, but a 2017 survey by GLAAD showed that 12 percent of millennials (i.e., adults who were then between the ages of 18 and 34) identified as something...

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Employer Tips for Accommodating Non-Binary Workers
04/22/2020
Bloomberg Law

There’s been increasing recognition of individuals who do not identify exclusively as either male or female. Employers need to implement practices for creating a non-discriminatory and accommodating workplace.
These individuals—often described as “non-binary” or “gender non-conforming”—are not a...

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October 14, 2021
Conducting Defensible Workplace Investigations in a Virtual World
Denver | Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI) Annual Conference
August 31, 2023
Pandemic Pandemonium: Now & What’s Next
Monterey | California Special Districts Association (CSDA) Annual Conference

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