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Representing Federal Employees: Navigating A Complex Landscape will provide practical tips and strategies to help you traverse the intricate labyrinth of regulatory, procedural, and substantive laws facing your federal employee clients. This two-day seminar is designed for lawyers who currently represent, or would like to represent, federal employees. It will provide you with the tools needed to advocate for and enforce federal employees’ rights before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), and in court. Panels of experts from the bench, bar, and key government agencies will discuss a wide range of cutting edge topics, such as security clearances, compensatory damages, election of remedies, settlement, class actions, emerging LGBT issues, and whistleblower rights. Primer panels on administrative practice before the EEOC and MSPB will introduce new practitioners to federal sector adjudication at these agencies.

Early-Bird Rates Through September 15

  • $575 NELA Members
  • $525 Legal Services/Public Interest/
    Government Attorneys
  • $275 NELA Law Students
  • $825 Non-Members
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Program Highlights

MSPB And EEOC Case Law Update
Peter B. Broida and Ernest C. Hadley

Luncheon & Keynote Address
By Gary Aguirre

Meet The Heads Of Agencies Responsible For Enforcing Federal Employee Rights
The Honorable Jacqueline A. Berrien,* Chair, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, The Honorable Susan Tsui Grundmann,* Chair, Merit Systems Protection Board, The Honorable Carolyn N. Lerner,* Special Counsel, Office of Special Counsel & The Honorable Carol Waller Pope,* Chair, Federal Labor Relations Authority

A View From The Bench & Bar
Neil C. Bonney, The Honorable Jeremiah J. Cassidy, The Honorable Gladys O. Collazo & Debra L. Roth

Scholarships Available

Full or partial scholarships are available to legal services, public interest, and private lawyers who represent workers through The Employee Rights Advocacy Scholarship Program. More

Hamilton Crowne Plaza Washington

1001 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC
(877) 622-1970

Single/Double Occupancy $229

Reservations must be made no later than Tuesday, September 30, 2014 by 5:00 p.m. Eastern in order to receive the group rate.

All presentations and events for Representing Federal Employees: Navigating A Complex Landscape will be held at The Sphinx Club located adjacent to the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Washington. More

About NELA

The National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) is the largest professional membership organization in the country comprised of lawyers who represent workers in labor, employment, and civil rights disputes. NELA advances employee rights and serves lawyers who advocate for equality and justice in the American workplace. The more than 4,000 members of NELA and its 69 circuit, state, and local Affiliates are committed to working on behalf of those who have been treated illegally in the workplace. For more information, visit

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