• Join NELA President Jim Kaster in Chicago for our 2017 Trial Boot Camp. Below, Jim shares a few words about his 3rd time as a Trial Boot Camp Faculty Member. Motions, conferences, delays, and a general reluctance by some courts to go to trial make it increasingly unlikely that our cases will be resolved by juries. Because of this, it is hard to attain and retain the skills we all need to be successful trial advocates. If your practice fits this description, I urge you to sign up for the 2017 NELA Trial Boot Camp, taking place October 12–14 in Chicago, IL. The deadline to register as a Trial Boot Camp Advocate has been extended through this Friday, September 15, so there is still time to secure your place. The faculty is OUTSTANDING ...

About NELA

The National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) advances employee rights and serves lawyers who advocate for equality and justice in the American workplace.

Our Vision

Workers will be paid at least a living wage in an environment free of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and capricious employment decisions; employers will fulfill their promises to provide retirement, health, and other benefits; workers' safety and livelihood will not be compromised for the sake of corporate profit and interests; and individuals will have effective legal representation to enforce their rights to a fair and just workplace, adequate remedies, and a right to trial by jury.

NELA is the country's largest professional organization that is exclusively comprised of lawyers who represent individual employees in cases involving employment discrimination and other employment-related matters.

NELA and its 69 state and local affiliates have more than 4,000 members.

For more information about joining NELA, please visit www.nela.org/join.