Orientation & Briefing Session
United Methodist Building
You are encouraged to sit with your State Captain and NELA Lobby Day Participants from your state delegation as designated by the placards on the tables. State Captains will be provided with “Leave-Behind” folders for each scheduled meeting.
Welcome To Washington
Terisa E. Chaw, Executive Director, National Employment Lawyers Association, Oakland, CA
David L. Lee, President, National Employment Lawyers Association, Law Offices of David L. Lee, Chicago, IL
NELA Lobby Day Issue Briefing & Questions/Answers
NELA experts and Staff will provide a brief update on what you need to know for effective Hill Visits on NELA’s Lobby Day issues.
Laura M. Flegel, Legislative & Public Policy Director, National Employment Lawyers Association, Washington, DC
Arbitration Fairness Act
Shannon Liss-Riordan, NELA Advisor on Forced Arbitration, Lichten & Liss-Riordan, PC, Boston, MA
Civil Justice Tax Fairness Act
Jonathan Puth, Immediate Past President, Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA), Correia & Puth, PLLC, Washington, DC
Megan O’Malley, Co-Chair, NELA Judicial Nominations Committee, O'Malley & Madden, PC, Chicago, IL
Call To Action & Closing Remarks
Diane S. King, Vice President of Public Policy, National Employment Lawyers Association, King & Greisen, LLP, Denver, CO
11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Lobby Day Hill Visits
NELA members and their clients will visit their Senators and Representatives to talk about issues that are of great importance to employee rights advocates, working people, and the fair administration of justice: promoting tax fairness for workers in employment and civil rights cases, opposing forced arbitration of employment disputes, and advocating for an independent federal judiciary that reflects the rich experiential diversity of the legal community and does not place the interests of employers over the rights of employees.
NELA Lobby Day Reception
Hamilton Crowne Plaza Washington D.C.
Franklin Park Room
14th & K Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Join NELA Lobby Day colleagues, members of the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, NELA’s Spring Seminar participants, and invited guests for NELA’s Lobby Day Reception.
This event is generously cosponsored by the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association and Planet Depos, LLC.