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9:00 a.m.

Lobby Day Registration
United Methodist Building
Please plan to be seated in Conference Rooms 1 & 2 of the United Methodist Building by 9:25 a.m. for the start of the Lobby Day Orientation & Briefing. (Note that a continental breakfast and refreshments will not be served as in past NELA Lobby Days.)

9:30–10:30 a.m.

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

Judicial Nominations
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

10:30–11:00 a.m.

Final Lobby Day Hill Visit Preparations (Optional)
United Methodist Building
Meet with colleagues from your state to discuss final preparations and strategies for your Hill Visits.

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.

 5:30–7:00 p.m

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.

NELA Lobby Day
Headquarters On The Hill

United Methodist Building
Conference Rooms 1 & 2
100 Maryland Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 488-5600


Getting Around The Hill

From the Hamilton Crown Plaza Washington DC to the United Methodist Building & Capitol Hill
Taxis are available at the hotel entrance and the best choice for a first-of-the-day meeting on Capitol Hill. The McPherson Square Metro Station (Blue and Orange Lines) is located one block south of the hotel; take the Orange or Blue line to Capitol South to get to Capitol Hill.

Capitol Hill map

Washington Metro