Convention Highlights

Empower I Educate I Excel
The Annual Convention is an exceptional opportunity to charge your batteries, sharpen your skills, and expand your network of colleagues—all of which are more important than ever.

The opening plenary session, “Empower I Educate I Excel: Honoring Courageous Plaintiffs,” will bring to life stories from three ground-breaking cases involving plaintiffs who stood up to their employers and held their ground in the face of immense adversity, not only to vindicate their own rights, but to improve the lives of others.

In addition to honoring our Courageous Plaintiffs, the Convention will feature plenary sessions on “High-Profile Sexual Harassment Cases,” “Rules Of The Road For Plaintiffs' Employment Lawyers,” and the indispensable “Year In Review: Significant Developments In Employment Law.” Dedicated program tracks on Employment Law 101, Protecting Underrepresented Workers, Trial Advocacy, and Fifth And Eleventh Circuit Law Law will help you identify sessions that are directly relevant to your practice.


2019 Annual Convention Keynote Speaker
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha
Dr Mona Hanna-Attisha
Friday, June 28
12:00–1:45 p.m.

NELA is privileged to welcome Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha as this year’s Annual Keynote Speaker.

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha is the crusading pediatrician who first researched and revealed the lead levels in the blood of Flint, Michigan's children, at the same time exposing the racism and injustice at the root of the water crisis.

Named one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World,” Dr. Hanna-Attisha continues to work to mitigate the impact of the water crisis on Flint’s children.

The Convention Keynote is generously co-sponsored by Bruce A. Fredrickson; James H. Kaster; The NELA Institute; Potter Bolaños LLC; Salawdeh Law Office LLC; and Schall & Barasch, LLC.

Convention Ambassadors

Help Welcome New Convention Attendees!

We are looking for volunteers to serve as Ambassadors for 2019 Annual Convention attendees who may be new to NELA and/or the Annual Convention. As an Ambassador, your very important role is to make your partner feel welcomed and connected to the NELA Family and to give them an initial point of contact for the Annual Convention.
  • Prior to the Convention, make contact with your partner to introduce yourself and answer questions.
  • At the Convention, introduce your partner to other NELA members, check-in with them to make sure they are doing well, and most importantly, have fun!
To volunteer to be an Ambassador, please contact Karen Maoki.

Learn The Ropes From A Pro!

If you are new to NELA and/or the Annual Convention, let “Convention Alumni” welcome you to the Convention, answer your questions, and introduce you to other NELA Convention participants. When registering, please check the box that says “I would like to be paired with a NELA Convention Ambassador” and NELA will do the rest. If you have questions about the Ambassador Program, please contact Karen Maoki.