Wednesday, June 21, 2017

9:00–10:00 a.m.

2017 Affiliate Leadership Workshop Registration & Networking Breakfast
(By Invitation Only)

10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

2017 Affiliate Leadership Workshop & Forum
(By Invitation Only)

12:00–8:00 p.m.

2017 Annual Convention Registration

2:00–3:30 p.m.

NELA Committee & Practice Group Chairs Meeting (By Invitation Only)

5:00–6:15 p.m.

Social Justice Lawyering: From Law Student To Employee Advocate
Moderator: Elizabeth Colman, Paul H. Tobias Attorney Fellow
Speakers: Bill Beardall, Sarah E. Donaldson & William R. Tamayo
Law students and recent law graduates are invited to join NELA and The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute For Law & Policy for an engaging and interactive discussion on how a career in plaintiff-side employment law offers a unique and meaningful way for new lawyers to use their skills to drive progressive social change. Experienced employment law practitioners will discuss their work as advocates for employee rights and how it intersects with and advances other social justice issues including civil rights, immigration, environmental justice, LGBT rights, and gender equality. The panelists also will address how to enter the plaintiffs’ employment law field and what skills and experience can help law students be successful employee advocates as they begin their legal careers.
This presentation is co-sponsored by The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute For Law & Policy, Haynes & Haynes, PC; King & Greisen, LLP; Law Offices of David L. Lee; Salawdeh Law Office, LLC. Schall & Barasch, LLC; and Webster & Fredrickson, PLLC. Please note that separate registration is required for this event and does not include registration for the Annual Convention.

6:30–8:00 p.m.


President's Welcome Reception
Convention participants are invited to join NELA President Alicia K. Haynes, the NELA Executive Board, and the 2017 Annual Convention Committee for an informal gathering to celebrate 32 years of employee rights advocacy, renew friendships, and make new ones. First-time Convention participants are especially encouraged to attend.

The President's Welcome Reception is generously co-sponsored by AARP Foundation Litigation and the Texas Employment Lawyers Association.


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  Program subject to change without notice.