2020 has placed the fight for racial equality in the spotlight with the Black Lives Matter movement and the tragedy of COVID-19. These events have surfaced the harsh realities people of color face every day, including in the workplace. As advocates, we must be equipped to recognize and respond to the nuances of our clients’ situations and the power of this moment. Join our experts to learn about cutting-edge issues in race and national origin discrimination cases, how to respond to common defenses, discrimination and intersectionality, how to combat implicit and explicit bias, and much more.

We may not have
chosen the time,
but the time has
chosen us.”

– The Honorable John Lewis


Early-Bird Ends October 9

NELA Members: $425
Legal Services/Public Interest Attorneys: $325
Government Attorneys: $325
Paraprofessionals: $325
Law Student Members: $125
Non-Members: $600



Scholarships are available through The Employee Rights Advocacy Scholarship Program, a project of The Employee Rights Advocacy Institute For Law & Policy (The Institute). Based on financial need, scholarship awards will cover the cost of the seminar registration fee. The deadline to apply is Friday, October 2, 2020.



  • Interactive Q&As With Presenters
  • Evening Moderated Discussions
  • Film Screening: The Undocumented Lawyer

About Us

The National Employment Lawyers Association is the largest professional membership organization in the country comprised of lawyers who represent workers in labor, employment, wage and hour, and civil rights disputes. NELA empowers workers’ rights attorneys through legal training, promoting a fair judiciary, and advocating for laws and policies that level the playing field for workers. NELA and its 69 circuit, state, and local affiliates have a membership of over 4,000 attorneys.

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