NELA is a national professional organization of attorneys who represent employees in employment law cases. Founded in 1985, the purpose of the organization is to advance employee rights and serves lawyers who advocate for equality and justice in the American workplace.

Membership in NELA is open to any lawyer who specializes in employment law on behalf of employees. NELA does not operate a “lawyer referral service.” We do not screen lawyers for ability or background, and therefore this service should not be considered a “recommendation.” Rather, we are simply trying to provide a public service by helping individuals such as you find the legal assistance they need to resolve their employment problems.

We strongly urge you to spend some time in your search for an attorney, and to choose the one who is right for you. Please be aware that NELA attorneys are not obligated to accept referrals, and always reserve the right to decline to accept a case. When selecting an attorney, it is important that you discuss all fees in advance and obtain a written fee agreement. This includes fees for the initial consultation as well as subsequent services. Each lawyer sets his or her own fees, and these may vary within a geographical area.

We hope this information has been helpful and we wish you a satisfactory outcome to your employment problem.

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