Program At-A-Glance

NELA's 2019 Annual Convention opening plenary session will pay tribute to three inspirational individuals whose stories empower workers across the country to stand up for their rights. Additional plenaries include:

High-Profile Sexual Harassment Cases: From #MeToo To The Kavanaugh Hearings
Speakers: Debra Katz, Lisa Banks, & Sue Ellen Eisenberg
Rules Of The Road For Plaintiffs' Employment Lawyers
Moderator: Scott M. Pollins, Speakers: Dennis Egan & Elizabeth A. Rodgers
The Year In Review: Significant Developments In Employment Law
Speakers: Eric Schnapper & Richard Seymour

The Convention's dedicated program tracks will help you identify sessions that are directly relevant to your practice.

Employment Law 101
  • Case Evaluation & Selection: From Initial Demand Letter To Settlement
  • Things To Look For In Settlement Agreements
  • Basic Deposition-Taking Skills
  • How To Use 30(b)(6) Depositions To Your Advantage
Fifth And Eleventh Circuit Law
  • The Good Among The Bad And Ugly Out Of The 5th And 11th Circuits
  • Cutting-Edge Cases On Pregnancy Discrimination In The 5th And 11th Circuits—The Response To Young v. UPS
  • Does The Opposition Clause Have Only Selective Application? The Use Of The Manager Rule By Defendants To Limit Retaliation Claims
  • The 5th And 11th Circuits a/k/a The Belly Of The Beast: How To Present Discrimination Cases In The Face Of A Hostile Judiciary
  • Kolstad And The Availability Of Punitive Damages In Light Of The “Higher Management Standard” In The 5th And 11th Circuits
Protecting Underrepresented Workers
  • Disproportionate Vulnerability To Harassment: Exploring Issues Of Women In Non-Traditional Professions And Low-Wage Work
  • Sexual Discrimination, Sexual Orientation, And Gender Identity
  • Emerging Issues For Immigrant Workers In The Era Of Workplace ICE Enforcement
  • Challenges And Opportunities In Litigation Of Workplace Claims Brought By Low-Wage Workers
  • How To Maximize The Opportunities The #MeToo Movement Presents For Us
Trial Advocacy
  • The Strategy Of Settlement: Tactical Questions
  • Voir Dire In The Trump Era: Uncovering Bias Without Alienating Jurors
  • Basic Deposition-Taking Skills
  • How To Use 30(b)(6) Depositions To Your Advantage

Beyond the program tracks, our cutting-edge substantive law and practical skills presentations will cover a diverse range of topics, including disability rights, forced arbitration in the workplace, representing federal employees, law practice management, and many others.

Pharmaceuticals And The ADA: Employer Obligations In The Face Of Rising Addiction And
  Dependence In The U.S.
Anatomy Of An ADA Accommodation Case
Making Arbitration Work For Plaintiff Employment Lawyers
How Great Mediators Think
Hot Topics In Age Discrimination Litigation: New Wine In Old Bottles
Marketing And Growing Your Practice: Advice For The Small Firm On Developing Your Practice
 And Generating Income
Creative Strategies To Maximize Damages
Practical ESI For Employment Discrimination Cases
Ethics And The Electronic World
Restrictive Covenant Litigation And Strategy
Answers To Ethical Questions Commonly Posed By NELA Lawyers
Developments In Federal Sector Litigation: Adapting & Thriving In Changing Times
Forced Arbitration On The Ropes: A Discussion Of Small Victories In NELA And The NELA Institute’s
  Fight Against Forced Arbitration
“Stay Outside Your Lane!”: Decisions Outside Of Employment Law Invaluable To Plaintiffs’ Employment Lawyers
Significant Labor Law Developments And Their Impact On Employee Rights And Litigation
Religious Proselytizing In The Workplace
Representing Our Nation’s Heroes
Trying Wage & Hour Cases To Juries
What's New In Tip & Service Charge Litigation?
Whistleblowers Toolbox: Just What Protections Do Whistleblowers Have? A Survey Of Whistleblower Statutes