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N.E.L.A. 35 Years and Thriving

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Who We Are

NELA’s mission is to empower workers’ rights attorneys through legal training, promoting a fair judiciary, and advocating for laws and policies that level the playing field for workers.

Our Vision

We aspire to a future in which all workers are treated with dignity and respect; workplaces are equitable, diverse, and inclusive; and the well-being of workers is a priority in business practices.


Join us at our Annual Convention & Bi-Annual Seminars

Wage & Hour For Plaintiffs' Employment Lawyers

Spring 2021

NELA Annual Convention

The NELA Convention is your opportunity to recommit to protecting workers' rights and expanding your network of advocates.

Race And National Origin Discrimination

October 29–30, 2020

35 Years and Thriving

This year NELA is proud to celebrate 35 years of empowering workers’ rights attorneys.
What was true when NELA was founded remains true: America’s workers need powerful advocates in their corner to meet the challenges of today and prepare for what the future may hold.

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