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NELA: 35 Years & Thriving

As we conclude our celebration of NELA’s first 35 years, we are delighted to share the story of how NELA grew from a small group of attorneys to the largest bar association in the country composed exclusively of plaintiffs’ employment lawyers. Together, we have changed the landscape of employment law.

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

Emerging Issues In Wage & Hour Law

On Demand

NELA Annual Convention

June 23-25, 2021

NELA Trial Boot Camp

October 7–9, 2021
Washington, DC

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