Webinar: Advocating For The Rights Of LGBT Employees
December 8, 2015
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

MWELA Annual Reception and Fundraiser
November 12, 2015
5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Acadiana, The Bayou Room
Washington, DC
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NELA/NY Annual Gala
November 17, 2015
6:00 PM–10:00 PM  Eastern
Manhattan Penthouse
New York, NY
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Utah Employment Lawyers Association
The Perspective From The Employment Defense Side

November 25, 2015
The 721 Plaza Building
Salt Lake City, UT
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Jesse Brar, (801) 577-1988

Utah Employment Lawyers Association
Supreme Court Update

December 30, 2015
The 721 Plaza Building
Salt Lake City, UT
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Jesse Brar, (801) 577-1988

2016 Events

NELA Spring 2016 Seminar
April 8–9, 2016
Hilton Boston Back Bay Hotel
Boston, MA

NELA 2016 Annual Convention
June 22–25, 2016
Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites
Los Angeles, CA

NELA Fall 2016 Seminar
October 14–15, 2016
Cincinnati Marriott At RiverCenter Hotel
Covington, KY


NELA Affiliates are on the ground in nearly every corner of the country fulfilling NELA’s mission to advance employee rights and serve lawyers who advocate for equality and justice in the American workplace. Working in partnership with our circuit, state, and local Affiliates, NELA’s advocacy extends from Capitol Hill to your community.

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A Shared Mission To Advance Equality & Justice

NELA has 69 circuit, state, and local Affiliates across the country that share NELA’s mission and commitment to justice in the workplace. Each Affiliate is an independent organization with its own leadership structure, services, and opportunities for member involvement. Benefits of participation in NELA Affiliates include educational programs, networking, advocacy support, committee work, leadership development, skills-building, and more. Membership in an Affiliate is separate from NELA membership.

NELA supports its Affiliates with leadership, organizational development, advocacy, and technology resources and services. When you participate in NELA and an Affiliate, you are harnessing the power of the entire NELA Family.

NELA Affiliate Relations Committee

The mission of the Affiliate Relations Committee of the National Employment Lawyers Association is to create, build and support strong state and local Affiliates by assisting and supporting Affiliate leaders. To accomplish its mission, the Affiliate Relations Committee holds annual Affiliate Leadership Workshops, maintains and updates a resource manual for Affiliate leaders, provides organizational support to Affiliates, and facilitates regular communication between the local Affiliates and the national organization.

Affiliate Resources

Materials from the 2012 Affiliate Leadership Workshop & Forum

Materials from the 2011 Affiliate Leadership Workshop & Forum

2006 Affiliate Leadership Resource Manual

To find a NELA Affiliate near you, please select from the drop-down menu on the left.

Building The NELA Family

NELA and its Affiliates work side by side to build an ever-stronger family of employee rights advocates and organizations. If you would like to connect with an Affiliate in your area, please contact Karen Maoki, NELA Affiliate Liaison, at or (415) 296-7629, ext. 203. You may also select an Affiliate from the drop-down menu on the left.


Karen Maoki
Affiliate Liaison
(415) 296-7629, ext. 203

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Nina T. Pirrotti (CT)
2nd Circuit

Mark Hammons, Sr. (OK)
10th Circuit

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Paul H. Merry (MA)

3rd Circuit
Scott M. Pollins (PA)

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Subhashini Bollini (DC)

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Brian Sanford (TX)

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Ann Lugbill (OH)

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Antoinette Choate (IL)

8th Circuit
Kristi Kingston (MO)

9th Circuit
Charlotte Fishman (CA)

11th Circuit
Alicia K. Haynes (AL)

At-Large Representative
Rosemary Orsini (CO)

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