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
More information:
Jesse Brar, (801) 577-1988

Utah Employment Lawyers Association
Supreme Court Update

December 30, 2015
The 721 Plaza Building
Salt Lake City, UT
More information:
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

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