AFFILIATES

Colorado PELA Annual Retreat
August 25–26, 2016
The Pines at Genesee
Golden, CO
More information:
Ben Lebsack
benl@arlaw.us


California Employment Lawyers Association
29th Annual Employment Law Conference

September 23–24, 2016
Skills Seminar, September 22
Hilton Orange County/
Costa Mesa
Costa Mesa, CA

www.cela.org


Summary Judgment: The Bad, The Ugly... And The Good!
October 14–15, 2016
Cincinnati Marriott
at RiverCenter Hotel
Covington, KY
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About NELA

As the largest plaintiffs' employment law firm in the country, our members are the heart and soul of everything we do at the National Employment Lawyers Association. In carrying out our mission to serve lawyers who advocate for equality and justice in the American workplace, NELA provides exceptional opportunities for professional development through networking, educational programs, publications, and technical support. Thousands of plaintiffs' employment lawyers have been trained through our renowned continuing legal education programs designed by NELA members especially for employee rights advocates.


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Membership Benefits & Services

Networking & Practice Development

  • The NELA Exchange, which uses advanced Internet-based technology, allows NELA members to access the power of the largest plaintiffs' employment lawyer firm in the country through subject-matter communities, blogs, resource libraries, and more. The Exchange mobile app keeps you connected when you are on the go!
  • Opportunities to participate in NELA's Substantive Law Committees and Practice Groups.
  • Involvement at the state and local levels through NELA's Affiliates.
  • The National Employment Lawyers Association Online Membership Directory, putting NELA members at your fingertips whenever you need them.
  • NELA members can be listed in our public "Find-A-Lawyer" Directory, an exclusive member benefit.

Technical Support

  • Amicus curiae support in cases presenting emerging issues in employment and civil rights law, those seeking to extend current law to new situations involving clients of our members, or those challenging an existing body of law.
  • Service Hotline for Ethics Requests ("SHOFER"), which helps NELA members analyze and resolve practical problems they encounter in exercising their professional responsibilities or in confronting defense efforts to impose sanctions. Confidential Hotline responses are provided by NELA's Ethics & Sanctions Committee.
  • Technical assistance on a wide range of employment issues from NELA's subject-matter experts.

Publications

  • The Employee Advocate, our quarterly magazine updating NELA members on the latest developments in employment law, NELA activities, best practice tips, and articles of interest to NELA members.
  • NELA's continuing legal education manuals and audio recordings.
  • 50% off of a comprehensive three-volume practice guide, Employee Rights Litigation: Pleading and Practice, published by Matthew Bender & Company.

Discounts

  • To all of NELA's outstanding continuing legal education programs.
  • On NELA CLE audio CDs, self-paced online programs, and manuals.
  • On LexisNexis online research.

Membership Requirements and Levels

A Regular Member of NELA is any member of the bar in the United States who can certify that 51% or more of his/her employment related legal representation is on behalf of employees. Regular members in good standing are eligible to vote and serve on NELA's Executive Board, deduct $25 from their membership dues if they are a member of a recognized NELA Affiliate, and have access to The NELA Exchange.

Enhanced Membership Levels: Contributing | Sustaining | Advocate | Defender | Champion

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Regular Member | $215-$350
$350 - Attorney in Practice 10+ years
$325 - Attorney in Practice 5 - 9 years
$250 - Attorney in Practice 1 - 4 years
$215 - Retired/Emeritus

Government, legal service, and public interest attorneys are eligible for a special membership rate of $250.

Associate Member | $325
An Associate Member is any member of the bar of any state or country who is ineligible to join NELA as a Regular Member and who does not primarily or exclusively represent employers in employment matters. Associate Members are not eligible to vote for or serve on NELA's Executive Board. Associate Members have access to The NELA Exchange.

Paraprofessional Member | $160
Law Student Member | $20

Paraprofessional or Law Student Members are not eligible to vote or serve on NELA's Executive Board. Paraprofessional or Law Student Members have access to The NELA Exchange. Law Student Members must provide their educational institution or firm of employment.

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Contributing Member | $550
In addition to all the benefits of Regular Membership, we are proud to offer members who choose to support NELA at the Contributing Member Level:

  • Online advertising for one membership year in the "Find-A-Lawyer" Directory. Listing includes name, firm, address, phone, fax, email, and website ($150 value).

Sustaining Member | $650
In addition to all the benefits of Regular Membership, we are proud to offer members who choose to support NELA at the Sustaining Member Level:

  • Online advertising for one membership year in the "Find-A-Lawyer" Directory. Listing includes name, firm, address, phone, fax, email, and website ($150 value).
  • Free enhanced membership listing in NELA's Online Membership Directory.

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Advocate Member | $1,000
In addition to all the benefits of Regular Membership, we are proud to offer members who choose to support NELA at the Advocate Member Level:

  • Online advertising for one membership year in the "Find-A-Lawyer" Directory. Listing includes name, firm, address, phone, fax, email, and website ($150 value).
  • Free enhanced membership listing in NELA's Online Membership Directory.
  • One CLE Manual of choice (up to $75 value).
  • 10% discount on a full-page ad in the Annual Convention Program Guide.

Defender Member | $2,500
In addition to all the benefits of Regular Membership, we are proud to offer members who choose to support NELA at the Defender Member Level:

  • Online advertising for one membership year in the "Find-A-Lawyer" Directory. Listing includes name, firm, address, phone, fax, email, and website ($150 value).
  • Free enhanced membership listing in NELA's Online Membership Directory.
  • One CLE Manual of choice (up to $75 value).
  • 10% discount on a full-page ad in the Annual Convention Program Guide.
  • Registration to one NELA CLE programs per membership year (transferable).

Champion Member | $5,000
In addition to all the benefits of Regular Membership, we are proud to offer members who choose to support NELA at the Champion Member Level:

  • Online advertising for one membership year in the "Find-A-Lawyer" Directory. Listing includes name, firm, address, phone, fax, email, and website ($150 value).
  • Free enhanced membership listing in NELA's Online Membership Directory.
  • One CLE Manual of choice (up to $75 value).
  • 10% discount on a full-page ad in the Annual Convention Program Guide.
  • Registration to all NELA CLE programs per membership year (transferable).

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For more information about NELA membership, please contact Colleen A. Goodin, NELA Membership Director, at cgoodin@nelahq.org, or (415) 296-7629.

 
Contact

NELA Headquarters
2201 Broadway, Suite 402
Oakland, CA 94612
(415) 296-7629
(866) 593-7521 fax

Colleen A. Goodin
Membership Director
cgoodin@nelahq.org

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Membership Committee

Co-Chairs
David L. Lee (IL)
Brooke Timmer (IA)

Julie K. Bracker (GA)
Amy L. Coopman (MO)
Bruce A. Fredrickson (DC)
David L. Kern (TX)
Edgar Fabrice Ndjatou (MD)
Susan M. Swan (CA)

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