Be The Change
NELA 2017 Annual Convention
June 21–24, 2017
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
San Antonio, TX Register
Florida NELA 2017 Labor Day Conference
September 1–2, 2017
The Don Cesar Resort
St. Petersburg Beach, FL Details
2017 Trial Boot Camp
October 12–14, 2017
Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza
California Employment Lawyers Association
30th Annual Employment Law Conference
October 20–21, 2017
(Skills Seminar on October 19)
Oakland Marriott City Center
Oakland, CA Details
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NELA 2018 Annual Convention June 27–30, 2018
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.