"Whoa, what a conference!"
These are the glowing words about our November conference that came to the Section in the past few days. The 7th Annual Section of Labor and Employment Law Conference will be in New Orleans from November 6 to 9. The registrations received to date show that we are well on track to have very good attendance at this conference. This year, the 319 speakers and moderators will present a wide range of topics of great interest to members of our key constituencies--union, employer, employee, neutral and government.
These presentations will follow our tradition of well-balanced programs designed to reflect our diverse membership. Three plenary sessions will cover the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court, and work-life balance and equality issues in the workplace. Our many panel presentations will cover a wide range of areas in our profession: alternative dispute resolution; discrimination and retaliation; employee benefits; ethical, practical and technological issues in managing a labor and employment law practice; tips on cross examination from the very entertaining and highly educational videotapes of Irving Younger, a wonderful trial advocacy instructor; immigration law; developments in international labor relations; labor-management relations under the National Labor Relations Act and in the public and federal sectors; litigation involving class action matters; a forensic tour of portable devices and the secrets they reveal; bankruptcy impact on labor and employment law; wage and hour matters; and workplace problems and solutions, including a session on bullies in the workplace.
The speakers and moderators who have been selected by our very hard working and diligent Track Coordinators and Conference Planning Committee are first-rate and include lawyers who work on the cutting-edge of each of these subject areas. These are highly regarded judges and academics and excellent lawyers from individual practices, small, medium and large firms, and in-house lawyers from companies and unions. There is a wide diversity of views and interests among the speakers.
On the networking front, you will certainly enjoy the Diversity Reception featuring entertainment by a New Orleans Jazz Fest favorite, The Glen David Andrews Band, and the Conference Reception at the House of Blues with entertainment by some of New Orleans' finest musicians.
A very prominent West Coast labor lawyer several days ago wrote the words that appear at the start of this article and also stated that his firm does not usually participate in ABA matters, but he regrets not being a part of the program this year because the program planners, "put a tremendous amount of work into making this one of the best ever--the speakers and topics are truly stellar!"
With best regards,
Chair, ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law
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