13th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference

Annual Section Conference

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November 6-9, 2019
Annual Section Conference

Presented by the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law

We are currently experiencing difficulties with online registration for the Annual Conference.  Please contact the ABA Service Center at 1-800-285-2221 if you are unable to register online.  We apologize for the inconvenience.


Register via mail by completing the Registration Form and mailing it with your check to ABA Service Center.

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Conference Sponsors

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Become a sponsor of the Conference, you will be front and center with over 1,200 lawyers representing employees, employers, unions and the government, along with many judges, public officials, neutrals, experts, law students and vendors.

The various levels of sponsorships include many benefits, one of the most popular being free Conference registration(s) depending on the level. Another popular benefit is being included in the onsite Program Guide that is provided to all Conference registrants.

For your convenience, the 13th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference Pledge Form is digital. Confirm your sponsorship with one click.

Exhibitor and vendor sponsorship opportunities also are available here.


The ABA directly applies for and ordinarily receives CLE credit for ABA programs in AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, GA, GU, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, ME, MN, MP, MS, MO, MT, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, VI, WA, WI and WV. These states sometimes do not approve a program for credit before the program occurs. This course is expected to qualify for 15 CLE credit hours (including 5 ethics hours) in 60-minute states, and 19.2 credit hours (including 6 ethics hours) in 50-minute states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules. For more information about CLE accreditation in your state, visit https://www.americanbar.org/events-cle/mcle.

Financial Assistance

Visit the Section of Labor & Employment Law website at www.americanbar.org/laborlaw for information about the Section Development Fund and YLD Fellowship Program opportunities. Full or partial fee waivers may be available based on financial hardship. Qualifying attorneys could receive at least a 50% reduction in the course fee. This does not include any reduction in meals, lodging or travel costs associated with the course. Please send written requests to laborempllaw@americanbar.org.

Hotel Information

We have negotiated special rates for Conference attendees at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside and at the Loews New Orleans. Hotel reservations may be made online as follows:

Hilton New Orleans Riversidehttps://book.passkey.com/e/49848833

Loews New Orleanshttps://www.loewshotels.com/new-orleans/american-bar-association-2019

Alternatively, you may contact the Hilton at (504) 561-0500 or the Loews at (504) 595-3300 to reserve your room at the group rate. The reservation deadline for the group rates is October 2, 2019. After this date, or once our room blocks have been consumed, the group rates will be subject to availability. NOTE: There is a minimum stay of 2 nights for reservations arriving on Saturday, November 9.


Registration fees are refundable, less a $50 administrative fee, for written cancellations received in the Section Office by October 11, 2019. Substitutions are allowed in lieu of cancellation.