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November 8-11, 2023

17th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference

The 17th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference will be held on November 8–11, 2023 in Seattle, Washington. This Conference is the Section’s signature event of the year, which will offer cutting-edge and in-depth programs covering developments across the full range of labor and employment law topics along with numerous networking opportunities.

At this year’s Conference, you can expect:

  • Prominent speakers and exciting and balanced panels
  • A full year’s worth of CLE credit for most jurisdictions at a price that can’t be beat
  • A curriculum covering all aspects of labor and employment law practice
  • A multi-level program that will be of value regardless of your degree of experience
  • Opportunities for you to meet with colleagues representing all perspectives in the labor and employment field. 

The Conference Planning Committee, comprised of extraordinary Section members representing all affiliations, has worked tirelessly during the past year to make this the preeminent labor and employment law conference. We are excited to bring together speakers from private practice and government agencies for robust panels and dialogues. During the Conference, you will have the opportunity to confer with top practitioners representing employees, employers, unions and government agencies, as well as neutrals, in-house counsel and academics in formal and informal settings.

Continue to check here for updates on the 17th Annual Section of Labor & Employment Law Conference.

Become a Conference Sponsor

The success of the Annual Section Conference has positioned it to be the premier gathering of labor and employment law practitioners. Consistently attracting over 1,100 attendees, sponsorship allows for the Conference to be available to the legal community at an affordable price while showcasing your company’s products and services to an industry-appropriate audience.

A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available.

Contact Brad Hoffman, Section Director, with questions about sponsorship opportunities.


Register Today!

Conference Hotel 

Book Now in the ABA LEL Room Block

Reserve your room at the The Westin Seattle by October 17. Rooms will be available until the cut-off or when the block fills, whichever comes first. 

Conference Materials

Reading and Discussion with Wanda M. Morris

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm A Reading and Discussion with Wanda M. Morris, Acclaimed Author of All Her Little Secrets: A Legal Crime Thriller Spilling the Tea about a Black Woman Lawyer’s Journey to the Top

Prior to the Conference reception, join us at the Museum of Pop Culture for a thrilling discussion with Wanda M. Morris, former corporate lawyer and now the acclaimed author of All Her Little Secrets, which has been described as “a brilliantly nuanced but powerhouse exploration of race, the legal system, and the crushing pressure of keeping secrets.” (Karin Slaughter, NY Times Bookselling Author). All Her Little Secrets has been optioned for a limited series on Showtime network, starring and executive produced by three-time Emmy winner Uzo Aduba.

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You can read more about Wanda M. Morris and order copies of her books at


Registration fees are refundable, less a $50 administrative fee, for written cancellations sent to [email protected] by November 1, 2023. Substitutions are allowed in lieu of cancellation administrative fee.