Cancellation of the ABA International LEL Committee Midwinter Meeting

Dear ABA International Labor and Employment Law Committee Midyear Meeting Registrant –

The ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law has made the decision to cancel this year's International Labor and Employment Law Committee Midyear Meeting, scheduled for May 3-7 in Berlin, Germany. We are working with the Ritz-Carlton Berlin to reschedule the meeting for May 2021, and we will inform you of the new dates as soon as possible.

We appreciate your patience as the LEL Section Executive Committee and International Labor and Employment Law Committee Co-Chairs have been carefully monitoring this dynamic situation. We will miss seeing all of you in Berlin and deeply regret losing the opportunities for members and other attendees to connect and to share their collective experiences. Our paramount concern, however, is for the health and safety of our members and their communities as well as the Section’s diversity and inclusion values with respect to providing an inclusive environment to all, including our older and disabled members and attendees.

On behalf of the LEL Section Council, we appreciate the significant contributions made and preparation undertaken by the International LEL Committee and Host Committee Co-Chairs. We anticipate offering many of the planned programs through CLE webinars over the next few months, so please watch your email for details on alternative programming. Please also look out for the Section newsletter.

We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to see you at the 14th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California on November 11-14, 2020. In the meantime, take good care of yourself, your family and your local community. Please note the following protocols and feel free to let us know what our Section might do to assist you during this challenging period.


Program: Cancellations for the International Labor and Employment Law Committee Midyear Meeting will automatically be processed, and refunds will be credited to you within the next two weeks using your original form of payment. For questions, contact the ABA Service Center at<> or (800) 285-2221 [International (312) 988-5000].

Hotel: If you reserved a room at the Ritz-Carlton Berlin within the ABA room block, your reservation will be automatically cancelled. No cancellation fee will apply for rooms booked within the ABA room block.

Airlines: Please note that flight reservations must be cancelled by the individual who booked the reservation. It is up to the individual airlines if they will waive change fees or issue credits for the entirety of tickets.


Christopher Hexter
Section Chair

Samantha Grant
Section Chair-Elect