National Employment Lawyers Association/New York

Advocates for Employee Rights

NELA/NY, the local affiliate of the National Employment Lawyers Association ("NELA"), advances and encourages the professional development of its members through networking, educational programs, publications and technical support. NELA/NY also promotes the workplace rights of individual employees through legislation, a legal referral service, and other activities, with an emphasis on the special challenges presented by New York's employment laws.

NELA was founded in 1985 to provide assistance and support to lawyers in protecting the rights of employees against the greater resources of their employers and the defense bar. NELA is the country's only professional organization that is comprised exclusively of lawyers who represent individual employees in cases involving employment discrimination, wrongful termination, employee benefits, and other employment-related matters. NELA has a membership of more than 2,000 lawyers in 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as 50 state and local affiliates around the country. NELA/NY has more than 300 members.
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Upcoming Events

Sep
12

NELA Nite: A Conversation with Mediators on Diversity and Cultural Competency Issues in Employment Mediation

We’ve invited three wonderful mediators -- Genesis Fisher, Denise Quarles, Susan Salazar -- for a conversation abo...

Sep
19

Mediation Advocacy Training

The EDNY Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, in conjunction with NELA/NY, is conducting a training for attorneys int...

Sep
20

NELA/NY Fall Conference on Representing Employees

Please join us for our full day conference on at Fordham Law School!  Breakfast, snacks and lunch is included ...

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