National Employment Lawyers Association/New York - Event Information

Event Name:NELA/NY Fall Conference on Representing Employees
Description:Please join us for our full day conference on at Fordham Law School!  Breakfast, snacks and lunch is included in your registration!

Rates: Members $315; Non-members $395; Non-profit Attorneys $145; Student Rate $105.  Financial Aid to attend the conference is available.  If you would like to apply for financial aid, please email for the application.

9:00 – 9:20  Welcome : Miriam Clark, President NELA/NY

9:20 – 10:20 New Legislation (1 CLE Professional Practice): Review of amendments to state and city human rights laws, whistleblower protections, and state pay equity laws. 
  • Alison Greenberg, Law Offices of Alison Greenberg, LLC 
  • Michael Grenert, Law Office of Michael Grenert, PLLC 
  • Margaret McIntyre, Attorney at Law (moderator) 
  • Laurie E. Morrison, Law Office of Laurie E. Morrison 
  • Dana Sussman, Deputy Commissioner, NYC Commission on Human Rights 
10:20 – 11:10 Case Law Developments (1 CLE Professional Practice): Steven Bergstein and Professor James Brudney review 2019’s decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court and Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Steven Bergstein, Bergstein & Ulrich, LLP
  • Professor James J. Brudney, Joseph Crowley Chair in Labor and Employment Law, Fordham University, School of Law
  • Erica Sanders (moderator), Phillips & Associates
11:10 - 11:25 PM  Break

11:25 – 12:15 – Breakout Programs
Diversity in ADR (1 CLE Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias):The current state of diversity in ADR, the impact of implicit bias on panel selection, how diversity improves the ADR process, and suggested techniques for enhancing diversity in ADR and mediation through difference. 
  • Rekha Rangachari, New York International Arbitration Center 
Legal Writing – Better Written Advocacy: (1 CLE Skills) Strategies and tips to improve briefs and correspondence. 
  • Rachel Geman, Lieff Cabraser Heiman & Bernstein, LLP 
  • Judith Padow, Gladstein, Reif & Meginniss, LLP 
  • Mark D. Risk, Mark Risk, P.C.
 12:15 – 1:30 – Lunch
1:30 – 2:20 Wage and Hour: Do’s and Don’ts (1 CLE Professional Practice): Practitioners discuss best practices and avoidable pitfalls, from the beginning of the case through to class certification.
  • Patricia Kakalec, Kakalec Law (moderator)
  • Armando Ortiz, Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP
  • Lesley Tse, Getman, Sweeney & Dunn
2:20 – 2:30 Break

2:30 – 3:20 Using Your Judgment (1 credit professional practice):Techniques and strategies for the enforcement of civil judgments.
  • Richard Blum, The Legal Aid Society
  • Amy Hong, The Legal Aid Society (moderator)
  • Andrew Kulak, Kulak & Zaslowsky​
 3:20 – 4:10 Litigating Against the Government (1 CLE Professional Practice): Pre-litigation requirements, special rules and pitfalls in cases against city, state and federal employers.
  • Joshua Parkhurst (moderator), Law Offices of Joshua Parkhurst
  • Zoe Salzman, Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP
  • Donna Williams Rucker, Tully Rinckey PLLC
  • Laura Wong-Pan, Law Office of Laura Wong-Pan PLLC
4:10- 5:00 Social Hour
Event Date:9/20/2019
Event Time:8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern
Location:Fordham Law School
150 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023

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