MWELA’s Annual Conference is an all-day event featuring colleagues, judges, and outside experts on topics concerning all aspects of the plaintiff’s employment practice. Our annual Lawyer of the Year award will also be presented during the conference. We have applied for 6 hours of CLE credit with Virginia and Pennsylvania.
Pre-Registration for the 2013 MWELA Annual Conference is now closed. We will be accepting on-site registrations. If you are interested in an onsite registration, please contact us.
2013 MWELA Members Rate: $250
2013 MWELA Student Members Rate: $50
Non-Member Early Bird Rate: $350
Wage Theft has been a growing problem for employees, particularly in low-wage jobs. As the number of Fair Labor Standards Act and Wage Payment Act cases has continued to rise, these claims are becoming an increasingly important aspect of employee representation to ensure that workers are paid properly, and fairly.
It’s a common situation we now face: a client walks into your office and hands you a thumb drive (or a large stack of paper) containing emails and other documents that she has downloaded from a computer or other information systems used at work. What should you do?
Appellate advocacy is the linchpin to holding on to a hard fought battle in the trial court or a means of breathing life into claims that a lower court improperly dismissed. With more than 20 years of experience in the appellate courts representing unions and workers, Michael Anderson will speak about the tactics of persuading appellate judges to rule for workers, even when their ideological sympathies may dictate otherwise. Success often depends on clarity and vividness of language, which is inseparable from clarity and force of thought.
Presentation of 2013 MWELA Lawyer of the Year Award
Depositions are at the heart of the discovery process and can make or break your case. Renowned local trial attorney, Bill Lightfoot, and NELA’s own energetic and charismatic presenter, Paul Lukas, will explore deposition techniques and expose the “secrets” of case-changing depositions. This hour and a half presentation will give you practical tips and tools to take your deposition to the next level.
Who can forget this classic trial theme: “If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit.” A trial theme can tell your client’s story in a way that a jury can relate to and get them to rule in your client’s favor. One of NELA’s best trial advocates, Bernard Alexander, will discuss how trial themes and other effective trial presentations can help you succeed in the courtroom and in front of a jury. We are very pleased to have Judge Wilkins on this panel to give us perspectives on effective trial techniques that have worked well in the courtroom.