Conferences and Seminars

D.C. Bar Programs

“Fee Agreements in the District of Columbia: Ethics and Practice,” February 27, 2012, 6 - 9:15 p.m. The cost is $59 for Section members, $69 for D.C. Bar members, $109 for Government attorneys, and $129 for others.

“Privacy in The Workplace: Where It Is and Where It Isn’t,” February 29, 2011, 4 - 7:15 p.m. The cost is $89 for Section members, $99 for D.C. Bar members, $109 for Government attorneys, and $129 for others.

“ ABCs of the National Labor Relations Board Series”- (3) Parts: March 6, 12, and 19, 2012, 6:15 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Part 1 Only: Practice and Procedure Before the National Labor Relations Board (Tuesday, March 6); Part 2 Only: Unfair Labor Practices (Monday, March 12); and Part 3 Only: Union Organizing (Monday, March 19). The cost for the entire series is: $179 for Administrative Law and Agency Practice Section members; $199 for D.C. Bar Members; $209 for Government Attorneys; $179.00 for Health Section members; $179.00 for Labor and Employment Law Section members and $249.00 for others. The cost for individual sessions is: $89 for Administrative Law and Agency Practice Section members; $99 for D.C. Bar Members; $109.00 for Government Attorneys; $89.00 for Health Law Section members; $89.00 for Labor and Employment Law Section members; and $129.00 for others.

“Update on ADA Issues, Regulations and Litigation,” Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 6 p.m.- 8:15 p.m. The cost is $89 is co-sponsoring section members, $99 for D.C. Bar members, $109 for Government attorneys, and $129 for others.

“How to Represent Your Client Effectively in Security Clearance Cases,” Thursday, March 29, 2012, 6-9:15 p.m. The cost is $89 is co-sponsoring section members, $99 for D.C. Bar members, $109 for Government attorneys, and $129 for others.

“Drafting Employee Handbooks,” Thursday, April 26, 2012, 6-8:15 p.m. The cost is $89 is cosponsoring section members, $99 for D.C. Bar members, $109 for Government attorneys, and $129 for others.

D.C. Bar programs are generally held at the D.C. Bar’s new location at 1101 K Street, N.W., First Floor, Washington, D.C. unless otherwise stated. For more information and to register for these programs, please visit: www.dcbar.org.

Advanced Employment Law and Litigation – 2012: 24th Annual ALI-ABA Course of Study, featuring a Live Mock Jury Demonstration, ThursdaySaturday, March 22-24, 2012,Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle, N.W.,Washington, D.C. MWELA members Bob Fitzpatrick, Bruce Fredrickson, Rick Salzman, Jenny Yang and Debra Katz are on the faculty (along with Peggy Mastroianni, who is always outstanding). Bruce will be doing a mock jury demonstration with Tina Kearns (of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman), presided over by Magistrate Judge John Facciola. The case to be argued is a disability discrimination/FMLA case where the terminated employee had Parkinson's disease and requested the reasonable accommodations of flexible hours, an ability to work from home when needed, and the like. He was subsequently fired in a RIF.

Judge Facciola will also be doing a segment on electronic discovery issues that is invaluable. There will also be a new panel on legal issues that arise as a result of social networking that is new to this CLE program. For more information, go to: http://www.aliaba.org/ct033.

FBA Sponsors Whistleblower Seminar

The Federal Bar Association Northern Virginia Chapter will present “Blowing the Whistle in 2012: New Developments in Qui Tam Litigation,” March 7, 2012 Lunch Seminar, 12:00-2:30 p.m., Westin - Alexandria (across from the Courthouse). The cost is $55 for FBA members; $70 for nonmembers; $35 for FBA members who are government attorneys; and $60 for non-member government attorneys. If you have any questions or wish to register, contact Caitlin Lhommedieu at 703- 851-3366 or clhommedieu@cox.net.

MWELA EVENTS

MWELA D.C. Happy Hour, Thursday, May 17, 2012 Visit mwela.org for the most current information.

MWELA Case Evaluation Clinic

The next Case Evaluation Clinics will be held on Thursday, March 22, 2012, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at The Employment Law Group,888 17th St., N.W. # 900,Washington, DC 20006-3307.

At the Clinic, a group of experienced MWELA lawyers will evaluate and give advice on a possible case, a new case, or a pending case that is having difficulties. The cost for an hour evaluation is: $95.00 for a MWELA member or $195.00 for a nonmember. You can register through the MWELA Website (www.mwela.org). If you have any questions, please contact Joe Gehardt preferably by phone at (202) 496- 0400 (ask for Leoni); or by email at jgebhardt@gebhardtlaw.com .

– Joe Gebhardt, Co-Chair, Case Advisory Committee

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