Case Evaluation

MWELA Case Evaluation service is designed to better equip attorneys in the plaintiff’s employment law field. MWELA is well-known for providing valuable assistance to its members and the legal community on plaintiff's court appeals via our Moot Court and Amicus Committees. Since plaintiff’s employment law is increasingly becoming more sophisticated and difficult and, it seems, more pro-defendant, more attention must be paid to the bringing and litigation of cases at the trial court and the administrative levels. Through its Case Evaluation service, MWELA is putting more emphasis on the successful development, presentation, litigation, and trial of employee cases that originate in the U.S. District Courts and local state courts or at the administrative level.

The service is offered to MWELA members only. If you are interested in the service and need to become a member, please visit our membership page

We offer two options:

Three-member Clinic Panel which will review a lawyer’s case either before it is filed or after it is pending and possibly encountering difficulties. The Clinic Panel will review pleadings and documents in advance and then meet with the attorney handling the case for an hour. The Panel will provide legal and litigation advice and trial tips.

Single Evaluator Consultation where an experienced MWELA attorney will provide advice and tips on a particular topic to a less experienced lawyer. Topics may include areas of substantive law and procedure, litigation and trial practice, appeals, settlement agreements, and particular Court and administrative forums with which a lawyer may be unfamiliar. Specific topics are listed below.

MWELA accepts requests for panels and consultations on an ongoing basis, and the committee chairs will make every effort to schedule them promptly. Clinic Panels and Legal Consultations will be scheduled at a location and time convenient for the evaluators. To schedule a Case Evaluation, contact the MWELA office at [email protected] or 703-778-4648.

Download a registration form for a Single Evaluator Consultation Case Evaluation here.
Download a registration form for a Three-Member Panel Case Evaluation here.  
Once MWELA receives your registration, you will be contacted by a Case Evaluation committee member. 

Case Evaluation Attorneys Needed

MWELA is actively seeking experienced member attorneys to serve on the Clinic Panels and to provide legal consultations to less experienced lawyers.

To volunteer for MWELA’s Clinic Panels or for Legal Consultations in a particular area, contact the MWELA office at [email protected] or 703-778-4648.

Topics for Legal Consultations:

Substantive Law and Procedure

  • Arbitration
  • Attorney’s Fees
  • Class Actions
  • Disability Retirement for Federal Employees
  • Discrimination. Age (ADEA)
  • Discrimination. Disability/Reasonable Accommodation (Rehabilitation Act; ADA)
  • Discrimination. Title VII (National Origin; Race/ Color; Religion/Creed; Sex/Gender; Other)
  • EEO Remedies (Back Pay/Front Pay; Compensatory Damages; Early Retirement; Other)
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • FOIA Requests & Appeals
  • Grievances at Federal Agencies
  • Jury Trials
  • Mediation
  • Performance Ratings & PIPs
  • Privacy Act Requests & Appeals
  • Retaliation for EEO Activity
  • Retaliation for Opposing Discrimination
  • Security Clearances
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sick Leave Abuse
  • USERRA (Veterans’ Re-employment Rights)
  • Wage & Hour/Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Whistleblower Rights
  • Worker’s Compensation for Federal Employees (OWCP; ECAB)

Litigation and Trial Practice

  • Complaint
  • Initial Scheduling (Report, Order, Conference)
  • Motion to Dismiss & Opposition
  • Written Discovery
  • Depositions
  • Status Conference
  • Motion for Summary Judgment & Opposition
  • Pretrial Statement
  • “Mock Trial”
  • Bench Trial
  • Jury Trial
  • Motions at and after Trial
  • Motion for Attorney’s Fees

Appellate Cases

  • Notice of Appeal
  • Obtaining an Amicus Brief
  • Appellant’s Brief
  • Joint Appendix
  • Appellee’s Brief
  • Appellant’s Reply Brief
  • Oral Argument
  • Motion for Costs

Settlement Agreements

  • Settlement Agreement, Agency EEO
  • Settlement Agreement, EEOC - Federal Employees
  • Settlement Agreement, EEOC - Private Sector
  • Settlement Agreement, Federal Court
  • Settlement Agreement, MSPB (includes “Last Chance”)
  • Settlement Agreement, Private Sector
  • Severance/Separation Agreements, Private Sector
  • Non-compete Clauses

Forum: Courts

  • U.S. District Court, D.C.
  • U.S. District Court, Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District, Virginia
  • U.S. Magistrate Judges
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • D.C. Superior Court
  • D.C. Court of Appeals
  • Maryland Courts
  • Virginia Courts

Forum: Agencies

  • Department of Labor (DOL)
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) -Federal Employees
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) -Private Sector
  • Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA)
  • Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB)
  • Office of Compliance (OC/Congress)
  • Office of Federal Operations at EEOC (OFO)
  • Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
  • Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP)
  • Office of Special Counsel (OSC)
  • Security Clearance Agencies
  • Federal Agency, FAA
  • Federal Agency, Navy
  • Federal Agency, State Department
  • Federal Agency, USDA
  • Federal Agency, TSA
  • Federal Agency, Veterans Affairs
  • D.C. Office of Employee Appeals (OEA)
  • D.C. Office of Human Rights (OHR)
  • Human Rights Commissions in Maryland
  • Human Rights Commissions in Virginia

Looking for an Employment Lawyer?

Use MWELA’s Find A Lawyer search, in the left navigation bar. Select a practice area: the search will provide you with MWELA members who practice in that area and who have paid an additional fee to be listed in the search directory. The search results include the name, address, phone number, email address, website, and practice areas of attorneys who meet your search criteria. 

MWELA does not provide legal advice and is not responsible for the advice or services provided by the attorneys included in the Find a Lawyer search.

Attorneys: MWELA Sustaining Members and Presidents Club Members are included in the Find a Lawyer search. If you wish to upgrade your membership be included in the search, contact [email protected].