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2023 MWELA Annual Conference
Friday, March 03, 2023, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST
Category: MWELA Events

2023 MWELA Annual Conference
Friday, March 3, 2023
The Mayflower
1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
8:00 am - 6:00 pm 

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. 
We will also present the annual MWELA Lawyer of the Year Award.
 
AGENDA
(subject to change based on speaker availability)
  • 8:00 - 8:30 am - Registration & Breakfast
  • 8:30 - 8:35 am - Welcome, Opening Remarks, Sponsor Introductions
  • 8:40 - 9:40 am - Fed sector: “MSPB back to work”
  • 9:50 - 10:50 am - Current topics in Title VII: Adverse action; Dobbs; religious accommodations & Supreme Court review/preview
  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Representing low-wage workers in FLSA and wage theft cases: "Justice pays"
  • 12:10 - 1:15 pm - Lunch & Lawyer of the Year Presentation
  • 1:20 - 2:20 pm - Spotlight on defense counsel: Tactics and how to counter them; "What's going on in the other room"
  • 2:25 - 3:25 pm - Judges: "Don't come in here with--"
  • 3:30 - 5:00 pm - Ethics: Fees in fee-shifting cases: Limit on use of representation agreements as insulation from defense pressure to cut fees; poor fit of cases in bar rules on max reasonable fees
  • 5:00 - 6:00 pm - Reception
MWELA will abide by all current COVID-19 health restrictions and guidelines that may be in place at the time of the conference.

Register Now

REGISTRATION RATES (In-person and Virtual attendance options available for members of NELA affiliates outside the DC area.)

Member Type Early Bird
(through 12/31/2022)
Regular Rate
(1/1/2023 and after)

Current MWELA Members
(renewed through Dec. 31, 2023)

 $245.00

 $305.00

NELA affiliate Members
(Use discount code NELAAff)

$305.00

$305.00

Non-Profit, Paralegal & Government Employees
(Use discount code NP2023)

 $235.00

 $235.00

Non-Members
(includes application for MWELA Regular
Membership, 
subject to Board approval)

 $425.00

 $425.00

If you have difficulty completing the registration form, please email your contact & registration information to [email protected] for assistance.

Requests for registration cancellation refunds must be received by 5:00 pm, February 24.
Replacement attendees are permitted and encouraged in place of cancellation.
Dietary restrictions must be submitted by February 24.

We will abide by all current COVID-19 health restrictions and guidelines that may be in place at the time of the conference.
 
Thank you to our sponsors
Sustaining Sponsors
  

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Conference Sponsorships Available!
To secure your conference sponsorship, please complete our online order form.
Contact us at [email protected] for questions.