2019 Employment Law Institute Program & Schedule:
The 2019 Employment Law Institute will be held in Philadelphia on August 9th as part of the National LGBT Bar Association’s Annual Lavender Law® Conference & Career Fair. The Institute is a space for the leading legal minds involved with labor and employment law, as it pertains to the LGBTQ+ community, to share ideas and network.
To create an environment that encourages the free flow of information, registration is limited. The meeting will be closed and the proceedings will not be recorded. To help guarantee that the level of discourse remains elevated, and to ensure that all participants are able to contribute meaningfully to the conversation, we are asking that interested parties submit their information on the application when available.
2019’s Employment Law Institute (“ELI”) will continue to focus on labor and employment issues facing the LGBTQ community, and is meant for attorneys whose practice focuses on labor and employment law. The ELI will have two programming components. The first will be a Keynote Panel, featuring leading voices from the LGBTQ employment bar speaking on recent legal developments. The speakers will be confirmed soon, and have been invited from Lambda Legal, the New York City Commission on Human Rights, NBC Universal, and Seyfarth Shaw.
The second component will follow the highly successful model of last year’s ELI, and again feature an “Unconference” approach, where labor and employment attorneys from across the practice spectrum — plaintiff/employee, defense/employer, government, and non-profit — will participate in facilitated discussion about pressing substantive and procedural topics. The Unconference approach provides a unique opportunity for attorneys to share perspectives and ideas, all aimed toward promoting inclusive workplaces and decreasing employment discrimination against LGBTQ people.
For approved applicants, the cost to attend the Employment Law Institute is included in the registration fee for the Annual Conference.