Message from the Chair
Welcome to the Labor and Employment Law Section’s website. I am honored to serve our section as Chair this upcoming year and hope that, despite the circumstances, we have opportunities to work together and foster a sense of collegiality this upcoming year. Our goal for the year (and every year) is to provide meaningful resources to our section members in terms of access to substantive information, mentoring opportunities, and networking. Despite the COVID pandemic, we remain committed to these goals.
This year will undoubtedly look different than years past. We will have limits placed on our in-person gatherings, but we have a robust plan for increasing accessibility through a combination of in-person seminars, webcasting of those seminars, and a generous slate of webinars focused on cutting-edge employment law matters. With multiple recent Supreme Court decisions, ever changing legislation, and rules, regulations, executive orders, and agency action being issued on virtually a daily basis, the Labor and Employment Section is devoted to keeping at the forefront of these developments and ensuring that our members have access to solid educational programming. We still have in person meetings scheduled in October (in Orlando) and the Spring of 2021 (in Washington, D.C.).
We are also working hard to bring together a labor and employment law specific trial skills program, which will be rolled out as a pilot program with limited attendance next year. If you’re interested in learning “tricks of the trade” from some of the best trial lawyers in our ranks, you’ll want to sign up early for that.
We have tremendous talent in our section, and as I look around at our meetings I am pleased to see new faces, and to reconnect with long-time friends. I would love to hear from newer members on how we can improve our section and provide more value to our members. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me to share your ideas and suggestions.
I look forward to a successful year working with you.
Robyn S. Hankins, Chair
Labor and Employment Law Section