After reviewing the criteria, if you would like to become, you may apply for membership by filling out the online application located here or click on "Apply for Membership".

Membership Criteria

Outside Counsel

  • Currently licensed to practice law;
  • Engaged in the practice of Labor/Employment Law for a minimum of 4 years; and
  • Current practice area comprised of a minimum of 75% Labor/Employment Law (management representation only)

In-house/Corporate Counsel

  • Currently licensed to practice law;
  • Supervises Labor/Employment attorneys within the company (i.e., general counsel or assistant general counsel); or
  • Manages Labor/Employment litigation handled by outside counsel; or
  • Current practice area comprised of Labor/Employment Law.

Human Resources Managers

  • Minimum of 5 years human resource experience; and
  • Currently employed as a senior human resource representative for a company (i.e., President, Vice President, Director, Diversity Executive, HR Executive, HR Manager or Assistant Manager or Assistant Manager of Human Resources)

Membership Benefits

 Member benefits from your annual $150 dues include:

  • Access to the NELC member directory;
  • Discounts on NELC conferences throughout the year;
  • Career enrichment opportunities through socialization and networking;
  • CLE opportunities;
  • Availability of news, articles and job postings;
  • Ability to submit any news, articles and job postings for other  members;
  • Professional and personal relationship-building; and
  • Ability to update and change your member profile.

Public benefits include:
  • Access to superb legal representation

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