NELCMission & Vision

Vision Statement

The NELC strives to be the premiere organization for all experienced management-side labor and management-side employment law attorneys and human resources leaders of color practicing by providing an unparalleled platform for innovative community and relationship-building, meaningful professional advancement, and dynamic mentoring.

Mission Statement

Founded in 1995, the National Employment Law Council (“NELC”) is an organization of thought leaders in the labor and employment arena who serve as outside legal counsel, in-house/corporate legal counsel and human resources leaders. The NELC focuses on:

  • Communication – Providing a communication forum that promotes the professional community of labor and employment attorneys and human resources leaders of color;
  • Advancement – Assisting attorneys and human resources leaders of color in their professional pursuits;
  • Education & Networking – Expanding the technical and ethical skills, networking and knowledge of attorneys and human resources leaders of color through legal education programs, professional development and social events;
  • Mentoring – Creating a support system and mentoring opportunities for attorneys and human resources leaders of color to exchange ideas and develop critical thoughts related to labor and employment matters; and
  • Relationship Building – Serving as an avenue through which in-house/corporate legal counsel and human resources leaders may identify attorneys of color highly proficient in labor and employment law who can provide advice and representation on such matters.