21 Lab. & Emp. L. 1 (1992-1993)

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Basic Labor and Employment Law Today:
         How to Prepare for Tomorrow


A long-awaited Section project is finally coming to
fruition this Fall. On October 22-23, 1992, in con-
junction with Northwestern University School of
Law in Chicago, the Section will present its First
Annual Basic Labor Law National Institute. It will
be held in cooperation with the National Bar As-
sociation, the Presidents' Committee on Employ-
ment of People with Disabilities, and the ABA
Young Lawyers Division.
  Northwestern's commitment to the Institute is
evidenced by the fact that University President Ar-
nold R. Weber will personally welcome the atten-
dees at the end of the first day's session. Other
notable speakers include Don Livingston, general
counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission; Jerry M. Hunter, general counsel of
the National Labor Relations Board; Elizabeth
Kinney, regional director of the Board's Region 13;
and Glen Zipp, regional director of the Board's Re-
gion 33.
  One particularly attractive feature of the Insti-
tute is that each afternoon participants will be able
to select from three concurrent breakout sessions
devoted to specialized employment and labor top-
ics, such as Affirmative Action Requirements, Em-
ployee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA),


Favorable reports about our program in San Fran-
cisco still abound. Judge Breyer's remarks at our
luncheon were truly outstanding and entertaining
as well. Don Capuano, and
Program    Co-Chairs Jana
Carey and Steve Gordon are
deserving of kudos, and a spe-
cial mention for Jim Paris,
our San Francisco host, for his
many arrangements and hos-
pitality. It was a fine meeting!
  Our committees are busily
at work planning for the
forthcoming year and this
newsletter and other an-      Vincent J. Apruzzese


Copyright  1992 American Bar Association


and Public Sector Labor Law.
  This National Institute is designed to provide an
opportunity for lawyers and non-lawyers to obtain
a relatively low cost, top quality comprehensive in-
troduction to labor and employment law. It is also
intended to be a refresher course for experienced
attorneys, human resource professionals, and labor
organization officials who work in the field. It will
offer a practical approach to the basic law and reg-
ulations governing employment policies and pro-
cedures.
  Co-Chairs of the National Institute are Arnold E.
Perl, a Memphis management attorney in the firm
of Young & Perl, and Charles A. Werner, a St. Louis
union attorney in the firm of Schuchat, Cook &
Werner. The coordinating co-chair of the National
Institute is Mayer G. Freed, a professor of law at
Northwestern University School of Law. All ses-
sions will be presented by experienced attorneys,
academics, government officials and other profes-
sionals who have achieved regional and national
prominence as outstanding experts in their fields.
  To register for this National Institute, telephone
or fax Diane L. Nickolson, Program Administrator,
American Bar Association, phone 312/988-6209;
telefax 312/988-5368.                         i


nouncements will keep you updated on Section ac-
tivities. Please look for them. We have substantial
programming ready to roll.
  Some other significant developments are worthy
of your attention:
  1. Readership Survey-Very shortly, a cross
section of our members will receive a questionnaire
seeking relevant information concerning our pub-
lications, your areas of practice, and other signifi-
cant information of interest to the Section. It is
extremely important that you return the survey
promptly. Only through this playback can we better
understand the composition of our Section and your
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