31 Lab. & Emp. L. 1 (2002-2003)

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               FALL 2002
VOLUME 3 , NUMBER 1
     Secion of Labor and
         Employriert Law
American Bar Associ ti01


Te Sction of Labor and Employ-
mnt Law is pleased to announce
t the third installment of its
mprehensive basics series enti-
tled Labor and Employment Law:
The Basics will be conducted in
Atlanta this November. From No-
vember 6 to 9, attendees will have
        the opportunity to attend
        sessions focusing on
          the National Labor Re-
              lations Act, basic
    ~equal employ-
                    ment oppor-

                      tunity law
                      and pro-
                      cedures,
                      employ-
                      ment liti-
                      gation
                      skills
                    training,
              trade secrets and
          covenants not to com-
pete, and the Fair Labor Stan-
dards and Family and Medical
Leave Acts. The new format was
rolled out in Chicago this June
and presented again in Los Ange-
les in September. Conducting
these sessions in the same loca-
tion over several days affords
those who are new to the practice
of labor and employment law or
would 1 ke further training in
these areas the opportunity to do
so all in one location. Attendees


will have the option of registering
for only the programs that they
plan to attend or registering for
the entire four-day series at a dis-
counted rate. The Section's ba-
sics programs are a remarkable
value with each full-day program
priced at only $125 for Section
members and each half-day ses-
sion costing only $95. The sessions
will take place at the Wyndham
Atlanta Hotel.
   The program will begin on
Wednesday, November 6, with a
full-day program focusing on the
basics of the National Labor Rela-
tions Act. The one-day Employ-
ment Litigation Skills Training Pro-
gram and the Equal Employment
Opportunity Basic Law and Proce-
dures Program will run on Thurs-
day, November 7, and on Friday,
November 8, respectively. The
Section also will sponsor half-day
programs addressing the issues
related to the Fair Labor Stan-
dards Act and Family and Medical
Leave Act, and trade secrets and
covenants not to compete on Sat-
urday, November 9.
  The Employment Litigation
Skills Training sessions will fea-
ture presentations on pleadings,
deposition techniques that win
cases, summary judgment, win-
ning trial techniques, and over-
coming the obstacles presented


by temperamental judges and dif-
ficult adversaries. The EEO Basics
sessions will include a substantive
law overview, the administrative
process, ethical issues, and settle-
ment alternatives, among others.
The FLSA and FMLA program will
provide a substantive law
overview, guidelines for enforce-
ment of the Acts, exemptions, and
remedies available under the
Acts. The session focusing on


trade secrets will focus on the
duty of loyalty and strategies and
tactics for litigation.
   For conplete program informa-
tion including agendas, registra-
tion information, and a listing of
speakers, please contact the Sec-
tion office at 312/988-5813 or visit
the Section website at
www.abanet org/labor. We hope to
see you in Atlanta for this exciting
program.


Section immediate past chair Sorrell Logothetis, Sectio
Carey, and ABA chair-elect Dennis Archer at Annual M(
Washington, D.C.


Basics Programs in Atlanta

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