Membership

An unparalled platform for innovative community and relationship-building, meaningful professional advancement, and dynamic mentoring.

NELC is the premiere organization for all experienced management-side labor and employment law attorneys and HR leaders of color.

In-House Counsel

Outside Counsel

Experienced, Senior Level Attorneys

Junior Level Attorneys

NELC for
In-House Counsel

Comprised of highly proficient in-house and outside counsel experts, NELC members often collaborate in real-time to address the most challenging labor and employment law matters, and help each other stay current on legal updates across various jurisdictions.

“The information sharing and benchmarking that I am able to do with other NELC members helps me address and solve, to some extent, the challenges I face as an in-house attorney.”

Vik Jaitly

Legal Counsel, Employment & Litigation
Wawa, Inc.

NELC for
Outside Counsel

NELC fosters robust networking and relationship building, provides advanced level CLEs, offers speaking engagements, and more, leading outside counsel to valuable business development and professional advancement opportunities.

“There are endless opportunities for business development. I have grown my book of business as a result of the referral sources and contacts I’ve made at NELC.”

Shalanna Pirtle

Partner and Chief Talent, Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

NELC for
Experienced Attorneys

NELC offers unparalleled labor & employment law programming from leading legal experts from across the country, provides access to top diverse legal talent, and creates opportunities for members seeking leadership roles.

“NELC has people who substantively know the law, live the law, breathe the law, and can talk about the law in amazing ways!”

Barbara Dunlap

Vice President, Legal
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits

NELC for
Junior Attorneys

Our programs for junior attorneys, both in-house and outside counsel, provide advanced skills training, exposure to NELC’s network of seasoned labor & employment attorneys, foster mentoring relationships, and create a pipeline for future NELC leaders.

“The NELC Academy was a pivotal experience for me and changed the trajectory of my career. I also met lifelong mentors, colleagues, and friends I consider family. It is an investment in your professional growth.”

Janice Sued Agresti

Associate Attorney, Cozen O’Connor

Annual Membership Benefits and Dues

January - December
Membership Benefits
Regular Membership
Sustaining Membership
Listing in NELC's membership directory with photo and bio
Priority access and discounted registration fee to NELC’s space-limited, signature Annual Conference
Free access to NELC Regional Conference and webinars
Speaking opportunities at NELC programs and events
Access to members-only portals and discussion groups for In-House and Outside Counsel
Opportunities to join and participate in NELC planning and subcommittees
Special recognition at NELC Annual Conference
Special member highlight and video profile promoted via email and LinkedIn

Annual Dues

$250

**$400 after
Feb 15, 2024

$1000

Current Members - Renew Your Membership

If you were a dues paying member in 2023, you can easily renew your membership by logging into your member profile.

If you need assistance with this process, please contact Vanessa Griffin at Membership Services.

Non-Members - Apply for Membership

If you did not have a dues paid membership in 2023, you can apply to join NELC. Review the membership criteria and apply online today.

If you need assistance with this process, please contact Vanessa Griffin at Membership Services.

Current Members

Renew Your Membership

If you were a dues paying member in 2023, you can easily renew your membership by logging into your member profile.

If you need assistance with this process, please contact Vanessa Griffin at Membership Services.

Non-Members

Apply for Membership

If you did not have a dues paid membership in 2023, you can apply to join NELC. Review the membership criteria and apply online today.

If you need assistance with this process, please contact Vanessa Griffin at Membership Services.

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