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NELA/Illinois is the Illinois affiliate of the National Employment Lawyers Association. NELA promotes the workplace rights of individual employees through public policy, legislation, and other activities.

NELA/Illinois was founded as an affiliate in 1986 and provides educational programs, publications, technical support, and networking benefits to its members.

NELA 2018 Annual Convention
Connect • Build • Advance
June 27–30, Chicago

NELA/Illinois encourages all of its members to attend the NELA 2018 Annual Convention, hosted in Chicago. Find the registration, program, and all other information here:
Dues Waiver
Current NELA/Illinois members who attend the Annual Convention will have their NELA/Illinois dues waived for the next bar year (Sept. 2018-2019).
Financial Assistance with Registration Fees
Need-based scholarships for registration fees are available.  The application form is now available to download. Applications will be now accepted until June 1. Please download the application form.

Please join us at
The NELA-Illinois Welcome Reception Honoring David Lee

Photo of David

June 28
5:30 to 7:30
Remarks at 6:15   ?   Appetizers and Cocktails Throughout

Please join us June 28, 5:30-7:30, for the NELA-Illinois Welcome Reception at Venue Six10, 610 S. Michigan Ave (9th Floor – Crown Family Great Hall). In addition to welcoming NELA national members, NELA-Illinois will honor David Lee for his contributions to NELA and NELA-Illinois.

Cocktails and appetizers will be available, with remarks honoring David at 6:15 pm. All NELA-Illinois members and their guests are encouraged to attend. Convention registration is not required.

Please RSVP here.

Whether or not you attend, you can also thank David for by submitting a statement, picture or short video tribute.

We look forward to seeing at the reception.

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Chicago, IL 60605