About NELA/Illinois

NELA/Illinois is the Illinois affiliate of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA).

Founded in 1985, NELA is the country's first and only bar association that is exclusively comprised of lawyers who solely or primarily represent individuals in employment-related matters.

NELA promotes the workplace rights of individual employees through public policy, legislation, and other activities.

With more than 3,500 members, NELA is the nation's leading advocate for employee rights.

NELA members are the lawyers who bring actions to ensure equal employment opportunity for all, and to vindicate the rights of individuals to fairness and justice in the workplace.

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