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Benefits of Membership

WELA Listserv

WELA members are entitled to participate in an internet-based electronic discussion group, or “listserv,” that provides almost instant feedback to questions and thoughts related to employment law.

Appellate Reports

The WELA ALERT is a monthly newsletter that highlights the month’s new appellate court decisions as well as other news useful to WELA members. Members may report on their recent victories and defeats, as well as advertise for new employees.

Membership Directory

WELA publishes its Membership Directory on its website. This directory includes contact information about every WELA member, as well as information about the areas of practice of each member.

Quarterly + Short Programs

WELA sponsors short programs on a regular basis. These programs are presented free of charge. For a list of upcoming programs, see the Upcoming Events Page.

Annual CLE

Once a year, WELA presents a full-day CLE devoted to the cutting-edge issues facing plaintiff’s employment lawyers.

Amicus Briefs

WELA is very active in providing amicus briefs on issues that affect workers in Washington. In the past several years, we have weighed in on every Washington State Supreme Court case interpreting employment law.

Experts

Members of WELA have worked with many professionals in preparing and prosecuting their clients’ cases. WELA members share contact and specialty information about experts.

Verdicts + Settlements

By WELA members and for WELA members, we collect information about verdicts and settlements in employment cases.

Links + Resources

WELA has collected links to a few other websites that may be useful to employees and their advocates, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Washington State Human Rights Commission, and the Washington Department of Labor & Industries’ Wage and Hour Standards pages.

WELA Profile

WELA members can access, update, and edit their profiles directly through the website by clicking here. The membership directory is a great resource for employees who are looking for an attorney whether by practice area, geographical area, or by name.

Why Join WELA?

WELA is devoted to the promotion of employee rights. We believe that this is most effectively done through an organization of attorneys who are similarly devoted. Therefore, membership in WELA is available to any Washington attorney whose employment-related legal representation is at least 75% on behalf of employees. Student members must merely certify that they subscribe to the purpose of promoting the rights of employees. WELA’s mission is to enforce and advance employee rights, in recognition that employment with dignity and fairness is fundamental to the quality of life. We do this by promoting and increasing public awareness of the rights of individual employees; enhancing the quality of legal representation of employees; advocating for employee rights before courts and legislative bodies; and assisting and supporting members in their practice of plaintiffs’ employment law. WELA is comprised of attorneys, law professors, paralegals and law students devoted to the promotion of employee rights. Choose your membership level above to sign up and join WELA online. Want to print and mail the application and payment? Download the application here!

Choose Your Membership Level

WELA is only available to any Washington attorney whose employment-related legal representation is at least 75% on behalf of employees. Student members must merely certify that they subscribe to the purpose of promoting the rights of employees. By initialing here you are certifying that at least 75% of your employment-related legal representation is on behalf of employees