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Unemployment Law Project Webinar

Join Us For WELA's First Ever Virtual Event! Wednesday, April 29, 12:00 PM ? The Unemployment Law Project will be hosting a Webinar for WELA members.? Learn about how we can advocate for employees in this time when they need us most. When: Apr 29, 2020 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Register in […]

A Discussion on Title VII & Bostock

WELA Virtual CLE A Discussion on Title VII & Bostock Thursday, July 9, 2020, 12:00 PM "In Title VII, Congress outlawed discrimination in the workplace on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Today, we must decide whether an employer can fire someone simply for being homosexual or transgender. The answer is […]

Intersectional Discrimination & Harassment Claims

Online via Zoom WA

WELA Virtual CLE Intersectional Discrimination & Harassment Claims Thursday, September 24, 2020, 12:00 PM Discrimination and harassment claims are often more complex than simply pointing to race or sex as a causal factor.  Sometimes one cannot explain the employer’s conduct as being on the basis of membership in a single protected class; instead it is […]

WELA’s Annual CLE 2020

Online via Zoom WA

WELA'S ANNUAL CLE WELA’s 2020 CLE will occur online on Thursday, October 15, 2020 This year’s theme is “Horseshoes & Hand Grenades: Obstacles and Opportunities in Adjacent Areas of Law.”  We will have a rich group of speakers presenting short programs on topics like: making use of ERISA to expand recoverable damages; understanding and using […]

WELA & WSAJ Present: Pandemic Jury Trials: Show Up and “Be Flexible”

  We know it’s been a long year, so with the help of the Washington State Association for Justice we are offering a free CLE to kick off 2021. As courts balance public health with the need for fair and timely administration of justice, the remote jury trial is a solution gaining acceptance in Washington’s […]

What’s So Special About Seattle? Litigating Under Seattle’s Labor Standards Ordinances

Join Us for a Brown Bag WELA Event! Friday, October 1, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Via Zoom Presented by the Seattle Office of Labor Standards: What's so Special About Seattle? Litigating Under Seattle's Labor Standards Ordinances Since 2012, the Seattle City Council has enacted 17 Seattle Labor Standards Ordinances, including 15 laws […]

WELA’s Annual CLE 2021

Registration is Open for WELA's Annual CLE! Trials in 2020 and Beyond The CLE will take place Thursday, November 4, 2021 from 9:00am to 4:00pm, virtually via Zoom.  We will hear from litigators who have tried cases during the pandemic, as well as judges who have designed virtual trial protocols, presided over virtual trials, and can share insights about […]


WELA Brown Bag CLE: Wage Liens

Join Us for a Brown Bag WELA Event! Thursday, February 10, 2022 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Via Zoom Lien in, because this is big news. On April 16th, 2021, Washington State signed into law the Washington Wage Recovery Act, effective January 1st, 2022. This bill greatly improves the position of employees in securing […]

Happy Hour CLE: For-Cause Challenges

Rainier Square 401 Union Street, Lower Deck, Level 3, Seattle, WA

Join Us for a WELA Happy Hour Event! Wednesday, August 24, 2022 | 4:30 - 6:30 PM | In-Person For-Cause Challenges Beth Bloom will present on how to effectively use For-Cause Challenges to help shape your jury for the best result.  Recently, Beth Bloom was part of the excellent trial team (Ed Budge and Hank Balson) that obtained […]

WELA’s Annual CLE 2022

The Edgewater 2411 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA

Registration is Open for WELA's Annual CLE! The Employment Lawyer's Toolkit We look forward to seeing you at the beautiful Edgewater Hotel on October 14, 2022 for WELA's Annual CLE, and hope that you've been saving the date. Here are the event details: What: 2022 WELA CLE: The Employment Lawyer's Toolkit Where: Edgewater Hotel with virtual option  When: […]