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WELA’s 2019 Annual CLE – Countering Defense Tactics

Pacific Tower: Panoramic Room 1200 12th Avenue South, Seattle, WA

Mark your calendars for?WELA's Annual CLE! This year?s program will focus on ?Countering Defense Tactics,? with presentations on discovery abuse and techniques to handle it, eliminating bogus affirmative defenses, how to combat biases and reticence in jurors, and more.?The CLE will be held in the Panoramic Room of the Pacific Tower with a stunning view […]

WELA’s Annual Meeting and CLE

FareStart Restaurant 700 Virginia St., Seattle, WA

WELA's Annual Meeting Preceded by a CLE Presentation Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Start your New Year by celebrating and connecting with your WELA friends and colleagues! The meeting and reception will be preceded?by WELA's first CLE of the year. The event will take place on Wednesday, January 15, 2020?at?FareStart Restaurant?(map). The CLE will take place […]

Seattle Ordinances Protecting Employees

Loft Bar at Hotel Andra 2000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA

WELA Happy Hour CLE Seattle Ordinances Protecting Employees Thursday, March 26, 2020, 4:30 PM Come join us for happy hour! Let?s celebrate spring!?The CLE starts at 4:30PM?followed by happy hour, snacks and the first drink is on WELA! The event will be held at Hotel Andra?s Loft Bar in Seattle on Thursday, March 26. Please […]

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 […]