The American Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section’s Annual Conference on Labor & Employment Law begins Wednesday in Denver, Colorado.  Last year’s conference in Philadelphia was a big success and given what the ABA has planned for this year, I expect things to be bigger and better than ever.  To give you some perspective, over 1250 people attended last year’s conference and you can check out my post from that event here.

The four-day conference is chock-full of notable programs on topics as varied as:

  • Employment Class-Action Arbitrations;
  • Neutrality Agreements, Card Checks and Voluntary Recognition;
  • Use and Misuse of Screening Devices for Employment;
  • Sex, Sexual Orientation, Sex Stereotyping, Gender Nonconformity and Transgender Claims.

Of course, my favorite program is on Saturday morning entitled How to Grow Your Labor & Employment Practice.  I may be a bit biased, however, since I will be speaking and moderating the discussion. We’ll talk about the new ways of networking and marketing, along with the good "old-fashioned" techniques that are still very effective.  We have a fairly diverse panel so it promises to be a lively presentation and discussion.

For those going to Denver, feel free to drop me a line at dschwartz at and I’d be happy to catch up with you there.  Or feel free to drop a comment here at the blog to let us know. 

I will try to "live-blog" from the event with some of the highlights as I see them so stay tuned for updates.