Each year, usually during the first or second weekend in November, MELA holds its annual conference, welcoming its members and potential new members to get together for continuing legal education presentations over a two day period. Past presenters have included representatives of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Maryland Commission on Human Relations, federal and state court judges, arbitrators and mediators and prominent attorneys practicing in the area of Labor and Employment Law from Maryland and throughout the country. During our annual conference, we also elect our officers, directors and board members and honor those who have served in those roles the previous year.  

MELA will hold this year’s annual conference at the Greenbelt Marriott in Greenbelt, Maryland, which has provided us with good space, good food, and free parking. The conference is scheduled for December 02, 2016.   This year's theme is "The Runway:  From Initial Consult to Pretrial Conference," and covers the progression from intake to the eve of trial.The conference committee is hard at work planning the program. If you have ideas for topics or want to volunteer to get involved as a speaker or planner, please contact Robin Cockey at

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