Each year, usually during the first or second weekend in December, 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.  

Maryland Employment Lawyers Association

14th Annual Conference

Friday, November 30, 2018

8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Crowne Plaza in Greenbelt

6400 Ivy Lane

Greenbelt, MD 20770

Confirmed topics include:

"An epic disaster: Forced arbitration after the Epic Systems trilogy"

“Images with Impact: using great graphics in trial presentation”

“Sexual Harassment in the Me-Too Era”

Panels on non-competition agreements, discovery motions, settlement agreements, including tax ramifications, and  an address by Judge Grimm.

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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