Please note that upon purchasing a membership, you are considered a pending member. Your membership applicability with be reviewed by the Membership Committee and voted upon at a monthly board meeting. Upon approval, you will receive an email confirmation, along with ListServ access. Be sure to respond to any emails or calls from the committee promptly, to ensure they have the info they need to approve you.

MWELA Programs and Services

  • On our vibrant and active ListServ, MWELA members share strategies, tips, and responses to queries regarding recurrent employment law issues. The ListServ is also available as an on-line searchable database, a powerful research tool;
  • MWELA holds brown bag gatherings featuring presentations on trial strategies, emerging employment law issues, use of new courtroom technologies, successful litigation efforts, and other matters critical to a successful employment law practice;
  • Our Moot Court Committee regularly prepares our members for oral argument before appellate courts;
  • MWELA’s Amicus Committee produces thoughtful and excellent briefs, available on the website under Amicus Briefs, on important policy matters before the courts of appeals, lending a powerful additional voice for the plaintiff and for employees generally;
  • MWELA Case Evaluation service is designed to better equip attorneys in the plaintiff’s employment law field. The services provided are a Three-member Clinic Panel and a Single Evaluator Consultation;
  • At our all-day Annual Conference, MWELA presents local and federal judges, colleagues, and outside experts on topics concerning all aspects of the plaintiffs employment practice. We also present our annual Lawyer of the Year award;
  • MWELA holds regular social events, including happy hours and receptions.
  • MWELA works toward changes in public policy to strengthen anti-discrimination and related workplace laws;
  • MWELA works with our local courts to provide guidance and education to judges, and to facilitate the just and fair treatment of employment litigants;
  • MWELA loans its powerful 2500 lumen LCD projector to members in good standing, and encourages members to take advantage of the persuasive impact of visual presentations for settlement conferences, trials, and practice presentations;
  • MWELA produces a newsletter covering member news, victories, and key decisions.
  • MWELA encourages our members to join the National Employment Lawyers Association, www.nela.org.

New Regular Membership (2019)

$110.00

MWELA Regular Members receive the following benefits:

  • Access to the MWELA List Serve, including searchable archives
  • Ability to request a Moot Court or moot or a pre-brief brainstorming
  • Member rate for Case Evaluation Panels and individual Case Evaluation sessions
  • Member rate for MWELA Annual Conference
  • Access to MWELA Annual Reception
  • Access to on-line Brief Bank and searchable database
  • Access to Member Directory
  • Ability to borrow MWELA’s LCD projector
  • MWELA bi-monthly newsletter, via email
  • $25 discount on National Employment Lawyers Association dues

New President's Club Membership (2019)

$295.00

MWELA President's Club Members receive all the benefits of Regular Membership as well as the following benefits:

  • Listing in MWELA’s Find A Lawyer, a public search function listing members by practice area
  • Listing in MWELA newsletter as President's Club Member
  • Name Badge recognition at MWELA events as President's Club Member

New Sustaining Membership (2019)

$195.00

MWELA Sustaining Members receive all the benefits of Regular Membership as well as the following benefits:

  • Listing in MWELA’s Find A Lawyer, a public search function listing members by practice area
  • Listing in MWELA newsletter as Sustaining Member
  • Name Badge recognition at MWELA events as Sustaining Member

New Student Membership (2019)

$25.00

MWELA Student Members are current students with an interest in employment law. MWELA Student Members receive the following benefits:

  • Student rate for MWELA Annual Conference
  • Access to MWELA Annual Reception
  • Access to on-line Brief Bank and searchable database
  • Access to Member Directory
  • MWELA bi-monthly newsletter, via email

New Non-Attorney Legal Professional Membership (2019)

$25.00

MWELA Non-Attorney Legal Professional Members are individuals who are not currently admitted to a bar and who are employed by an MWELA member’s law practice or employee-rights advocacy organizations as paralegals or administrative staff. MWELA Non-Attorney Legal Professional Members receive the following benefits:

  • Discount rate for MWELA Annual Conference
  • Access to MWELA Annual Reception
  • Access to on-line Brief Bank and searchable database
  • Access to Member Directory
  • MWELA bi-monthly newsletter, via email