Labor and Employment Law Section

employment contractWelcome to the Washington State Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section. 
The WSBA Labor and Employment Law Section is one of the larger sections of the state bar with over 900 members. The Section includes members who practice many different aspects of labor and employment law, including lawyers representing private and public sector employers, unions, management, and individual employees, as well as law professors, arbitrators, and other neutrals. Section members practice in all geographic areas of the state. Lawyers interested in joining the Section may go here for additional information

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14th Annual Labor and Employment Conference 

When: Nov. 21, 2014
            8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Where: Washington State Convention Center

Registration is available online

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Easily accessible at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle (and via simulcast for those located in other parts of the state or unable to attend in person). Whether you practice labor and employment law a little or a lot, and regardless of your degree of experience, this is a can’t-miss CLE. It will include outstanding speakers and balanced, interactive speaker panels. 

Speakers and topics include:

  • Washington State Supreme Court Justices Debra Stephens and Mary Yu
  • Kelby Fletcher and Jillian Barron addressing recent developments in state and federal law
  • Cutting-edge and emerging Affordable Care Act issues
  • Emotional and mental health disability issues
  • Hot topics in labor law
  • Bankruptcy law that employment lawyers should know but don’t (or what happens and what can you do when your client or the opposing party files for bankruptcy?)
  • And more

In addition to providing you with essential information for your practice, the conference provides you with the opportunity to hear from top practitioners representing a range of public and private sector employers and employees, and unions, as well as judges, professors, and other neutrals, in a balanced manner. It affords you an excellent opportunity to network with your colleagues from all over the state, representing all perspectives of the labor and employment area.  


Resource for Members

Casemaker Legal Research

Contact the Section

Section members: To join the Section list serve and for general questions, please send your email address and Bar number to For more information and to get involved with the Section, please contact the Section chair, Margaret Cary.

Section Administration

Bylaws, Annual Report, and Executive Committee

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