Events


ADR Court-Certified Neutrals Seminar

Jan. 29, 2016
Scott Hall, Pruellage Courtroom
100 N. Tucker Blvd., 12th Floor
St. Louis, Missouri 63101

Co‐sponsored by The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and SLU LAW

"OVERVIEW OF ADR IN THE EASTERN DISTRICT"
Gregory J. Linhares

Clerk of Court

"FRIENDLY PERSUASION IN MEDIATION"
Professor James A. Wall, Jr.
University of Missouri-Columbia

"ETHICS PRIORITIES AND CONUNDRUMS FOR MEDIATORS"
Judge Karen Klein

Former United States Magistrate Judge, District of North Dakota

ETHICAL ISSUES IN MEDIATION
Panel of Mediators
 
ASK THE JUDGES
Panel of U.s. District and Magistrate Judges

Keynote

Panel Discussions and Q&A


U.S. District Court ADR Court-Certified Neutrals Seminar

Jan. 24, 2014
Scott Hall, Pruellage Courtroom
100 N. Tucker Blvd., 12th Floor 
St. Louis, Missouri 63101

Co‐sponsored by The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and SLU LAW

"Behind the Curtain of the Wizard: Hidden Issues in Settling Insurance Cases"
John C. Trimble
Lewis Wagner LLP, Indianapolis, Indiana 

"Revisions to the Court's ADR Rules"
James G. Woodward
Clerk of Court 

"Ethical Issues in Mediation"
Karen Tokarz, Professor, Washington University School of Law
Michael Geigerman, managing director, USA&M Midwest 

"The Bench and Bar Colloquium - A Q&A Session"
U.S. District Judges Audrey  G. Fleissig, Catherine D. Perry and E. Richard Webber  
U.S.  Magistrate Judges David D. Noce and  Thomas C. Mummert 

 "Behind the Curtain of The Wizard: Hidden Issues in Settling Insurance Cases"

"Revisions to the Court's ADR Rules" and "Ethical Issues in Mediation and Panel Discussion"


Mastering the Art of Mediation Advocacy (MAMA)

Oct. 4, 2013
100 N. Tucker, St. Louis, MO 63101

Co-sponsored by the Wefel Center for Employment Law and the St. Louis Chapter of the Association of Attorney Mediators

Mastering the Art of Mediation Advocacy (MAMA) is designed to help improve mediation advocacy for all practitioners, from the rookies to the pros. The presenters have 160 years of collective experience in conducting over 10,000 mediations and more than 300 years of litigation experience. The Program will include plenary sessions on preparation of the advocate, the client and the mediator; making effective opening remarks; making effective use of caucuses, and ethics in mediation advocacy. Breakout sessions will cover business, family, personal injury and employment mediations. The program will conclude with formal Q and A session with all presenters and an informal beer and wine debriefing. Save the date of October 4, 2013 for the program at the new SLU School of Law, offering six hours of CLE including one hour of ethics credit.


Recent Developments at the NLRB

Oct. 30, 2012
Morrissey Hall, Room 03

Lynette Zuch
Deputy Regional Attorney at the National Labor Relations Board - Region 14


US Labor Law: A Political Battlefield

Oct. 2, 2012
Morrissey Hall, William H. Kniep Courtroom

Wilma Liebman
Former Chairperson and Member of the National Labor Relations Board


LGBT Employment Discrimination and the Current State of Title VII Law

Sept. 12, 2012
Morrissey Hall, Room 04

Jan Shelly
Senior Trial Attorney at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission


The Rejuvenation of the ADA: Towards True Equality for People With Disabilities

Apr. 19, 2012
Morrissey Hall, William H. Kniep Courtroom

In celebration of the William C. Wefel Center for Employment Law's 25th Anniversary, Saint Louis School of Law will host Chai Feldblum on Thursday, April 19th. Chai Feldblum was nominated to serve as a Commissioner of the EEOC by President Barack Obama, and was confirmed by the Senate, for a term ending on July 1, 2013. Prior to her appointment to the EEOC, Commissioner Feldblum was a Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center where she has taught since 1991. At Georgetown, she founded the Law Center's Federal Legislation and Administrative Clinic, which represented clients such as Catholic Charities USA, the National Disability Rights Network, and the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law. She also founded and co-directed Workplace Flexibility 2010, a policy enterprise focused on finding common ground between employers and employees on workplace flexibility issues. As Legislative Counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union from 1988 to 1991, Commissioner Feldblum played a leading role in helping to draft and negotiate the ground-breaking Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Later, as a law professor representing the Epilepsy Foundation, she was equally instrumental in the drafting and negotiating of the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. Founded in 1987, the William C. Wefel Center for Employment Law provides students with the foundation necessary for the dynamic practice of employment law by offering extensive curriculum with a broad range of courses addressing the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees.


Wefel Center for Employment Law Speaker

Feb. 8, 2011
Morrissey Hall, Room 303

"Recent Developments at the EEOC"
Barbara Seely
Regional Attorney, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Barbara Seely is the Regional Attorney with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission St. Louis Regional Office. She will discuss recent employment discrimination cases and will also address administrative developments at the EEOC.ᅠ


Employment Law Distinguished Speaker Claude (Chip) Harrell

Nov. 3, 2010
Morrissey Hall, Room 03

Claude (Chip) Harrell was appointed as Regional Director in Region 14 (St. Louis and Peoria) in February 2010. As Regional Director, Mr. Harrell supervises the processing of representation and unfair labor practice cases filed under the National Labor Relations Act. During the course of his career with the NLRB, he has been involved in numerous complex and difficult cases. Mr. Harrell has served on national committees affecting Agency policies and procedures including the Representation Case committee which substantially revised both pre- and post-election procedures, and the Field Quality Committee,which effectuates one of the General Counsel's principal goals - to maintain the highest quality of unfair labor practice and representation case handling procedures.


Practicing Law at the Beginning of the 21st Century: Lessons, Tips, and Good Advice

Oct.7, 2010
Morrissey Hall, William H. Kniep Courtroom

Employment Law Practitioner in Residence, Jay P. Krupin, is Chair of the Epstein Becker Green law firm's National Labor Practice, head of the Hospitality Labor and Employment practice group, and Chair of the Firm's Health Employment and Labor (HEAL) Initiative. He also serves on the Firm's Board of Directors. Mr. Krupin represents many national and international businesses, counseling on appropriate employment procedures. He represents businesses all across the United States, advising on federal and state labor, employment and personnel law issues and defending them before administrative agencies and in court proceedings. Mr. Krupin is well-versed in management-union issues, employment discrimination matters and wage-hour practices. He has been engaged to represent corporate clients in virtually every aspect of labor and employment law. In traditional labor relations matters, Mr. Krupin has successfully negotiated more than 350 collective bargaining agreements, and has represented companies in more than 100 union elections and campaigns. Additionally, he has directed the defense of EEO charges, wage-hour compliance, sexual harassment investigations, ADA claims, DOL audits, OSHA compliance, family and medical leave issues, and wrongful termination claims. He works with multinational corporations to establish effective procedures for dealing with labor relations and business immigration problems. A frequent speaker and writer on a variety of topics related to his fields of practice, Mr. Krupin has been quoted in or has authored articles in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The National Law Journal, Legal Times and more than fifty other publications. He has appeared on television and radio programs throughout the nation addressing issues related to labor and employment law. He has also testified before Congress on labor legislation. In 2010, Human Resource Executive magazine listed Mr. Krupin on Lawdragon's Top 100 list of "The Nation's Most Powerful Employment Attorneys."


Jay P. Krupin

Oct. 7, 2010
Morrissey Hall, William H. Kniep Courtroom

Jay P. Krupin is Chair of the Epstein Becker Green law firm's National Labor Practice, head of the Hospitality Labor and Employment practice group, and Chair of the Firm's Health Employment and Labor (HEAL) Initiative. He also serves on the Firm's Board of Directors. Mr. Krupin represents many national and international businesses, counseling on appropriate employment procedures. He represents businesses all across the United States, advising on federal and state labor, employment and personnel law issues and defending them before administrative agencies and in court proceedings.

Mr. Krupin is well-versed in management-union issues, employment discrimination matters and wage-hour practices. He has been engaged to represent corporate clients in virtually every aspect of labor and employment law. In traditional labor relations matters, Mr. Krupin has successfully negotiated more than 350 collective bargaining agreements, and has represented companies in more than 100 union elections and campaigns. Additionally, he has directed the defense of EEO charges, wage-hour compliance, sexual harassment investigations, ADA claims, DOL audits, OSHA compliance, family and medical leave issues, and wrongful termination claims. He works with multinational corporations to establish effective procedures for dealing with labor relations and business immigration problems.

A frequent speaker and writer on a variety of topics related to his fields of practice, Mr. Krupin has been quoted in or has authored articles in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The National Law Journal, Legal Times and more than fifty other publications. He has appeared on television and radio programs throughout the nation addressing issues related to labor and employment law. He has also testified before Congress on labor legislation.

In 2010, Human Resource Executive magazine listed Mr. Krupin on Lawdragon's Top 100 list of "The Nation's Most Powerful Employment Attorneys."


Fifth Annual Employment and Labor Law Colloquium

Sept. 25, 2010
Morrissey Hall, William H. Kneip Courtroom

SLU is co-sponsoring this colloquium, which provides an opportunity for labor and employment law scholars from around the country to present research in progress and receive feedback on those projects. Topics will include issues in Employment Law, Employment Discrimination, Labor Law and Employee Benefits, including international and comparative work in these fields. Missouri CLE credit will be available.


Dianne E. Muccigrosso

Nov. 7, 2009
Morrissey Hall, Room 307

Dianne E. Muccigrosso, Sr. Labor and Employment Counsel, Ralcorp Holdings, Inc. will discuss "Employment and Labor Law Practice from the Management Perspective." Ms. Muccigrosso has represented management clients in labor and employment matters in a variety of settings including: a small law firm, as Director of Legal Services and Assistant General Counsel for Huttig Building corporation, Director of Human Resources Consulting with AAIM Management Association, and currently as in-house counsel at Ralcorp Holdings. Ms. Muccigrosso will address current issues facing management clients and the challenges presented by legal practice in these different settings. This event will take place from 12 - 12:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4 in Room 307.


Ralph R. Tremain

Oct. 7, 2009
Morrissey Hall, Room 02

Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board, Ralph R. Tremain, will discuss "Recent Developments at the National Labor Relations Board". Will Congress pass the proposed "Employee Free Choice Act" strengthening the ability of workers to select a union and achieve a first collective bargaining agreement? Is the National Labor Relations Board legally authorized to decide cases, as it has been since January 2008, with only two members? From his perspective as a seasoned NLRB Regional Director, Mr. Tremain will address these and other current issues facing the NLRB. This event will take place from 12 - 12:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7 in Room 02.


Competition in the Global Workplace: The Role of Law in Economic Markets

April 3, 2009
Recent dramatic changes in economic markets and national economies, and advances in technology and communications have produced an evolving, global workplace. Employment and work-related issues can no longer be addressed only in local or even national terms - a broader perspective is required. This conference brings together a group of leading legal scholars to address current, critical questions, including: What is the practical role of worker representation and of collective action by workers in the global workplace? Lessons will also be drawn from diverse labor and employment experiences in Canada, Chile, and the European Union.

George L. Lenard

Nov. 12, 2008
Morrissey Hall, Room 307

George L. Lenard, partner Harris Dowell Fisher & Harris, LC will discuss "The Use of Online Personal Information in Employment Decisions" including the benefits of online technology to employers, job applicants and self-employed professionals, concerns under discrimination laws, and privacy issues. If you have a MySpace account, a website or a blog, this program will address how employers and recruiters may use your personal information in hiring and employment decisions.


Ralph P. Tremain

October 15, 2008
Morrissey Hall, Room 303

Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board will discuss "Recent Developments at the National Labor Relations Board". In late 2007, the National Labor Relations Board decided a number of cases which dramatically changed labor management relations and protections- from changing the definition of covered employees, to permitting employers to deny employee use of the employer's email system for organizing or other union purposes. From his perspective as a seasoned NLRB Regional Director, Mr. Tremain will address the impact of these decisions.


Professor Elizabeth Pendo

Oct. 29, 2007
Morrissey Hall, Room 307

Professor Pendo will discuss the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, which was just signed into law in May of 2008. This Act provides basic protections which permit and encourage individuals to take advantage of life-saving genetic screening, counseling, testing, and new therapies, without fear of losing their jobs or their health insurance, or of other abuses.



 

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