The Institute's 2010 Oakland Reception

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The Institute's 2010 Oakland Reception

  1. 2. Advancing Equality and Justice in the American Workplace
  2. 3. <ul><li>Stronger Enforcement of Workplace Protections </li></ul><ul><li>Access to the Courts and the Right to Trial by Jury </li></ul><ul><li>Greater Availability of Effective Legal Representation </li></ul>Securing Employee Rights
  3. 4. Joining the Effort to Eliminate Forced Arbitration <ul><li>Groundbreaking research conducted by The Institute </li></ul><ul><li>Revealed that the majority of Americans is against the practice of forced arbitration </li></ul><ul><li>Opposition to forced arbitration is consistent across gender and political affiliation </li></ul>2009 National Study of Public Attitudes on Forced Arbitration
  4. 5. <ul><li>Preserving Aggrieved Workers’ Access to the Courts </li></ul><ul><li>Reforming Summary Judgment Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting Employee Rights Advocates in Targeting Summary Judgment Abuse </li></ul>National Litigation Strategy Project
  5. 6. The Paul H. Tobias Attorney Fellowship Program <ul><li>Honoring NELA’s visionary founder </li></ul><ul><li>Cultivating the next generation of employee rights advocates </li></ul><ul><li>Furthering The Institute’s bold agenda for equality and justice </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Every worker whose rights have been violated on the job deserves high quality legal representation. </li></ul><ul><li>The Institute’s Scholarship Program makes NELA’s continuing legal education programs accessible to lawyers and law students who otherwise could not afford to further their training in employee rights advocacy. </li></ul><ul><li>So far, NELA/The Institute have awarded over $74,000 in scholarships to 72 public interest, legal services, and private practitioners </li></ul>The Employee Rights Advocacy Scholarship Program
  7. 8. Brendan Donelon, Donelon P.C. NELA Member and Supporter of The Institute “ The Institute provides an essential service to workers throughout the country. That, coupled with its projects to ensure justice in our legal system, make it an organization all employment lawyers should consider supporting.”
  8. 9. The Institute Welcomes Your Involvement in Advancing Equality and Justice in the American Workplace <ul><li>Make a tax-deductible gift to support one or more of our programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The National Litigation Strategy Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Paul H. Tobias Attorney Fellowship Program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Employee Rights Advocacy Scholarship Program </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Make an unrestricted contribution to The Institute </li></ul><ul><li>Designate The Institute as a cy pres recipient </li></ul><ul><li>Name The Institute as a beneficiary in your will or living trust </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer your special skills and talents </li></ul>
  9. 10. Thank you to our generous hosts: Thank You to Our Generous Host you to our generous hosts

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