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ABOUT THE COLLEGE

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, was founded in 1995 on the 60th anniversary of the National Labor Relations Board and the 30th anniversary of Title VII and Executive Order 11246. The College began as a non -profit professional association honoring the leading lawyers nationwide in the practice of Labor and Employment Law. It has now evolved to become an intellectual and practical resource for the support of our profession and our many audiences. The primary purpose of the College is recognition of individuals, sharing knowledge and delivering value to the many different groups who can benefit from its value model.

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MISSION, PURPOSE AND VALUE PROPOSITION

MISSION

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers is a fellowship of the most accomplished members of the labor and employment law community.
Its mission is:
  • To promote achievement, advancement, and excellence in the practice of labor and employment law,
  • To establish, by example, the standards of professionalism and civility for the practice of labor and employment law,
  • To share our experience and knowledge to improve existing systems of dispute resolution and conflict management and to develop new ones.
  • To recognize and honor distinguished members of the labor and employment law community.
  • To convene meetings and sponsor programs to pursue our mission, to induct new members, and to celebrate our fellowship, and
  • To act as a resource of labor and employment law knowledge, skills, experience and history for the bar, for academia, for government, for the judiciary and for the community at large.

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PRINCIPLES OF CIVILITY AND PROFESSIONALISM

The Board of Governors, in keeping with its tradition of representing the highest standards and ideals of the profession, has approved Principles of Civility and Professionalism for Advocates, based on the dedicated work of a committee of Fellows, chaired by Max Zimny and Debra Millenson. The College intends the Principles to govern the conduct of Fellows and the admission of Fellows into the College. They are disseminated throughout the profession as a reminder of the importance of civility, collegiality, and professionalism in our daily lives as advocates in the field of labor and employment law.

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