22nd annual Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Program
December 1, 2006
8 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
On Friday, December 1, 2006, the law school will present the 22nd annual Illinois Public Sector Labor Relations Law Program. This conference is designed for lawyers whose practice involves labor law, local government law or school law; for state and local government and public education officials, administrators and labor relations officers; for union officials, business agents and uniserv directors; and for arbitrators and mediators. The opening plenary session features Laurence Msall, President of the Civic Federation, who will address the topic “The Status and Future of Public Employee Retiree Benefits.” His speech will be followed by concurrent hands-on, interactive workshops on several hot button topics of current interest: IPLRA Developments, Pensions, Retiree Health Insurance, Retirement Benefits in the Educational Sector, Interest Arbitration, Military Leave, Ethical Dilemmas in the Practice of Labor Law and Labor Relations, Charter Schools, First Amendment Issues in the Light of Garcetti v. Ceballos, IELRA Developments, Medical Records Confidentiality, Police & Firefighter Forum, Work-Family Conflict Issues, Higher Education Forum, Managing Complex Issues in Negotiations, A Primer on Unemployment Compensation, and The Interplay of the Grievance & Labor Board Processes.
Law students (JD only) enrolled at Chicago-Kent are welcome to attend any or all of the program sessions free of charge. Course materials, luncheon and reception are not included, however, copies of the materials will be available in the library after the program.
If you are interested in volunteering to work at the conference, in exchange for complementary course materials and an opportunity to network at the conference luncheon and reception, please let us know when you stop by the office (Suite 673) to register, or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Pre-registration is required no later than Tuesday, November 28, 2006.
2006-07 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law
Co-Sponsored by the Institute for Law and the Workplace and Jackson Lewis LLP
Topic: Papers may address any topic relating to the law governing the workplace, such as employment law, labor law, employee benefits, or employment discrimination. Only the first two submissions per law school will be accepted as entries for consideration.
Submissions must be the law student author's own work and must not be submitted for publication elsewhere. Authors must have completed or be currently taking coursework in employment or labor law, and must be enrolled in an accredited law school during the fall 2006 semester. There are formatting guidelines that must be followed. For questions, contact Professor Martin H. Malin by e-mail at email@example.com.
Prizes: One top honors award of $3,000 and two $1,000 awards will be presented to the top three entries. In addition to the cash awards, the top three entries will be published on the Institute for Law and the Workplace Web site. (Electronic versions of winning papers will be required.)
Deadline: Submissions are due no later than Tuesday, January 16, 2007.