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Celebrate Our Diversity

An opportunity for minority labor and employment practitioners to re-engage or learn more about the Labor and Employment Law Section.

Date: October 16, 2014
Time: 5:30 p.m-8:30 p.m.
Location: Craft Work Restaurant and Bar, 8047 Agnes Street, Detroit, MI 48214

Register by October 10: online or by mail/fax form PDF

22nd Annual Bernard Gottfried Memorial Labor Law Symposium

    Featuring Keynote Speaker Nancy J. Schiffer, National Labor Relations Board

    Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014
    Time: 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
    Location: Wayne State University Law School, Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium
    Cost:
    $100*, includes meals and presentation materials
    *Students, NLRB staff, and government employees may register for a reduced fee of $25

    Register online or by mail form
    Reservation deadline is October 2, 2014.

    Bernard Gottfried
    1925-1992

      After Bernard Gottfried became director of Region Seven of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in 1973, he instituted a series of annual NLRB updates for the labor law community, bringing together agency staff members and practitioners. Gottfried's dedication to the practice of labor law and education inspired friends and colleagues in the Detroit legal community to honor his memory with an ongoing program highlighting developments in labor law. Wayne State University Law School and the National Labor Relations Board, Region Seven, in sponsorship with the State Bar of Michigan Labor and Employment Law Section, are proud to present this 22nd Annual Symposium in memory of Bernard Gottfried.

      Proceeds from the Bernard Gottfried Memorial Labor Law Symposium will be used to fund future educational programs and to further labor law studies at Wayne Law School.

    Nancy J. Schiffer, Board Member, National Labor Relations Board

      Following her nomination by President Barack Obama, she was sworn in as a member of the NLRB on August 2, 2013. A Michigan native, she began her legal career as a field attorney with Region 7. After leaving Region 7, she worked in private practice with a law firm; as an associate general counsel and deputy general counsel with the UAW; and, most recently, as an associate general counsel with the AFL-CIO in Washington, D.C., a position she retired from in 2012. She earned her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School.

    Questions? Call the Law School Dean's Office at (313) 577-6497.

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