4 days $1,850
3 days $1,450
2 days $1,060
1 day $630
*Each day includes a one-hour on-your-own lunch break.
If you practice before the EEOC, MSPB, FLRA or in other federal sector employment forums, you won’t want to miss this four-day intensive seminar that explores all aspects of administrative employment law. It’s the only training available with such an all-star faculty — who have a combined 180 years’ experience in addressing the challenges you face! You’ll hear their invaluable insights firsthand as they demonstrate best practices that will enable you to significantly increase your skill and effectiveness. You'll also get a chance to discuss the OPM’s Interpretive Guidance on Section 5 Ensuring Integrity of Personnel Files Contained in Executive Order 13839, just issued on October 10, 2018! Executive Order 13839 has posed difficulty to practitioners and advocates trying to settle EEO, MSPB and FLRA cases where the impediment has been a demand by complainants or appellants for so-called “clean paper” settlements. Our panel of experts will help you understand the nuance of the Executive Order and the Interpretive Guidance and provide helpful suggestions for how you can structure settlement agreements that comply with the new guidance from OPM.
Pilot Programs: The EEOC is implementing a variety of new pilot programs to more efficiently process and reduce the number of complaints of discrimination pending hearing before its administrative judges. This is your opportunity to learn about these programs and other EEOC initiatives that may dramatically change the way cases are handled by the Commission, as our instructors tell you everything you need to know to prepare. You’ll also hear about the latest cases and how to incorporate them into filings before EEOC administrative judges, appellate arguments, and case assessments.
Winning Tactics: When it comes to trying a case, knowledge is power. You’ll learn to hone your discovery requests to uncover evidence the other side doesn’t want you to find. Plus, you’ll discover how to improve your deposition practice to capture the “sound bites” that will help you prevail on summary judgment and at hearings. You’ll also gain strategies to write persuasive pleadings that show the judge why you have a winning case.
Written Submissions: Written submissions are your chance to lay out your best arguments and evidence for the judge. Learn how to improve your Responses to initial appeals before the MSPB. We’ll also focus on using prehearing submissions to educate the judge and using post-hearing briefs to wrap up your case in a winning package.
Q&A With the Judges: Want to know what the judge really thinks about your practice? Former EEOC Administrative Judge Dwight Lewis leads a panel discussion on best practices in filing appeals to the EEOC, PFRs to the MSPB and exceptions to the FLRA. The judges will also share tips on effectively using Settlement Conferences, Mediation and other forms of ADR to settle stubborn cases.