Thursday, June 20, 2024

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

UL Shelby Campus, Founders Union
  • Government/Non-Profit Member $240.00
  • Judge Member $0.00
  • LBA Solo Section $240.00
  • LBA YLS Member $240.00
  • Member $480.00
  • Non-Member $960.00
  • Paralegal Member $240.00
  • Sustaining Member $432.00

June 19, 2024 11:00 PM

  • Standard Option $0.00
  • Vegetarian Option $0.00

Please note that there is no need to register separately for Day Two of the conference. The registration fee covers both days, and there is no option for one-day or partial registration. 

The Carl A. Warns, Jr. and Edwin R. Render Labor and Employment Law Institute sponsored by the LBA Labor & Employment Law Section and the UL Brandeis School of Law, provides high-quality continuing legal education to local and regional labor and employment law attorneys, human resource professionals, union representatives and other workplace experts. The Institute creates a dialogue between academics, government officials, and practitioners. It is an inclusive forum where employees, union and management-side representatives all feel welcome and benefit from the education provided.


08:00 AM - 08:25 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast - sponsored by KBA Labor & Employment Law Section
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM Labor Law Update 2024  Grant T. Pecor, Barnes & Thornburg & Aaron Vance, Barnes & Thornburg
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM Mediation: the Whys, Hows, and Whatfors Hon. Denise G. Clayton, Retired Judge, Kentucky Court of Appeals; Hon. Charles L. Cunningham, Cunningham Dispute Resolution and Peter D. Palmer, Pete Palmer Law
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM BREAK
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM The Carl A. Warns Jr. Keynote Address: One Step Up and Another Step Down: Modern Labor Action and the Judicial Response   Mark Gaston Pearce, Workers’ Rights Institute | Georgetown Law
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM LUNCH - Sponsored by Teamsters Local 89
12:45 PM - 01:45 PM Medical Marajuana  Arin Aragona, Dentons
01:45 PM – 02:00 PM BREAK
02:00 PM – 03:00 PM PUMP Act and Pregnant Workers Fairness Act  Erin M. Shaughnessy, Fisher & Phillips LLP
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM Communication Through Due Process Under a Collective Bargaining Agreement and the RLA Alisha Brooks,  Independent Pilot Association, Sarah Bash Brian, Independent Pilot Association  and Jim Hannon, Independent Pilot Association 
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: What Direction Should I Go? Kellie Stallard Watson, General Counsel/Legal Director, Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District
05:00 PM - 06:30 PM Happy Hour  Location - The Bristol (300 N Hurstbourne Pkwy., Louisville, KY 40222 )
FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2024
08:00 AM - 08:25 AM Networking & Continental Breakfast - sponsored by KBA Labor & Employment Law Section
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM 2024 Employment Law Update Benjamin Perry, Barnes & Thornburg
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM Bruises on the Soul: Moral Injury and the Legal Profession Robyn Smith, Robyn Smith Law Office
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM BREAK
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM The Court of Law and Court of Public Opinion Casey Boggs, ReputationUs and Sameer Somal, Blue Ocean Global Technology
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM LUNCH - Sponsored by Teamsters Local 89
12:45 PM - 01:45 PM Bridging Perspectives: Insights from In-House Counsel on Navigating Labor and Employment Law Ben Basil, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; Paul Goatley, Wieland and Kellie Money, Yum Brands
01:45 PM – 02:00 PM BREAK
02:00 PM – 03:00 PM AI and the Practice of Law  Dalton Cline, Dentons

**Agenda subject to change without advance notice.  


Interested in sponsorship opportunities for this conference? Please contact Lisa Anspach at


For questions: Contact CLE Department at 502-583-5314 x 108.
Cancellations: Must be received by LBA no later than Friday, June 14, 2024 for a refund (minus processing fee). Substitutes allowed.
Program format: This is a LIVE program. On-demand access requires separate fees. Live and on-demand CLE programs require different accreditations.
Technology issues: User error does not qualify for a refund.



Credit Status: Approved
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