Ellen Messing Presents on Discovery Protocols at National Convention
Ellen Messing recently participated in a panel presentation at the National Employment Lawyers Association’s (NELA) Annual Convention held in San Diego from June 20 to June 23, 2012. The presentation, titled “Taking Advantage of the New Discovery Protocols for Adverse Actions in Employment Cases,” focused on a new federal court program designed to improve and streamline the process of discovery, or the exchange of information between parties, in employment cases. Ms. Messing and her co-panelists examined how litigators for employees can use the new protocols to assist their clients in lawsuits.
Ms. Messing was selected to serve on the panel due to her experience as a member of NELA’s Federal Rules Task Force, a committee which advocates for the rights of employees in federal court rulemaking processes, and was actively involved in driving the development of the protocols. As part of that effort, Ms. Messing also served as NELA’s representative at a March 2012 meeting of the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules, the body of judges, law professors and lawyers charged by Congress with addressing procedural rules in federal court.