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Attorney to serve as panelist at Career Mastered Symposium

Anne Widlak, a partner at Detroit-based management side labor and employment law firm Nemeth Law, P.C., will serve as a panelist at the Career Mastered Leadership in Action Awards and Symposium on March 1.  The event will take place at the Henry Hotel in Dearborn.

Widlak will be participating in a panel titled It’s a Powerful Time to be a Woman! 10 Leadership Tips to Accelerate Women’s Careers.  Widlak and other panelists will address the topic of women’s leadership, career advancement, mentoring, and facing and overcoming career challenges. To register or to learn more, visit the Career Mastered website.

An attorney for more than 33 years, Widlak has successfully defended cases in state and federal courts involving a comprehensive array of claims, including workplace harassment, discrimination based on age, disability, sex, race, national origin and other protected categories, retaliation, violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act, wrongful discharge and intentional interference with an at-will employment relationship. She is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA), a trial lawyer honorary society comprised of less than one-half of one percent of lawyers in the United States. Widlak holds both a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in English from Georgetown University. She holds a Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University School of Law.


ABA launches rapid emergency website  to help immigrants

The American Bar Association has launched the ImmigrationJustice.US portal, a rapid emergency response website to coordinate the efforts of volunteer lawyers helping immigrants in response to President Trump’s Executive Orders altering the U.S. immigration system.

“The Law Practice Division Futures Committee and the ABA Center for Innovation accelerated a project to coordinate the volunteer efforts of lawyers responding to the president’s travel ban,” ABA President Linda A. Klein told the ABA’s House of Delegates at its Midyear Meeting this week. “Working with the American Immigration Lawyers Association, they helped set up a website in one afternoon, with links to relevant law, habeas resources, how-to-help guides and volunteer forms.”

The website is organized by the American Immigration Lawyers Association, American Immigration Council, and the ABA Center for Innovation. It was built through the efforts of the ABA Law Practice Division Futures Initiative with technical assistance from Aaron Street and Sam Glover of Lawyerist.com; Catherine Sanders Reach of the Chicago Bar Association, Dan Lear of Avvo, and Ed Walters of Fastcase.


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