OELA’s 2020 Employment Law Seminar is scheduled for Friday, December 4, 2020, at Crabtown in Bricktown, Oklahoma City (Online Option Included)Click here to register.

Leaders in Protecting Employee Rights

Welcome to the Oklahoma Employment Lawyers Association.  OELA is an organization of Oklahoma attorneys dedicated to the diligent representation of plaintiffs who have been discriminated against, harassed and/or retaliated against by their employers.  OELA is a non-profit organization focused on furthering the education of OELA attorneys, who focus their legal practice on protecting employee rights.  

Through targeted coordination and sharing of information, OELA assists plaintiff-oriented attorneys in prosecuting employment law cases.  This includes exchanging legal authority, briefs, court orders, strategies and information about particular defendants.  

OELA began in 1999 as the first chapter in the State of Oklahoma to affiliate with the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA). By affiliating with NELA, the members of the OELA receive discounts for joining NELA and participating in the NELA events, which include numerous CLE events and use of resource materials.

OELA meets monthly as a full group and committees perform a great deal of work during the course of the year.

Perhaps the greatest use of OELA is the sharing of legal documentation, advice and strategies to help better prepare plaintiff's attorneys for employment litigation issues. OELA members have access to a Brief Bank and members-only Listserve that allows access to, and exchange of, information including legal authority, court orders and other information vital to representing plaintiffs.   

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Current Officers

Founder/Past President:
Mark E. Hammons

Amber L. Hurst 

Vice President:
Leah M. Roper

Barrett Bowers

Kristin Richards

Public Relations Officer:
Patricia Podolec

Upcoming OELA Events


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