In Conversation With Wilma Liebman National LERA President-Elect


November 18, 2020    
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Bookings closed

In Conversation With Wilma Liebman National LERA President-Elect

Join DC LERA President Patrick McHugh and incoming DC LERA President Steve Sleigh for a conversation with former National Labor Relations Board chair and incoming National LERA President Wilma Liebman.  We will hear from Wilma about her extraordinary career in labor law, including eventful years at the NLRB, challenges facing the NLRB, and key issues she will address as National LERA President.


Please visit the video archive page for a recording of the complete session.


Wilma Liebman

Wilma B. Liebman, LERA National President-Elect

President Obama designated Wilma B. Liebman to be Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on January 20, 2009. She served as Chairman until August 27, 2011, when her third term expired. Since then, she has been engaged in various advisory roles and consulting projects and has taught at several universities. She presently serves as a Visiting Distinguished Scholar at Rutgers University’s School of Management and Labor Relations. She has also taught at New York University Law School, Cornell University’s Law School and Industrial and Labor Relations School, the University of Illinois’ College of Law and the School of Labor and Employment Relations, and George Washington University Law School.

Ms. Liebman was first appointed to be a Member of the NLRB by President Clinton and was twice reappointed by President Bush. She was the third longest serving Member of the NLRB in its 77-year history. Prior to joining the NLRB, Ms. Liebman served for two years as Deputy Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) and for two years as Special Assistant to the Director. Prior to joining FMCS in January 1994, Ms. Liebman held positions as Labor Counsel for the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen, and Legal Counsel to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

She holds an A.B. degree from Barnard College, and a J.D. from George Washington University Law School. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Economic Policy Institute, a fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and the American Law Institute, and a Senior Research Associate of the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School. She serves on the Executive Advisory Board of the Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations. And as of May 1, 2014, she has served as Chair of the Dunlop Commission on Agricultural Labor.

Bio on Wikipedia

Videoconference details

Once you register below by submitting your booking, you will receive the Zoom link and details via email. Please do your part to keep this information confidential by not posting it in any public arena. Thank you!

Registration and Cost

  • There is no fee to attend this event, but we do ask that you reserve your space at the webinar. To register for this event, please submit your booking at bottom.
  • Now, feel free to jump down to “Bookings” and get registered, or take a moment and review the website technical information below if you have any further questions.

Website Technicalities

  1. — This is the official website for DC LERA.
  2. — This is the online information for DC LERA maintained by the national LERA organization. This happens to be where registration is being conducted for this event featuring Wilma Liebman, and it’s where you are right now. In general, national LERA maintains web profiles for each of our chapters, and we link to this information on our website so that our visitors know about our chapters and how to get into contact with them.
  3. — This is the national LERA website, and login credentials at all three websites are unique and distinct from each other.

Should I login first, or just book the event?

  • Are you a member of another LERA chapter with a website that begins with “”? If so, then you should login with those credentials first, then register (or book) this event. These chapter websites are related to each other (children of the same parent website). 
  • For most people, filling out and submitting the booking form below will create your login credentials in the process (so no need to login first). When you register for this event, you will be prompted to pick the username of your choice, and it will be emailed to you for safe-keeping along with your password. (Please check your spam filter.)

Have questions or need help?

We want you to be able to sign up with ease, so please do not hesitate to reach out to Emily Smith at or 217-244-5419 if you have any questions. She takes phone calls early and late, so please feel free to call or email.


Bookings are closed for this event.