Julie Oinonen was elected to the Board of NELA-GA this January, 2017. NELA-GA, is the Georgia regional association of the National Employment Lawyers Association(NELA), which is a civil rights association made up of lawyers whose employment litigation practice areas advocate for the rights of employees. NELA-GA promotes the growth of its members through professional development, education CLE’s and workshops, papers and technical support. NELA-GA promotes the workplace rights of individual employees through a referral program, with a focus on the special obstacles faced by employees as a result of Georgia’s employment laws. NELA-GA members are the attorneys who bring actions to ensure equal employment opportunity for all, and to vindicate the civil rights of individuals to fairness and justice in the workplace.
Membership in NELA-GA is open to attorneys who are devoted to the representing and advancing the rights of workers and who devote more than 50% of their employment related representation to employees.
Ms. Oinonen is also on the Board for Girls Inc; a national program which helps young girls navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow up healthy, educated, and independent. She is a member of the Lamar Inn, Georgia Trial Laywers Association, and an adjunct faculty member at Trial Techniques Program at Emory University School of Law.