Margie Harris Presents at the College of Labor and Employment’s 5th Circuit Regional Program


Butler & Harris partner Margaret Harris was honored to present at the Inaugural 5th Circuit Regional Program of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

The College is a prestigious yet selective group of Employment Lawyers from both sides of the bar, and the Regional Program was no different.

Membership in the College is by nomination and invitation only. The members consist of lawyers who, over the course of at least 20 years, have demonstrated to their peers, the bar, bench and public that they represent the highest level of character, integrity, professional expertise and leadership.

Twenty Five College Fellows, along with Judges Nanette Brown, James E. Graves, Jr., and Catharina Hayes, gathered in New Orleans in March for two days of events and camaraderie.

Margaret on the left, eating a well deserved pastry at the event. Plaintiff’s Lawyer, Melinda Gaul, of San Antonio, on the right.

Margaret lead a round table discussion about the logistics of the accommodation process under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), along with Marcel DeBruge of Burr & Forman, LLP in Birmingham, Alabama. The ADA has changed significantly in the last decade and it helps both business owners and employees (and their lawyers) to be up to date about what is required of both sides when a worker needs an accommodation – a change or a fix – to help get the job done.

Plans for a second event of this kind next year are already in the works.