Warns-Render Labor and Employment Law Institute

Image: 38th Annual Carl A. Warns, Jr. and Edwin R. Render Labor and Employment Institute

June 23, 2022

The Carl A. Warns, Jr. and Edwin R. Render Labor and Employment Law Institute provides high-quality continuing legal education to local and regional labor or employment law attorneys, human resource professionals, union representatives and other workplace experts.

The Institute creates dialogue between academics, government officials and practitioners. The institute is an inclusive forum where employee, union and management-side representatives all feel welcome and benefit from the education provided.

Carl A. Warns, Jr. Keynote Speaker

Natasha Bowman

Recognized as a Top 30 Global Guru for Management, Natasha Bowman, JD, SPHR has labored to transform the American workplace from the inside out for nearly 20 years. As a champion for employees, she’s worked with a broad range of organizations as a c-suite HR executive to create an engaging environment in which employees are respected, genuine leaders are cultivated, and top performance is achieved. Natasha is an award winning, modern day pioneer of workplace equality, inspiring organizations to not just pay lip service to workplace rights but craft highly-engaged cultures where every employee is truly dignified and valued for their contribution. Because of her ability to diagnose workplace issues and provide proven solutions to organizations, she is often referred to as The Workplace Doctor.

Natasha Bowman has developed a reputation as an expert workplace consultant through her firm, Performance ReNEW and as a labor and employment law attorney. Her clients include Forbes, Hearst Magazines,4A’s, Anomaly, Redscout, Translation LLC, United Masters, Stashed, The Freeman Company, SmartBrief, Wiley Publishing, The Touch Foundation and Manhattan College to name a few. Apart from her rich expertise and cross-sector experience, she brings an ardent intellectual commitment to the field by serving as an adjunct professor of human resources for distinguished institutions such as Georgetown University, Fordham University, Manhattan College, and The Jack Welch Management Institute.


Lars Smith
Interim Dean, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
8:45 AM
Labor & Employment Law Update
Sharon Gold
Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP
9:00 AM
Appropriately Using Hiring Tests: What Does Validity Mean, Anyway?
Benjamin Thomas & Ann Herd
LEAD Faculty, University of Louisville, School of Education and Human Development
10:00 AM
Lunch 12:00 PM
Carl A. Warns Jr. Keynote
From Allyship to Ourship: A New Concept for Creating Inclusive Workplaces and Avoiding Toxic Work Environments
Natasha Bowman
Performance ReNEW
1:00 PM
Do Our Clients Actually Understand What to Expect in ADR Processes? Rethinking Ethics in Light of Evidence of Common Misunderstandings of Mediation and Arbitration
Kristen Blankley
Nebraska College of Law
2:00 PM



Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
Breit Courtroom

2219 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208

Parking is available at the Speed Museum garage.



Registration Deadline

June 22, 2022

CLE Credit and HR Certification

Pending approval, the Institute will provide five (5.0) CLE hours, including one (1.) hour of ethics, from the Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio Bar Associations.

The Institute will provide 3.0 HR (General) recertification credits, from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).

Refund Policy

Registration fees cannot be refunded, but substitutions are permitted.

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Tracie Cole