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Invite Barbara to Speak

Barbara L. Johnson is an accomplished employment lawyer and workplace consultant with a passion for creating safe and productive workplace cultures--where all members feel valued, respected, and empowered to accomplish their business and career goals.

As a passionate speaker and storyteller, she draws on her years of substantial and multifaceted experience to go beyond the courtroom and educate employers and other employment lawyers on a wide array of employment-related topics. ​

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Speaking Topics

Barbara discusses a wide array of employment related issues

DEI and Cultural Competency

Trial Techniques

Investigation Techniques 

Discrimination and Harassment

Dispute Resolution

Whistleblower Claims

Past Speaking Engagements

Open for Business: Developing a Welcoming and Compliant Workplace for LGBTQ
ABA Law Section Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

Hot Topics in Employment Law and Marijuana and the Workplace
ALI-CLE Current Developments in Employment Law, Faculty, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Employee Well-Being: What Can and Can't Employers Ask?
ABA Commission on Disability Rights, Webinar.

“Workplace Harassment & Discrimination: How to Stay Out of Tomorrow’s Headlines

“The Evolving Practice of Law: Delivery of Legal Services, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, and Cybersecurity”
William & Mary Law School African American Alumni Reunion Williamsburg, VA

“National Trends in Employment Law”

Federal Bar Association, Utah Chapter – St. George, UT

The Unstable Employee: How to Balance Your Legal, Ethical and Co-Worker Obligations With Confidence
Counsel of Education in Management

Professional Associations

American Bar Association

National Employment Law Council

American Employment Law Council

International Association of Defense Council

Association of Workplace Investigators

Litigation Council of America

Defense Research Institute

Community Involvement

Vice-Rector, Board of Visitors

College of William & Mary School of Law

Immediate Past President

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

Member, Counselors Council

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts


A Life of Purpose: Going Beyond The Courtroom

"My life of purpose is a life of service through education, motivation and inspiration of others; of joyful and passionate creativity; of abundance and serene spirituality. I live in harmony with the universe and with the spirit of my ancestors." 

-Barbara L. Johnson 


Barbara recognizes the critical role of human talent to the success of all enterprises, and she is passionate about providing sound, practical, and effective guidance to employers as they navigate increasingly complex employment relationships. She envisions a world where employers can accomplish their business objectives, while creating productive workplaces where workers feel valued, respected, and empowered to reach their full potential.


And in order to accomplish her mission, truly impact workplace cultures for the better, and live a life of purpose, she believes that she must go beyond the courtroom and speak to organizations and employment lawyers in a different capacity with a fresh perspective.   

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