The National Association of Women Lawyers invites you to the 2018 Mid-Year Meeting in South Beach! This year's conference theme is Shifting Paradigms in the Legal Profession: Altering Perception for a Better Reality and it promises to be an engaging and innovative program offering both professional development opportunities and skills training to help attorneys in all fields of legal practice thrive in their careers. Members will have the opportunity to shape the future of NAWL and the legal profession.  We will recognize and honor leading lawyers and business leaders who have made a significant impact on improving and diversifying the legal profession. And, as always, there will be plenty of time for networking built in throughout the event.

    Schedule of Events

    Wednesday, February 28, 2018
     NAWL Diversity Committee Meet-Up | 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Welcome Reception | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    Host Committee Dinner | 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    ***Invitation only event for host committee*** 

    Thursday, March 1, 2018
    Networking Breakfast | 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

    Welcome Remarks & Keynote | 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

    Workshop Programming | 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    A: GENDER BIAS IN THE COURTROOM - PERCEPTION OR REALITY?
    B: SHIFTING THE DATA BREACH PARADIGM

    Awards Luncheon | 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

    Plenary Programming | 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    THE GREAT GENDER COMMUNICATION DIVIDE

    Workshop Programming | 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    A: SEX HARASSMENT & DISCRIMINATION 2018
    B: FAILURE CAN BE YOUR GREATEST TEACHER

    Programming | 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM
    LAWYERS LEADING - REACHING ONE HAND FORWARD WHILE EXTENDING THE OTHER HAND BACK

    Closing Networking Reception | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    Friday, March 2, 2018
    Brunch & Interactive Program | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    A COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TO MOVING DIVERSITY FORWARD

    NAWL Challenge Club Bootcamp| 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    ***Invitation-only event for NAWL Challenge Club members
    and In-House attorneys***


    DETAILED PROGRAM AGENDA>>

    Awards Luncheon Information
    Join NAWL in honoring this year's award recipients:

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    Leadership Award to Marlene Gordon, General Counsel at Bacardi North America Corporation, for her personal contributions to advance women lawyers and promote diversity in the legal profession

     

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    Challenge Award to Brightstar Corp., for adopting hiring, retention, promotion, and general employment practices and procedures designed to strive to meet NAWL's One-Third by 2020 Challenge goal to increase the representation of women to one-third of leadership positions in the legal profession and to increase by one-third the diverse female attorneys (including women of color and LBTQI) in every segment of the legal profession. Catherine Smith, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel, and Secretary will accept the award on Brightstar's behalf.

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    Public Service Award to Hon. Patricia A. Seitz, Senior Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, for her dedication and commitment to public service and social responsibility.


    Thank You To Our Sponsors!

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    Thank You To Our Partnering Organizations!

    Association of Women Attorneys, New Orleans
    Broward County Bar Association
    Broward County Women Lawyers' Association, Inc.
    California Association of Black Lawyers
    Colorado LGBT Bar Association
    Dade County Bar Association
    Diversity & Flexibility Alliance
    Florida A&M University College of Law
    Florida Association for Women Lawyers
    Florida International University College of Law
    Gwen S. Cherry Black Women Lawyers Association
    Illinois State Bar Association Standing Committee on Women and the Law
    LGBT Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
    Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers
    Miami-Dade County Commission for Women
    Minority Corporate Counsel Association
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    National Association of Women Judges
    National Conference of Women's Bar Associations
    National Native American Bar Association
    New Hampshire Women's Bar Association
    Ohio Women's Bar Association
    Palm Beach Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers
    Pasco Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers
    Pinellas County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers
    South Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers
    St. Thomas University School of Law
    The Women's Fund of Miami Dade
    University of Florida Frederic G. Levin College of Law
    University of Miami School of Law
    Women Lawyers Association of Michigan
    Women Lawyers of Long Beach
    Women's Bar Association of Maryland
    Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia
    Women's Section of the Alabama State Bar


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    To see photos from NAWL's 2017 Mid-Year Meeting in Chicago, click here!

     



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