This unique program is designed to empower attorneys to take charge of their own career success by enhancing strategic thinking, improving leadership and interpersonal skills, and developing personal networks. Programming is designed to foster discussion on how to we can learn from one another to grow the pipeline for the next generation of diverse leaders and what unique leadership skills you need at various stages in your career—what got you here, may not get you there. During concurrent sessions, attendees will focus on ways to advance their legal expertise, improve communication and management skills, and participate in frank conversations on the ethical and professional challenges women lawyers encounter on their career paths, in addition to leadership and business development skills. Network with peers and presenters and be positioned to achieve your definition of success!

    Registration will open on January 25, 2018!

    Member Rate: $175 Early Bird | $225 Regular Rate
    Non-Member Rate: $275 Early Bird | $325 Regular Rate
    (includes cost of NAWL membership through July 2019)

    Schedule of Events

    8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    Networking Breakfast

    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Welcome Remarks & Opening Session

    10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
    Concurrent Workshop Programming
    Track A: Today's Hot Topics
    Track B: Professional Development

    11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    Concurrent Workshop Programming
    Track A: Today's Hot Topics
    Track B: Professional Development

    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Lunch & Featured Speaker

    2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
    Concurrent Workshop Programming
    Track A: Today's Hot Topics
    Track B: Professional Development

    4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
    Leadership Panel

    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Closing Networking Reception


    Leadership Panel Highlight

    Hon. Jane J. Boyle
    United States District Court Judge
    Northern District of Texas

    Jerry K. Clements
    Partner and Chair Emeritus
    Locke Lord LLP

    Hon. Eva Martinez Guzman
    Supreme Court of Texas

    Sandra Phillips Rogers
    Group Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer, and Corporate Secretary
    Toyota Motor North America, Inc
    Deneen Donnley
    Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

    NAWL will apply for CLE in Texas and Illinois, with reciprocal credit pending in California, Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York.
    For all other jurisdictions, the attorney must apply for CLE credit individually


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    Special overnight guest room rates of $199/night plus applicable taxes are available for Tuesday, May 1 and Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at The Highland Dallas.  Please note that the reservations at these rates will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. The cut-off date for the special conference rate is Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

    Reservations may be made, modified, or canceled online or by calling 1.855.426.0597.

    Thank You to Our Program Sponsors


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    Hon. Tonya Parker, 116th District Court

    National Association of Women Lawyers®

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