Friends of NAWL Events | Past NAWL Programs


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    Join us for a
    Night of Giving Reception
    benefiting the Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco ("JDC").

    Tuesday, October 3, 2017
    6:00pm - 8:00 PM

    Foreign Cinema

    2534 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA

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    This is a free evening of networking, community engagement, and shopping for a cause for women attorneys in private practice, in-house, government, and public service.

    The JDC advances fairness and equality by providing pro bono legal services to low-income people and educational programs that foster diversity in the legal profession. The JDC will showcase opportunities for attorneys in all types of practice to get involved -- and to make a difference.




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    Thursday, November 9 - Friday, November 10, 2017
    InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel

    Successful people are open to new challenges. In order to be poised to say yes to new opportunities, we must be confident in our abilities, trust that our prior work has prepared us for the next step, and be willing to take on the accompanying risk of a new challenge. Whether you already have mastered your current challenges or want to position yourself to push for more, the National Association of Women Lawyers’ Thirteenth General Counsel Institute offers you the tools you need to take advantage of the power of preparation and to have the courage to say yes.

    In a legal landscape that can make it difficult to advance, we invite you to join us for this two-day program designed to give you the tools to: (1) position yourself to advance your career; (2) gain insight into the hottest topics in the law; (3) acquire knowledge and enhance your proficiency about the most talked about labor and employment matters; (4) take a deep dive into today’s regulatory and compliance issues; and (5) tap into technology, and embrace the changes that accompany this ever-evolving area of the law, and more.

    At GCI 13, you will be asked to challenge yourself and consider what you need to do to feel prepared, powerful, and courageous. Through inspiring stories, substantive legal workshops, and GCI’s unique open exchange of ideas, GCI 13 will help you gain leadership skills, business acumen, and the power to say yes.

    Senior corporate counsel of public, private, large and small companies, non-profits, government, and educational institutions. Scholarships are available for in-house attorneys who wish to attend, but may not be able to do so due to cost considerations. Registration is limited to in-house attorneys and sponsors.

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    Friends of NAWL Events

    Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia "Pathways to the Bench: The Federal Court System"

    Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia "Pathways to the Bench: The Federal Court System"

    How do federal judges make it to the bench?  Please join the Women Bar Association of the District of Columbia ("WBADC") on September 18, 2017 at American University College of Law to learn from our panel of esteemed federal judges about how they navigated the system to get where they are today. This program is the second in the WBADC's "Pathways to the Bench" series, and our panel will focus on the court system. 

    Leonie M. Brinkema, Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern Districe of Virginia
    Barbara M. Keenan, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

    Kathleen J.L. Holmes, Partner, Holmes Costin & Marcus PLLC 
    Barbara S. Wahl, Partner, Arent Fox LLP

    A networking reception sponsored by Holmes Costin & marcus PLLC and Arent Fox LLP will follow the WBADC program.

    The event will take place on September 18, 2017 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at American University College of Law (4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW; Washington, DC 20016). 

    Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund 2017 Annual Awards Dinner

    Join the Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund at their 2017 Annual Awards Dinner, honoring women who have made a difference in the lives of women and girls in Connecticut. Honorees include Chris Dailey of UCONN Women's Basketball, Tekisha Everette of Health Equity Solutions, Betty Gallo of Gallo & Robinson LLC, Yazmin Rodriguez of the Esperanza Center for Law and Advocacy, and the Women's March Connecticut Chapter Organizers.

    The event will take place on October 3, 2017 from 5:00 - 9:00 PM at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, Connecticut. 

    National Association of Women Lawyers®

    American Bar Center MS 19.1, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654 T: 312.988.6186 F: 312.932.6450