PROGRAMS & EVENTS
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
Host Committee Dinner | 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Welcome Remarks & Keynote | 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Workshop Programming | 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Awards Luncheon | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Plenary Programming | 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Workshop Programming | 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Plenary Programming | 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM
Closing Networking Reception | 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday, March 2, 2018
NAWL Challenge Club Bootcamp| 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Awards Luncheon Information
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!
Thought-Leader Summit & Women's Initiatives Boot Camp
Thursday, October 4 - Friday, October 5, 2018
Hilton Minneapolis | 1001 Marquette Ave
The Thought-Leader Summit & Women’s Initiatives Bootcamp is designed to take a more strategic approach to cultivating change within corporations and law firms to increase the representation of women in leadership roles in the legal profession.
The invitation-only Day One Thought-Leader Summit will bring together elite leaders in the profession to brainstorm practical ways to create impactful changes for women in the legal profession. Speakers and attendees will include lawyers at the height of their career – chief legal officers and general counsel, law firm managing partners, judges, government officials, law school deans, bar presidents, and other preeminent lawyers.
The Day Two Women’s Initiatives Bootcamp is designed for current and future leaders of women’s initiatives and will focus on insights and guidance to help improve women’s initiatives and assist leaders in selecting high-impact activities to maximize their women’s initiatives' influence and to yield better business outcomes. In addition to programming focused on what institutions and individuals can do to increase the number of women in leadership roles, NAWL will unveil its 2018 Survey on the Promotion and Retention of Women in Law Firms, which provides objective statistics regarding the position and advancement of women lawyers in law firms. The NAWL Survey remains the only national survey that collects this industry benchmarking data in such detail.
MORE DETAILS AVAILABLE IN 2018
Fourteenth General Counsel Institute
Thursday, November 8 - Friday, November 9, 2018
InterContinental New York Barclay
Mark your calendars to join more than 350 of your in-house colleagues at the General Counsel Institute, the premier event offering senior in-house women a unique opportunity to build top-tier professional and management skills in a relaxed and collaborative environment.
Why should you attend?
- Get the most up-to-date information available from leading experts
- Network in a collegial and open environment
- Participate in frank discussion on what it takes to succeed in-house
- Attend CLE workshops on cutting edge topics
MORE DETAILS AVAILABLE IN SPRING 2018
Friends of NAWL Events
ABA Law Student Division: Invitation to Judge Moot Court Competition
The ABA Law Student Division invites you to judge the moot court, National Appellate Advocacy Competition in February/March at local courthouses in Boston, Brooklyn, Chicago, Manhattan, Portland, and San Francisco. Help law students gain practical skills they need to succeed by contributing to this prestigious moot court competition. For specific details about the competition in your region and to sign up, please visit NAAC judges.
Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel ("FDCC") Foundation Barb Currie Diversity Scholarship
The Federation of Defense & Corparate Counsel ("FDCC") Foundation Barb Currie Diversity Scholarship will be open to application by all diverse law school students and prospective students. The selected recipients will receive a $5,000 academic scholarship to the law school of their choice and have an opportunity to intern for an FDCC law firm or company in the geographic areas where they wish to practice between their second and third year of law school. The internship is a paid position. The applications will go through a two‐step review process. The first review will be conducted by a subcommittee composed of FDCC members appointed by the President of the FDCC Foundation. The second and final review process will be composed by five members: the President of the FDCC Foundation, a Member of the Foundation Board, a Member of the Diversity Committee, a Member of the Admissions Committee, and a Member of the Membership Development & Retention Committee.
To apply, please submit the following materials no later than January 15, 2018:
- Personal statement describing how you will contribute to FDCC's core values of diversity and inclusion, describing your needs and any unique qualifications and providing information on any other matters you believe would assist the Review Committee in evaluating your application (1000-word limit)
- Writing sample (7-page limit)
- Three references including names and contact information of individuals who can attest to your professional and academic abilities
All parts of the application must be submitted at the same time to dpolscer@gordon‐polscer.com. Applications must be received by January 31, 2018. Please address any questions about the Barb Currie Diversity Scholarship program to Diane Polscer (dpolscer@gordon‐polscer.com).
The National Women's Law Center Seeks Attorneys to Join Legal Network for Gender Equality