How can women lawyers succeed, help each other succeed and, more broadly, help to create a diverse and inclusive workforce? That’s what we’ll be gathering to discuss on Tuesday, May 9 at the National Association of Women Lawyers Seattle Conference, with a powerhouse of top lawyers and leaders - from law firms, in-house legal departments, non-profits, and the government. We’ll focus on the key issues and opportunities that face women in the legal profession today and how we can work together to overcome them.

    We’ll hear from women in senior legal roles about what strategies helped them overcome professional and political challenges on their path to success and what they recommend for you to reach your full potential. We’ll focus on the changing paradigms of legal fee arrangements and how they, along with initiatives designed to enhance diversity in the workplace, such as ABA Resolution 113, create disruptive opportunities for change. For law firm lawyers, in particular, we’ll offer a session on business development, with lessons learned and best practices from three top lawyers in Seattle. In-house lawyers can learn about a topic that goes to the heart of working towards a diverse workplace – accessibility – and what in-house lawyers should know to ensure your company or organization is a leader on this issue.

    Above all, we look to celebrate and connect the growing legal community of exceptional women lawyers in the Pacific Northwest. By connecting with each other and dedicating a day to thinking about how we can enhance our professional lives, we hope to lift each other and our profession.


    Thank You To Our Sponsors

    Diamond
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    Sapphire
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    Emerald
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    Ruby

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    Topaz
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    Thank You To Our Partnering Organizations

    Association for Women Lawyers (Wisconsin)

    Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City

    Association of Black Women Attorneys

    Florida Association for Women Lawyers

    Georgia Association for Women Lawyers

    Lawyers Club of San Diego

    Minority Corporate Counsel Association

    National Conference of Women's Bar Associations

    New Hampshire Women's Bar Association

    QLaw Association of Washington

    Women Lawyers Association of Michigan

    Women's Bar Association of Maryland

    Women's In-House Network

    Thank You To Our Planning Committee

    Jaime Drozd Allen
    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
    Seattle, WA
    Event Co-chair

    Sima F. Sarrafan
    Microsoft
    Seattle, WA
    Event Co-chair

    Heather Bell
    Walmart
    Bentonville, AR
    Marketing Co-chair
    Sarah B. Bowman
    K&L Gates LLP
    Seattle, WA
    Meredith Brooks
    Amazon
    Seattle, WA
    Sponsorship Co-chair
    Kristie Crawford
    Brown & James PC
    Springfield, MO
    Becky Francis
    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
    Seattle, WA
    Program Co-chair
    Samantha Funk
    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
    Seattle, WA
    Sponsorship Co-chair
    Jenny Garrett
    Walmart
    Bentonville, AR
    Susan Hacker
    T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Seattle, WA
    Mary DePaolo Haddad
    Helsell Fetterman LLP
    Seattle, WA
    Marketing Co-chair
    Tina N. Moss
    Perkins Coie LLP
    New York, NY
    Erin K. Nord
    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
    Seattle, WA
    Charlotte Pashley
    McGuireWoods LLP
    Los Angeles, CA
    Melanie Phillips
    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
    Seattle, WA
    Kristen Pugsley-Onsager
    Microsoft
    Seattle, WA
    Program Co-chair
    Lauren B. Rainwater
    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
    Seattle, WA
    Sponsorship Co-chair
    Gigi Rollini
    Messer Caparello, P.A.
    Tallahassee,FL
     Brittany Buckley Salup
    Kean Miller LLP
    New Orleans, LA
     Mary Jo Schrade
    Microsoft
    Seattle, WA
    Catharine Morisset
    Fisher & Phillips LLP
    Seattle, WA
    Su K. Suh
    Intel Corporation
    Portland, OR 

    Jennifer A. Champlin
    Walmart
    Bentonville, AR
    NAWL Board Liaison

    Sam A. Miller
    Intel Corporation
    Santa Clara, CA
    NAWL Board Liaison
     

    Kristin D. Sostowski
    Gibbons P.C.
    Newark, NJ
    NAWL Board Liaison



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