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AGENDA

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

OPENING REMARKS & AWARDS PRESENTATION  | 12:00 PM - 12:15 PM EST

CONCURRENT SESSIONS | 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM EST

Looking Up and Looking Out For Each Other - Getting Past the Subtle Roadblocks of Anti-Woman Bias 

Join New York City attorney and co-founder of Candid Talk Women, for a candid discussion of the subtle(and not so subtle) bias against women in the law and how we can overcome it-together! She discusses the importance of a commitment to diversity and why it is not only the right thing to do-but the smart thing to do.She shares relatable stories from women in the trenches about the discrimination they are still experiencing today.She identifies the common reasons why women leave the law and inspires us to change the outcome by:

•  Keeping our seat at the table;  

•  Avoid making permanent decisions based on temporary problems;  

•  Defining success your own way;  and

•  Banding together with other women through mentorship and sponsorship. 

SEEKING CLE: Professional Responsibility

Featuring:

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Bernadette Catalana
Partner,
MG+M Law Firm

Agency in Activism - Advocating for Change in Times of Crisis

As lawyers and civic leaders in our communities, many of us feel compelled to advocate for others, serve our communities, or advance social justice beyond our 9-to-5 workday. Now, more than ever, there is an overwhelming need to hold our government accountable for advancing policies and legislation that reflects the needs of the people they serve. Join us for this workshop and learn about the process for drafting and submitting comments to proposed federal regulations or legislation. When done effectively, these simple advocacy tools can create a legislative record for future litigation, influence public policy, and provide individuals, communities, and organizations an opportunity to voice their concerns. This session will also explore poignant federal advocacy techniques and how you can use your influence to better your community.

SEEKING CLE

Featuring:

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Katherine Gillespie
Senior Federal Policy Counsel
Center for Reproductive Rights

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Kirin Kennedy
Deputy Legislative Director for
Public Lands and Wildlife Protection
Sierra Club

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Aracely Muñoz
Director, Lawyers Network & Director,
Center for Reproductive Rights

Leading Through Uncertainty, Crisis, and Change

We are living in an alternative world that bears no resemblance to the one a year ago and will be bringing transformational change to how we live and work.  Extraordinary leaders at all levels, help their teams and organizations live and adapt to uncertainty, navigate crises, embrace ever-morphing change, and create a vision for a better future. This session will teach skills necessary to lead through these transformational times, as well as ones in the future.

SEEKING CLE

Featuring:

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Sheila Murphy
President and CEO
Focus Forward Consulting LLC

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Selena Rezvani
Gender Inclusion Consultant

10 MINUTE BREAK | 1:15 PM - 1:25 PM EST

Following our concurrent sessions, please take a 10-minute break to grab a cup of coffee, a snack, and join us for the NAWL President's remarks and networking activities. 

OUTGOING NAWL PRESIDENT REMARKS & AWARDS PRESENTATION | 1:25 PM - 1:40 PM EST

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Kristin Sostowski
Director, 
Gibbons, P.C.

VIRTUAL NETWORKING EVENT - Trivia! | 1:40 PM - 3:10 PM EST

Join NAWL and all attendees for virtual trivia!

Thursday, July 16, 2020

OPENING REMARKS & AWARDS PRESENTATION | 12:00 PM - 12:15 PM EST

CONCURRENT SESSIONS | 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM EST

Still Broken - Lessons from a Nationwide Study of Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession

With the #MeToo Movement, sexual harassment in the workplace has exploded into societal consciousness with a force not felt in 25 years. We've heard a lot about the entertainment industry, and other non-legal settings. But what about the legal profession? Women Lawyers on Guard deployed a nationwide survey of the legal profession because it had heard many sub-rosa stories of current sexual harassment and serious misconduct. But others thought it was a problem whose time had come and gone for legal workplaces. Who was right?  Participate in this session and find out (Hint: it hasn’t gone away). Hear about some extremely interesting findings and creative ways to address this scourge in the profession.

SEEKING CLE

Featuring:

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Cory Amron
President
Women Lawyers on Guard

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Corrine Parver
Board Member
Women Lawyers on Guard

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Dr. Arin Reeves
President
Nextions, LLC

Making Fashion Sustainable - Lessons Learned From Soil to Shirt

As awareness and concern about climate change have become more widespread, sustainability has become an increasingly important factor in the decision-making of consumers, investors, and policymakers. The fashion industry is no exception and, as the world’s third-largest manufacturing sector after the automobile and technology industries, it has a considerable environmental footprint - presenting challenges and opportunities for industry thought leaders to meet head-on. In our panel, we will speak with experts along the supply chain to explore how their sustainability efforts are realized, what challenges they face, and how they measure their progress - from field to fiber to fashion. Panelists will specifically address the following:

•  Regenerative agriculture and approaching sustainable textile production (literally) from the ground up;  

•  Using and defining sustainability standards for textiles and apparel;  

•  Establishing reliable metrics for monitoring and sustainability reporting;  

•  Balancing product safety risk and regulatory requirements against sustainable practices; and  

•  Sustainability leadership from the brand perspective.  

SEEKING CLE

Featuring:

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Moderator
Stacey Halliday
Environmental Consultant,
Beveridge & Diamond PC

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Jiaru Zhang
Senior Toxicologist,
Gradient Consulting

 
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Shannon Welsh
Co-founder
Fibrevolution

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Angela Wartes-Kahl
Co-founder
Fibrevolution 

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Genna Heath
Senior Program Manager
Sustainable Materials & Innovations
REI Co-Op

NAWL Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit for Uncertain Times

This is a critical time for the legal profession. This is an intense dynamic time in which public concern with racial justice and police accountability guided by the Black Lives Matter movement is occurring concurrently with the coronavirus pandemic. Many lawyers are working from home and law firm and corporate revenues have been negatively affected by the pandemic. As a consequence, firms may eventually furlough or dismiss lawyers. As a result, diversity and inclusion policies and practices are being scrutinized as never before. It is essential, therefore, that during this time of stress, women and people of color should not be more severely impacted than other groups. Our esteemed panelists have helped NAWL design a toolkit to assist law firms in avoiding unintentional but nevertheless potential biased decisions. Join us for a practical, realistic, and highly relevant presentation of best practices to guide our personnel decisions at all times-but now more than ever. 

SEEKING CLE: Professional Responsibility

Featuring:

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Andrea Kramer
Partner
McDermott Will & Emery

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Su Suh
Chief of Staff,
Legal Department

Intel

 
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Leslie Richards-Yellen 
Director of Inclusion- Americas
Hogan Lovells

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Lia Dorsey
Head of Diversity & Inclusion
Dentons 

10-MINUTE BREAK | 1:15 PM - 1:25 PM EST

Following our concurrent sessions, please take a 10-minute break to grab a cup of coffee, a snack, and join us for our President's remarks and closing session. 

INCOMING NAWL PRESIDENT REMARKS & AWARDS PRESENTATION | 1:25 PM - 1:40 PM EST

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 Karen Morris
 Senior Vice President and General Counsel, P&C
 USAA

CLOSING SESSION | 1:40 PM - 3:10 PM EST

 Suffrage, Struggle, and Striding Ahead - Where We've Been Since the 19th Amendment, Where We're Going, and How to Get There

A timely talk among leading voices about the road to suffrage- and the road that lies beyond. With an array of historical and current perspectives on law, policy, and history, our company of standard-bearers will celebrate with us the victories achieved, and explore the struggles along the path. We will examine the lessons of the movement's past to illustrate the importance and fragility of effective allyship among communities of women-and we will chart a path for prevailing as lawyers in the struggles that remain: through amplifying each others' voices, re-centering narratives on necessary subjects, organizing and engaging around more comprehensive goals, and celebrating each other in the totality of our shared, and divergent, experiences. 

SEEKING CLE

Featuring:

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Dahlia Lithwick
Legal Journalist & Host of
Slate's Amicus Podcast

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Karen M. Richardson
Executive Director
National Association of Women Lawyers

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Melissa Murray
Professor of Law
Faculty Director, Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Network
NYU School of Law

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Risa L. Goluboff
Dean
University of Virginia School of Law

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Rhonda Powell
Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary
BuzzFeed

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Hon. Jenny Rivera
Associate Judge on the
New York State Court of Appeals