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AGENDA

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

WELCOME & OPENING SESSION  | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET

National Affinity Bar Presidents Panel

        A.B. Cruz III, President, NAPABA
        Elia Diaz-Yaeger, National President, HNBA
        Tricia "CK" Hoffler, President, NBA
        Lousene Hoppe, President, NLGBTBA
        Colleen Lamarre, President-Elect, NANABA
        Karen Morris, President, NAWL

PLENARY | 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET

NAWL Annual Report

In this session we will celebrate the past year and the ways NAWL has met the moment for our members and built community in a challenging time.

        Karen Morris, President, NAWL

BREAK | 1:30 PM - 1:45 PM ET

NETWORKING | 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM ET

CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS | 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM ET

Inclusion in Judiciary and in the Court Rooms

This panel will be a thought provoking, yet candid discussion, on ways the legal community can take action to continue the momentum in cultivating diversification. We will focus on where we started, successes thus far, obstacles encountered along the way, and fundamental pointers on opportunities that exist to further promote progress. While society recognizes the moral, business, and democratic arguments favoring diversity, there are missed opportunities to cultivate and promote. 

        Hon. Stephen R. Bough, United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
        Hon. Jessica G. Costello, 13th Judicial Circuit, State of Florida
        Elizabeth Burch, Fuller E. Callaway Chair of Law, University of Georgia School of Law
        Hon. Karen Gren Scholer, United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
        Moderator: Kamran Khan, Assistant General Counsel, Altria

Developing an Exceptional (and Ethical) LinkedIn Presence

Maintaining your professional network is even more crucial now than it ever has been, and LinkedIn is an often overlooked resource for doing so. Although a large majority of lawyers have a LinkedIn presence, few lawyers use it strategically or obtain the maximum benefits from using it. Allison C. Johs, co-author of Make LinkedIn Work for You: A Practical Handbook for Lawyers and Other Legal Professionals, will present this LinkedIn session to give you practical tips, answer frequently-asked questions, and point out ethics pitfalls along the way. She’ll walk you through the three basic building blocks of LinkedIn – Profiles, Connections, and Participation and critique some NAWL members’ profiles for real-world examples of how to improve. This session will cover: using LinkedIn to increase your online visibility and encourage referrals;  tips for corporate hiring and recruitment; LinkedIn as a business development and marketing tool for law firms; ethics traps for the unwary LinkedIn user

        Allison C. Shields Johs, President, Legal Ease Consulting, Inc.

Practicing in the Spotlight: what it's like to be involved in a high-profile topic that puts you in an unintended spotlight

Speakers include Magistrate Judge Amanda Maxfield Green is the former Assistant United States Attorney, lead prosecutor for USA v. Joseph Maldonado-Passage aka “Joe Exotic,” subject of the Netflix “Tiger King” docu-series

        Hon. Amanda Maxfield Green, United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
        Bryan Locke, Managing Director, Chicago, Sard Verbinnen & Co.

OPTIONAL: NETWORKING | 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM ET

Why Resiliency Matters

        Brian Harvey

Thursday, July 22, 2021

NETWORKING | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET

BREAK | 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM EST

CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS | 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM ET

Own the Zoom

We all know that person who walks in cold and immediately owns the room. But today the landscape has changed – now the goal is to OWN THE ZOOM! In this session, you will hear Emmy-winning reporter-turned-lawyer and trial consultant, Trisha Volpe, tell you how it is done. Trisha, a Barnes and Thornburg partner and ThemeVision Vice President, works with lawyers across the country on their live and, increasingly, video presentations to judges, jurors, and potential jurors. What may seem like small tweaks can translate into huge improvements on video. Trisha’s presentation will cover strategies for video meetings, presentations, interviews, depositions, court appearances and proceedings. She will show us how to: present our best selves, be our own producers, set up our own “Zoom Rooms”, engage with our audience, dress from the waist up, and most importantly, how to Own the Zoom! 

Trisha Volpe, Vice President, ThemeVision LLC

Pay Equity

        Jeanifer Parsigain, Partner, Winston & Strawn

Nontraditional Career Paths

        Jamie Haney, General Counsel, Novo Nordisk

        Victoria Reese, Global Managing Partner, Heidrick & Struggles

Mindfulness

        Judi Cohen, Founder, Warrior One

BREAK | 2:15 PM - 2:30 PM ET

PLENARY | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Advocacy & Activism

        Su Suh, Pro Bono Racial Justice Counsel, Intel

CLOSING REMARKS | 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM ET

Incoming NAWL President Remarks

Jenny Champlin, President-Elect, NAWL