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Friends of NAWL Events | Past NAWL Programs

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November 7-8, 2019
Fifteenth General Counsel Institute
Conrad New York Downtown, New York, NY

The General Counsel Institute provides a uniquely supportive and interactive environment in which women corporate counsel can learn from leading experts and experienced legal colleagues about the pressure areas and measurements of success for in-house counsel. Plenary and workshop sessions with General Counsel of major corporations and other experts foster frank, collegial discussions about career advancement and strategic decision-making, and offer means to refine skills and expertise. Join us as we explore building careers that build a community.

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March 11-12, 2020
2020 Mid-Year Meeting and Awards Luncheon
Swissotel, Chicago, IL

NAWL invites you to join us for the 2020 Mid-Year Meeting & Awards Luncheon in Chicago. This comprehensive program will offer skills training to help women in all fields of legal practice thrive in their careers, substantive sessions, and professional development opportunities. And, as always, there will be networking time built in throughout the event. Join NAWL in Chicago and get inspired!

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April 22-23, 2020
Regional Meeting
Capital Hilton, Washington DC

NAWL is delighted to invite you to the 2020 regional program in Washington, D.C. We look forward to spending time celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage while learning from our past and looking to the future of women in the law.

July 16, 2020
2020 Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon
Grand Hyatt New York, New York, NY

Join over 850 leading women lawyers from across the United States and abroad at our 2020 Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon. NAWL will recognize and honor leading lawyers who have made a significant impact to improve and diversify the legal profession, as well as NAWL members who, through their time and effort, have made exceptional contributions to fulfilling NAWL's mission. In addition, you will have the opportunity to participate in interesting substantive programming along with plenty of networking opportunities. You will leave inspired to reach new levels of success in your practice.

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Friends of NAWL Events

October 20, 2019|2:00 p.m. CST
Harris Theater-Millennium Park
205 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601

On Sunday, October 20, WBEZ will welcome Susan Rice, former National Security Advisor and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, to Chicago.

At this event, moderated by NPR's Lakshmi Singh, Ambassador Rice will discuss her new book Tough Love. During the moderated discussion attendees will receive an insider’s account of some of the most complex security issues confronting the United States and have an opportunity to ask questions during an audience Q&A.

 All tickets include a hardcover copy of Ambassador Rice’s new book Tough Love.

 Tickets are non-refundable and non-returnable. 

Tickets start at $35. 

For more information or to register visit: 

October 24, 2019|3:30-6:00 p.m. EDT*

Elbert P. Tuttle Courthouse
56 Forsyth Street, N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30303

As part of its efforts to foster diversity in the bankruptcy bench and bar, the Judicial Conference of the United States Committee on the Administration of the Bankruptcy System presents:

Roadways to the Federal Bench
Who, Me? A Bankruptcy Judge?

Live Broadcast from Washington, D.C. Local Roundtable Discussions among Federal
Bench, Bar, and Law Students (Reception to Follow)

Interested lawyers and law students will be invited to participate in roundtable discussions with local federal bankruptcy, magistrate, district, and appellate judges about pathways to the federal bench for candidates with diverse backgrounds.

Registration may be limited due to space constraints.

For more information, please contact: Cathy L. Scarver at 404.551.5142 or

 *Panel broadcast will begin promptly at 4:00p.m. EST; please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to check in and find a seat.

October 26, 2019|8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 

University of Richmond Law School
203 Richmond Way, Richmond, VA 23173

New Era for the Equal Rights Amendment – Legal Convention

Join us in A New Era for the Equal Rights Amendment!

A New Era for the Equal Rights Amendment is a legal convention designed to bring together law students, elected representatives, legal scholars, and policy advocates from across the country to discuss the Equal Rights Amendment, the impact of ratification in Virginia (which could become the 38th and final state to ratify) and nationwide, and strategies for overcoming the legal and policy objections to constitutional change.

December 17, 2019|5:30 p.m. 

Moynihan Courthouse
500 Pearl Street,  New York, New York

A reception and CLE to honor the new Chief Justice of Malaysia, Tan Sri Tengku Maimun, the first female to serve as that nation's Chief Justice.