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    2019 Mid-Year Meeting
    Wednesday, February 27 - Friday, March 1, 2019
    Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
    10950 North Torrey Pines Road | La Jolla, CA 92037

    The National Association of Women Lawyers invites you to the 2019 Mid-Year Meeting in La Jolla! This engaging and innovative  program will offer both professional development opportunities and skills training to help women 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.

    More information coming soon!

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    Ms. JD's 11th Annual Conference on Women in the Law

    Friday, March 15, 2019
    7:30am - 6:30pm
    University of Pennsylvania School of Law
    Philadelphia, PA

    NAWL is thrilled to be a Partnering Organization of Ms. JD’s Eleventh Annual Conference on Women in Law, themed Speak Up, on Friday, March 15, 2019 at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Ms. JD’s Annual Conference is a premiere event for women law students and young lawyers. The full day conference is a culmination of Ms. JD’s national programming and brings together aspiring and early career lawyers from across the country. Limited early bird tickets for students and legal professionals are available until January 31, 2019 or until early bird tickets are sold out.

    Attendees can either purchase a ticket for the full day conference, which includes the Ms. JD Honors Reception, or separately purchase a ticket just for the Ms. JD Honors Reception. The Ms. JD Honors Reception will open the conference activities and honor recipients of the Ms. JD Honors awards – women and men who have made a notable contribution to the legal field.


    Diversity Scholarship Opportunity for 2019 Midwinter Meeting of ABA Forum on Construction Law in Los Angeles

    The American Bar Association Forum on Construction Law is going to Los Angeles on January 31 – February 1, 2019 for its Midwinter Meeting and CLE program entitled “Public Construction Projects: Not Always a Hollywood Ending” and is pleased to announce the availability of six (6) Diversity Scholarships for the cost of registration for this program to women and minority construction lawyers, construction lawyers with disabilities, and construction lawyers from the LGBT community.  

    Applications for the scholarships should be sent to the Forum’s Diversity Committee Chair, David J. Theising, at


    Time's Up Legal Defense Fund Seeks Attorneys to Join Legal Network for Gender Equality

    The National Women’s Law Center ("NWLC") is seeking attorneys to join its Legal Network for Gender Equity. The NWLC’s Legal Network will provide access to legal representation, resources, and information to those facing sexual harassment and/or sexual discrimination on the job, at school and in the health care system.

    The NWLC has already recruited more than 200 attorneys from across the country who stand ready to provide an initial free legal consultation and, when appropriate, representation. The recently announced Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund will be providing financial support to the Network and will support some of the cases brought by attorneys in the Network.

    The NWLC is recruiting additional attorneys to join the Network from all states and in particular from following: Alaska, Arkansas, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. If you or someone you know is interested in joining the Network, learn more & sign-up here>>

    For questions, please contact NWLC's Legal Director, Sunu Chandy (

    FDCC Foundation "Barb Currie Diversity Scholarship" 2019

    The 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.

    Applications for the scholarships should be sent to Diane Polscer at


    ABA Forum on Construction Law's Diversity Fellowship 

    The fellowship program was established for diverse construction lawyers with the goal of drawing diverse construction lawyers into the ranks of active, long-term ABA Forum on Construction Law members. The Forum’s Diversity Fellowship is intended to identify diverse construction lawyers who have demonstrated interest in the Forum and are therefore potential candidates for future Forum leadership.

    Fellows receive the following benefits:

    • Waiver of all registration fees for the Forum’s Fall, Midwinter, and Annual Meetings;
    • Reimbursement of reasonable travel and accommodation expenses associated with attending the Forum’s Annual Meeting held each spring (not to exceed $1,500 per annum);
    • Waiver of Forum membership dues; and
    • Payment of ABA membership dues in the following amounts: 100% in Year 1; 66% in Year 2; and 33% in Year 3.

    Additionally, Fellows are afforded the opportunity to join the steering committee of one of the Forum’s fourteen (14) Divisions, and if desired, the Forum will arrange a mentor for each Fellow, appropriate to that Fellow’s needs (e.g. career advice, guidance on navigating Forum meetings, leadership, committees, etc.). While all submitted applications will be considered, the ideal candidates will have between three (3) and twelve (12) years’ experience in construction law.The deadline for the fellowship is Friday, February 8.


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