|For those of you who will be attending the ABA midyear meeting in Miami this coming February, we hope you will spend part of your Friday with us in conversations about strategies for bar leaders of all generations to combat bias.
On Friday, February 3 we will meet from 11:45 to 1:15 at the Hilton Miami Downtown with the ABA Young Lawyers Division for lunch, a panel presentation and discussion entitled Cross-Generational Collaboration to Conquer Implicit Bias. The program will be moderated by Kathleen Nalty, a nationally-recognized authority on implicit bias and author of Going ‘All-In’ on Diversity and Inclusion: The Law Firm Leader’s Playbook. She will be joined by Laura Rees Acosta, Director, Diversity & Inclusion at Goodwin, and Robin Wolpert, Minnesota State Bar Association President. Cost of the luncheon program is $50. To register, click here. After filling out the initial registration information, click on the link for Young Lawyers Division to access information about the luncheon.
After lunch, we will join with the National Conference of Bar Presidents and the ABA Young Lawyers Division in a Diversity Forum, from 2:40 – 3:40 pm at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Monroe/Tuttle, Terrace Level. Ray Abadin, past president of the Florida Bar will lead a provocative and interactive discussion on the subject of implicit gender bias: what is it? Why does it matter? What can be done to approach this very real dynamic in a way that unifies rather than divides? Whether and how you respond will determine what your association will look like in years to come. Following the presentation, attendees are encouraged to participate in round-table discussions. To attend, there is no registration fee, but you must register for the ABA midyear meeting.
The National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations‘ Public Service Award and Outstanding Member Program Award are prestigious national awards recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments of member women’s bar groups large and small. The awards are meant to inspire other women’s bar associations to emulate them and to initiate successful programs in their own regions.
To nominate a bar association for either the Public Service Award or the Outstanding Member Program Award, complete and submit this form. Nominations must be for projects of organizations which are 2017 members of the NCWBA.
Dallas Women Lawyers Association will again recognize its Louise B. Raggio Recipient and other deserving Honorees at their 2016 Judicial Reception, the biggest event of the year for the organization. More than 400 people attended the event last year, and an even bigger crowd is expected this year.
The Meeting the Challenge program is designed to bring together key leaders and stakeholders to develop and share strategies to make the NAWL Challenge a reality. Issued in February 2016, the NAWL One-Third by 2020 Challenge urges the legal profession to increase the percentage of women attorneys to one-third by 2020 – including to one-third of general counsels of the Fortune 1000, one-third of law school deans, one-third of entering partner equity classes, one-third of entering law firm lateral classes – and to increase by a third the number of minority attorneys.
Meeting the Challenge is a forum for law firms, corporations, government, nonprofits, and other stakeholders to share best practices, learn from thought leaders, and forge meaningful and lasting connections. Distinguished practitioners, academics, consultants, and leaders will gather for a candid discussion and programming focused on making women’s initiatives effective and impactful. In addition to programming focused on institutional success, there will be programming focused on strategies for women to advance and flourish in their existing environments.
TWL will gather together members of women’s bar organizations from around the state for a weekend retreat in Houston. Registration cost is only $25! (Saturday night networking dinner, hotel accommodations, and free time activities are not included.) Register on eventbrite, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, be sure to book your room at Westin Oaks by July 13th.
Activities will include networking dinners at Ouisie’s Table 3939 on Friday night and The Capital Grille on Saturday night; sessions led by Linda Chanow, Executive Directive of Center for Women in Law, and Tonoa Bond, with McLaughlin-Bond, during the day on Saturday; and plenty of free time for fun and networking with fellow women lawyers throughout the weekend.
Campaign professionals will speak on setting up a campaign, legal requirements, fundraising, opposition research and dealing with the media while elected officials/former candidates will share their experiences to help prepare those who may consider running for judicial office or other elected office.
Join us on Friday, April 29, 2016, from 12:00-4:00pm for our half day ethics CLE at Revival Public House! This year’s half day CLE will focus on ethical considerations in winning strategies for your legal practice.
What: 3 hours of CLE ethics credit, a three course lunch at Revival Public House, and a cocktail hour.
Where: Revival Public House is located at 304 E. 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701.
Cost: $75 per person
Parking: If you are unable to find parking on the street, additional parking may be available in the nearby parking garage for the Austin Convention Center located at 201 East 2nd Street for $5-$8.
The event’s schedule, speakers and topics are as follows:
12:00-12:15 Check-in and Registration – Revival Public House – 304 E. 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701
12:15-1:15 Ethical Considerations in Mediation:
Anne S. Wynne, Ikard & Wynne, LLP;
Kathleen Coble, Barrett Coble and Andrae;
Mary Evelyn McNamara, Rivers McNamara, PLLC;
Patrick Keel, Mediator-Arbitrator; and
Martha S. Dickie, Almanza, Blackburn, Dickie & Mitchell, LLP.
1:30-2:00 Ethical Considerations in Retainer Agreements:
April Lucas, McGinnis Lochridge & Kilgore, LLP
2:00-3:00 Ethical Considerations in Pre-Trial Proceedings:
Judge Amy Clark Meachum, 201st Civil District Court;
Mary Schaerdel Dietz, Dykema Cox Smith;
Jan Soifer, O’Connell & Soifer LLP;
Catherine L. Kyle, Chamberlain McHaney; and
Katy M. Andre, Davis & Wright, P.C.
3:00-3:30 Break/Cocktail Hour
3:30-4:00 Ethical Considerations in Conflicts and Law Firm Management:
Maggie Murphy, Jackson Lewis
Money Matters to you, your client and to the State Bar of Texas – so let’s talk about fee agreements, third party payors, retainers, flat fees, “non-refundable fees”, advanced fees, the return of unearned fees, fees between lawyers, credit card payments and fees, and – most importantly – how to stay out of trouble with the client and the State Bar disciplinary committee.
SPEAKERS: Judith Gres DeBerry and Rebecca Stevens, Assistant Disciplinary Counsel, Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel, State Bar
RSVP to Mary Beth Harrell at email@example.com or call 254 680 4655. Please BRING a FRIEND. Like us on Facebook.
Free for members; $7 cost for non-members. Lunch is an additional $15, including meal, tip, tax, and drink.
On Wednesday, April 20, 2016, Professor Wayne Schiess will be presenting a CLE titled “Recent Research on Persuasion in Legal Writing + 20 Techniques for Concision.”
TCWLA would like to thank its gracious sponsor, The Legal Connection, Inc, for sponsoring this event. The Legal Connection offers the following services: court reporting and videography, DWQ, document filing and retrieval, service of process, subpoena service, and trial support and presentations. Learn more about our sponsor here: http://tlc-texas.com/
Please register below if you plan on attending so we save a spot for you. Attendance is free, and you may purchase an optional catered lunch below for $12. TCWLA Mentoring Program members have already paid for lunch and need only register for the event itself. Registration will close on Friday, April 15th.
Counseling Clients About the Perils and Pitfalls of Do-It-Yourself IP
Presented by Kirby B. Drake, Partner, Klemchuk LLP
1 hr. CLE (including .5 hrs. ethics)