Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Regional Women in Law Conference on November 9 at ASU

The first-ever Regional Women in Law Conference will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013, at the Arizona State University LDS Institute. The theme of the conference is "Paths We Take," and the conference will give women lawyers (practicing and not practicing), law students, and those considering law school the opportunity to connect, learn from each other, and address issues unique to women. To register, and for more information, please visit www.jrcls.org/news/item.php?num=7268.
The program is as follows:

8:00-9:30Plenary Breakfast session: (8:00-8:30 breakfast, 8:30-9:00 Judge Sherrill Ellsworth, from California, will address the following topic “Balance and Priorities”, 9:00-9:30 Q & A).
9:30-10:20How To Start and Run a Female Owned Law Practice
DeeAn Gillespie (multiple offices)
Amy Swaner (solo practitioner)
Jackie McAferty (non-lawyer chief operating officer for mid size firm)
Non-Traditional Legal Careers
Professor Tamara Herrera
(ASU law professor)
Heather Pack (in-house counsel)
Gretchen Jacobs (lobbyist)
10:30-11:20Networking and Building
a Client Base
Deborah Hendrickson
(small firm)
Megan Lennox (large firm)
Re-Entry and Staying Involved
Judge Beth Hicks
(Superior Court Judge)
Desiree Nordstrom (not practicing)
Jennifer Wilson (returned to practice after 20 year absence)
11:30-12:20Creating a Virtual Office
Maren Tobler Hansen
(created paperless firm)
Anne Findling (attorney)
Leadership and Using Your Law Degree
Jessica-Everett Garcia (partner at national law firm)
Christine Leavitt (at home mom)
Penny Willrich (associate dean of Phoenix
School of Law and retired Superior Court Judge)
12:30-2:00Plenary Lunch: 12:30-2:00pm (12:30-1:15 welcome and lunch, 1:15-2:00 Professor Marianne Jennings will address the following topic “Avoiding Ethical Quicksand on the Paths We Take”.


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