NAWL 2018 Mid-Year Meeting
Presented By: National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL)
About the Event
The National Association of Women Lawyers invites you to the 2018 Mid-Year Meeting in South Beach! This year's conference theme is Shifting Paradigms in the Legal Profession: Altering Perception for a Better Reality and it promises to be an engaging and innovative program offering both professional development opportunities and skills training to help attorneys 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. Also, there will be plenty of time for networking built in throughout the event.
Date / Time
February 28 - March 2, 2018
W South Beach
JAMS Featured Speakers
|Patricia K. Gillette, Esq.||The Great Communication Divide
Thursday, March 1, 2018 | 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM EST
Explore the impact communication styles can have on our success as both in-house and outside counsel with Patricia Gillette, leading expert on gender diversity and equality in the workplace. As lawyers we know that what we say is important - but we must appreciate that how we say it is equally important. An upswing, a halting style, or a hestitation in responding may not change the substance but may change how the message is received. Our posture, the volume of our voice, and our choice of words impact our effectiveness. These differences in communication styles are oftern gender based. Do we need to talk like men to ensure we are heard? If we do, what are the consequences since men are allowed more variation, while women are expected to present within certain parameters. Women possess communication styles that enhance our ability to build client relationships and in-house alliances that are unique to our gender. Come to this session and learn how to self-promote, speak confidently, and make sure you are heard without having to sacrifice our unique and powerful "femaleness".
|Cristina Pereyra-Alvarez (Retired Judge 11th Judicial Circuit)||A Collaborative Approach To Moving Diversity Forward (Brunch Program)
Friday, March 2, 2018 | 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM EST
Join NAWL for brunch and an interactive session featuring a panel of outstanding leaders of our country's most prominent national specialty bar associations representing over 225,000 attorneys. Join in on an engaging conversation regarding the challenges women and diverse attorneys experience in the legal profession. Attendees will walk away with tangible, concrete ways in which individuals and organizations can work together to make the legal profession more diverse and inclusive.
- Business/ Commercial
- Civil Rights
- Class Action/Mass Tort
- Cybersecurity & Privacy
- Family Law
- Health Care
- International & Cross-Border
- Personal Injury/Torts
- Real Property