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NAWJ 44th Annual Conference


NAWJ 44th Annual Conference

Presented by the National Association of Women Judges

Conference Diversity Credit: CLE Available
NAWJ is proud to host its 44th annual conference in the premier city of Detroit. This years' conference theme, "All Rise: Standing Up for Global Justice in the City that Moved the World" inspires an agenda filled with programming that promotes fairness, equality and equal access to justice. For four days, attendees will have various opportunities to connect with peers, learn from subject matter experts, network and explore the city. JAMS is a a proud Bronze Sponsor of this event.  

Featured Programs:

Accountable Language: The Power of Words and the Importance of Using Language That Treats All People With Dignity and Respect
Friday, October 21, 2022 | 3:15 - 4:30 PM ET

This course will explore the appropriate use of language in the context of gender including the care that must be employed in the use of language which could prejudice individuals appearing in the courts.

At the end of this session participants will
  • Understand how language impacts the outcomes in judicial opinion writing.
  • Learn how a writer can weaponize language to achieve a desired result.
  • Consider whether judges reverse engineer language for a desired outcome.
  • Explain why diversity on the bench is necessary to achieve a fair and just outcome.

Featured JAMS Speaker: 

How Detroit Resolved the Bankruptcy Crisis
Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 3:30 - 4:45 PM ET

Faced with a major American city in crisis, the legal system provided a solution and rescue plan using the laws, tools and processes of bankruptcy and high-level negotiation and mediation to formulate and implement numerous inter-party agreements, deals, swaps, investments and payments that resulted in the largest, most successfully-envisioned and completed municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. Our panel served key roles in the process and will provide firsthand, interesting insights into how Detroit's "Grand Bargain" came together, the hurdles overcome to reach the bankruptcy plan and some background that you may not have heard.

At the end of the session participants will
  • Learn what factors led to Detroit's financial crisis and its resort to bankruptcy.
  • Understant how the bankruptcy process provided relief to Detroit and allowed Detroit to formulate a plan to survive and arise from its crisis.
  • Answer, "What was the "Grand Bargain?" and "Why was making that deal so important to the City of Detroit?"
  • Learn what role mediation and ADR had in formulating the Detroit bankruptcy plan and its emergence rom its financial crisis.

Featured JAMS Speaker:

Featured People

Gerald E. Rosen
  • Antitrust & Competition
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Federal Law
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Real Property
  • Securities
Hon. Elizabeth Allen White (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
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