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If you would like to post events on the NAWJ calendar, please send an e-mail with “NAWJ Calendar Submission” in the subject line to nawj@nawj.org and include the following information event date, time, title (e.g., “District 4 Meeting”), brief description, contact information (name, telephone and/or e-mail), location (place, address, city, state).

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Archived Events


January 22, 2015 • 5:00 pm - 7:30pm
 California Women’s Lawyers Retirement Celebration for Presiding Justice Joan Dempsey Klein
Additional partners included the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA), Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Inc. (BWLLA), Latina Lawyers Bar Association (LLBA), Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance (APAWLA), NAWJ, and the International Association of Women Judges (IAWJ).

Special Speakers:
Presiding Justice Lee Smalley Edmon, Division Three, Second District Court of Appeal (effective 1-5-2015)
Presiding Justice Norman L. Epstein, Division Four, Second District Court of Appeal
Administrative Presiding Justice Judith McConnell, Division One, Fourth District Court of Appeal
Wendy Behan, President of California Women Lawyers

Contact Information: RSVP required. For more information and to register, please visit www.cwl.org. To sponsor, click here.
Hilton Checkers Los Angeles
535 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, California


February 12, 2015 • 3:30 pm - 5:30pm
 A Perspective on Current Threats to a Fair and Impartial Judiciary
The program, moderated by Dr. Pascale Charlot, Dean of the Honors College at Miami Dade College, will include panelists: Former Florida Supreme Court Justice Raoul G. Cantero, III; Justice Barbara J. Pariente of the Florida Supreme Court, Co-Chair of the Florida Informed Voter’s Project; and Oscar Sanchez, an attorney at Akerman LLP. Sponsors include: Akerman, Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus and NAWJ’s Informed Voters-Fair Judges Project. Download the flyer here.

Contact Information: For more information, please contact Linda Leali at leali@lealilaw.com.
Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus
300 NE Second Avenue
Miami, Florida

MARCH 2015

March 5, 2015 • 5:00pm - 8:30pm
 Janet Langhart Cohen’s One Act play Anne & Emmett
After a reception, Hon. Tanya R. Kennedy, NAWJ Finance Committee Chairperson & Supervising Judge of Civil Court, New York County will welcome everyone to the performance of Janet Langhart Cohen’s Play, “Anne & Emmett”, based on the story of Anne Frank, a young Jewish girl, and a victim of the Holocaust, and Emmett Till, a young African American boy murdered in the segregated American South during the Jim Crow era. After the performance, a panel discussion with Q & A will be moderated by Justice Juanita Bing Newton, Dean, New York State Judicial Institute. Panelists to include: Janet Langhart Cohen, Playwright, “Anne & Emmett”; Keith A. Beauchamp, Filmmaker, “The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till”; Retired Justice Betty Weinberg Ellerin, NAWJ Past President; and Retired Justice for the Appellate Division-First Department Shiri B. Sandler, U.S. Director, Auschwitz Jewish Center.

Contact Information: For more information, please contact District Two Director Judge Betty J. Williams by email at bjwillia@courts.state.ny.us.
Tribeca Performing Arts Center
199 Chambers Street, S-115K
New York, New York

March 9, 2015 
 New York MentorJet at New York University
DESCRIPTION: NAWJ New York and the New York Women’s Bar Association will hold a MentorJet networking session at New York University on March 9, 2015.

Contact Information: For more information, please contact Justice Betty J. Williams at bjwillia@courts.state.ny.us.
New York University
New York, New York

March 11, 2015 • 6:00pm
 Judicial Appointment of Counsel – Developing Diverse Leadership in the Law
Judges appoint special masters, lead counsel in class action cases, and trustees and receivers in civil and probate cases. Courts also appoint counsel to court committees and task forces that do important policy and oversight work within the legal system. Join this panel of distinguished experts to explore the use of the judicial power of appointment to improve access to justice, promote diversity in the legal profession, and provide an important platform for the development of leaders of the bar. The program will begin with Opening Remarks by attorney Elizabeth Hernandez, Akerman LLP, followed by a panel moderated by attorney Jamie Zysk Isani, Hunton & Williams LLP to include: Judge Beth Bloom, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida; attorney Linda Leali, Shareholder, Linda Leali, P.A.; Judge Meenu Sasser, Circuit Civil Division, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida; and Judge Sarah Zabel, Circuit Family Division, Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida. A cocktail reception will follow the panel discussion. Download the flyer here.

Contact Information: To RSVP, please contact Michelle Reyes at mreyes@hunton.com.
The Offices of Akerman LLP
One Southeast Third Avenue, Suite 2500
Miami, Florida

March 19, 2015 • 12:15pm - 1:30pm
 Outreach Panel at Cornell Law School
NAWJ member and friends will discuss and take questions their respective paths to the bench, the importance of diversity in the Bar and on the Bench, work/life balance in law careers, and the history and work of the National Association of Women Judges. (Download here).

Panelist will include: Hon. Anne Murray Patterson, Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court, Hon. Elizabeth Garry, Justice for the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department; and program coordinator Hon. Debra A. James, New York State Supreme Court New York County, Civil Branch.

Contact Information: For more information, please contact Hon. Debra A. James, New York State Supreme Court at djames@nycourts.gov.
The Student Lounge at Cornell Law School
Ithaca, New York

March 25, 2015 • 10:00am - 2:00pm
 White & Case Presents Color of Justice
White & Case LLP will hold its third Color of Justice program for students of the Washington Middle School for Girls at its law offices in Washington, D.C.

Contact Information: For more information, please contact NAWJ at nawj@nawj.org.
Washington, District of Columbia

APRIL 2015

April 6, 2015 • 10:00am - 2:00pm
 Color of Justice Program
Judges Myriam Lehr and Linda Stein will bring NAWJ Miami in partnership with the Alonso and Tracy Mourning Law Academy to share knowledge of the legal field with their students. Their featured speaker will be Mr. Walter Harvey who Counsel for the Miami –Dade Public Schools.

Contact Information: For more information, please contact Judge Myriam Lehr at (305) 354-8722.
North Dade Justice Center
15555 Biscayne Boulevard
N. Miami Beach, Florida

April 17, 2015 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm
 San Diego Color of Justice
The San Diego County Superior Court White will host its fourth Color of Justice program for high school students.

Contact Information: For more information, please contact Judge Tamila Ipema at tipema@yahoo.com.
Hall of Justice
San Diego, California

April 23-25, 2015 
 2015 NAWJ Midyear Meeting and Leadership Conference
The National Association of Women Judges will explore this year’s Midyear Meeting theme “Keeping the Promise of the Rule of Law through Enhancing Judicial Diversity and Leadership” through the following education sessions and activities:

• Advancing Women in the Legal Profession
• Gang Involvement in Human Trafficking
• Human Trafficking: What Judges Can Do
• Current Immigration Issues
• Informed Voters/ Fair Judges Project
• Anne & Emmett: A Play Reading and Panel Discussion on the Exploration of Bias
• Networking Receptions

Contact Information: For more information, please contact Mary-Kathleen Todd at mtodd@nawj.org.
Palmer House Hilton
17 East Monroe Street
Chicago, Illinois

April 29, 2015 • 10:00am - 2:00pm
 San Francisco Color of Justice
NAWJ, California Women Lawyers and the Queen’s Bench will present a Color of Justice program in San Francisco on April 29 for high school students from the San Francisco Unified District.

Contact Information: For more information, please contact Lavinia Cousin at ()202) 393-0222.
San Francisco, California

MAY 2015

JUNE 2015

JULY 2015




October 8-11, 2015 
 NAWJ 37th Annual Conference
The Association’s annual conference presentation of education programs and business meetings dedicated to current mission priorities.

Contact Information: For more information, please contact Mary-Kathleen Todd at (202) 393-0222. NAWJ, 1341 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 4.2, Washington, D.C. 20036.
Salt Lake City, Utah





MARCH 2016

APRIL 2016

MAY 2016

May 26-29, 2016 
 IAWJ 2016 Biennial Conference
The National Association of Women Judges will host the International Association of Women Judges’ Biennial Conference. While celebrating the 25th anniversary of IAWJ, the conference will bring its members together to network, engage in judicial exchange and explore issues of common concern. It will gather IAWJ members from five different regions of the world: Africa, Asia and the South Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle East, and North America.

Contact Information: For more information, please contact Mary Kathleen Todd at mtodd@nawj.org.
Omi Shoreham
Washington, District of Columbia

JUNE 2016

JULY 2016






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