2020 Annual Conference


NAWJ 42nd Virtual Annual Conference

October 14-16, 2020





NAWJ Day at the UN and Annual Conference Bundle NAWJ Day at the UN with the International Federation for Peace and Sustainable Development and Evening Reception /Wine Tasting ONLY NAWJ Annual Conference ONLY
NAWJ Member $150.00 $80.00 $80.00
Non-Member $220.00 $110.00 $120.00

*Members may register for free for the Annual Business meeting, open to all members, if they are not attending other events

Additional information and Zoom details will be provided to you closer to the event date.  We will contact registrants prior to the events to confirm breakout room selections. 

Conference Agenda*

Wednesday | October 14, 2020
All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Welcome and opening remarks by Mrs. Salwa (Sally) Kader, Founder, President and Permanent Representative of the International Federation for Peace and Sustainable Development to the United Nations and NAWJ President The Honorable Bernadette D'Souza
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Access to Justice Peacekeeping in the United Nations - United Nations and International Dignitaries
1:15 PM - 1:50 PM United Nations Peacekeeping Challenges by Ms. Junie Joseph
1:50 PM - 3:00 PM Challenges in the U.S. Court Systems and in the Practice of Law in the U.SA discussion of advancements made since allegations of misconduct against U.S. Federal Judge Alex Kozinski and other issues related to harassment in the practice of law. (CLE pending)
Moderator: Panelists:
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Summary of work being done and yet to be done by Colonel (USAF, Ret.) Linda Strite Murnane and Closing Remarks by NAWJ President-Elect The Honorable Karen Donohue, Judge D'Souza, and Mrs. Kader
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Virtual Tour of the United Nations - Recording is NOT permitted
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Evening Reception and Argentinian Wine Tasting with Sommelier Amanda Page, DWS
The wine brands suggested are:
  • Zuccardi
  • Susan Bilbao
  • Catena
  • Andeluna
  • Bodega Colome
  • Altos Las Hormigas
  • Nieto
The varietals of these brands you may wish to consider are:
  • Malbec
  • Cabernet
  • Torrontes
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Chardonnay

Thursday | October 15, 2020

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 2019-2020 District Meetings
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Breakout Meetings - Committee Meetings and Resource Board Meeting
12:00 PM - 1:55 PM Outgoing Board Meeting
2:00 PM - 3:25 PM Educational Session 1 - The 19th Amendment, a conversation with author Elaine Weiss
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM Educational Session 2 - Supreme Court Update, featuring Erwin Chemerinksy, Dean of UC Berkley School of Law  (CLE Pending)
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM Breakout Discussions by Topic
  • Racial Bias
  • Impact of COVID in the Civil Courts
  • Impact of COVID in the Criminal Courts
  • Judicial Leadership Pipeline
  • 19th Amendment
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Virtual Reception and Awards Presentation

Friday | October 16, 2020

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM NAWJ Annual Membership Meeting and 2020-2021 Officer Swearing In
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Incoming Board Meeting
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM District Director Orientation

*Agenda subject to change


The NAWJ Annual Conference Sponsors have the unique opportunity to connect with a diverse network of judges from all levels of the judiciary across the United States. As a sponsor at the NAWJ Annual Conference, you will build relationships, learn and engage in conversation about current issues in the judiciary, and have the opportunity to promote your organization. For more details about sponsorship, please review the Sponsorship Brochure.

GOLD - $15,000

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
Neal & Harwell, PLC
Sherrard Roe Voigt & Harbison, PLC

CHAMBERS - $5,000

NES Power

BENCH - $2,500

First Horizon Bank
Frost Brown Todd LLC
Nashville Airport Authority

YELLOW ROSE - $1,000

The Honorable Lynda Jones
The Honorable Cindy Lederman
Vanderbilt Law School

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