Apr 15, 2021 @ 5:30PM - Apr 16, 2021 @ 6:00PM
Join us for the 2021 NAWJ Midyear Meeting! This year's meeting will be held virtually, but still provide ample networking opportunities and educational sessions. You will not want to miss the chance to engage with colleagues and friends.
Please use the dropdowns below to view the session descriptions, speakers, sponsorship information and additional resources.
(*All Times Eastern Daylight Time)
|Thursday, April 15, 2021|
|5:30 PM - 6:30 PM *||Welcome, Introduction of NAWJ Resource Board and Breakout Room Discussions
|6:40 PM - 8:00 PM||Opening Interactive Reception - Join mixologist Adam Marans in making the NAWJ specialty Cocktail and Mocktail (materials needed are listed below under Interactive Reception Resources)|
|Friday, April 16, 2021|
|11:00 AM - 11:10 AM||Welcome and Introductions|
|11:15 AM - 12:30 PM||Educational Session 1 - Racial Inequities as a Judicial Officer: The Personal Stories of Three African-American Justices (CLE pending)|
|12:30 PM - 12:45 PM||Break|
|12:45 PM - 2:00 PM||Educational Session 2 - Thriving as a Judge and as a Person During and After the Pandemic (CLE pending)|
|2:15 PM - 2:30 PM||Break|
|2:30 PM - 3:25 PM||Business Meeting - Presentation of Emergency Resolutions - Open to all NAWJ members|
|3:30 PM - 5:30 PM||NAWJ Board Meeting with Committee Chairs - Open to all NAWJ members|
New Ways to Address the Old Problem of Sexual Harassment in the Legal Workplace
How the Courts Can Promote Equity in the Legal Profession
The New Normal: Professional and Personally
Helping Women Return to the Workforce
Racial Inequities as a Judicial Officer: The Personal Stories of Three African-American Justices
Many judges have to deal with their own colleagues and court administration who are oblivious to the impact of systemic racism. African-American judges have had to do the heavy lifting on the topic of implicit bias and cultural competency as if it is a special interests pursuit. Addressing racial inequities in the judiciary should be the pursuit of everyone involved in the administration of justice, not just the judges of color. Hear the stories of three African American Judges discuss their journeys and how they have navigated the challenging times.
Former Chief Justice Cheri Beasley of North Carolina, Tamika Montgomery-Reeves, Associate Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court, and Justice Helen Whitener, Justice of the Washington Supreme Court, moderated by Professor john a. powell, Professor of Law, African-American, & Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley.
Thriving as a Judge and as a Person During and After the Pandemic
The second session will be led by presenters Judge Jeremy Fogel and Dr. Kristen Allott and moderated by Judge Tamila Ipema. They will focus on the experience of the last year and will explain how both mindfulness and nutrition can normalize neurological functioning and improve energy, mental clarity, and decision making. The presenters will discuss some of the basic science about stress and tools that judges can use to reduce and manage it. Studies and experiences will be shared during this interactive and practical session.
|Dr. Kristen Allott, ND, MS
Naturopathic Physician, Speaker, Author
|The Honorable Cheri Beasley
Former Chief Justice, Supreme Court of North Carolina
|The Honorable Jeremy Fogel (Ret.)
Executive Director, Berkeley Judicial Institute
|The Honorable Tamika Montgomery-Reeves
Associate Justice, Delaware Supreme Court
|john a. powell
Director, Othering and Belonging Institute
Professor of Law, African American, and Ethnic Studies
University of California at Berkeley
|The Honorable G. Helen Whitener
Justice, Washington State Supreme Court
Links and Resources to Additional Materials
The NAWJ Midyear Meeting 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 Midyear Meeting, you will build relationships, build upon your professional development skills and have the opportunity to promote your organization. For more details about sponsorship, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.