NAWJ 2018 Midyear Meeting

Apr 12, 2018 - All day - Apr 14, 2018

New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge

333 Adams Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Judges, Attorneys, Non-Attorneys are Welcome.

(Download flyer here).

Event Details

Hotel

NAWJ has secured rooms at New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge at the rate of $249 per night, plus applicable state and local taxes, single or double occupancy.

For room reservations, click here to reserve online. Or, call 877-303-0104, and state that you are with the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ).

Problems reserving your hotel room? Please call 877-303-0104.

Hotel Reservations must be made on or before March 23, 2018, to guarantee the NAWJ conference rate.

Planning Committee

EDUCATION CHAIRS

Professor Judith Resnik, Arthur Liman Professor of Law
Yale Law School

 

Honorable Lisa S. Walsh
Eleventh Circuit Court of Florida, Civil Division
NAWJ Past President

 

FRIENDS COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Tracee E. Davis, Esq., Partner
Zeichner Ellman & Krause LLP, New York, New York

 

Rudyard F. Whyte, Esq.
The Cochran Firm, New York, New York

Registration

REGISTRATION FEES

REGISTRATION TYPE

EARLY BIRD 
(through February 28, 2018)

REGULAR*
(March 1 - March 16, 2018)
NAWJ Member $375 $425
Non-Member $475 $525
FRIDAY ONLY $250 $250
SATURDAY ONLY $125 $125
*After March 16, all registrations will be assessed a $50 fee.

 

CANCELLATION AND LATE REGISTRATION POLICY
Registrants, who register within 29 days of, or at the conference, will pay the full registration fee plus a $50 late charge. Registrants who cancel within 29 days of the conference (March 12, 2018) will not receive a refund. All third-party payments are subject to the same policy.
 

HOW TO REGISTER

Register online, or click here to download the registration form, complete and email to Yves Dinte at accounting@nawj.org

Mail completed form to:

National Association of Women Judges
1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 1138
Washington, D.C. 20036

 

NEW YORK UNEMPLOYED AND LOW INCOME ATTORNEYS

New York attorneys who are unemployed, whether from private practice or public service, may request registration fee relief to attend education sessions (where food is not served). Complete this form and email it to lcousin@nawj.org with the session(s) you would like to attend and indicate that you are unemployed. New York attorneys with incomes below $50,000/year, whether employed in private practice or public service, may request a discount on the registration fees listed above between 50%-75%. Complete this form, indicate your yearly income and email it to lcousin@nawj.org.

Schedule of Events

(Education session pending accreditation from the New York Continuing Legal Education Board.)

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2018

12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. NAWJ Board of Directors Meeting
4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. NAWJ Resource Board
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. WELCOME RECEPTION

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2018
All-Day Merchant Showcase featuring New York City Area Businesses.

8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Artificial Intelligence - The Coming Industrial Revolution

 

Moderator: Hon. Jenny Rivera, Court of Appeals, State of New York

 

Panelists:
Tracee E. Davis, Partner, Zeichner Ellman & Krause LLP, New York, NY; Co-Chair, 2018 NAWJ Midyear Meeting Friends Committee
Gail L. Gottehrer, Esq., Partner, Akerman LLP, New York, NY
Ian McDougall, Esq., Executive Vice President and General Counsel for LexisNexis, Legal & Professional Division, RELX Group
Jay G. Safer, Esq., Partner, Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch LLP,  New York, NY
Aaron Wright, Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Founder/Director, Tech Startup Clinic, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, NY
10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Somebody IS Watching Me — Cybersecurity, Privacy, and the Internet of Things
(This session will feature a live hack by Yolanda Smith.)

 

Moderator: Hon. Lisa Walsh, Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, Civil Division, Miami, FL, NAWJ Past President and 2018 Midyear Meeting Education Committee Co-Chair

 

Panelists:
Galina Datskovsky, PhD, CRM,CEO of Vaporstream, Inc., New York, NY; Advisory Board Member, Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management and Privacy, Flemington, NJ
Jennifer Stisa Granick, Esq., Surveillance and Cybersecurity Counsel, ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, San Francisco, CA
Taa Grays, Esq., Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Information Governance, MetLife, New York, NY
Ronald J. Hedges, Esq., Senior Counsel, Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group, Dentons, New York, NY
Karen Johnson-McKewan, Esq., Partner, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, San Francisco, CA; Co-Chair, NAWJ Resource Board
Yolonda Smith, Director of Product Management, Pwnie Express, Boston, MA
12:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m. KEYNOTE LUNCHEON
Keynote Speaker/Partner in Justice Awardee – TBA

 

PARTNER IN JUSTICE AWARD
Honoree - Robert Kaufman, Esq., Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP, New York, NY; Longest Serving NAWJ Resource Board Member
2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. BAIL REFORM

 

Moderator: Judith Resnik, Arthur Liman Professor of Law, Yale Law School, New Haven, CT; Co-Chair, NAWJ 2018 Midyear Meeting Education Committee; Co-Chair, NAWJ Judicial Education Judicial Network Committee

 

Panelists:
Hon. Darcel D. Clark, Bronx County District Attorney, Bronx, NY; Former NAWJ Board Member and New York Chapter President
Eric Gonzalez, District Attorney, Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office
Martha Rayner, Clinical Associate Professor of Law, Co-Director, Criminal Defense Clinic, Fordham University School of Law, New York, NY
Robin Steinberg, Founder and CEO, The Bail Project; Co-Founder and Former Executive Director, The Bronx Defenders; Co-Founder, The Bronx Freedom Fund
Crystal S. Yang, Assistant Professor, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA
3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
CONCURRENT SESSSIONS

The Opioid Crisis and The Criminal Justice System: A Call to Action

 

Moderator:Hon. Ellen Biben, Administrative Judge, Supreme Court, Criminal Term, New York County, NY

 

Panelists:
Fiona Doherty, Clinical Professor of Law, Director, Criminal Justice Clinic, Yale Law School, New Haven, CT
Maura R. Grossman, J.D., PhD., Research Professor, David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada; eDiscovery Attorney and Consultant, New York, NY
Hon. Craig Hannah, Judge, Buffalo City Court, Opiate Intervention and Adolescent Diversion Courts, Erie County, NY, Nation’s first Opioids Courts
Frances Rudnick Levin, MD, Kennedy-Leavy Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Chief, Division on Substance Abuse, Columbia University; Director, Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program, New York Presbyterian Hospital.
Richard S. Schottenfeld, M.D., Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Professor of Psychiatry, Howard University College of Medicine, Washington, D.C.
OR

Nonconsensual Pornography (“Revenge Porn”): Theory and Practice

 

Moderator: Ari Ezra Waldman, J.D., PhD., Associate Professor of Law, Director, Innovation Center for Law & Technology, New York Law School, New York, NY

 

Panelists:
Elisa D'Amico, Esq., Partner, Co-founder, Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project, K&L Gates, Miami FL
Carrie Goldberg, Esq., C.A. Goldberg, PLLC, Brooklyn, NY
Andrew Sta. Ana, Esq., Director of Legal Services, Day One, New York, NY
5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. RECEPTION

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2018

8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

 

9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. Maintaining Your Mental Well Being: Self Care is an Essential Part of Your Professional Success

 

Moderator: Hon. Karen K. Peters (Ret.), Former Presiding Justice, Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department, State of New York

 

Panelists:
Ciara Dockery, Ph.D., Director, NFL Life Line, Mental Health Association of New York City, NY
Rev. Kyndra Frazier, LMSW, M.Div., Associate Pastor of Pastoral Care and Counseling, Director, HOPE Center, First Corinthian Baptist Church, Harlem, NY
Hon. Sarah "Sallie" Krauss, Judge (Retired), Kings County Family Court, Brooklyn, NY
10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. The Fight for Justice: Attracting The Next Generation of Women Judges and Attorneys - Effective Outreach to Millennials

 

Moderator: Hon. Tanya R. Kennedy, Supreme Court, Civil Term, New York County, New York, NY; NAWJ President

 

Panelists:
Lauren M. Capaccio, Esq., Associate, Litigation Department, Patterson Belknap, New York, NY
Leyda Hernández, Founder and CEO, C’est Du Luxe
Michelle C. Ifill, Esq., Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Verizon Corporate Services, Inc., New York, NY
Barry Wade, Managing Director, Millennial Plus, New York, NY
12:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Building Your Personal Brand (If You Don't Do It, No One Else Will)

 

Moderator: Michelle Coleman Mayes, Esq., Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, New York Public Library, NY

 

Panelists:
Joyce Brocaglia, Founder and CEO, Alta Associates, Founder Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management and Privacy, Alta Associates, Flemington, NJ
Paula Edgar, Esq., Founder and Principal, PGE LLC; President, Metropolitan Black Bar Association, New York, NY
Elizabeth Hernandez, Esq., Partner, Akerman LLP, Miami, FL; NAWJ Resource Board Member
Rhonda Joy McLean, Esq., Former Deputy General Counsel, Time Inc., New York, NY
Katie S. Phang, Esq., Partner, Berger Singerman LLP; Miami, FL
Meeting adjourned for social activity.  

 

Sponsors

THE EMERGING LEGAL LANDSCAPE:
NAVIGATING A PATH TO THE FUTURE

NAWJ 2018 MIDYEAR MEETING

 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

 

GOLD
The Cochran Firm
LexisNexis
Paul Weitz & Associates PC

 

SILVER
Irwin & Poznanski LLP
Thomson Reuters

 

BRONZE
GEICO
Rudyard Whyte of The Cochran Firm

 

FRIENDS OF NAWJ
Cindy Calhoun
Calibre CPA Group
Court Solutions LLC
Godosky & Gentile, PC

Sponsorship Opportunities

Download the NAWJ Midyear Sponsor Brochure here.

 

FRIENDS COMMITTEE CHAIRS

 

Tracee E. Davis, Esq., Partner
Zeichner Ellman & Krause LLP, New York, New York
Phone: 212-826-5358 • Email: TDavis@zeklaw.com

 

Rudyard F. Whyte, Esq.
The Cochran Firm, New York, New York
Phone: 212-553-9215 •  Email: rwhyte@cochranfirm.com

 

Diamond: $30,000
Speaking role at conference; 20 complimentary conference registrations (includes all CLE programming, Thursday and Friday night receptions and Friday Keynote Luncheon); priority seating; recognition from podium; recognition on table at luncheon; full page color ad with prominent positioning in program book; recognition on all printed and electronic marketing materials.

 

Platinum: $20,000
Speaking role at conference; 15 complimentary conference registrations (includes all CLE programming, Thursday and Friday night receptions and Friday Keynote Luncheon); priority seating; recognition from podium; full page color ad in program book; recognition on all printed and electronic marketing materials.

 

Gold: $10,000
10 complimentary conference registrations (includes all CLE programming, Thursday and Friday night receptions and Friday Keynote Luncheon); priority seating; recognition on table at luncheon; full page black & white ad in program book; recognition on all printed and electronic marketing materials.

 

Silver: $5,000
5 complimentary conference registrations (includes all CLE programming, Thursday and Friday night receptions and Friday Keynote Luncheon); priority seating; recognition on table at luncheon; full page black & white ad in program book; recognition on all printed and electronic marketing materials.

 

Bronze: $2,500
3 complimentary conference registrations (includes all CLE programming, Thursday and Friday night receptions and Friday Keynote Luncheon); recognition on table at luncheon; half-page black & white ad in program book; recognition on all printed and electronic marketing materials.

 

Friend of NAWJ: $1,000
2 complimentary conference registrations (includes all CLE programming, Thursday and Friday night receptions and quarter-page black & white ad in program book.

 

NAWJ Supporter (below $1,000)
$250-$999 -- Listing of contribution.

 

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FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SPONSORSHIP, PLEASE CONTACT:
Marie E. Komisar, Executive Director
Phone: 202-393-0222    Email: mkomisar@nawj.org