NAWJ 40th Annual Conference

Oct 03, 2018 - All day - Oct 07, 2018

Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk

123 Losoya Street

San Antonio, TX 78205

Event Details

Conference Planning Committee

CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS  

Hon. Orlinda Naranjo
Judge, 419th District Court
Austin, TX

Laura G. Tamez, Esq.
Partner, the Herrera Law Firm
San Antonio, TX
 
EDUCATION COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS  

Justice Eva Guzman
Texas Supreme Court
Austin, TX

Justice Gina Benavides
Thirteenth Court of Appeals
Edinburg, TX
FRIENDS COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS  

Chief Justice Catherine M. Stone (Ret.)
Fourth Court of Appeals
Shareholder, Langley & Banack, Inc.
San Antonio, TX

Chief Justice Wallace B. Jefferson (Ret.)
Supreme Court of Texas
Partner, Alexander Dubose Jefferson Townsend LLP
Austin, TX

Conference Schedule of Events

(Subject to change.)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2018

8:00 am - 6:00 pm REGISTRATION
9:00 am - 3:00 pm 2017-18 NAWJ Board of Directors Meeting
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Private Riverwalk Boat Cruise

 

An optional excursion that is an entertaining Riverwalk Boat Cruise along the San Antonio River and the city's rich history and culture , and a networking social with legal and business professionals. Limited to two Boats @ 25 People/Boat. Fee is $15/person. Register here.
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm International Judges Reception
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm International Judges Reception
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm WELCOME RECEPTION in the GARDEN TERRACE

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2018

8:00 am - 6:00 pm REGISTRATION
7:30 am - 8:30 am NAWJ Committee Meetings
7:30 am - 8:30 am NAWJ Resource Board Meeting
7:30 am - 8:45 am BREAKFAST
9:00 am - 9:30 am OPENING CEREMONY
9:30 am - 10:30 am PUBLIC POLICY'S ROLE IN JUDGING
Judge David Carter
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
10:30 am - 10:45 am Break
10:45 am - 11:45 am ACCESS TO JUSTICE AND THE JUDICIARY
Harriet Miers, Esq., Locke Lord LLP
First Woman President of the Texas Bar Association
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm KEYNOTE LUNCHEON
Keynote Speaker - Dan Rather
President and CEO of News and Guts
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS

 

Session 1: DARK WEB AND VIRTUAL CURRENCIES
Dixie L. Johnson, Esq., King & Spalding
Marjorie J. Peerce, Esq., Ballard Spahr LLP

 

Session 2: LUCIA V. SEC: CONSEQUENCES OF EXPANDING JUDICIAL APPOINTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGES
Anton Metlitsky, Esq., O'Melvany & Meyers LLP
Professor of Law Gillian Metzger, Columbia Law School
Administrative Law Judge Brenda Murray, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Professor of Law Richard J. Pierce, Jr., George Washington University

 

Session 3: JUDGES AND JUSTICES UNDER ATTACK:
HOW THE INFORMED VOTERS PROJECT CAN HELP!
Justice Robin Hudson, Supreme Court of North Carolina, NAWJ Judicial Independence Committee Co-Chair
Justice Barbara J. Pariente, Florida Supreme Court, NAWJ Judicial Independence Committee Co-Chair
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm Hilarie Bass, Esq.
President (2017-2018), American Bar Association
TBA
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CONVERSATIONS WITH NAWJ LEGENDS

 

Presiding Justice Judith McConnell, California Court of Appeal Fourth Appellate District, Division One
will interview Senior Judge Martha Craig (Cissy) Daughtrey
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

 

Chief Justice (Retired) Dana Fabe, Alaska Supreme Court
will interview Chief Judge Anna Blackburne-Rigsby,
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm RECEPTION AT THE ALAMO

 

In addition to the reception, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm attendees have the option of a Private Tour of the Alamo that retraces the footsteps of the past in the solitude of an Alamo after-hours tour. This exclusive visit is an unforgettable experience for out-of-town guests. It will include a personalized tour of the Church and the Long Barrack Museum after normal operating hours. Fee is $30/Person. Register here
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm DINE AROUND (Free evening)
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Hospitality Suite Sponsored by Los Angeles 2019 Annual Conference Committee

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2018

7:00 am - 6:00 pm REGISTRATION
7:00 am - 8:15 am BREAKFAST
7:30 am - 8:15 am NAWJ District Meetings
8:15 am - 9:15 am #METOO EXPANDING THE CONVERSATION
Jocelyn Frye, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Justice Rebeca C. Martinez, Texas Fourth Court of Appeals
9:15 am - 10:30 am CONCURRENT SESSIONS

 

Session 1: MENTAL HEALTH
Chief Judge Milton L. Mack, Jr.,
Wayne County Probate Court, Michigan

 

Session 2: RACE, GENDER, SEXUALITY AND THE JUDICIARY
Sharon Navarro, Ph.D., University of Texas at San Antonio
10:45 am - 12:00 pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS

 

Session 1: DEMENTIA IN THE COURTROOM
Robert Abrams, Esq., Co-founder and Executive Partner,
Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara, Wolf & Carone, LLP
Ellyn S. Kravitz, Esq., Partner, Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara, Wolf & Carone, LLP

 

Session 2: SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE JUDICIARY
Cynthia Gray Director, Center for Judicial Ethics,
National Center for State Courts
Judge M. Sue Kurita, County Court at Law #6, Texas
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm LUNCHEON

 

Speaker: Monika Bickert, General Counsel for Facebook

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Neuroscience of Judicial Decision-Making (Part One)
Speaker: Kimberly Papillon, Esq.
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Break
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm CONCURRENT SESSIONS

 

Session 1: THE INTERSECTION OF POPULAR OPINION AND JUDICIAL DECISIONMAKING IN THE FEDERAL TRIAL COURTS
Chief Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn, U.S. District Court
for the Northern District of Texas
Magistrate Judge Rebecca A. Rutherford

 

Session 2: INTERNATIONAL ROUNDTABLE
Hon. Judith Chirlin, Executive Director, Western Justice Center,
Los Angeles Superior Court (Retired)
Judge Lisette Shirdan-Harris, Judge, Court of Common
Pleas, First Judicial District, PA, NAWJ International Director

 

Session 3: NEUROSCIENCE OF JUDICIAL DECISION-MAKING
(Part Two)
Speaker: Kimberly Papillon, Esq.
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Dine Arounds and Riverwalk Boat Tours
(Free evening on your own.)
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Hospitality Suite Hosted by the Bexar County Women Lawyers

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2018

7:30 am - 8:30 pm REGISTRATION
7:30 am - 8:45 am NAWJ Annual Business Meeting (Continental Breakfast)
9:00 am - 9:45 am UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT UPDATE
Justice Jeffrey S. Boyd, Texas Supreme Court
10:30 am - 12:15 pm CONVERSATION WITH JUDGE VANESSA RUIZ,
President, International Association of Women Judges
Introduction of award-winning documentary, “The Judge”.

 

Popcorn will be provided.
1:45 pm - 3:45 pm 2018-2019 NAWJ Board of Directors Meeting
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm NAWJ District Directors Meeting
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm COCKTAIL RECEPTION
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm NAWJ ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2018

8:00 am - 10:00 am FAREWELL BREAKFAST

Conference Sponsors

Thank You to Our Conference Sponsors

 

PLATINUM

Alexander Dubose Jefferson & Townsend LLP

Regina and Charles Cheever

H-E-B

Siebert Foundation

 

SILVER

Cokinos | Young

The Herrera Law Firm

State Justice Institute

Thomson Reuters

 

BRONZE

Becky Beaver Law

Bracewell LLP

GEICO

Jefferson Cano

Langley & Banack, Incorporated

San Antonio Bar Association/ San Antonio Bar Foundation

 

FRIENDS

Branscomb | PC

Nicola DeMarco

Bobby and Robin Farris

Noelke Maples St. Leger Bryant, LLP

 

SUPPORTERS

Karen Burgess

Kim Tindall

Hotel

Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk

123 Losoya Street, San Antonio, Texas 76205

 

NAWJ has secured rooms at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk, at the rate of $229 per night, plus applicable state and local taxes, single or double occupancy. For reservations, click here or call 1-888-421-1442 and state that you are with the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) to get the reduced rate.

 

Hotel reservations must be made by September 10, 2018 to guarantee the conference rate. Room blocks frequently fill before the cut-off date and are subject to availability. Early booking is recommended.

 

Visit the hotel's website here.

Optional Excursions: River Walk Boat Cruise and Alamo Tour Sign Up

PRIVATE RIVER WALK BOAT CRUISE – OCTOBER 3RD

 

Join us for an entertaining River Walk boat cruise along the San Antonio River. Take this opportunity to enjoy the city’s rich history and culture while networking with other legal and business professionals.

 

Date: Wednesday, October 3rd

Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Cost: $15/Person

Limit: 50 People Total (Two Boats @ 25 People/Boat)

 

Hurry! Space is limited!

Click here to register and make your payment for the private River Walk boat cruise! Don’t miss out.

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PRIVATE TOUR OF THE ALAMO – OCTOBER 4TH

 

You’ll have the chance to retrace the footsteps of the past in the solitude of an Alamo after-hours tour. This exclusive visit is an unforgettable experience for out-of-town guests. It will include a personalized tour of the Church and the Long Barrack Museum after normal operating hours.

 

Date: Thursday, October 4th

Time: 6:00 pm  – 7:00 pm

Cost: $30/Person

 

Deadline: Register by September 2nd!

Click here to register and make your payment for the private tour of The Alamo!

ACT NOW!

Registration

REGISTRATION FEES

REGISTRATION TYPE EARLY-BIRD
(until August 10, 2018)
REGULAR*
(from August 11, 2018)
First Time Member $425 $595
NAWJ Member $495 $595
Non-Member $525 $695
THURSDAY 10/4 ONLY $200 $200
FRIDAY 10/5 ONLY $200 $200
SATURDAY 10/6 ONLY $200 $200
*After September 2, 2018 all registrations will be assessed a $50 late fee.

 

CANCELLATION AND LATE REGISTRATION POLICY
Persons who register on or after September 3, 2018 will pay the full registration fee plus a $50 late charge. Registrants who cancel on or after September 4, 2018 within 29 days of the conference will not receive a refund. All third-party payments are subject to the same policy.

 

HOW TO REGISTER
Click here to register online. Or download this registration form, complete and email to accounting@nawj.org.

Mail completed form to:
National Association of Women Judges
1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 1138
Washington, D.C. 20036
Tel: (202) 393-0222

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Download the NAWJ Annual Conference Sponsor Brochure here.

 

FRIENDS COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS:

 

Chief Justice Catherine M. Stone (Ret.)

Fourth Court of Appeals

Shareholder, Langley & Banack, Inc., San Antonio, TX

 

 

Chief Justice Wallace B. Jefferson (Ret.)

Supreme Court of Texas

Partner, Alexander Dubose Jefferson Townsend LLP, Austin, TX

 

Diamond: $15,000

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; recognition on tables at luncheon; full page color ad with prominent positioning in program book; recognition on all printed and electronic marketing materials.

 

Platinum: $10,000

10 complimentary conference registrations (includes all CLE programming, Thursday and Friday night receptions and Friday Keynote Luncheon); priority seating; recognition from podium; recognition on tables at luncheon; full page color ad in program book; recognition on all printed and electronic marketing materials.

 

Gold: $7,500

8 complimentary conference registrations (includes all CLE programming, Thursday and Friday night receptions and Friday Keynote Luncheon); priority seating; recognition from podium; recognition on tables at luncheon; full page black and 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 from podium; recognition on tables at luncheon; full page black and 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 tables at luncheon; half page black and 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 Friday Keynote Luncheon); 1/4 page black and white ad in program book.

 

NAWJ Supporter (below $1,000)

$250-$999 -- Recognition in the program.