NAWJ 43rd Annual Conference

Oct 06, 2021 - All day - Oct 09, 2021



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Registration Rates Early (Until 7/20/21) Regular (7/21 - 9/13/21) Late (After 9/13/21)
Member Rate $695 $745 $795
Non-Member Rate $795 $845 $895

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The NAWJ Annual Conference is supported through the generosity of sponsors.  Sponsors will be showcased here.  If your company is interested in becoming a sponsor please contact NAWJ Executive Director Laurie Denham.

HOTEL & Venue

Doubletree By Hilton Hotel Nashville Downtown
315 4th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37219

Nightly room rates are $249.00 plus tax/fees.   Reserve a Room Here or call +1.800.222.8733

All events will be at the hotel except for two offsite events, one of which is within walking distance.  Please contact if you will need special assistance or accommodation for offsite events.

Scheduled Highlights

Wednesday, October 6 

  • Opening Events
  • NAWJ Board of Directors Meeting
  • International Judges Gatherings
  • Registration and Exhibits Open

Thursday, October 7

  • Welcome Breakfast
  • Plenary and Breakout Sessions
  • Special Event:  Party With A Purpose at the Parthenon Supporting Local Causes

Friday, October 8

  • District and Committee Meetings
  • Plenary and Breakout Sessions
  • Reception

Saturday, October 9

  • NAWJ Annual Business Meeting
  • The Perfect 36: A Reenactment of the Tennessee Vote on Ratification of the 19th Amendment
  • Supreme Court Review with Dean Erwin Chemerinsky Plenary Session
  • Resource Board Meetings
  • NAWJ Gala
Planned Plenary Session Topics Include (subject to change):
  • The Rural America Our Legal System Has Left Behind 
  • Supreme Court Review with Dean Erwin Chemerinsky
  • The Woman’s Hour: A Conversation with Elaine Weiss about The Great Fight to Win the Vote
  • Writing Judicial Opinions (and Briefs) That Could be Bestsellers 
Planned Breakout Session Topics Include (subject to change):
  • The New Faces of Suffrage: Restoration of Voting Rights
  • Making a Difference On and Off the Bench
  • Ethics, Lies and Videotape
  • Global Architects: Conversations About Ethics Around the World (International Tea and Ethics)
  • Pathways to Justice: How Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Impact 
  • Gender Equity in Judicial Writing
  • Technology: Friend or Foe?
  • Impact of Laws that Marginalize Communities
  • The Human Side of Judging  
  • Implicit Bias Training
  • Access to Justice for LGBTQ Youth 
  • Contemporary Challenges: Attacks on the Courts and the New Normal
  • Expecting the Unexpected: Managing Obstacles Involving Self-Represented Litigants
  • Gnerational Differences in the Practice of Law





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