Conferences and Symposia


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Conference Schedule

Thursday, April 12

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Registration – USC School of Law

6:00 p.m.
  Keynote – Karen Williams Courtroom
David Wilkins, Lester Kissel Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Center on the Legal Profession, Harvard Law School

7:00 p.m.
Reception & Dinner –USC School of Law

Friday, April 13

8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Registration – USC School of Law

8:45 a.m. – 
Welcoming Remarks
Robert M. Wilcox, Dean

Nathan D. Alder, Chair, National Legal Mentoring Consortium

9:00 a.m. 
William C. Hubbard, Past President, American Bar Association, Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

9:30 - 10:15 a.m.
  The Relationship Between Technology & Mentoring
Catherine Petrecca, Oregon State Bar Association
Jessica Hernandez, Attorney Development Manager at Morrison & Foerster
Ryann Peyton, Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program
Seena Mortazavi, Chronus

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.

10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Mentoring Metrics: What Should Mentoring be Measuring and How?
Tammy Patterson, Executive Director, NALP Foundation
Lisa Kirby, Director Research and Knowledge Sharing, Diversity Lab

11:15 - 12:15 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

12:15 - 1:45 p.m.
- Buffet Lunch & PED Talks
Brazil Mentoring Program, Alexandre Pereira, Eduardo Seije
ABA Young Lawyers Division Men of Color Initiative,Tommy Preston

1:45 - 2:45 p.m.
  Mentoring for Diversity & Inclusiveness
Ida Abbott, Ida Abbott Consulting
Kori Carew, Shook Hardy & Bacon
Mark Palmer, Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism

2:45 - 3:00 p.m.  Break

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.  Mentoring & Wellness
Kevin Chandler, Director, Legal Professionals Program, The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Minneapolis, MN
R. Michael Ethridge, Ethridge Law Firm, Charleston, SC
Tracy Kepler, Executive Director, American Bar Association Center on Professional Responsibility

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.  – Breakout Sessions (Topic related)

6:30 p.m. – Reception  - Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, Meridian Building

8:00 p.m.
– Dinner

Saturday, April 14

9:00 - 9:30 a.m.   Perspectives on Mentoring: 
Joseph F. Anderson, Senior District Judge of South Carolina
William C. Koch, Jr. Dean, Nashville Law School, Vice President of the American Inns of Court. Former Justice Tennessee Supreme Court
Law Firm Mentoring Programs/Best Practices

Rachel Keen, Womble Bond Dickinson (US)  LLP
Alida Barletta, Goodwin Proctor LLP 
Weil Gotshal

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.– Break

10:45 - 11:30 a.m.
Best Practices:  Building Sustainable Programs for  Law Schools, State Bar Associations, and Court Programs
Megan West Sherron, Campbell Law School
Michelle West, Georgia State Bar Transition into Law Practice
Ana LaNasa Selvidge, Washington State Bar

11:30 - 12:15 a.m.  Breakout Sessions (By Affiliation)
Law Firm, Law School, State Bar and Court Programs

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. – Box Lunch & Conference Summary

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