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2018 Educational Conference

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The Grand Hyatt Washington

The conference will feature informative sessions related to hot topics and best practices of interest to all members. It will also provide a great opportunity to mix and mingle with your recruiting, professional development, and career services colleagues!


12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Approach Your Career with Confidence and Authenticity

  • Lindsey Cloud Mervis, KNP Communications
  • Alexa Polmer, KNP Communications


1:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Life Happens! The Impact of Personal Changes in your Professional World  
  • Emily Busse – Owner, District Legal Staffing
  • Melissa Grossman – Legal Recruiting Manager, WilmerHale
  • Traci Mundy Jenkins – Assistant Dean, Office of Career & Professional Development, American University Washington College of Law
  • Kay Nash – Chief Talent Officer, Wiley Rein LLP
  • Tacie Williams (Moderator) – Associate Recruitment Manager, Hogan Lovells LLP

It’s Good to Be the Client: Maximizing Your Influence Over Search Firms

  • Martha Ann Sisson, Esq.,  Garrison & Sisson
  • Justine Donahue, Esq.,  Garrison & Sisson

Can’t Always Get What You Want: Get What You Need (for Your Department or Career)

  • Vivian Wexler, Vantage Partners

Reinventing Your Career

  • Janie Piemonte – Recruiting and Program Manager, GMU Antonin Scalia Law School
  • Timm Whitney – Chief Legal Personnel Officer, Covington & Burling

Bringing Out Your Inner Entrepreneur

  • Jason Levin, Ready, Set, Launch
  • Lori Mihalich-Levin, Esq., Mindful Return and Dentons 

Book Club: Transform Your Professional Development

  • Jolie Blanchard – Firm Director of Lawyer Recruiting, Jones Day


3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

HOT TOPIC: Addressing the Elephant: How to Bring the Conversation about Gender, Harassment, and Work to your Attorneys

  • Rachael Bosch, Fringe PD
  • Sarah Stein Professional Development Manager, Crowell & Moring LLP

4:15 pm - 6:00 pm 

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