|2017 MWL Conference for Women in the Law: Highlights|
MORNING Keynote Presentation: Laurie Robinson Haden
Minnesota Women Lawyers is pleased to welcome Laurie Robinson Haden as our 2017 MWL Conference keynote speaker. Mrs. Robinson Haden—an award winning lawyer and agent of change—truly personifies the 21st century businesswoman whose skills, passion and commitments are multi-faceted and the beneficiaries of her associations and accomplishments are many.
Mrs. Robinson Haden is the Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of CBS Corporation. In 2015, she was tapped by CBS Corporation for a new role within the Litigation Department reporting to the Head of Litigation. In this new position, she oversees and manages outside counsel, directs legal strategy, and participates in alternative dispute resolution. In addition, she continues to spearhead important law department initiatives, including CBS’ in-house CLE program, records retention program, and the development and maintenance of the law department Intranet.
In addition to her role at CBS Corporation, Mrs. Robinson Haden is the founder and CEO of Corporate Counsel Women of Color, a non-profit professional organization, which she created in 2004 to advance women of color attorneys and to foster diversity in the legal profession. Mrs. Robinson Haden’s leadership and ability to galvanize has resulted in the growth of the organization’s membership from 30 members to over 3,300 members within an eleven-year period.
AFTERNOON Keynote Panel: Looking Back, Looking Forward: A Conversation with Women Justices of the Minnesota Supreme Court
Minnesota Women Lawyers is pleased to offer a wide range of Conference programming geared towards the diverse practice areas and experience levels represented by MWL's membership. View the program agenda for a complete listing of plenary and break-out sessions.
MWL Conference Benefactor
MWL is pleased to offer its members the opportunity to register as an MWL Conference Benefactor. By paying a slightly higher registration fee, an MWL Conference Benefactor helps fund conference scholarships, and receives recognition on the MWL website, in the Conference program and on an individual's conference nametag.
Special Thanks to 2017 Conference Benefactors (to date):
If you are interested in helping to fund conference scholarships, simply register as a Conference Benefactor on the registration form. For more information, contact MWL Executive Director Debra Pexa (email@example.com).
MWL is pleased to announce its 45th Annual Meeting, to be held on Friday, April 21st, 2017 from 12:00 noon to 1:15 p.m. at the Radisson Blu Hotel in downtown Minneapolis.
This luncheon event will offer an opportunity to review the past year and look forward to the year ahead, particularly as we continue work on the 2015-2018 MWL Strategic Plan. We’ll elect our 2017-2018 Board of Directors, and we’ll honor our 2017 Annual Award recipients. Plus, this event is always a fabulous opportunity to catch up with colleagues and friends! We hope you’ll join us to celebrate our past accomplishments and plan our future successes.
All MWL Conference and Annual Meeting attendees are invited to socialize and network over dessert, immediately following the Annual Meeting program.