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3rd Women in the Profession Summit: 21st Century Issues for the 21st Century Woman Lawyer – Wednesday, June 16, 2010 – Philadelphia

May 24, 2010

This course is being presented at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s CLE Conference Center in the Wanamaker Building on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 in Philadelphia.   The course is scheduled to take place from 12:00pm – 5:00pm (on-site registration begins at 11:30am) with a reception immediately following from 5:00 pm – 6:00pm. The course is  accredited for 4.0 CLE credits (2 SUB/2 ETH).

Co-chairs of the Women in the Profession Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association:  Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq. and Kimberly Ruch-Alegant, Esq..

12:00 pm -Opening remarks from Co-Chairs Kim Ruch-Alegant and Nikki Johnson-Huston.

12:15pm-12:35pm– Keynote address by Keynote Speaker- The Honorable Marjorie Rendell

12:40pm to 2:00pm-1st Panel-Women Lawyers & Social Media (Ethics, Privacy, and Social Media)- Discussion of the various ways to use social media to your professional advantage, legal issues related to social media, significant case law, best practices for law firms about how to handle employees use of social media and the privacy issues that may be raised.

Course Planner: Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq.

  1. Gina Rubel- Moderator President/CEO – Furia Rubel Communications, Inc
  2. Albertine DuFrayne-Petrelli Law, P.C.
  3. Nicole Galli– Feldman Gale, P.A.
  4. Danille Banks -Partner-Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP
  5. Shannon Mayforth – Senior marketing manager for Citrin Cooperman

2:00pm to 3:20pm-2nd Panel- The Women of  E-Discovery– Discussion of the ethical challenges related to e-discovery including confidentiality of client information, the management and storing of client information,compliance, and best practices for managing discovery and litigation.

Course Planner: Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq.

  1. Wanda Flowers- Moderator – Sunoco Inc.
  2. Stephanie ResnickPartner Fox Rothschild LLP
  3. Lana Schell- Co-Founder & National Executive Director Women in eDiscovery
  4. Bridget.Logue Bridget Logue is an Information Technology Specialist in the Litigation Support Department of the US Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of PA
  5. Christa IannoneDirector, Practice Support Cozen O’Connor

3:20 to 3:35– Break

3:35pm to 4:55pm– Judges Panel-“Ethical Challenges Facing Judges – Do they Differ for Women?” -The panel of judges will focus on some ethical challenges of being on the bench and being in practice. This is timely because of Pennsylvania ’s recent focus on judicial ethics and judicial discipline.  The panel would examine ethical questions that arise for lawyers, and the unique issues that arise when one moves onto the bench.  It would also cover how relationships between judges and lawyers – through prior business relationships, bar association involvement, etc.  – can contribute to these challenges.  Do female judges experience these challenges differently than their male colleagues and why? The canons of judicial conduct will be discussed and explored, as will issues related to recusal.

Course Planners: Lynn Marks & Shira Goodman

Lynn Marks & Shira Goodman- Moderators

Honorable Norma L. Shapiro, US District Court, Eastern District

Honorable Phyllis W. Beck, retired from PA Superior Court

Honorable Renee C. Hughes, Ct of Common Pleas, First Judicial District, Phila

Honorable Ida Chen, Ct of Common Pleas, First Judicial District, Phila

4:55pm– Closing remarks and wrap up.

5:00pm to 6:00pm– Reception.

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