2018 Conference

Ms. JD Presents its Tenth Annual Conference on Women in the Law: 

"Her Story"

Friday, March 9, 2018 at The University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law

Ms. JD is proud to continue honoring exceptional women and men making contributions to the advancement of women in the legal profession through Ms. JD Honors! Join us on March 8, 2018 and March 9, 2018 for Her Story, Ms. JD's 10th Annual Conference on Women in Law. The conference will kick off on March 8th with the Ms. JD Honors Reception, where we will honor the receipients of the Ms. JD Honors awards. March 9th will be a full-day conference featuring panels, a keynote speaker, breakout sessions and breakfast and lunch. CLE credit expected. Join Ms. JD and help us celebrate these exceptional men and women by purchasing your tickets HERE

**CLE Application Pending - 4.0 Hours**

Tickets are now on sale! Get your tickets HERE before they sell out!

Ms. J.D. "Her Story" Conference Agenda


7:30 -8:05 a.m.  Breakfast & Ms. J.D. Welcome

8:05 -8:10 a.m.  UCLA School of Law Welcome

8:10 -9:10 a.m.  Shameless Self Promotion: Essential tips for selling yourself and your story.

9:10 -9:15 a..m.  Ms. J.D. Inspiration Break

9:15 -10:15 a.m.  #MeToo: Frank stories about sexual misconduct in our workplaces and practical advice for combatting it in our profession and beyond.

10:30 -11:30 a.m. Start-Up Stories: How to bring your brilliant business idea to life.

11:35 -1:00p.m.  Lunch & Keynote Speaker: Her Story Fireside Chat: In Conversation with Michelle Banks, Senior Advisor & Executive Coach, BarkerGilmore LLC; Former Executive Vice President Sustainability, Global General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer, Gap Inc.; Board CoChair and CoFounder, UCLA Law Women LEAD. (Sponsored by UCLA Law Women LEAD)

1:00 -1:05p.m.  Ms. J.D. Inspiration Break

1:15 -2:35p.m.  Breakout Session #1: 

  • Promoting your story: How to use digital marketing to promote your talents to prospective clients and employers.
  • The Path to Public Interest Law: An exchange of stories with trailblazers about how to make a meaningful career a reality.

2:45 -4:00p.m.  Breakout Session #2:

  • The Transition to In-House: A step-by-step guide to position yourself up for this popular — and smart — career move.
  • Lawyers in Entertainment, Unveiled: A peek into the exciting stories of lawyers who are blazing diverse career paths in Hollywood.

4:10 -5:30p.m.  Life Behind the Bench: A look at the work of judges and the ways in which their personal stories have informed their careers  

5:30 -6:30p.m.  Connections and Conversation Closing Reception: A last chance to exchange stories and chat about the topics discussed — over a glass of wine and dessert.  


 Thank You to Our Conference Sponsors!

Silver Sponsors:


Bronze Sponsors:

United States Navy JAG Corps; U.S. Air Force JAG Corps. 

Lunch Sponsor:


Community Sponsors: 



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