2019 Conference



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

"Speak Up"

March 14 - 15, 2019, at the University of Pennsylvania Law School


Ms. JD's 11th Annual Conference on Women in Law: "Speak Up" will be held on March 15, 2019, at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. The Conference will kick off on March 14, 2019, with the Ms. JD Honors reception, where we will honor the recipients of the Ms. JD Honors awards. March 15th will be a full day conference featuring numerous panels, discussions, a keynote lunch, break out sessions, and a closing reception.


Early Bird Registration is Now Open! Get Your Tickets HERE!


Ms. JD "Speak Up" Conference Agenda 

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

8:00 - 8:05 a.m.  Ms. JD and Penn Law Welcome Remarks

8:05 - 9:05 a.m. Speak Up: Finding your voice and using it

  • Gail J. Cummings, Executive Coach

9:05 - 9:23 a.m. Ms. JD Lightning Talk

9:30 - 10:40 a.m.  Breakout Session #1: 

     Law Firm Life: How to make the most of your billable hour as an advocate for your clients and yourself

     The Alternative Career Roadmap: Use your degree in a field that fuels your passion

     The Public Interest Path: Advocating for yourself while working for the common good

10:50 - 11:50 a.m. Making the Invisible Visible: Three Elements for Personal Branding for Accelerating your Professional Success

  • Clarissa Sparks, Founder & Brand Straegist, The She Sparks Agency 

11:50 - 11:55 a.m. Ms. JD Inspiration Break 

12:15 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch & Fireside Keynote Chat featuring Roberta D. Liebenberg

1:15 - 1:20 p.m. Ms. JD Inspiration Break

1:30 - 2:40 p.m. Breakout Session #2: 

     Express Mentoring - Tech: An hour of advice and inspiration from women working in tech 

     Express Mentoring- In-House Counsel: An hour of advice and inspiration from women in-house counsel

     Express Mentoring - Military: An hour of advice and inspiration from women with legal careers in the military 

2:50 - 3:08 p.m. Ms. JD Lightning Talk

3:08 - 4:20 p.m. The Art of the Ask: Negotiating for Career Success


Anne Weisberg, Women's Initiative Director at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP



4:20 - 5:30 p.m. Male Allies Panel: An honest exchange about what men can and should do to make our profession more inclusive 

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Closing Reception


***Ms. JD is recommending the Sheraton Philadelphia University City for conference guests. Ms. J.D. has a room block in effect for March 14-15, 2019. In order to reserve rooms, please use THIS LINK. (Please note that rooms fill quickly and Ms. J.D. cannot guarantee a room or rate).*** 



Silver Sponsors:


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Bronze Sponsors:

U.S. Navy JAG

Community Sponsors: 


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National Bar Association Women Lawyers Association

National Bar Association Women Lawyers Division, Philadelphia Chapter

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