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PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES ABOUT OUR 39TH ANNUAL CONVENTION!



39TH AWLA ANNUAL CONVENTION

OUT OF BALANCE: MAINTAINING EQUILIBRIUM IN YOUR PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL LIFE


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2018, 10:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.

DESERT WILLOW CONFERENCE CENTER, 
4340 E COTTON CENTER BLVD, PHOENIX, AZ 85040

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: LISA SMITH, 
AUTHOR OF GIRL WALKS OUT OF A BAR 




Lisa is a writer and lawyer in New York City. She is the author of Girl Walks Out of a Bar, her memoir of high-functioning addiction and recovery in the world of New York City corporate law. Her writing has been published in The Washington Post,Chicago Tribune,Women’s Health, Refinery29, A Women's Thing, AfterPartyMagazine.com, and Addiction.com. She has also appeared on Megyn Kelly TODAY and BBC World News discussing alcoholism and addiction. Lisa is passionate about breaking the stigma of addiction and mental health issues.

Prior to beginning her more than 15-year legal marketing career, Lisa practiced law in the Corporate Finance group of a leading international firm. She is a graduate of Northwestern University and Rutgers School of Law, where she served on the Editorial Board of the Rutgers Law Review.Lisa serves on the Board of Directors of The Writers Room in New York City.

More on Lisa’s writing can be found at www.lisasmithauthor.com.



 

Registration for the 39th Annual AWLA Convention is now open. 

Please Click Here to Register.



KEY NOTE SPEAKER

But She Seemed Like Such a Nice Girl: A Story of High-Functioning Alcoholism, Addiction and Recovery 

Lisa Smith was a young lawyer in a major New York City firm when alcoholism and drug addiction took over her life. Fear of stigma led her to hide it from family, friends and co-workers until it nearly killed her. In treatment she was diagnosed with the underlying mental health condition of depression. Lisa will discuss her story and the need to smash the stigma surrounding both addiction and mental health issues.



PLENARY SESSION

A Pathway to Health for Professionals with the Help of Professionals

Hon. Bill Sargeant (Ret.);Ann Woodrick, Office of the Legal Advocate; Roberta Tepper, State Bar of Arizona;

Karen Clark, Adams & Clark, PC.


BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Managing Stress with Mindfulness and Movement 

 Alisa J. Gray, Tiffany & Bosco P.A.
Understanding Workplace Violence 

Phil Brailsford, Fennemore Craig 
Protecting Your Practice  Denise M. Blommel, Denise M. Blommel PLLC. 



Early Bird Registration (on or before October 5, 2018)

Practice Area:

AWLA Member:

Non-member:

Private practitioner

$160

$210*

Public lawyer, judiciary or private practitioner making < $50,000/year

$140

$180*

Law student or judicial law clerk

$ 75

$ 85*

Collaborative Bar Member   $160

 

Regular Pricing (after October 5, 2018)

Practice Area:

AWLA Member:

Non-member:

Private practitioner

$180

$230*

Public lawyer, judiciary or private practitioner making < $50,000/year

$160

$200*

Law student or judicial law clerk

$ 85

$99*

Collaborative Bar Member   $180


Interested in becoming an AWLA Event Sponsor this year? We have sponsorships of all sizes to meet your needs. Please click on the links below to learn more.

2018 AWLA Sponsorship Request Letter
AWLA 2018 Corporate Sponsorship Form
AWLA 2018 Law Firm Sponsorship Form
Credit Card Authorization Form Sponsorship
















THANK YOU TO OUR TOP LEVEL 2018 CONVENTION
AND MARICOPA AND SOUTHERN ARIZONA CHAPTER
WINE AND CHEESE SPONSORS



 Total Networks C17      
 Tiffany & Bosco C17  Arizona Asian American Bar Association    Davis Miles McGuire Gardner PLLC C17
       
   Arizona State University, Office of General Counsel  https://www.eblawyers.com/