3rd Annual Women in Law Regional Conference

  • September 19, 2015
  • 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law

3rd Annual Women in Law Regional Conference

All are invited: all faiths, males & females, attorneys, law students, prospective law students 

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Event Schedule:


8-9:30 a.m. Plenary Breakfast Session and Speaker

❖ “The Joyful Lawyer” — Karen Clemes — General Counsel at Utah

Valley University, JRCLS Women in Law Committee Chair

9:30-10:20 a.m. Break Out Session 1

❖ “Lawyers Unleashed: Careers Outside Traditional Law Firm Practice”

- Gisselle Amini — Professor at Trinity Law School, Solo


- Elizabeth Heiner — Manager at Core Development Services

- Allison Belnap — Assistant Dean of Career Services at BYU Law

❖ “Negotiations 201: Peace-Making Skills for Home and Law Office”

- Honorable Francisco F. Firmat — Orange County, CA Superior

Court Judge (Ret.)

10:30-11:20 a.m. Break Out Session 2

❖ “Gender Bias: Does it Still Exist and How to Overcome?”

- Teresa C. Alarcon — Partner at KAEDIAN LLP

- Deborah A. Gubernick — Associate at Call & Jensen

- Michele Johnson — Partner at Latham & Watkins

❖ “In Defense of Our First Freedom — An Overview of Current Religious

Freedom Issues and What We Can Do”

- Gayla Sorenson — Senior Fellow for the International Center for

Law & Religion Studies, Assistant Dean of Admissions at BYU Law

11:30-12:20 p.m. Break Out Session 3

❖ “The Balancing Act: Part-time, Full-time and Working From Home”

- Sherri McInnes — Partner at Scott & Whitehead

- Richard McFarlane — Owner at Law Office of Richard A.


- Melinda Hunsaker — Managing Partner at McGonigle &

Hunsaker, LLP

❖ “The Power and Influence Which Come From a Law Degree”

- Rick Richmond — Managing Partner at Jenner & Block

- Melissa Richmond — Vice President at Running Start

- Catharine Richmond — Associate at Jones Day

12:30-2:00 p.m. Plenary Lunch Session and Speaker

❖ “It’s All Gift: Stumbling Along the Path of Grace” — Honorable Nancy

Wieben Stock — Orange County, CA Superior Court Judge (Ret.)