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Legislative Women’s Collective: Unleashing the Political Power of Women Attorneys

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Legislative Women’s Collective

Legislative Women’s Collective: Unleashing the Political Power of Women Attorneys

The D.C. Bar Communities is proud to present the first ever Legislative Women's Collective: Unleashing the Political Power of Women Attorneys. This nonpartisan program sets its sight on bridging the gender gap in politics by giving the tools needed for female lawyers to run for office. During the two-day program, women will learn about the different elected and appointed positions available, develop a roadmap to reach individual political goals, and prepare for the unique ethical requirements of practicing attorneys running for office.

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Final registration deadline July 20. Apply today!

Who We Are

The Legislative Women’s Collective believes that women should be at every table where decisions are made. We believe women attorneys in particular possess unique strengths, characteristics, and qualifications that make us well suited for political leadership. With interactive presentations, breakout groups, and inspiring keynote speakers, this program is designed to equip and empower women lawyers with the knowledge and confidence to run for a local, state, or federal position. Our keynote speakers and presenters are current and former elected officials and others who have participated in various aspects of campaigns. We also have strategists and trainers to work with participants on creating a practical workplan to take home and put into action after the program.

Program Overview

See Full Agenda Here.

Day 1, July 23

Welcome
Candace Smith-Tucker, Esq., Director, D.C. Bar Communities

Opening Keynote
Amanda K. Edwards, Esq. former Candidate, U.S. Senate, TX

Session 1: What Women Lawyers bring to the table & why she(we) should run
Legislative Women's Collective

Lunch Keynote
Rep. Joanna McClinton, Esq., P.A. House of Representatives
Mary Thomas, Esq., former Candidate, U.S. House of Representatives, FL

Session 2: Systems Mapping: Where women lead
NH State Rep. Manny Espitia, Run for Something
Johanna Silva Waki, EMILY's List
Krysta Jones, Vote Lead Impact Our political system is a diverse map

Breakout groups

Day 2, July 30

Welcome Back
Candace Smith-Tucker, Esq., Director, D.C. Bar Communities

Session 3: Ethical Considerations When Running For Office: Political Power Has Limits
Janeese Lewis George, Esq., D.C. Council, Ward 4
Janice Ryan, Esq., Partner, Venable
Fred Wagner, Esq., Partner, Venable

Lunch Keynote
Sapana Shah, Esq., Mayoral Candidate, Edison, NJ
Rosemary Becchi, Esq., former Candidate, U.S. House of Representative, NJ

Session 4: My Workplan: How women lawyers make it happen
Kodiak Hill-Davis, Esq. and Ariel Hill-Davis,
Sisters Duo from Republican Women for Progress

Breakout groups

Questions? Email Brittany Sims Nwankwoala, Staff Attorney, at [email protected].

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