2021 Judicial and Bar Conference

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Judicial and Bar Conference

Speakers

2021 Event Overview 2021 Conference Agenda 2021 Judicial Honorees

Featured Speakers

Chief Judge Anna Blackburne-RigsbyChief Judge Anita Josey-HerringGeoffrey M. KlinebergDeMaurice Smith

Plenary Speakers

Vida B. JohnsonVida B. Johnson
Associate Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

 

Chinh Q. LeChinh Q. Le
Legal Director, Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia

 

Karl A. RacineKarl A. Racine
Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia

 

Jessica K. SteinbergJessica K. Steinberg
Associate Professor of Clinical Law, George Washington University Law School

 

Zoe TillmanZoe Tillman
Senior Reporter, BuzzFeed News

Seminar Speakers

Monique AbrishamiMonique Abrishami
Partner, Levy Firestone Muse LLP

 

Lise AdamsLise Adams
Assistant Director, D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center

 

Jessica E. Adler
Attorney, The Law Office of Jessica E. Adler

 

Jeffrey AppersonJeffrey Apperson
Vice President, International Relations, National Center for State Courts

 

Lauren BellLauren Bell
Partner, Global Investigations and White Collar Defense, Boies Schiller Flexner LLP

 

Jennifer L. BergerJennifer L. Berger
Chief, Social Justice Section, Public Advocacy Division, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia

 

Rita BlandinoRita Blandino
Director, Domestic Violence Division, Superior Court of the District of Columbia

 

Ashley CarterAshley Carter
Equal Justice Works Fellow, DC Volunteer Lawyers Project

 

Dr. Binny ChokshiDr. Binny Chokshi
Co-Medical Director, Healthy Generations Program, Children’s National Hospital; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

 

Andrew O. ClarkeAndrew O. Clarke
Principal Attorney, A. Clarke Law, PLLC

 

Renata CooperRenata Cooper
Federal Prosecutor, United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia

 

Deborah Cuevas HillDeborah Cuevas Hill
Senior Staff Attorney, Legal Counsel for the Elderly

 

The Honorable Joshua A. DeahlThe Honorable Joshua A. Deahl
Associate Judge, District of Columbia Court of Appeals

 

Nicole C. DillardNicole C. Dillard
Attorney, Dillard Legal Consultants LLC; Assistant Professor, Howard University Cathy Hughes School of Communications

 

Nancy E. DraneNancy E. Drane
Executive Director, District of Columbia Access to Justice Commission

 

The Honorable Allyson K. Duncan (ret.)The Honorable Allyson K. Duncan (ret.)
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals; Vice President, International Association of Judges; Former President, Federal Judges Association

 

Devon GallowayDevon Galloway
Associate, Zuckerman Spaeder LLP

 

Kaitlyn GirardKaitlyn Girard
Labor Relations Officer, Chicago Public Schools

 

Mark L. GoldstoneMark L. Goldstone
Attorney, Law Offices of Mark L. Goldstone

 

Adrian GottshallAdrian Gottshall
Managing Attorney, D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center

 

Randy HeitmanRandy Heitman
Compassionate Release Recipient

 

The Honorable Kelly A. HigashiThe Honorable Kelly A. Higashi
Associate Judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia

 

Niki IrishNiki Irish
Outreach & Education Coordinator, D.C. Bar Lawyer Assistance Program

 

The Honorable Deborah J. IsraelThe Honorable Deborah J. Israel
Associate Judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia

 

Kirra JarrattKirra Jarratt
CEO, DC Bar Foundation

 

Kelly JarvisKelly Jarvis
Director of Research in Community Health, NPC Research

 

Amy JeffressAmy Jeffress
Co-Chair, White Collar Defense & Investigations, Arnold & Porter LLP

 

Jessie JoachimJessie Joachim
Senior Counselor, D.C. Bar Lawyer Assistance Program

 

Mark Johnson-LewisMark Johnson-Lewis
Evaluation and Impact Manager, DC Bar Foundation

 

Josh KaplanJosh Kaplan
Journalist, ProPublica

 

Debra KatzDebra Katz
Founding Partner, Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP

 

Richard KelleyRichard Kelley
Managing Attorney, DC Volunteer Lawyers Project

 

Christine KennyChristine Kenny
Money Management Program Manager, Iona Senior Services

 

The Honorable Peter KrauthamerThe Honorable Peter Krauthamer
Presiding Judge, Family Court Division, Superior Court of the District of Columbia

 

Melissa A. KucinskiMelissa A. Kucinski
Attorney, MK Family Law

 

Paul S. LeePaul S. Lee
Pro Bono Counsel, Steptoe & Johnson LLP

 

Michael LewisMichael Lewis
Mediator and Arbitrator, JAMS

 

Gabriella Lewis-WhiteGabriella Lewis-White
Managing Attorney, D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center, and Supervisor, Landlord Tenant Resource Center

 

Lloyd LiuLloyd Liu
Partner, Bennett Doyle LLP

 

Nancy LopezNancy Lopez
Executive Director, Washington Council of Lawyers

 

Steven MarcusSteven Marcus
Attorney, Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia

 

Amy MixAmy Mix
Chief, Elder Justice Section, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia

 

Trisha MonroeTrisha Monroe
Supervising Attorney, Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia

 

Nelly MontenegroNelly Montenegro
Deputy Director, Domestic Violence Division, Superior Court of the District of Columbia

 

Tina Smith NelsonTina Smith Nelson
Managing Attorney, Legal Counsel for the Elderly

 

Dr. Daniel NewmanDr. Daniel Newman
Associate Medical Director, Children's National Medical Center at Columbia Heights; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

 

Tracy B. NutallTracy B. Nutall
Executive Director, District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission

 

John F. O'ConnorJohn F. O'Connor
Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP

 

Kelly A. PowersKelly A. Powers
Attorney, Miles & Stockbridge

 

Mary PriceMary Price
General Counsel, FAMM

 

Corey RabinCorey Rabin
Clinical Advisor to Legal Professionals Program, Caron Treatment Centers

 

The Honorable Maribeth RaffinanThe Honorable Maribeth Raffinan
Presiding Judge, Domestic Violence Division, Superior Court of the District of Columbia

 

Rebecca RohrRebecca Rohr
Vice President, Anti-Corruption and Global Trade, Ethics & Compliance Office, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

 

The Honorable Vanessa RuizThe Honorable Vanessa Ruiz
Senior Judge, District of Columbia Court of Appeals; President, International Association of Women Judges

 

Jessica SandovalJessica Sandoval
National Campaign Strategist, Unlock the Box Campaign

 

Addy SchmittAddy Schmitt
Member, Miller & Chevalier; Member, District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission

 

Jason SchwartzJason Schwartz
Partner, Co-Chair of the Labor & Employment Practice Group, and General Counsel, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

 

Rebecca SimpsonRebecca Simpson
Legal Director, DC Volunteer Lawyers Project

 

Linda SingerLinda Singer
Mediator and Arbitrator, JAMS

 

Jonathan M. SmithJonathan M. Smith
Executive Director, Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs

 

Brandon SneskoBrandon Snesko
President, Same Day Process Service

 

The Honorable Darlene SoltysThe Honorable Darlene Soltys
Associate Judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia

 

Bridgette StumpfBridgette Stumpf
Executive Director, Network for Victim Recovery of DC

 

The Honorable Emmet G. SullivanThe Honorable Emmet G. Sullivan
District Judge, United States District Court for the District of Columbia; Chair, District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission

 

Rebekah SullivanRebekah Sullivan
Attorney, The Law Office of Rebekah Sullivan, PLLC

 

Patrice SultonPatrice Sulton
Director, DC Justice Lab

 

Sara TennenSara Tennen
Executive Director, DC Volunteer Lawyers Project

 

Michelle D. ThomasMichelle D. Thomas
Chief, Civil Rights Section, Public Interest Division, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia

 

Maureen TownsendMaureen Townsend
Director of Critical Care Services, George Washington University Hospital

 

Carl TurpinCarl Turpin
Arbitrator, ADR Services

 

George P. VargheseGeorge P. Varghese
Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

 

Peter VassaloPeter Vassalo
Counsel for Special Litigation, Occupational Safety and Health Division, Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor

 

Aida VindellAida Vindell
Managing Attorney, DC Volunteer Lawyers Project

 

Eric J. WebberEric J. Webber
Senior Clinical Advisor – Legal/Executive Professional Program, Caron Treatment Centers

 

Ann WilcoxAnn Wilcox
Board Member, National Lawyers Guild, D.C. Chapter

 

Benjamin M. WisemanBenjamin M. Wiseman
Director, Office of Consumer Protection, Public Advocacy Division, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia

 

Juan P. WolffeThe Worshipful Juan P. Wolffe
Senior Magistrate, The Magistrate’s Court of Bermuda

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