September 20th, 2012 — by wlc
Here is the agenda provided by the WLU :
Immediately following registration on Friday, October 26th at 5pm, the attendees will have an opportunity to enjoy our Cocktail Hour. This is a great time to catch up with your friends. Among other things, the attendees will be pampered by professional masseuses with a mini-massage at one of the several massage chairs which will be set up nearby.
During our evening program, we will first present the Mentoring Award to an attorney who has consistently demonstrated a commitment to mentoring young lawyers and/or students in our legal community. (Please let us know if you wish to nominate someone deserving of this great award by October 1, 2012). We will also award the Reva Beck Bosone Scholarship to a deserving University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law student.
Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Valerie Young. An internationally recognized expert on the “impostor syndrome,” she has spoken to over 60,000 professionals at such organizations as McKenna & Cuneo, LLC, Intel, UBS, Boeing, Proctor and Gamble, Stanford University, Society of Women Engineers, and the Connecticut Bar Association. Her career-related tips have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Psychology Today, More magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald and dozens of other publications around the world. At our event, she will present and lead a discussion on the topic How to Feel as Bright and Capable as They “Think” You Are: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It. Following the keynote, Dr. Young will be available to sign copies of her new book The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women published by Random House. We thank Kirton McConkie for its generous sponsorship of this year’s keynote speaker.
The following morning, we will enjoy a delicious breakfast and hear from another excellent speaker Shelley C. Spiecker, Ph. D., of Persuasion Strategies from Denver. Dr. Spiecker’s experience spans the realm of civil litigation, from simple personal injury litigation to complex, multiparty cases. With a doctorate in legal communication, she has extensive experience in the design and analysis of mock trial and focus group research. Dr. Spiecker will lead an interactive discussion about effective presentation techniques with a special focus on skills for women. We thank Holland & Hart LLP for generously sponsoring Dr. Spiecker’s presentation.
We look forward to seeing you at the Retreat!
September 5th, 2012 — by wlc
Here is the invitation to the WLU Fall Social from the Women Lawyers of Utah. This event was really fun last year, so please plan to attend! All WLC members should have received a questionnaire from Bebe so WLU can match you with a mentor who shares similar interests. If you did not receive this questionnaire, contact Alexa, Kristin or Bebe. Thanks everyone! Hope to see you there.
Dear University of Utah Women’s Law Caucus Members,
You are invited to attend the Women Lawyers of Utah Fall Social!
Who: All WLU Members, BYU Women in the Law, University of Utah Women’s Law Caucus
What: Fall Social and opportunity for mentors and mentees to meet
When: September 19, 2012 from 6-8 p.m.
Where: Café Molise, 55 West 100 South, Salt Lake City UT 84101
Please R.S.V.P. by September 12th to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WLU is willing and able to serve as attorney mentors to female law students for the 2012-2013 school year for those who would like a mentor. If you would like to be matched with a mentor, please fill out the attached Excel spreadsheet and email it email@example.com. Please put “student mentee” in the subject line. I have used my name and info as an example for how it should be filled out. Please send in your questionnaires by September 12, 2012 as well. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the form or the mentoring program. See you on the 19th!
WLU Board Member and Community Outreach Committee Member
August 28th, 2012 — by wlc
Thanks for coming to our welcome meeting! If you are still interested in joining, please contact Alexa: phone #: 802-558-0892; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, you can pay your dues and get your t-shirt at our Welcome Back BBQ at Sugarhouse Park on September 7, at 5pm. We look forward to another great year with all our new members!
July 27th, 2012 — by wlc
Come sign up to become a member of the WLC on Friday 8/17 @ 12:00 pm in the Gibby (aka Gibson Reading Room). Also check out our the WLC calendar of events for the months of August and September. If you have any questions about the WLC or anything at all, please contact me (email@example.com) or Kristen (firstname.lastname@example.org). Enjoy the rest of the summer, and I look forward to meeting everyone!
September 15th, 2011 — by wlc
The Women’s Law Caucus is excited to announce the topic for the 2011-2012 Reva Beck Bosone scholarship essay. The scholarship is worth $1,000 and the recipient will be recognized at the Women Lawyers of Utah retreat in November.
To enter, please prepare a two-page, double-spaced response to the below prompt. Submit your response to email@example.com by FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7th.
Reva Beck Bosone was one of the first Utah women lawyers to pave the way for generations of women to come. Reva was born in 1895 in American Fork, Utah. In 1930 she was the fourth woman to graduate from the University of Utah with a law degree. She was the eleventh woman admitted to the Utah Bar. In 1930, the same year she gave birth to her daughter, Bosone started her own law firm. In 1932 she was elected to the Utah House of Representatives where she supported the New Deal by playing an important role in passing minimum wage and limiting work hours of women and children. She also worked with Francis Perkins and Eleanor Roosevelt to pass the Utah Child Labor Constitutional Amendment. In 1936 Bosone became the first woman to be elected a judge in Utah. During her three terms as a city judge, Bosone supported establishing adult alcoholism and rehabilitation programs. In 1948 Bosone was elected to the U.S. Congress. She served two terms and became the first women to serve on the Interior Committee where she became involved in two major issues: reclamation projects and American Indian policy. After losing another run for the House in 1952, Bosone returned to practicing law. In 1960 Bosone was appointed judicial officer of the U.S. Post Office Department. The highest-ranking woman in the department, Bosone heard cases involving mail fraud and tampering. In 1968 Bosone retired.
Reva Beck Bosone was an outspoken and energetic woman who frequently encouraged women to “raise more hell.” She frequently supported the underdog and became an influential woman in many regards.
Please tell us what aspects of your life, beliefs, and aspirations make you the best candidate for this scholarship.
See: Beverly B. Clopton, Her Honor, The Judge (1980).
NOTE: If you have any questions or would like to enter but have not yet paid your dues, please contact either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
September 15th, 2011 — by wlc
The Women Lawyers of Utah is hosting a MENTOR SOCIAL to be held at Caffe Molise at 55 West 100 South in downtown SLC from 6:00 – 8:00 pm on Thursday, September 22.
This is an excellent opportunity to meet and get to know women lawyers and to be introduced to the Utah legal profession. Mentors can be valuable resources during law school and beyond to give advice on courses and programs, interviewing skills, careers and practice areas, local law firms and other employers, developing job skills and networking. Students can benefit from establishing these types of relationships now, and this is an easy and fun way to start! You don’t want to miss this opportunity!
Members of the Women’s Law Caucus are welcome at this event and highly encouraged to attend. WLC members need not RSVP.
August 15th, 2011 — by wlc
The 2010-2011 WLC Board was successful in facilitating a variety of events last year aimed at promoting women’s issues. Board representatives provided WLC members access to the annual Women’s Lawyers of Utah retreat, hosted several lunch panels, competed in the second annual Walk Against Violence 5K Run/Walk and 1K Heel Challenge at Liberty Park, and administered the Reva Beck Bosone scholarship.
Thanks again for your hard work, and congratulations to the 2011-2012 Board!
March 4th, 2011 — by wlc
SAVE THE DATE
Come and network with students from the University of Utah and BYU and local women attorneys at Women Lawyers of Utah’s
Spring Mentor Social
Thursday, March 31, 2011
6:00 PM-8:00 PM
55 West 100 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Appetizers, wine and soft drinks provided, cash bar otherwise
We look forward to seeing you there!
February 3rd, 2011 — by wlc
Feb 11 – Self Defense Class
- When – 12:00noon
- Where – Ashton Lounge – behind the CHC classroom
- Who – WLC members only
Amazing Class by Mamadu – a Karate Instructor from the Ivory Coast. He gave great tips on where to punch, kick and poke for most effectiveness….also how to stay on your feet so you can successfully escape any attacker. Remember yell “FIRE” not “HELP” and you’ll get more attention from bystanders. If you would like to do this again let the board now, he is willing to come back.
Feb 14 - Member Meeting
- When: Lunch time – 12:15 to 1:30
- Where: SJQ
- Who: Members only – Topic TBD
Great Discussion on what ladies in our school want! We really need to get a sports group within our caucus, skiing, ping pong, snow shoeing all sound fun! Hopefully many of you will sign up to be officer’s next year.
November 8th, 2010 — by wlc
Thanks to everyone who came to all the fun fall events… We hope you had a great time!
Good Luck on Finals!
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