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Thank you for attending our 2024 Symposium!
Details for our 2025 Symposium are coming soon




Tuesday, April 16th:

Join us on April 16th from 2pm - 3:30pm for a walking tour of Philadelphia! As a Symposium attendee this a great opportunity to meet other attendees before Symposium and see all the historical sites in America's birthplace. This outdoor walking journey provides a primary overview of the Independence National Historical Park area and visits more than 20 of the most historic sites like the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Franklin Court, Betsy Ross House and the National Constitution Center. Must register by 4/2. Not able to attend Symposium, but would like to attend the walking tour? Register here. 


Following the walking tour, we will be hosting dinner at Maggiano's Little Italy in downtown Philadelphia. Cocktail Hour begins at 5:00pm, with dinner to begin at 6pm. This is a great opportunity for symposium attendees to gather and network with one another prior to the full-day Symposium. We'll host our annual awards ceremony at this dinner to acknowledge some of our outstanding Women Owned Law Members.


Wednesday, April 17th:

The Main Symposium will be packed-full of exciting sessions, a town-hall session, speed networking, and open networking opportunities! 


2024 Main Symposium Session Information: 

Town Hall - Time Well Spent: A Town Hall on Time Management and Productivity

  • Speaker: Gail J. Cummings, JD, MSS, LCSW

Summary: Time pressures are universal for all lawyers because the profession is designed around time; billing hours and being efficient is how most lawyers make a living. In this Town Hall we will discover effective ways to address time pressures, including understanding the difference between time management and attention management; identifying peak performance time; grouping similar tasks; the importance of effective delegating; managing distractions; and taking wellness breaks to improve productivity.


Plenary #1: Navigating the Legal Issues Related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programs

  • Speakers: Kerrie Heslin & Stacy Landau

Summary: Companies today understand that embracing the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion is essential for employee engagement as well as achieving a high level of business performance. However, the introduction of DEI programs and initiatives can present some legal challenges. From announcing DEI goals to enhancing pipeline and succession planning, we are seeing more organizations taking actionable strategies to incorporate DEI efforts into their leadership and workforce development programs. But have they taken into consideration the legal parameters for such programs? NFC’s team will provide critical guidance on mitigating legal risk and instituting best practices to create compliant DEI programs. In addition, NFC will discuss inclusive business practices that can create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace for all employees. 


Plenary #2: The Dynamics of Assembling a Top Tier Legal Team: Hiring, Training, & Leading in the Evolving Legal World 

  • Panelists: Elaine Fitch, Brooke Lively, Wendy Miller and Erin Andersen 

  • Moderator: Ivy Slater

    Summary: The business world is evolving, and law firms are evolving as well.  Some firms are completely in person, some are working hybrid, and some firms are completely virtual. This panel will discuss the changing landscape of the law firm and the new challenges and solutions of hiring, training and leading in this evolving world.  

Plenary #3: AI Revolution: Navigating Risks and Seizing Opportunities with Generative AI

  • Panelists: Judith Bachman, Jessica Shpall Rosen and Kassi Burns
  • Moderator: Daya Naef

Ever since the launch of ChatGPT in late 2022, the world has been transfixed by Generative AI. The pace of innovation is breathtaking. Lawyers need to understand the risks and opportunities presented by this new technology. In this highly interactive and practical session, our panelists will answer these questions:

  • What is AI, and how does it work?
  • What are some ways to use AI to improve my practice and business?
  • What do I need to know about AI in serving clients?
  • What might the future hold for this new and evolving tech?
  • We’ll review use case examples and share practical takeaways to help you level up your practice and business in 2024 and beyond.

WOL's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

WOL strongly embraces and values diversity in all its forms and is committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization that meets the needs of all its members. We believe a diverse and inclusive organization will be stronger and better informed, reflective of the marketplace and will enable us to make a more meaningful, relevant and lasting contribution to women entrepreneurs in the law.  

Hotel Room Block

The Notary Hotel, Marriott Autograph Collection 
21 N. Juniper Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Book your room here by March 16, 2024

Room rate: $229.00 + taxes & fees 


Want to get your company in front of our group of Symposium attendees? Click here for sponsorship information and available packages!  

If you are interested in an annual sponsorship package, please complete this interest form here or email [email protected] for any questions you may have. 


Thank You to Our 2024 Sponsors