Fourth Annual CLE
Houston, TX | Friday, August 25, 2017 | St. Regis

Women lawyers helping women lawyers be better rainmakers and succeed in their careers. Accredited for 3.50 CLE hours, including 0.5 hours of Ethics.

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08:00 AM Event Registration, Sponsor Showcase, & Breakfast

Attendees can check-in, obtain conference materials, and visit with our sponsors from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. while eating a light breakfast before our program begins.

Sponsored by Worldwide Court Reporters

09:00 AM Seminar Introduction

Steering Committee welcomes attendees.

09:15 AM Law Practice Management

Panel Featuring Shalimar Wallis, Erin Murphy, Krisi Kastl, and Beth Watkins: For solo practitioners and those who aspire to open their own law firm, law practice management is an essential skill to ensure clients’ needs are met. Our panel discussion will focus on the unique situations solo practitioners encounter in the realm of civil litigation.

10:00 AM Communications Lessons from the Texas Lawyers Creed

Panel Featuring Erin Copeland, Sara Fendia, Christine Weems, Karen Schroeder, and Leslie LaMacchia: Attorneys communications skills with clients, staff, opposing counsel and the Court are paramount to a successful practice. This segment will focus on how to sharpen communication skills in to meet the ethical requirements of the Texas Lawyers Creed and to foster a successful litigation practice.

10:45 AM Keynote Speaker: Leading Through Influence

Anne Grady – Leadership is the ability to positively influence the people around you. This session is an opportunity to understand human behavior and motivation, tap into personal strengths, build emotional intelligence, and crack the code of effective communication. We will explore ways to set clear expectations, navigate change, and build resilience, strength, and grit. Through experiential learning, humorous stories, and real life practical tools, attendees will leave inspired to make small shifts in behavior to transform their personal and professional relationships, outlook, and success.

Speaker Lineup
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Sara Fendia


Sara Fendia is 1989 graduate of the University of Houston Law Center. Prior to entering ...
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Karen Beyea-Schroeder


Karen Beyea-Schroeder has almost two decades of diverse experience in the practice of law ...
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Leslie LaMacchia


Leslie LaMacchia has successfully represented thousands of injured claimants against major ...
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Sarah Huynh


Sarah Huynh worked as a paralegal and law clerk for well known Houston plaintiff’s law ...
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Beth Watkins


Beth Watkins is a board-certified civil appellate attorney who runs Watkins Appeals, ...
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