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Welcome to Legal Diversity Week

Legal Diversity Week pulls in a diverse set of leaders within the legal arena, including attorneys, paralegals, litigation managers, judges, and executives to celebrate and advance diversity in the legal field. Legal Diversity Week will include MCLE workshops, mixers, and award recognitions.

September 25-27, 2018
Dallas, TX

Sheraton Dallas Hotel
400 North Olive Street
Dallas, TX 75201
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Dallas Agenda

Tuesday, September 25
Top Women Lawyers Breakfast

8:00am – Registration, Breakfast & Networking
8:40am – Welcome & Introductions
8:50am – Keynote Speaker
9:20am – Presentation of Awards
10:00am – Sponsorship Recognition & Closing Remarks

Lisa Havens

Lisa Havens
Senior Vice President, Legal Counsel & Chief Risk Officer
Baylor Scott & White

 

Lisa Havens is currently Senior Vice President Legal Counsel and Chief Risk Officer at
Baylor Scott & White Health in Texas. Prior to working at Baylor Scott & White, she
was a Partner with Bowmer, Courtney, Burleson, Normand and Moore, an office of
Naman, Howell, Smith & Lee, primarily practicing in civil litigation defense including
medical malpractice and employment law.

Lisa received her Juris Doctorate Degree from the Baylor University School of Law. She
received her MSN with focus on Clinical Nurse Specialist/Education from the University
of Texas at Arlington and a BSN from Texas Christian University. Lisa is an Adjunct
Professor for the Texas A&M University System Health Science Center. Awards that
Lisa has received include: the Bell County Bar Association’s Jim Bowmer Lawyer of the
Year Award, in 2010; Business Insurance magazine’s Risk Manager of the Year Award,
in 2011; and the Dallas Women’s Lawyers Association Outstanding Corporate Counsel
award, in 2018.

Lisa is certified with the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Health Law. She is a
Fellow member of the American Society for Health Risk Management (FASHRM) and a
faculty member of the ASHRM Healthcare Risk Management (HRM) Certificate
Program. Lisa is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM).

Lisa volunteers with Discipleship Unlimited Women’s Prison Ministry and has
volunteered with the Ralph Wilson Youth Club and Canine Companions for
Independence. Lisa is a veteran having served as a 1 st Lieutenant Nurse in the Air Force
Reserves.

Kristin Dickerson

Kristin Dickerson
News Anchor
NBC5 KXAS-TV

 

Kristin Dickerson is a weekend evening news anchor, special projects reporter, and photographer for NBC 5.

Her work as a reporter and photographer has earned a National Murrow award, four national Gracie awards, and two regional Emmy awards.

Finding fulfillment through creativity, Kristin has earned a variety of odd accomplishments: she rode (and fell off of) Oklahoma’s largest Holstein bull, survived noodling for catfish, skydiving, cycling 160 miles in two days for Multiple Sclerosis and rappelling off two high-rise buildings for charity.

Thursday, September 27
Top General Counsel’s Breakfast

8:00am – Registration, Breakfast & Networking
8:40am – Welcome & Introductions
8:50am – Keynote Speaker
9:20am – Presentation of Awards
10:00am – Sponsorship Recognition & Closing Remarks

Sharon Sweeney

Sharon Sweeney
Senior Vice President, General Counsel
Corporate Secretary
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

 

Sharon Sweeney is senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.  Ms. Sweeney also serves as the Bank’s ethics officer.

As general counsel, Ms. Sweeney has general supervision of the Legal Department, which handles all legal matters for the Eleventh Federal Reserve District. As corporate secretary, she works closely with the Bank’s board of directors and advisory council members.

Sweeney joined the Bank in 1985 and has served as chair to the Subcommittee of Legal Counsel that provides legal analysis and advice to the Conference of Presidents. Ms. Sweeney is currently a member and chairs an established workgroup of that subcommittee. Ms. Sweeney serves as a member of the Subcommittee of Legal Counsel’s Executive Committee.

Ms. Sweeney earned her JD from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University and earned certification as a mediator from Harvard Law School. She received her undergraduate degree from Baldwin Wallace University, graduating summa cum laude.

Kristin Dickerson

Kristin Dickerson
News Anchor
NBC5 KXAS-TV

 

Kristin Dickerson is a weekend evening news anchor, special projects reporter, and photographer for NBC 5.

Her work as a reporter and photographer has earned a National Murrow award, four national Gracie awards, and two regional Emmy awards.

Finding fulfillment through creativity, Kristin has earned a variety of odd accomplishments: she rode (and fell off of) Oklahoma’s largest Holstein bull, survived noodling for catfish, skydiving, cycling 160 miles in two days for Multiple Sclerosis and rappelling off two high-rise buildings for charity.

 

 

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