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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 24-27, 2019
Dallas Marriott City Center
650 N. Pearl
Dallas, TX 75201
Map
Oct 29 – Nov 1, 2019
Marriott Marquis Houston
1777 Walker St
Houston, TX 77010
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Dallas Agenda

Tuesday, September 24
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Registration
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. – Welcome
8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Breakfast Served
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Keynote Speaker – Liz Cedillo-Pereira
9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. – Awards Presentation
9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Sponsor Recognition and Closing Remarks
Wednesday, September 25
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Registration
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. – Welcome
8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Breakfast Served
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Keynote Speaker
9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. – Awards Presentation
9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Sponsor Recognition and Closing Remarks
Thursday, September 26

To be determined

Friday, September 27

To be determined

Gulf Coast Agenda

Tuesday, October 29

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Check In
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Top 50 Women Lawyers Breakfast

Welcome/Eat/Network
Keynote Speaker
Top 50 Women Lawyers Awards

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5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 Reception

11:35 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Intro/Eat
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Award #2
12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. – Closing

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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.

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Wednesday, October 30

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Check In
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. – Welcome
8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Breakfast Served
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Keynote Speaker
9:30 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. – Awards Presentation
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – CLE (Combating Implicit-Unconscious Bias: Strategies to Promote Equity, Inclusion and Excellence)
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – CLE (Strategies to Combat Employment Discrimination in the Workplace)

7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Check In
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. – Top 50 General Counsel Dinner

Welcome/Eat/Network
Keynote Speaker
Q&A

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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.

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Friday, November 1

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Check In/Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Prospective Law Students Symposium and Law School Fair

9:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. – Welcome
9:20 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. – Panel Discussion I (Top 5 Key Elements To Get Into Law School)
10:40 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. – Pipeline Program Presentation
10:50 a.m. – 11:05 a.m. – Break
11:05 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion II (Practicing Law: Good, Bad & Ugly
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. – Lunch & Networking Mixer
1:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Law Fair

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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.

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