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SCWLA - Women Lawyers & Leadership Conference:
Status and Success in a Changed Profession

presented by the

South Carolina Women Lawyers Association

Live at the
Columbia Marriott
1200 Hampton Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Friday, October 21
About the Seminar
We are excited to announce an outstanding program featuring women who have made a difference in the world of professional women. The program starts with Professor Anita Hill on the topic of “Looking Back 30 Years at Advancements of Women in the Legal Profession.”

The legendary Gloria Steinem and nationally renowned activist and author, Gloria Feldt, will participate in a panel discussion on “What’s Next for Working Women.” Another panel of local women leaders will discuss developing leadership skills, and political consultant/motivational speaker, Deb Sofield, will reveal the “Unspoken Rules of the Game.”

Other speakers will contribute their thoughts to the evolving roles and rights of women in the workplace and community. This promises to be an once-in-a-lifetime gathering of influential women that is sure to generate much discussion.
Credit Hours
This program qualifies for 7.0 MCLE credit hours.
Hotel Registration Information
Columbia Marriott, 1200 Hampton St., Columbia
The Marriott will honor the group rate of $129/night through October 3. Reservations may be made by calling (800) 593-6465.

Program Agenda
7:30 a.m.         Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m.         Elizabeth Zeck, Esq. – SCWLA President
                        Welcome and Introductions
8:45 a.m.         Chief Justice Jean Hoefer Toal – Opening Remarks
9:00 a.m.         “Looking Back 30 Years at Advancement of Women in the Legal Profession” –
                         Professor Anita Hill, Waltham, MA
9:30 a.m.          “Women Changing Children’s Lives: The Story of Rose and Pro Bono Representation of Immigrant Children”
                         Moderator- Sandra L.W. Miller, Esq., Greenville
                         Jennifer Lyday, Esq., Winston-Salem, NC
                         Whitney Passmore, Esq., Winston-Salem, NC
10:00 a.m.        “Developing Leadership Skills in the Community and Workplace”
                         Moderator-Chief Justice Jean Hoefer Toal
                         Dr. Betsy A. Fleming, Spartanburg
                         Dr. Belinda Gergel, Columbia
                         Barbara Rackes, Columbia
                         Catherine Heigel, Esq., Greenville
11:00 a.m.        Break                       
11:15 a.m.        “Mad Men Meets Ally McBeal: The Institutional Experiences of Women Lawyers, Law Students, and Legal Secretaries”
                         Professor Felice Batlan, Chicago, IL
12:15 p.m.        LUNCH
                         “Networking to Enhance Your Professional and Personal Satisfaction” –
                         Susan Sneider, Esq., Hilton Head Island
1:45 p.m.          “What’s Next for Working Women?”
                         Moderator-Victoria Pynchon, Esq., Los Angeles, CA
                         Gloria Feldt, New York & Arizona
                         Gloria Steinem, New York, NY
                         Shelby Knox, New York, NY
                         Jamia Wilson, New York, NY
3:45 p.m.          Break
4:00 p.m.          “Unspoken Rules of the Game” – Deb Sofield, Greenville
5:00 p.m.          Adjourn


Diamond Sponsor:
She Negotiates Consulting and Training,
     Victoria Pynchon

Platinum Sponsors:
McNair Law Firm, PA
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Womble Caryle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

Gold Sponsors:
League of Women Voters of South Carolina
Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC
Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC

Silver Sponsor:
Bowman and Brooke LLP

Bronze Sponsors:
A. William Roberts, Jr. & Associates Court Reporting
CompuScripts, Inc.
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
Duke Energy
Foster Law Firm, LLC
Ann LaBorde
Susan Rosen
LeMonia Tsoflias
Williams & Walsh, LLC
Patron Sponsors:
Cindy M. Floyd, Esq.
Creel Court Reporting, Inc.
Devlin & Parkinson, P.A.
Merrill Lynch
Pincus Professional Education
Robson Forensic
Serve One, Inc.
Susan C. Rosen, Esq.
A. William Roberts, Jr. & Associates Court Reporting
CBS Coverage Group–Lawyers Professional Liability Insurance Program
CompuScripts, Inc.
Merrill Lynch
South Carolina Bar–CLE Division–Publications
South Carolina Legal Services
The Hobbs Group - Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, PA


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