Speakers GALCON 2020:
KEY NOTE SPEAKER: Lilly Ledbetter
YES, THAT Lilly Ledbetter
For over ten years, initiated by filing a civil lawsuit in 1998 against her employer, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Lilly Ledbetter fought to close the gap between women’s and men’s wages. A jury trial win led to subsequent losing appeals, all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, until the ultimate victory was had on January 29, 2009, when President Obama signed into law the first new law of his administration: the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. In 2012, Ms. Ledbetter published her memoir: Grace and Grit. EVERY REGISTRANT WILL BE GIVEN A COPY OF HER BOOK, as well as an opportunity to meet her, have her personally sign the book, and be photographed with this icon of equal pay in America. YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS. You won't want to miss HER.
Tiffany M. Graves
Tiffany Graves comes to us from Mississippi, where she serves as the first-ever, national pro bono counsel for Bradley Arant Boult & Cummings LLP, a law firm with ten offices in seven states throughout the Southeast. Tiffany has been recognized for her commitment to pro bono and equalizing the civil justice system with numerous award and honors. She is a frequent writer and speaker, and she believes firmly in engaging community to facilitate access to justice and social capital. She will be presenting on these areas of expertise: facilitating pro bono work into our practices, with a focus on criminal justice.
Based out of Nashville, Tennessee, as a prominent leader in the legal profession, international Overlanding community, the LGBTQ 🏳️🌈community, and in entrepreneurship *she just struck a deal with REI (yes, THAT REI) to have them sell her book I can. I will. Women Overlanding the World*. As you can see, Sunny is always breaking new ground - as you will learn, she loves sharing her knowledge with others. At GALCON 2020, Sunny will go deeper into how to effectively avoid ethical pitfalls, and provide practical legal instruction on how to be both a practicing lawyer and an entrepreneur.
Michelle Simpson Tuegel
We’re thrilled to add this well-known leader to our list of speakers! Based out of Dallas, TX, Michelle is a true advocate for women and girls, Michelle is always looking for new opportunities to make this world a safer place for all of us. Michelle's presentation will prepare us to provide the best-practices response (even if you don't handle sex abuse cases) to that practically-inevitable phone call that she advises, typically begins, "Something happened to my daughter." Whether or not this is your area of practice, Michelle's presentation will enable you to be ready to care with confidence.
With years of experience as a Houston-based estate-planning attorney and a sought-after speaker on a variety of topics, Iffy has been the voice of how folks can be prepared "Just In Case" for many years now. At GALCON 2020, Iffy will educate everyone on the latest estate-planning legal trends, and - in related news - she will provide the bonus of inspirational and empowering tools for your law practice...as well as the practice of life.
Amy Griggs is an active litigator in Washington D.C. and Virginia who represents injured patients and their families in medical malpractice and catastrophic injury cases. Amy will be presenting on the components of connection building: how to more effectively persuade by overcoming your own and others’ biases in decision-making. No matter your area or type of practice, a positive connection with parties and professionals in your case is essential to achieving your objectives.
Over 20 years as a personal trainer to various military and civilian personnel, including high-level Federal Court officials: Justices, Judges, Attorneys, and Clerks...most famously, Justice Ruth Ginsburg. Returning to GALCON for year two, we are so pleased and proud to bring him to you again. Beyond the credibility that many of us freely give him for the fact of his most famous client, Bryant is so much more than that. He is a truly kind, informative, and inspiring fitness coach.
Erin H. Gerstenzang
Erin is a criminal defense attorney in Atlanta, where her specialties are drug and alcohol-related criminal offenses, and subscription legal services to new hemp businesses in Georgia. She’s also SO MUCH MORE to our profession. One of Erin’s other passions is helping other professionals improve their craft, and she’s built a national reputation as a sought-after speaker on a variety of technology and practice topics. Also, she was recently recognized by the ABA's Legal Technology Resource Center as one of the honorees of the Women in Legal Tech 2019. The law firm of the future looks nothing like law firms of even the recent past. Today’s inexpensive (yet highly effective) technology tools enable us to build firms that we want to run AND exceed client expectations. Erin's presentation will show you how we can continue to evolve over the coming years to remain at the forefront of the profession.
Schedule GALCON 2020:
SEE. YOURSELF. HERE.
6 PM - ?
Opening Night Gala
GALCON 2020 opens with a Gala dinner party: cocktail reception, followed by an artful and delicious dinner with keynote speaker, Ms. Lilly Ledbetter of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. This evening will wrap up with dessert and dancing. A BEAUTIFUL, COMPELLING, and FUN evening together.
8:30 AM - 5 PM
Full-Day CLE & Networking
Friday is FULL of education, networking opportunities with fellow women attorneys from across the U.S., AND MORE amazing food: breakfast, lunch, and morning and afternoon snacks are all a part of how we care for you, and help connect you with one another.
8:30 AM - 1 PM
Half-Day CLE & Brunch
Today will begin with a smoothie start and continue with more amazing CLE presentations, leading up to inspirational health and fitness instruction. NEW THIS YEAR: We will wrap up this day with a lovely and delicious BRUNCH at Kimpton Monaco's gorgeous, Dirty Habit, restaurant.