CAREER & PRACTICE MANAGEMENT SERIES: Becoming an Active AIPLA Member: Why, When, and How?
Join us for a FREE Webinar on April 17
The speakers will be:
Alyson G. Barker
Title: Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Company: The Wet Seal, Inc.
William R. Childs
Company: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
Elise J. Selinger
Company: Conley Rose, P.C.
Lynn C. Tyler
Title: Partner, Intellectual Property Department
Company: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Space is limited.
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Presented by the LAW STUDENTS COMMITTEE
Thinking about joining AIPLA? Are you a current member who wants to explore what AIPLA offers to a greater extent and become more active within the association, but do not know how to go about it or where to start? As part of the AIPLA’s Career & Practice Management Series, the Law Students Committee invites you to join a webinar that will address the range of opportunities AIPLA provides to law students and young and rising lawyers and how opening yourself to such opportunities may help you to advance and develop your career. Our distinguished speakers will draw upon their personal experiences to provide you with tips and sage advice on finding opportunities within AIPLA that suit you best, what to do when you volunteer, and maximizing the benefits of your AIPLA membership and involvement within the association.
Title: CAREER & PRACTICE MANAGEMENT SERIES: Becoming an Active AIPLA Member: Why, When, and How?
Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014
Time: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
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Are you looking for professional development, advancement, or both? What are the differences between mentors and sponsors? What kind of relationship should you seek to achieve your professional goals? This webinar will address the differences between mentors and sponsors and the value and benefits of both kinds of relationships. We will look at formal and informal approaches to mentorship and sponsorship, including the AIPLA Mentorship program, and help you to determine which one may suit you best. We will also consider how mentorship and sponsorship or lack thereof affects advancement and retention of women in IP, and the legal field in general, and what we may expect in the future. Please join our distinguished speakers, Mercedes K. Meyer, Ph.D., Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP; Carey C. Jordan, McDermott Will & Emery, LLP; Margaret (“Meg”) A. Boulware, Boulware & Valoir; and Hetal Kushwaha, Marks & Clerk Canada, each of whom will be drawing upon and sharing her experiences, for a thoughtful and important discussion. The webinar will be moderated by Shawna Lemon of Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, PA.
Please join the Women in IP Law Committee’s free webinar on March 13, 2014 at 12:30 pm EST.
***No CLE credit is available for this webinar.***
Sponsored by Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, PA
To register please click HERE
The AIPLA New Lawyers’ Committee is continuing its series of CLE Webinar presentations this year and is currently planning to offer the next CLE during early March. Toward that end, we are currently soliciting speakers to prepare and present a 90-minute CLE (as a sole, joint or panel discussion) on Restriction Practice for Patents:
Description: Increasingly patent examiners have been making restriction requirements. What is restriction practice and what are some of the issues in this area? Further, discuss some effective strategies for dealing with them and simultaneously effecting the client’s interests.
If you are interested in presenting on this topic, please contact Joseph DiCioccio at JMDicioccio@mintz.com who is coordinating the speaker/topic selection process. We are also happy to help anyone interested in working with others on a topic to find additional participants for a joint/panel discussion, and with otherwise facilitating the process every step of the way.
Please also do not hesitate to contact Joe with any general questions about the presentation/process.
Please join the Women in IP Law Committee’s free* webinar:
Taking Charge of Your Career in Law
December 17, 2013
12:30 – 1:30 pm Eastern
Have you ever thought of starting your own law firm? Would you know where start, what to consider, what the risks are, the rewards, and whether it might be the right path for you? Do you want to improve your rainmaking skills and learn how to build better relationships with your clients and colleagues? Have you thought about how best to create your social media profile?
Our guests will share their experiences and practical insights on these and other topics to help you take charge of your career. In particular, Arlene Neal of Neal Blibo, LLC, and Valerie Mason Davis of The Mason Group Patent Specialists, LLC, will focus on various aspects of starting your own firm after working in law firms and in-house. Hetal Kushwaha of Marks &Clerk Canada will present her thoughts on how to start taking charge of business development. Debora Plehn-Dujowich of Drinker Biddle will focus her presentation on how to best create your own blog and your own social media profile.
For more information and to register please click HERE
*No CLE credit is available for this webinar.
Arlene Neal, Neal Blibo, LLC
Valerie Mason Davis, The Mason Group Patent Specialists, LLC
Hetal Kushwaha , Marks & Clerk Canada
Debora Plehn-Dujowich, Drinker Biddle
Jessica Ergmann (Moderator), Draeger
Yelena Morozova (Coordinator), Gill Jennings & Every LLP
We would like to thank our sponsor Drinker Biddle:
NAWL Management Series:
To be Viewed as a Leader, You Must Communicate Like One. A Practical Guide on Effective Communication to Clients and Stakeholders Within Your Organization.
A Skills-Based Workshop on Leading Through Persuasive Communication
December 10, 2013 | 11:00—12:00 PM Pacific/2:00—3:00 PM Eastern
This interactive webinar presented by The Fullbridge Program will focus on providing practical advice and skill-building to help in-house counsel, associates and partners alike effectively communicate with and persuade clients and key stakeholders within their organizations. Any professional’s ability to have influence internally and with clients is enhanced – or limited – by his or her ability to communicate effectively. By combining the business communication framework of Top Down Thinking (TDT) with core persuasive communication styles and channels (for instance, the channels of authority, rationality or relationships), participants will gain insight on how to communicate effectively while also drawing on their own inherent persuasive styles. A discussion of the six primary persuasive channels as well as insight on effective inter-generational communication will close the session.
The Fullbridge Program is an innovative business education and professional skills program specifically designed to accelerate practical and theoretical business knowledge and professional skills for lawyers.
Rya Conrad-Bradshaw, Director of College and XBA Partnerships, The Fullbridge Program
Carrie Fletcher, Director of Professional Development Programming, The Fullbridge Program
Please see the announcement posted below regarding the Women in IP Law FREE webinar on Color Q Personality Power that will take place on June 4th: LINK.
For more information on the Color Q Personality system that was developed by our speaker Shoya Zichy, you may refer to her book “Personality Power”:
Discover Your Unique Profile—and
Unlock Your Potential for Breakthrough Success
Readers of all personality types will find specific strategies to help them:
• Leverage their unique work-related strengths and beware of their potential blind spots.
• Define their ideal work environment and eliminate (or, at least, minimize) the stressors most likely to provoke exasperation or anger.
• Adjust smoothly to the workplace styles of others and avoid personality clashes.
• Choose the best words and communication approaches to get through to bosses, get along with team collaborators, and coach employees of different styles.
• Create a personal career roadmap complete with concrete steps for achieving their goals…and much more.
Seminar Leader & Career Coach
Author: New Book: Personality Power
Creator: Award-Winning Color Q Personality Model