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23 June, 2017
Hilton Anatole - Carpenter Ballroom, 2201 Stemmons Fwy, Dallas 75207

Women’s Summit, 2017

June 23, 2017
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Hilton Anatole Hotel
2201 Stemmons Fwy
Dallas, TX 75207


The Dallas Women Lawyers Association is pleased to join Attorneys Serving the Community (ASC) and the Women and the Law Section of the State Bar of Texas to present the Women’s Summit, 2017.  The Women’s Summit coincides with the State Bar of Texas’s Annual Meeting, and will promptly follow ASC’s Annual Luncheon.  It will provide a unique opportunity to bring together women lawyers from around the state for an empowering afternoon.

The Women’s Summit will feature a Trailblazer Panel, moderated by United States Magistrate Judge Dena Hanovice Palermo and including Emily Parker, Kim Askew, the Honorable Diane DeVasto and Deborah Race as panelists.  A Breakout Session and Happy Hour will follow the Trailblazers’ Panel.

Judge Dena Hanovice Palermo has been a Magistrate Judge in the Southern District of Texas since March 2016. Prior to that, she was a partner and co-chair of the White Collar Crime and Securities Enforcement Practice at Andrews Kurth LLP in Houston.

Emily Parker is a partner with Thompson & Knight, L.L.P. in Dallas and is Board Certified in Tax Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Kim Askew is a partner at K&L Gates in Dallas who specializes in complex commercial litigation and employment law.

The Honorable Diane DeVasto is currently Of Counsel at Potter Minton in Tyler following a very distinguished career as a judge. Judge DeVasto was elected to the County Court at Law after serving many years as a Municipal Judge.  Following her time on the County Court at Law bench, she also served as a District Judge and then served as the first woman on the Twelfth Court of Appeals.  She continues to sit by assignment and also does mediations.

Deborah Race is a partner at Ireland Carroll & Kelley, P.C., in Tyler and is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Specialization.

All of these women have a wealth of experience and will discuss topics covering many of the issues still facing women lawyers today.


REGISTER TO ATTEND: https://dwla-womens-summit2017.eventbrite.com


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