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PBA Fall Retreat for Women in the Profession

PBA Fall Retreat for Women in the Profession

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 Lets Talk! Optimizing Verbal Communications
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationCommission on Women in the Profession
 2011 Fall Retreat 
October 21-22, 2011
 The Hotel Hershey , Hershey, Pa.
®
 
 Let’s Talk! Optimizing Verbal Communications
PBA Commission on Women in the Profession 2011 Fall Retreat 
  Live Laugh Learn
Friday’s Schedule
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
 
Registration5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
 
Opening Cocktail Reception
 
Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and theother gold 
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Girl Scout song. Unknown author.Whether this is your rst Women in the Proession Retreat oryou attend year ater year and whether you’re a new lawyer ora seasoned proessional, take this unique opportunity to joinascinating women lawyers rom across the state to networkand socialize.During this extraordinary event you will build relationshipswith your colleagues and may:
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Discover how to develop business
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Get tips on practicing law
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Find out how to manage your work-lie balance
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Obtain advice on advancing your career
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Explore alternative careers or lawyers
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Learn about techniques or nding a new job
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Hear sage advice on substantive or practicechallenges you ace
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Network with women lawyers rom all overPennsylvania as they generously share theirknowledge and wisdom.
You are guaranteed to come away from the Fall Retreat witha valuable professional connection, a new friend, or both!
6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.Dinner
Break bread with riends and colleagues.
 Live
7:25 p.m. 7:45 p.m. Keynote Address
The Seven Words You (Supposedly) Can’t(But Need To) Say in the Law
Helen Richardson
, Counsel to Canon U.S.A., Inc., with apolo-gies to the late George Carlin, will say “The Seven Words You(Apparently) Can’t (but Need To) Say in the Law,” including“perspective,” “humility,” “civility,” “integrity,” “priorities,”“humor,” and, in her case, “longevity.” She may add some “LWords” about how “Live, Laugh and Learn” are not incompat-ible with “Lawyering.”
 Laugh
 
8:00 p.m. 9:30 p.m. (CLE# 6742A)
 
Improvisation or Lawyers
1.5 Substantive CLE Credits
 A unique, interactive and truly FUN CLE! Think quickly on your feet and think outside the box!
Sharon Geller
, an adjunct proessor at the Earle Mack Schoolo Law at Drexel University, combines her talent as a comedicactress and her training as a acilitator in team-building to leadworkshops on communication and diversity. When you leavea session taught by Sharon, you will have improved your abili-ties to think quickly and outside the box!
This un and interactive course is designed to teach lawyersthe importance o communication through the use o impro-visational tactics.
Have a great time while enhancing your legal skills. Duringthis session, you will learn to be in the moment, nd out howto think more quickly on your eet, discover how to eel andappear more condent and see how to recover rom mistakesseamlessly.Together, we will explore problem-solving rom numerousangles:
• Effective questioning during cross-examination• Successful public speaking• Powerful listening skills by being in the moment• Handling the unexpected• AND of course, thinking outside the box!
You will gain a better understanding o human nature by dis-covering the our elements involved with every interaction —
relationship, objective, location and tension or conict
and you will leave the program with new skills and improvedold ones!
I you are a Facebookuser,click hereorrecent updates anddevelopments or the2011 PBA WIP Retreat.
 
Saturday’s Schedule
7:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. Morning Fitness Activity Yoga8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakast Buet8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. WIP Business Meeting
Find out how PBA Women in the Proession is servingyou! Substantive programs. Mentoring. Public Service.
Voices& Views
newsletter. Quality o Lie. Promotion o Women. Andmore. Help Women in the Proession help our community!Pick a committee or project that interests you and sign up toparticipate.
 Learn
 
9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. (CLE# 6742B)
Let’s Talk: Optimizing Verbal Communications
3.5 Substantive CLE Credits
 
Includes a 15-minute break at 10:45 a.m.
The most fun you’ll have in a CLE all year!
Our distinguished aculty:
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Bonnie Allyn Barnett.
 Chair o Drinker Biddle &Reath’s Environment and Energy Practice Group anda managing partner in the rm, Bonnie combines anactive litigation practice with counseling on regulato-ry compliance and the environmental implications o a wide range o business and real estate transactions.
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Tonya M. Evans.
A law proessor at the Widener Uni-versity School o Law with expertise in the areas o intellectual property, entertainment law (literary andmusic), municipal nance, and trusts and estates,Tonya is a nationally recognized speaker.
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Wendy P. Witt.
A trusts and estates lawyer and legalblogger, Wendy specializes in writing blogs, articlesand web content or law rms as well as virtual legalcommunities and marketing rms. 
When do you use verbal communications?
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Client meetings
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New client pitches
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Board meetings
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Depositions
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Motions and trials
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Teaching workshops and seminars
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Asking or a plum, career-making assignment
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Asking or a raise
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 Job interviews
Learn how to:
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Persuade with more power and infuence
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Face communications challenges with condence
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Avoid the biggest mistakes attorneys make whenthey speak to a group
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Deal with speaking anxiety
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Make eective use o PowerPoint and other visualaids in the courtroom and boardroom
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Use notes properly
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Use “scripting” and other techniques or eectivepresentations
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Apply what you’ve learned
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AND MORE!
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Try out your skills: Participants will have a chanceto volunteer to give a two-minute presentation tothe group and get feedback from the panel. Noadvance preparation necessary.
1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. Lunch
Retreat wrap up. No goodbyes, only “so longs” with your oldand new riends and colleagues. Then hit the road and behome in time or dinner.

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