Briefing Room


2021 Kephart Fisher Virtual Business of Law Conference

December 15, 2020 | Events

This 3-part virtual series is designed to cultivate and advance a holistic understanding of the business of law, with the goal of helping lawyers and law students thrive in law practice for the long term. Panelists will share lessons and insights on key business of law topics including:

  • Lawyering, Loved Ones, and Well-being (January 28)
  • Law Firm Practice, Racial Justice, and Racial Equality (February 25)
  • A Roundtable: Next-Generation Lawyer Leaders on the Present and Future of the Business of Law (March 25)

Developed for lawyers and law students, this series will also provide useful insights and guidance for any legal professional or aspiring law student.

Registration and CLE

There is no cost to attend, but registration is required for each session. Participants must register for each session separately. Virtual access information will be provided to registered participants in advance of each session. 

The January 25 and February 25 sessions are each approved for 1 hour of CLE credit. Application for CLE credit for the March session will be submitted.

Conference Schedule 

A conversation: lawyering, loved ones, and wellbeing
January 28
4-5:15 p.m. EST (Zoom)
COVID-19 has brought about changes in law practice, giving rise to new challenges to lawyer wellbeing and exacerbation of familiar challenges. This program will explore those challenges and suggest helpful concrete strategies.
Speakers: Meghna Rao, Brittaney”Britt” Schmidt, and Rhianna Wardian
Moderator: Katrina Lee

A conversation: law firm practice, racial justice, and racial equality
February 25
4-5:15 p.m. EST (Zoom)
In the summer of 2020, law firms across the U.S. affirmed their commitment to racial equality and racial justice. This program will shine a light on steps taken by law firms before and since and explore and critique ideas for law firms to put into motion.
Speakers: Cheyenne N. Chambers, Traci Martinez , Nimesh M. Patel, and Janica Pierce Tucker
Moderator: Katrina Lee

A roundtable: next-generation lawyer leaders on the present and future of the business of law
March 25
4-5:30 p.m. EST (Zoom)
This final program of the series will convene a roundtable of emerging lawyer leaders who graduated from law school in recent years. They will discuss how they have approached law practice and their careers in an unsettled time, and brainstorm ideas and suggestions for grappling with both unprecedented and longstanding issues in the business of law.
Speakers: Angela Frost, David Roper, Abigail Chin, and Avery Schumacher
Moderator: Katrina Lee