Recent News & Events

Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 1:05 pm

Don’t Wait: Basic Registration Is Still Open



Standard Registration is available now online or via PDF form. We have a power packed agenda in store for you with diverse, engaging speakers and topics to challenge you and inspire.


We offer two booking options to confirm your reservation. Guests can confirm their reservation by contacting the call center at 1-800- 241- 3333 and state that they are coming to The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta (Downtown) for  The Leadership Institute of Women of Color Attorneys in Law and the agent will identify your group rate of $225.


Or guests can reserve online at
Enter their desired dates of stay, enter the seven letter Group/Promotion code LIWLIWA (king) or LIWLIWB ( 2 queen beds) and click find to complete the reservation process.



Friday, February 13, 2015 at 6:25 pm

NEW! Featured Speakers and Agenda Updates

We are pleased to announce our 2015 featured speakers! Please check back regularly for these and other dynamic speakers to be added to the agenda.


LIWOCA 10th Anniversary Celebration Dinner
*Open to the public. Please contact us for ticket purchase.














Michele A. Roberts, Esq.
Executive Director, National Basketball Players Association (NBPA)












Anna-Lisa Corrales, Esq.
General Counsel and Secretary, Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC



Karen Hester, Esq.
Executive Director, Center for Legal Inclusiveness


Scholarship Luncheon Keynote Speaker












Catherine M. Hilton, Esq.
General Vice-President of Legal Affairs, Compliance, and Training,
UPS Capital Corporation


Networking Reception Featured Speaker:









Carolina Den Brok-Perez, Esq.
President, Kemira North America



Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 11:32 pm

SAVE THE DATE: 2015 Leadership Conference March 25-26, 2015


Mark your calendars for our upcoming 10th Leadership Conference at the Ritz-Carlton (downtown) on March 25-26, 2015. We offer two booking options to confirm your reservation.  Guests can contact our call center at 1-800-241-3333 and state that they are coming to The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta (Downtown) for the Institute for Women Attorneys, provide the agent with their requested dates of stay and the agent will identify your group rate.


Guests can reserve online at enter their desired dates of stay, enter the seven letter Group/Promotion code LIWLIWA (king) or LIWLIWB ( 2 queen beds) and click find, to complete the reservation process. Please note that the room block cutoff date is Monday, February 23, 2015.



Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 11:02 pm

2015 Founder’s Welcome



We are very excited that the 2015 conference will mark our 10th anniversary.  For a decade, the Leadership Institute for Women of Color Attorneys, Inc. (LIWOCA) has presented conferences with opportunities for training, business development, networking, and mentoring.  LIWOCA’S conference attendees have heard from some of the most accomplished attorneys in the United States, including law firm partners, corporate general counsels, judges, and leaders in government.  This year’s conference will continue to showcase leaders in the profession and a welcome dinner will be held to celebrate our decade of not only presenting successful conferences, but also to recognize our student scholars who are now practicing attorneys who have benefited from the Leadership/McGuireWoods scholarships awarded at our annual scholarship luncheon.  After a nine year partnership with McGuireWoods, where LIWOCA and McGuireWoods have awarded 50 students with more than $125,000 in scholarships and an invitation to the annual conference, LIWOCA’s new scholarship partner will be DLA Piper US.

This year as we celebrate our 10th year, we have scheduled a roundtable of corporate general counsels.  Our second day will feature law firm partners, judges and general counsels during panel discussions and small group discussions.

We feel privileged to host so many talented attorneys who have shared so much expertise with our participants.

LIWOCA is looking forward to another year of inspiring and motivating presentations and the opportunity to provide more women attorneys the tools and resources they need to excel in the Profession!

Best wishes,


Marian Cover Dockery
CEO, President and Founder

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 11:54 am

Past Event: 8th Annual Leadership Conference

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Join us tonight at the luxurious Tampa Club as we host a Welcome Reception and special program to kick off our 8th Annual Leadership Conference.





The Tampa Club • 101 E Kennedy Blvd • Tampa, FL 33602


6:00 PM – 8:00 PM         WELCOME RECEPTION
[ 0.5 General CLE ]
INTERVIEWER:  Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy, Esq.
Allegra Lawrence-Hardy will explore the career path of one of the most influential women of color in business through an “On the Couch Interview” with Teresa Wynn Roseborough. This interview will offer an inside perspective on how this exemplary lawyer continues to maximize her law degree and serve as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for the world’s largest home improvement retailer—The Home Depot.