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Alum Connection: Trish Refo, Immediate Past President of the American Bar Association and Partner

Friday, October 22, 2021
12:30-1:30 PM
Off Campus Location
As a two-time U-M degree holder (Political Science ‘80, JD ‘83), Trish Refo is the Immediate Past President of the American Bar Association and also serves as Partner at her firm, Snell & Wilmer. A thought leader on litigation and trial issues, Trish has been named one of the most influential women lawyers in the country. Tune in for this inspiring conversation with Trish as she shares exceptionally powerful insights on building an impactful legal career and how her time at U-M prepared her for the thrilling challenges and opportunities she encountered along the way.

About Trish Refo:
Trish Refo holds her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from LSA as well as her JD from U-M law school. Her practice, Snell & Wilmer, is focused on complex commercial litigation and internal investigations with extensive experience in professional malpractice defense, commercial and business torts, financial institutions litigation, class actions, and trade secret litigation. She chairs the firm's Professional Liability Litigation group. She has served as Chair of the ABA House of Delegates, the ABA Section of Litigation, and Arizona Supreme Court's Advisory Committee on the Rules of Evidence. She is a former member of the Advisory Committee on the Federal Rules of Evidence of the United States Judicial Conference.

You should attend this session if you are:
-A UM undergraduate LSA student
-Exploring careers in law
-Eager to learn about the breadth of work in the field of law, including leadership roles at the American Bar Association
-Building an active network of LSA alums who can offer advice and guidance about exploring your professional interests

What you’ll gain by attending:
-Get exceptionally powerful insights from one of the leading women in law in the United States
-Learn perspectives on the role of the American Bar Association and how it guides and interacts with the field of law
-Gain access to an incredibly successful and inspiring LSA alum eager to meet you and answer your questions

Interaction Level: Moderate

RSVP now to be part of the conversation. The link to join this Alum Connection will be emailed to you after you RSVP.

The LSA Opportunity Hub aims to deliver inclusive and accessible experiences and welcomes all LSA students to participate. This event will be hosted on Zoom (learn more about Zoom accessibility) and can be accessed by phone or computer. Presentation materials may be shared in advance if requested, and live captioning will be provided. To request other accommodations please contact Anna Colvin at so we can make arrangements.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Workshop / Seminar
Tags: Alum Connections, Career, Law, Lawyer, Leadership, Pre-Law
Source: Happening @ Michigan from LSA Opportunity Hub