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Relativity Fest 2018

Ann Hopkins Avery

Professional Development Director – North America, Baker & McKenzie LLP

Speaker Bio

Ann Hopkins Avery is the Director of Professional Development at Baker McKenzie LLP (North America). Ann and her team work together to enhance lawyer performance through mentoring, learning/development opportunities, and career/performance management. She oversees Baker McKenzie’s Career Courses, which are multi-day in-person training courses, developed for attorneys at they transition into new roles, targeting key skills for their level, which help them deliver on significant changes in performance expectations as their careers progress. (Junior Associate Course, Mid-level Associate Course, Senior Associate Course, New Partner Program, and the Partner Development Center). Ann also oversees the NA attorney performance management process, the NA Associate Mentor Program and other professional skills and ethics trainings at Baker McKenzie. Ann is a graduate of The University of Wisconsin – Madison (BA) and The University of Iowa College of Law (JD). She practiced law at a Chicago litigation firm prior to transitioning to attorney professional development. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie in 2016, Ann was responsible for firm-wide attorney training at a Chicago-based law firm and served as the Director of Legal Programs and the Managing Editor of the Defense Counsel Journal at the International Association of Defense Counsel. Ann has been a Board Member of Girls on the Run-Chicago since 2013. Ann lives in Chicago with her husband and two children, and she enjoys traveling and running.

PD225294 - Reflect and Plan: Using What You Learned at Relativity Fest Relativity Fest packs a lot of information into a few short days. The sooner you're able to unpack what you've learned, the clearer your team's next actions will be and the longer your ambition will last. Before you board the plane back to the office, spend an hour with us to pause, collect your thoughts, and learn from what others have learned. You'll get the distraction-free time you need for quiet reflection, inspiration from fellow Relativity community members, and tips you can use right now to turn ideas into action. 1 Hour Lecture Brendan Ryan - Senior Manager, Relativity
Ann Hopkins Avery - Professional Development Director – North America, Baker & McKenzie LLP