Provides service to ALWD.


  • Conference Program: Designs the overall program; selects a plenary speaker or panel; drafts the Call for Proposals; reviews and selects the presentations; organizes the program schedule; notifies the presenters.
  • Conference Site: Works with the site host on all aspects of conference details; secures sponsorships.
    Note: The conference site and program committees combined are the conference committee.
  • Website: Maintains and updates website; provides suggestions to the board on improving the website; investigates existing platform and new platforms for use for an online Legal Communication and Rhetoric: JALWD.
  • Membership: Works with Secretary on annual membership drive including verification of membership status and updating the DIRCON listserv.
  • Survey: Works with LWI on developing, administering, and maintaining the annual legal writing survey.
  • Blackwell Reception: Works with LWI on organizing Blackwell Reception including location, catering, program, etc.
Committee Chair(s) & Liaison(s) Members
Conference Chair Megan McAlpin
Conference Site Tenielle Fordyce-Ruff (Chair) Christopher Soper
Anne Ralph
David Krech
Amy Vorenberg (L)
Conference Program Anne Mullins (Chair) Shakira Pleasant
Alyssa Dragnich
Nantiya Ruan
Rosi Lozada Schrier
Norman Plate
Greg Johnson
Scott Fraley
Michelle Falkoff
Mary Garvey Algero
Joseph Mastrosimone
Samantha Moppett
Christine Coughlin
Suzanne Rowe
Amy Vorenberg (L)
Membership Tamara Herrera (Chair) Johanna Dennis
Emily Grant
Lyn Entrikin
Catherine Wasson
Website Meredith Stange (Co-Chair)
Jessica Wherry (Co-Chair)
Anne Alexander
Kimberly Hoist
Amy Milligan
Elli Margolis (L)
Survey Jodi Wilson (Chair) (L) Meredith Aden
Ted Becker
Gail Mullins
Peter Nemerovski
Judy Rosenbaum
Marci Rosenthal
Susie Salmon
Blackwell Reception Joseph Mastrosimone (Chair) Mary Algero
Denitsa Mavrova Heinrich
Suzanne Rowe
Catherine Wasson (L)
Awards Suzanne Rowe (Chair) Mary Garvey Algero
Todd Bruno
Terrill Pollman