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Young Practitioners Virtual Event: How Professional Organizations Can Benefit You (Even Early in Your Career)

June 09, 2021

Virtual | June 9, 2021

Who should attend? Young practitioners with fewer than five years of professional experience.

This event is free of charge and open to INTA members and non-members.

Date: June 9, 2021
Time:  12:00 pm–1:30 pm (EDT)
Format: Webex Meeting

Event sponsors:

  • Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP (USA)
  • Gardner Groff Greenwald PC (USA)
  • Atlanta IP Inn of Court (USA)

From early on in their legal careers, everyone hears that they should get their name out there, join organizations, and start making connections. But what does that really mean and how do you do it?

It’s easy to join an organization and add “member” to your bio. It’s seemingly harder to get the most out of your membership. The benefits are clearly there, the question is how to harness them—especially for junior lawyers who may not feel they have enough to offer an organization in return.

In this panel (and breakout sessions to follow), you’ll hear from members of INTA and of the Atlanta IP Inn of Court who have used their membership as a way to make meaningful connections that have been invaluable to their careers—and they started doing it as junior attorneys!

Learn how to get the most out of your membership whether you’re at a small firm, a big firm, or in house.


  • Lauren Brenner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP (USA)


  • Dan Englander, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP (USA)
  • Brad Groff, Gardner Groff Greenwald PC (USA)
  • Derek Hawkins, Amazon (USA)
  • Katie Sullivan, Whirlpool Properties, Inc. (USA)

The event will be limited to 100 participants. Registration will close on June 8, or when we have reached capacity.