Raquel Lazar-Paley, Esq.
Executive Director and Online Workshop Host

Raquel Lazar-Paley, Esq., is the owner and director of Conscious Woman, Inc., an online organization aimed at raising awareness of legal and consumer issues concerning women’s and children’s health and the environment.  Raquel graduated from Binghamton University in New York with a degree in Political Science and Latin, received an M.A. in History from Columbia University, and went on to earn her J.D. and LL.M. in Taxation at the University of San Diego School of Law.  Raquel lives in Haifa, Israel, with her husband, Jacob Hans, D.C., and their three children.

Laura Possessky, Esq.
General Counsel and Alternate Workshop Host

possessky.jpgLaura Possessky, Esq. has a national practice in intellectual property, media, and entertainment law. For over a decade, she has counseled artists, nonprofits, associations and small businesses on intellectual property protection and on content transactions in publishing, television, film, media and the internet. Laura also advises clients on First Amendment issues relating to fair use of third-party content and intellectual property. Prior to private practice, she worked at the Smithsonian Institution, negotiating agreements for the museum’s revenue-generating activities including publishing, film and image licensing, product development, art consignments and special events including the Presidential Inauguration. She also managed the legal services and education programs at Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts. Laura currently serves as an elected Member of the Board of Governors of the District of Columbia Bar, and is an active member of the International Cesarean Awareness Network (ICAN). She received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and her B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania. Laura is licensed to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia. She lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband, Philippe, and their two young children.

Laura’s Presentations:
Conscious Woman Legal