The first ever Women in Trial Travel Summit (WITTS) was held from April 1st through April 4th in 2022. Speaker sessions were held over three mornings, ending at noon each day so the women could enjoy their time in beautiful Punta de Mita, Mexico. There were five hosted events, including a welcome cocktail reception, lunch with keynote speaker, poolside cocktail hour with live mariachi music, dinner with a live Cuban band and beachside farewell brunch and champagne toast.
The 2nd Annual Women in Trial Travel Summit will be held at the beautiful Conrad resort in Punta Mita, Mexico, again from April 12th through 16th. We've added an additional day this year for more speakers, more networking and more fun! There will be MCLE* classes in the mornings, with optional excursions in the afternoons. WITTS also hosts small group trips to international destinations like Italy, Curacao, Peru, Bali and Hong Kong. Fore more information about group trips, visit the Group Trip page.
*A CLE application will be filed in the State of California. Once determination is received from California’s MCLE Board, all registered attorneys will be notified via email. Consult with the MCLE board in your state to determine eligibility.
April 12 - 16, 2023
Conrad Punta mita, Mexico
Meet Lauren Wood
Lauren Wood is the founder of the Women in Trial Travel Summit (WITTS) and owner of Travel is the Cure LLC, a company that hosts small group trips and conferences for women lawyers. Lauren came up with the idea to host a women's conference after being disappointed by what she's seen at other professional events. Lauren wanted to create a safe space for women where they can share stories, talk about their cases, learn from one another, network and develop greater bonds on a more intimate level. Whether it's at the main conference in Mexico or a small group trip in Tuscany, Lauren aims to connect women lawyers with one another in a space that is inviting and accepting, while also enjoying the beauty and culture of far-flung international destinations across the globe. She wanted to combine her two passions: being a trial lawyer and her love of travel. And so, WITTS was created as a creative space to marry the two.
Lauren's Work in the Courtroom
Lauren Wood is a trial lawyer at Omega Law Group in Beverly Hills. Lauren has over twelve years of litigation experience, specializing in all types of plaintiffs’ personal injury and wrongful death matters. Prior to joining Omega Law Group, Lauren was a former partner of the Law Offices of Schurmer and Wood in Ventura County. She has tried numerous cases to verdict—all of which were trials where she was either the solo trial attorney or lead chair—and also has experience in arbitration and settling cases through mediation and other methods of alternative dispute resolution.
Lauren has obtained hundreds of six and seven-figure verdicts and settlements for her clients. She is an active member of the State Bar of California and is licensed to practice law in California state courts as well as the United States District Court, Central District of California.
Lauren Wood is actively involved in many local and statewide attorney organizations. She is a current board member and secretary of the Western Trial Lawyers Association (WTLA) and an emeritus member of the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charities (LATLC). Ms. Wood served a three-year term on the State Bar’s California Young Lawyers Association (CYLA) Board of Directors from 2016 to 2018. She also served as the Secretary of the Ventura County Barristers and served as a board member of the Ventura County Bar Association from 2019-2021. In addition to board memberships, Lauren is also a member of numerous professional organizations, such as:
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA)
Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC)
Western Trial Lawyers Association (WTLA)
The Ventura County Bar Association
The Santa Barbara County Bar Association
The Santa Barbara County Barristers
The Santa Barbara Young Professionals
The Santa Barbara Women Lawyers
American Association for Justice (AAJ)
The Ventura County chapters of the American Inns of Court
The Santa Barbara County chapters of the American Inns of Court
Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA)
In addition to her success both in and out of the courtroom, Lauren Wood has received numerous professional accolades. Ms. Wood has been named a 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2023 Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star. Ms. Wood was also nominated by the Santa Barbara Young Professionals for the 2015 Santa Barbara Young Professional of the Year, an award that recognizes professional achievements as well as community involvement and volunteer work. Lauren has also received numerous awards for her service to LATLC, including several presidential awards for outstanding achievement.
Lauren Wood received her law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, California. While in law school, Lauren also studied at the Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense in Paris, France. Lauren received her undergraduate degree from the University of California Santa Barbara and earned her Bachelor of Arts with a major in Political Science and a minor in Global Peace and Security.
Lauren Wood has obtained hundreds of six and seven-figure verdicts and settlements for her clients. She has tried numerous cases to verdict—all of which were trials where she was either the solo trial attorney or lead chair—and also has experience in arbitration and settling cases through mediation and other methods of alternative dispute resolution.
Lauren resides in Camarillo with her husband Byron and son Tristan.
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