Women lawyers helping women lawyers be better rainmakers and succeed in their careers.
Attendees can check-in, obtain conference materials, and visit with our sponsors from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. while eating a light breakfast before our program begins.
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Kay Van Wey (Van Wey Law), Julie DeWeese (Van Wey Law), and Ellen Presby (Nemeroff Law Firm) – Female mentors can offer a perspective concerning less experienced female lawyers’ legal careers that they cannot get from male colleagues or employers. It is helpful to connect with someone who has already been where you are in your career and continues to persevere. Learning how to be a mentor and how to find a mentor are challenging tasks for women litigators.
This topic will explore the value of mentorship in the legal profession – navigating legal decorum in case acquisition, depositions, mediation, and trial.
Erin Copeland (Fibich, Leebron, Copeland, Briggs, Josophson), Alice Oliver-Parrott (Alice Oliver-Parrott, P.C.), Kristina “Krisi” Kastl (Kastl Law, P.C.), Caryn Papantonakis (Johnson Law Group), and Robin Young (Robin Young & Company) – Despite making big strides, women have still not achieved equality in the legal profession. This inequality is most visible with regard to job title, compensation, and job satisfaction. The inequality has been driven, in large part, by unfair stereotypes of women that fostered biases against our gender. In addition to providing a legal update on gender discrimination, this panel presentation will offer practical tips to female practitioners for breaking through the negative biases against women to achieve success.