News & Events

Women Leaders Roundtable

The next meeting of the Roundtable will be May 27 at 4:00 pm PT in San Francisco. Become part of this influential and interesting group by joining the Roundtable.

Law Without Walls ConPosium

It was another fantastic Law Without Walls ConPosium this year, with the student projects and presentations better than ever. Host University of Miami Law School has an amazing team that puts it all together and Eversheds deserves praise for being the lead sponsor of the course and everything that goes into it.

ProfessionalDevelopment Roundtable for Global Law Firms

The next Global PD Roundtable meeting will be held in San Francisco, March 9-10, at the office of Reed Smith. In addition to member-led discussions, we will have three exciting speakers presenting on cultural competence, innovation and creativity in professional development: Ritu Bhasin, Renee Knake and Margaret Hagan.

Houston: National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations

I will be speaking in Houston on February 6 at the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations on “Men Joining Women for Change: Harnessing the Power of Inclusivity.”

Edith I. Spivack Symposium

I will be in NY to participate in the New York State Bar Association’s Eleventh Annual Edith I. Spivack Symposium. I will speak in a program entitled “Women Rising:  Advancement, Mentoring, and Negotiating Your Way to the Top,” on January 27.

BASF Breakfast for Champions

The Bar Association of San Francisco is holding a Breakfast for Champions. If you are in the Bay Area, please come – and bring your sponsors and protegees.

Professional Development Institute

At this year’s PDI, I will speak on the topic of mentoring for leadership succession. My co-presenters will be Rebecca Normand-Hochman, founder and Director of the Institute of Mentoring, and Kit Chaskin, Global Director of the Women’s Initiative Network at Reed Smith.

Association of Legal Administrators Conference

I will be presenting two programs at the Association of Legal Administrators 2014 Human Resource Management Conference for Legal Professionals in Las Vegas on November 4. One program is about mentoring for leadership development and succession; the other is about engaging men in advancing women.

PDC Webinar

With my colleague Kenneth Imo, Director of Diversity at WilmerHale, I am conducting a survey on law firm sponsorship programs. Kenneth and I will discuss sponsorship, including our preliminary survey findings, in a webinar for the Professional Development Consortium.

Santa Clara County Bar Association

The Santa Clara County Bar Association Women Lawyers Section is holding a special Roundtable Discussion entitled “Career Advancement, Work-Life-Balance, and the Realities of Being a Woman Lawyer in the 21st Century.” My book Sponsoring Women is being featured and I will lead a breakout group on the topic of sponsorship. California Women Lawyers, Cooley LLP, and The Club Silicon Valley are co-hosting the event.

Women Lawyers of Utah

I will be the featured speaker at a conference sponsored by the Women Lawyers of Utah, in Park City, UT, discussing leadership and political savvy.

Futures Conference

The Futures Conference of the College of Law Practice Management will take place in Boston this year. I will be a break-out group facilitator, and also look forward to both induction of new Fellows and presentation of the InnovAction Awards.

Corporate Counsel Symposium

On October 15, I will moderate a panel on advancing the careers of women lawyers in both private practice and corporate law departments at the Dorsey & Whitney Corporate Counsel Seminar in Minneapolis.

Sponsoring Women: Book Presentation

The New York Women’s Bar Association Foundation has invited me to discuss my book at a breakfast event being held at The Cornell Club in New York City.

Why and How to Find Sponsors for Career Success

I will conduct a program on why and how to find sponsors for the Fellows of the new On-Ramp Fellowship, which provides opportunities in law firms for experienced women lawyers who want to re-enter the profession after taking time out.

Hastings Leadership Academy for Women

The 2014 Hastings Leadership Academy for Women will take place July 23-26 in San Francisco. This unique course is for women law firm partners and experienced in-house counsel. For additional information and to register, click here.

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