News & Events

Creating and Maintaining a Successful Women’s Initiative

I will be a speaker in a teleconference sponsored by the ABA’s Young Lawyers Division (YLD) Women in the Profession Committee on “Creating and Maintaining a Successful Women’s Initiative.” The hour-long program starts at 1:00 ET on Thursday, July 18, and is complimentary for YLD members. Click here to learn more and register. This program was inspired by an article in July 2013 ABA Journal, “Do Women’s Initiatives Work?,” in which I was featured. 

Professional Development Roundtable for Global Law Firms

The next meeting of the Professional Development Roundtable for Global Law Firms will take place on June 17-18, 2013, in New York. 

Article about Women’s Initiatives

The latest issue of the ABA Journal features articles about women, including one (“Do Women’s Initiatives Work?”) in which I am quoted. While the quotes are accurate, the author erroneously states I practiced at Orrick. While Orrick is a fine firm, I never worked there; I spent most of my law practice career at another outstanding firm, Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe, which alas, no longer exists.

2013 Hastings Leadership Academy for Women

May 24 is the last day to receive an early registration discount to the Leadership Academy. For registration and pricing information for the full program click here, for the in-house program click here, and for the alumnae program click here.

NAWL Regional General Counsel Institute

The National Association of Women Lawyers is holding its first Regional General Counsel Institute in Mountain View, CA to focus on best practices for building a successful and satisfying career. I will be leading a panel of General Counsel.

NALP Annual Education Conference

At this year’s NALP Annual Education Conference in Tampa, FL, I will be presenting on “Sponsorship programs: An effective advancement strategy for women or a waste of time?” 

Bay Area Professional Development Consortium

I will discuss new developments and best practices in talent management with the Bay Area Professional Development Consortium, in San Francisco on April 2.

Engaging men to support women

The CLUB, an incubator of women leaders, is holding a series of engaging conversations between women and men about women’s leadership. I will facilitate the inaugural discussion, entitled Leveraging Feminine Leadership, on March 28, 2013, in San Francisco. For more information, click here.  

Recording of program on Mentoring

The archived version of the program I did for PLI on Mentoring: The Best Kept Secret to Success in the Recovery is now available.  (Payment required) 

Hastings Leadership Academy for Women Receptions

We will be hosting a series of receptions around the country for the Hastings Leadership Academy for Women:March 14, Los AngelesMarch 19, New YorkMarch 20, MiamiMarch 27, Washington DCApril 1, San FranciscoMay 7, Silicon ValleyAttendance is by invitation only. If you would like to receive an invitation, or if you would like to learn more about the receptions or the Leadership Academy, please IdaAbbott [at] aol [dot] com (contact me).

Webinar on Mentoring

On March 4, join me for a PLI webinar on “Mentoring: The Best Kept Secret to Success in the Recovery.”

Law Without Walls

The kickoff for the 2013 semester of Law Without Walls will be in Segovia, Spain, and I plan to be there! As in past years, I will serve as a Practice Advisor to a team of law and business students from around the world.

RISE Leadership Forum

On January 11, 2013, I will be teaching a class on “Networking, Mentoring, and Sponsorship” in the RISE Leadership Forum, a new leadership development program for business and professional women being launched in Monterey, California. 

Book Review

Gaye Mara’s review of my book, Lawyers’ Professional Development, 2nd Edition, has been published in the December 2012 NALP Bulletin and the November 2012 PD Quarterly. Subscriptions are required.

Professional Development Institute

Lisa Rohrer, Ph.D., and I will present a program at the 2012 Professional Development Institute, Dec. 6-7 in Washington, DC, on “Alternative Careers for Lawyers in Law Firms: Trends, Implications and Adaptation.” 

Lawyers Professional Development, 2d Ed., Now Available!

You can now buy my updated, revised and expanded Second Edition of Lawyers’ Professional Development: The Legal Employer’s Comprehensive Guide from NALP. The book covers the content of the first edition, contains a great deal of new material and expands some of the topics from the original text that now warrant greater prominence, such as competency models, technology-based training, and client-law firm collaboration in professional development.  

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