News & Events

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.

National Legal Mentoring Consortium Conference

The National Legal Mentoring Consortium, a newly formed organization, is holding a conference on mentoring at the University of St. Thomas Law School in Minneapolis, October 4-6, 2012. I am on the Executive Committee of the NLMC and will deliver the keynote address on “Mentoring as a Way to Improve Gender Equity in the Legal Profession.” Details and registration information appear on the Consortium’s website.

Career Traps Women Must Avoid

Webcast: West LegalEd Center, “Career Traps Women Must Avoid” 4pm EDT.

WILEF Annual Meeting and WILEF Certification Luncheon

The Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) is hosting a luncheon on September 12, 2012, to honor the firms that have met WILEF certification standards for having women in top leadership roles and among their most highly compensated partners. As Chair of the WILEF Certification Committee, I will welcome and present awards to certifying firms. The firms that have been certified are listed on the WILEF website.

Keeping the Peace: How Associates and Partners Can Work Together Without a Battle

ABA Journal Podcast: “Keeping the Peace: How Associates and Partners Can Work Together Without a Battle ,” with Stephanie Ward (Moderator), Mark Herrmann and Jennifer Bluestein

Hastings Leadership Academy for Women

The 2012 Leadership Academy will be held at Hastings Law School in San Francisco, July 11-14, 2012.

Global Professional Development Roundtable

The yearly meeting of the Professional Development Roundtable for Global Law Firms will be held at Hogan Lovells LLP in Washington, DC, June 25-26. For information about the Roundtable and how to join, plase contact idaabbott [at] aol [dot] com (me).

Career Advancement Strategies: The Whys and Hows of Sponsorship

The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) is sponsoring this program at the Four Seasons Hotel in Palo Alto on Monday evening, June 18. I will be speaking along with Suzan (Sam) Miller and Amy Park.

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