American Bar Association
 
Criminal Justice Section: Women In Criminal Justice Committee

Criminal Justice Section:
Women In Criminal Justice Committee


About Us



Explores issues of concern to women attorneys (defense, prosecution, etc.), judges, other allied to the criminal justice field, and the needs of women as victims, witnesses and defendants. Promotes networking and career opportunities for women.



Goals & Committee Meetings

The Committee is very interested in incarceration issues, disparate treatment of women in the criminal justice system, the unique stress on women who practice in the criminal justice field, implicit bias and sentencing disparities. The Committee is also interested in issues such as the role of technology in crime (such as sexting, revenge porn, etc).

The Committee is focused on developing articles for Section publications to highlight issues relevant to women in the criminal justice system and women who practice in the criminal justice field. In addition, the Committee would like to develop articles that highlight practical tools for new practitioners.

The Committee has focused on continuing legal education programs for the past few years and would like to expand on this through webinars and other educational programming.

The Committee established a Women’s Network a few years ago and this remains a strong focus of its work. The Committee would like to host at least two “meet-and-greets” this year and develop a more cohesive network among attendees. In addition, the Committee might consider some local events, such as a brown bag lunch.

This year, the Committee would like to focus on the development of new policy, and the advancement of existing policy, relevant to women in criminal justice.

Finally, the Committee would like to contribute to the burgeoning world of social media through more postings and outreach on various social media networks.

Our Committee Meetings for the year are as follows:

Committee meeting (conference call* Jan. 4, 2018 at 12:30 pm EST)

Midyear Meeting in Vancouver (in-person and conference call Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 at 10:15 am PST/1:15 pm EST)

Committee meeting (conference call* Mar. 6, 2018 at 12:30 pm EST)

Spring Meeting in Tampa (Apr. 5-7, 2018)

Committee meeting (conference call* Jun. 12, 2018 at 12:30 pm EST)

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Leadership

Co-Chairs:

Laroche, Carla
Loranger, Eileen

Committee Roster  


Programs, Meetings and Events

Section Events

    Preparation Is the Key: Digital Media Forensics 101

    01/09/2018-01/09/2018

    The event will be held on 01/09/2018. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are Center for Professional Development,Criminal Justice Section,Section of Family Law,Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division,Section of Intellectual Property Law,Section of Science & Technology Law. The event has 1.50 CLE Credits .

    12th Annual National Institute on Securities Fraud

    01/11/2018-01/12/2018
    Hilton Salt Lake City Center
    Salt Lake City

    Each year, this national institute draws elite officials from both the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for an exclusive educational and professional forum to examine current legal and ethical issues relating to securities

    The False Claims Act and Government Contracts: The Intersection of Federal Government Contracts, Administrative Law, and Civil Fraud

    01/26/2018-01/26/2018

    The event will be held on 01/26/2018. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are Center for Professional Development,Criminal Justice Section,Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division,Section of Public Contract Law. The event has 1.50 CLE Credits .


Resources

Modified by Carla Laroche on November 12, 2017

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