American Bar Association
Women in the Profession

Women in the Profession

Committee Description

Welcome to the Women in the Profession Committee (WIPC), one of the largest YLD committees!

The WIPC concentrates on securing the full and equal participation of women in the ABA, the legal profession and the justice system. In particular, the WIPC focuses on multiple concerns of women either under the age of 36 or in practice five years or less. The WIPC's mission is to advance these women's interests by being a voice for their concerns and by forging coalitions with other groups to advance shared objectives.

WIPC offers its members access to various programs, including live speakers/panels, teleconferences and podcasts, nationwide exposure to events, writing/publishing opportunities, social media and opportunities to network and to get involved in the ABA.

News and Announcements

Creating and Maintaining a Successful Women’s Initiative (MP3)
Program Materials (PPT)
This is a complimentary teleconference program for YLD Members

Negotiating Alternative Work Arrangements Teleconference (download now) Teleconference Materials (PDF)

Articles and Newsletters



WIPC February Newsletter
YLD Women in the Profession Committee Newsletter, Fall 2013

WIPC August Newsletter
WIPC May Newsletter
WIPC February Newsletter
WIPC November Newsletter

Recent Posts: There are five (5) basic things 3Ls should be considering and doing to get a job and start work as soon after the bar exam as possible Mentoring: Insider Tips for Young, Female Attorneys
By Laura Joy Lattman

Having a mentor is essential to the success of any young female attorneys, because the practice of law continues to be male-dominated in many environments, especially at the highest levels of management.


The 101 Practice Series: Breaking Down the Basics The practice series is an online resource for new lawyers covering basic training in both substantive and practical aspects of a law practice. With over 170 quick tips and tools, this series is an essential resource for lawyers in their first three years of practice and is exclusively available to ABA members.

We are always looking for authors willing to write on 101 topics. Please contact the committee's leadership if you are interested in writing. For more information and sample articles, please go here.

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Chair:  Neyleen Sara Beljajev

Vice-Chairs:  Amy Renee Bartling, Michelle Duncan, Elena Eckert, Schuyler Smith

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Related Links

TYL Publication
Career Center
ABA Diverse Speaker Database
ABA Commission on Women in the Profession
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Past Teleconference Materials

April 30, 2012 - Unconscious Gender Bias: How to Spot it and Stop It
Feb. 29, 2012 - Establishing and Maintaining Networking Relationships
October 27, 2011 - Getting Your Voice Heard When It Matters Most
May 17, 2011 - Mastering the Art of the Ask

Meetings and Events

Division Events
April 22, 2014
Location: N/A
Format: Webinar/Teleconference

April 23, 2014
Location: N/A
Format: Webinar/Teleconference

April 24, 2014
Location: N/A
Format: Webinar/Teleconference

Modified by Tracy Kaempf on March 18, 2014

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