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Overcome Your Fear of Networking!

Looking to improve your networking skills? Use these six tips to build new relationships.


Gender Disparity Persists Despite More Women Lawyers in the Pipeline

According to a recent article, women in law firms make up only 47 percent of associates, 38 percent of counsels, 29 percent of non-equity partners, and 17 percent of equity partners.


Criticism—Fear Not!

Recent study results show that a large percentage of performance reviews (76 percent) received by women included negative "personality" criticisms.

 


Articles »

Birth of a Generation of Protections for Pregnant Employees

By Aisha Broderick

EEOC guidelines protect working mothers and mothers-to-be on pregnancy-related discrimination, recognizing they have both a right to reproduce and a right to work.

 

Social Media Marketing: A Woman Advocate's Perspective

By Courtney Ward-Reichard

Creating digital connections on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, and Facebook is a great way to market your practice anytime, anywhere.


The Case for Blogging

By Elizabeth C. Kramer

Blogging not only allows you to market your practice anytime, but also provides you with national exposure that could lead to new external and internal business, a unique identity within your firm, and maybe even an increased love of your job.

 


Words of Wisdom »

What Is the Risk That You Took (or Didn't Take) In Your Career That You Most Regret—or Are Most Satisfied With?

Your peers recount three moments when taking a leap of faith paid off professionally.


Sound Advice

audio Work-Life Management

By Paula Hinton and Sabrina Beavens

Being successful at work can come at the expense of other parts of your life. Litigators and mothers Sabrina Beavens and Paula Hinton discuss how "managing" is the best goal for success. (9:17 min)


audio 10 Lessons from the 50 Yard Line

By Shayna M. Steinfeld

Trying to balance work and home is a challenge for all professionals. Hear Shayna Steinfeld's "Ten Lessons from the 50 Yard Line" for suggestions on how to improve your life at home thus leading to a better life in the office. (14:57 min)


audio Balancing Work and Home

By Danielle Kays

Being an attorney is a full time job. Being a parent is also a full time job. Listen as Danielle Kays offers 10 tips on how to be successful at both. (14:38 min)


Roundtables

audio Closing the Gap: Steps to Achieve Gender Pay Equity in Law Firm Compensation

A discussion on specific strategies and solutions for addressing and eliminating long-standing pay disparity in compensation between male and female attorneys practicing in law firms. (47:57)


audio Yes—Lawyers Can Do Tech!

In today's world, the lawyers who succeed will be the lawyers who use technology to be better, faster, smarter and more agile. (1:01:46)


Announcements

December 16: Free Roundtable

Navigating Leadership in the Section of Litigation: Becoming Involved in Leadership, 3–4 p.m. Eastern. Read more.


WAC Welcomes New Web Editor Tiffany deGruy!

The Woman Advocate Committee is delighted to welcome Tiffany deGruy as a new web editor! Read more.


CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: 2015 Diversity Leadership Award

The ABA Section of Litigation is accepting nominations for the 2015 Diversity Leadership Award. Read more.

The Woman Advocate Committee Leadership

Cochairs Newsletter Editor-in-Chief Web Editors

Sabrina Beavens

Portsmouth, NH


Beatrice O'Donnell

Philadelphia, PA


Patricia O'Prey

Norwalk, CT


Heather White

Charlotte, NC

 

 

Margaret I. Lyle

Dallas, TX

 

Tiffany deGruy

Birmingham, AL


Angela Turiano

New York, NY


Suzanne Jones

Minneapolis, MN


Newsletter Editors

M.C. Sungaila

Los Angeles, CA


Gilda R. Turitz

San Francisco, CA


Jackie Palik

Tampa, FL


Elizabeth T. Timkovich

Charlotte, NC