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Office Housework

Diverse perspectives on the road to partnership and achieving work-life balance.

Why Women Don't Want a Female Boss

Women help more around the office but are often overlooked for promotions due to gender stereotypes.

Blame the System—Not Women

Women are not responsible for the lack of gender equality in the workplace. Companies need to try harder.

Articles »

How To Successfully Transition to an In-House Position

By Michele Bradley and Susan B. Cassidy

Considering a switch to an in-house position? Let this guide prepare you for your move.


Depositions for Young Lawyers: Question Form and Technique Are Key

By Susan M. Halpern

Learn how to get the information you need from your depositions by asking the right questions.

Mind Over Matter: 10 Tips for Surviving Your First Month of Practice

By Jessica F. Nwokocha

Life as a new associate can be overwhelming. Take these tips to heart as you embark on your new legal career.


Words of Wisdom »

What challenges should new lawyers be prepared for, and how can they best prepare for them?

Read what two women litigators think you should anticipate for.

Sharing Our Success Tips »

Check back regularly for the most recent tip!

At the November 2014 WOTSOL meeting in Chicago, WAC received several meaningful "Sharing Our Success" tips.

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)


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)


Corporate Counsel Seminar—FREE to In-House Counsel!

The Section of Litigation is hosting its annual Corporate Counsel CLE Seminar on February 12–15, 2015, in Miami, Florida. Read more.

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.

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