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How to Excel in a Male-Dominated Workplace

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

Number of Females and Minorities Increases in Law Firms

NALP brings encouraging news in its latest report.

How to Network Successfully

Duke University professor Dorie Clark describes dos and don'ts of this critical career skill.

Articles »

Grit, Growth Mindset, and Being a Great Trial Lawyer

By Katherine M. Larkin-Wong

The Honorable Mark W. Bennett discusses how grit and growth mindset work for litigators and why he supports the ABA's Grit Project.


Growing into a Leadership Role at Your Firm

By Christine A. Amalfe

To move up the law firm ladder, consider what it takes to be a successful leader.

Making Your First Lateral Move

By Laura B. Bacon

Follow these four steps to determine whether you're ready to make a career move.

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 Dealing with Difficult Witnesses

By Anne Marie Seibel

Listen as Anne Marie Seibel outlines various types of difficult witnesses that you may encounter, followed by specific advice for how to best deal with each of them by assessing their personality types.

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)



WAC Members: We Want Your Programming Proposals for 2015 WOTSOL Meeting!

This is a great opportunity to showcase your trial skills or participate in a high-level plenary. Read more.

Seeking Authors and Article Proposals

The Woman Advocate newsletter is seeking article proposals and authors for our upcoming issue, which will have the theme "Service and Leadership." 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.

WAC Receives "Best E-Newsletter Award" from ABA

Congratulations to WAC's brilliant newsletter editors, Margaret Lyle, editor-in-chief; Jackie Palik; M.C. Sungaila; Gilda Turitz; and Elizabeth Timkovich! 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