Women in Law Firms: Is Progress Being Made?
October 28, 2010 - Chicago, IL
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2010
Location and Host: Jenner & Block LLP; 353 N. Clark Street; Chicago, IL
When you arrive at Jenner & Block, please have your ID ready. You will need to check in at the security desk and then proceed up to the 45th Floor for the event.
Time: Program 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. / Reception 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Stephanie Scharf, President of the National Association of Women Lawyers Foundation, will discuss the just-released findings of the Fifth Annual Survey on Retention and Promotion of Women in Law Firms. Following this presentation, Roberta Liebenberg, Chair of the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, will give an overview of the recent study completed by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, Project for Attorney Retention, and the Commission on Women on how law firms distribute billing origination credit and how that distribution affects compensation and the advancement of women lawyers to positions of real power and influence in their firms. See www.pardc.org/Publications/SameGlassCeiling.pdf.
Ms. Liebenberg will then lead a panel discussion on what steps law firms can take to develop fair and equitable compensation, origination credit, and client succession policies that will help women lawyers to advance and succeed. We also will discuss the ramifications of the NAWL survey and what it means for the progress of women lawyers.