Margaret Brent Awardees Town Hall Meeting and Reception -
ABA 2007 Midyear Meeting - Miami, FL
Are We There Yet? The Unfinished Journey of Women in the Legal Profession
Town Hall Meeting - Friday, February 9th, 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Reception - Friday, February 9th, 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Marriott Biscayne Bay - Grand Salon E, 3rd Floor
There is no charge to attend the town hall meeting, but space is limited - register today!
Join us for a town hall meeting featuring a distinguished panel of Margaret Brent Awardees:
- Honorable Rosemary Barkett (PDF), U.S. Circuit Judge, Eleventh Circuit United States Court of Appeals
- Carol E. Dinkins, Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP; Former U.S. Deputy Attorney General
- Elaine R. Jones (PDF), Director-Counsel Emeritus of NAACP Legal Defense Fund
- Janet Reno, Former Attorney General of the United States
- Moderator: Jami Floyd, Anchor, Court TV
Interact with a select group of the Commission on Women’s Margaret Brent Award-winning trailblazers in a town hall meeting as they discuss issues raised by the Commission on Women’s newly-released Charting Our Progress report, including the generational divide and obstacles/opportunities facing women lawyers. Also discussed will be the special challenges confronting women lawyers of color, as evidenced in the Commission on Women’s study Visible Invisibility: Women of Color in Law Firms . [ View the Commission on Women’s Charting our Progress report; purchase a copy of the Visible Invisibility study]
Join us for a reception following the town hall meeting, and continue your discussions with these trailblazing women.
The Margaret Brent Awards were established in 1991 to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of women lawyers who have achieved professional excellence in their field and paved the way to success for others. The Margaret Brent Award recipients have influenced other women to pursue legal careers, opened doors for women lawyers in a variety of job settings that historically were closed to them, or have advanced opportunities for women within a practice area or segment of the profession.