Law Practice Division

ABA Women Rainmakers Committee

The mission of the ABA Women Rainmakers is to educate professional women about marketing and business development, to provide mentoring opportunities for members, and to provide networking opportunities to build personal and professional relationships.

Chair: Vedia Jones-Richardson Vice-Chair: Courtney Ward-Reichard

Rainmakers Webinar Series

Wednesday Rainmaking by the ABA Women Rainmakers of the ABA Law Practice Division continues this year with webinars that will make your business soar on social media. Below are the dates for the upcoming and the latest webinars. More information and registration links will be provided once registration is open for upcoming webinars.

June 16, 2021
Owning Our Power as Women: Expert Leadership & Development Tips
Speakers: Alisa J. Gray, Tristan L. Duncan, Hon. Maureen Mulligan. Michele Powers, Esq. will moderate.
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December 9, 2020
Networking: How Women Lawyers do it Better
Speakers: Brett Harris, Soo Yeon Lee, and Vedia Jones-Richardson. Carol Schiro Greenwald will moderate. 
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June 17,  2020
Women and Technology
Speakers: Courtney Ward- Reichard, Jeannine Abukhater Lambert Moderator: Jeanne Lee
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December 11, 2019
Communication Across Generations

Speakers: Phyllis Haserot and Whytne J. Brooks
Moderator: Carole Bass
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September 18, 2019
Coaches on Call
Speakers: Elizabeth Jolliffe, Marianne Trost
Moderator: Jeanne Lee
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January 30, 2019

Getting Your Marketing Plan Together for 2019
Speakers: Elizabeth Jolliffe and Marianne Trost 
Moderator: Jeanne Lee 
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Februaray 21, 2018
Asking for Business: Advice from In-House Counsel
Speakers: Angela Speight; Shaila Ohri; Erin Abrams
Moderator: Anna Rappaport
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November 29, 2017
LinkedIn - More Powerful Than Ever
Speaker: Dee Schiavelli
Moderator: Jeanne Lee
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September 20, 2017
Creating Signature Events to Enhance Business Development
Speaker:Traci Ray
Moderator: Jeanne Lee
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Monthly Calls

Our Women Rainmaker calls are on the third Tuesday of every month at 12:00pm EST.

Anyone who is interested in Women Rainmakers is invited to attend the calls. If you want to receive agendas and reminders of the call each month.

Please click here to "Join Our Committee.." An agenda is distributed each month to everyone on the list, with information on how to participate in the calls.

Rainmaking Circles

The objective of Peer Coaching Circles is to provide ABA Women Rainmakers a forum where members will listen, guide and encourage each other regarding their career and/or life decision making. The members will consult regularly and willingly provide and receive feedback and suggestions on a variety of issues of importance to its members in a confidential environment. A Peer Coaching Circle will act as an accountability partner as its members work towards their professional and personal goals, and expand the use of their voices.

As a member of the ABA Women Rainmakers Committee you are invited to participate in a Peer Coaching Circle.

Learn More About Peer Coaching Circles.

Join To Be A Part Of A Peer Coaching Circle.

ABA Women Rainmakers Interviews

Browse this chronological list of all interviews conducted by and with ABA Women Rainmakers, hosted on the ABA Law Practice Division's monthly webzine, Law Practice Today.

Marketing Success: How Did She Do That? by Afi S. Johnson-Parris & Dee A. Schiavelli

This book covers best practices in the legal industry through interviews with women rainmakers on how they succeeded using the most current approaches to marketing and business development.