Visible Invisibility - Women of Color in Law Firms

Visible Invisibility - Women of Color in Law Firms
2006 Annual Meeting
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Saturday, August 5, 2006
11:30am to 1:30pm
ABA Annual Meeting 2006
Hawaii Convention Center, Room 318A, 3rd Floor
Honolulu, Hawaii

To fully examine advancement and retention issues among women attorneys of color, the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession embarked upon a research initiative to answer the following questions:
  • What attracts women of color to the legal profession?
  • Do their work experiences surpass or fall short of expectations?
  • How do legal employers hinder or increase job satisfaction? and
  • Why do women attorneys of color change practice areas and organizations, or leave the profession at an alarming rate?
  • present the history, findings, and next steps for the Women of Color Research Initiative;
  • provide ABA leaders and other interested parties with the information and comfort necessary to publicize and use the study to effect change in their own spheres; and
  • solicit feedback about the content and format for future events on this research initiative.
Pamela J. Roberts, J.D., Chair, ABA Commission on Women
Paulette Brown, J.D., Member and Project Co-chair, ABA Commission on Women
Arin N. Reeves, J.D., Ph.D., Member and Project Co-chair, ABA Commission on Women
This program is co-sponsored by the following ABA entities: Section of Antitrust Law; Center for Continuing Legal Education; Council on Racial and Ethnic Justice; Section of Family Law; General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm Division; Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division; Health Law Section; Section of Individual Rights & Responsibilities; Section of International Law; Section of Labor & Employment Law; Law Practice Management Section/ABA Women Rainmakers; Law Student Division; Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar; Section of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law; Section of State and Local Government Law; Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section; and Young Lawyers Division.