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The Formula for a Lady Litigator? Is There One?
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 6-7:30 PM

Women litigators experience unique challenges and opportunities in courtrooms in New York. Does being a woman have advantages or disadvantages? The Women in the Courts Task Force of the New York City Bar Association invites you to join leading women advocates from a spectrum of litigation practices who share their observations and provide practice pointers for women. The panelists collectively represent a variety of clients from personal injury plaintiffs, the government, big corporations, to those most in need. Judge Shelley Chapman, a former partner at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and Sidley Austin LLP and now a bankruptcy judge in the Southern District of New York, will lead a discussion of female litigators who practice in all these areas regarding their experiences in the courtroom and focus on how women litigators can more successfully meet the obstacles facing them. Please RSVP with Patricia.Leibowitz.

Panel Moderator:
Honorable Shelley Chapman, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of New York

Chitra Aiyar, Staff Attorney, African Services Committee
Michelle Benoit, Supervising Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice, Legal Aid Society of New York
Shoshana Bookson, Law Office of Shoshana T. Bookson
Margaret Garnett, Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of New York
Bettina B. Plevan, Proskauer Rose LLP, Labor & Employment Group

Sponsored by:
Women in the Courts Task Force, Reema S. Abdelhamid, Chair

Members of the Association and their guests are all welcome.

This program is free of charge, however please RSVP with Patricia Leibowitz.