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Committee on Women in the Legal Profession

The Committee on Women in the Legal Profession dedicates its time and energy to promote the full participation of women lawyers in the legal profession. Through its subcommittee structure, programs are offered to support women in both their professional and personal growth from entry-level to partnership or general counsel. The Committee is composed of women who share a passion for the practice of law, a vision for wanting to make a difference in the profession, and a commitment to support and empower each other to achieve their goals.

Recent Reports

Street Smarts for Women Lawyers (Pre Order)

Amicus Brief in Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole (U.S. Supreme Court) (January 4, 2016) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Reproductive Rights

Report and Recommendations: Parental Leave Policies and Practices for Attorneys( PDF )
Subject area: Parential Leave Policies

Best Practices for the Hiring, Training, Retention and Advancement of Women Attorneys ( PDF )
Subject area: Women in Workforce

For the full list of committee reports click here

Of Interest

Speaker's Remarks by Brooksley Born - Annual Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Distinguished Lecture on Women and the Law - February 8, 2016 (PDF)

Media Coverage: 5 Lessons Learned from Women General Counsels
On May 18th, the Committee on Women in the Legal Profession held its fourth annual general counsel panel, featuring women GC's discussing lessons learned managing crises or near-crisis situations faced by their companies. For a report on the discussion by the blog Ms. JD, click on the link above. 

Event Summary: Women Who Ask: How Successful Women Rainmakers Ask for and Bring in Business (October 10, 2013) (PDF)

Video: Leaning Into Leadership: Perspectives from Women General Counsels - May 15, 2013