Inaugural Event Attracts NJ's Women In-House Lawyers

Wednesday, June 1, 2005 - 01:00

Launching the Women's Networking Committee of the New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association (NJCCA) on April 7, more than 60 in-house lawyers and guests shared insights on legal issues and career development. Honeywell Corporation generously provided meeting facilities and refreshments at its state-of-the-art conference center in Morristown, NJ.

The evening's keynote speaker, Christine Amalfe, chair of the Employment and Labor Practice Group of Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger & Vecchione, P.C., provided an entertaining and informative overview of lawsuits arising from romances in corporate offices that have gone awry and identified practical steps companies can take to maintain a healthy work environment.

Based on the success of this first event, the Women's Networking Committee is planning a variety of future events focusing on the professional and extracurricular interests of women in-house attorneys.The next event will be held 6 to 8:45 p.m., Wednesday, June 15, at The Olde Mill Inn, Basking Ridge, NJ. The event features a reception and a panel discussion focused on "Work/Life Balance: Caring for the Family While Working." Panelists include Jeanne Hamburg, partner, Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, PA; Devra Keenan, AV Search Consultants; and Lucinda Long, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Valley National Bank.

To learn more about the Women's Networking Committee and its future events, please contact Barbara Walder, NJCCA Executive Director, at (973) 927-5622 or njcca41@aol.com.