Christine Greene, Neighborhood Legal Services Program; Nicole Hillery-Austin, Brennan Ctr for Justice; Monica Parham, WBA president; Imoni Washington, DC Bar Foundation
On Thursday, February 9, the Women’s Bar Association of DC is offering a seminar titled Changing Realities for Women in the Law: Strategies for Navigating the Post-Recession Legal Field.
It will be held at Howard University School of Law, Van Ness Street, NW in Washington, DC, and will run from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Women law students are poised to enter a field roiled by an economic downturn which as further complicated attempts to remove the structural barriers to the advancement and retention of women. While the challenges are many, the professional opportunities and rewards that a career in the law can provide to women are still great. The program is designed to provide women with the practical information they need to navigate the latest challenges as well as the persistent obstacles. Topics include finding and financing a job in public interest law; overlooked opportunities in government and public policy; post-recession hiring and workplace changes in law departments and law firms; and persistent and emerging challenges to the advancement and retention of women/women of color.
The speakers are Christine Green, Neighborhood Legal Services Program; Nicole Hillery-Austin, Brennan Center for Justice; Monica Parham, WBA president; Ama Romaine, Hilton Worldwide; Imoni Washington, DC Bar Foundation; and Holly Loiseau, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP.
To register for the seminar visit www.wbac.org/calendar.