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Women in the Profession


Alicia M. Bendana, Chair


Upcoming Events:

Join The Women in the Profession Committee for the last part of the Skill Series:

Come get professional tips and insight from our accomplished speakers and join us in the discussion that follows:

November 2nd: “Finding Your Passion In and Through the Law”

Judy Perry Martinez, former partner, Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn, LLP, and former Vice- President and Chief Compliance Officer of Northrop Grumman Corporation, and currently a 2015 Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow, will share her perspectives on the legal profession as a career and a calling, and how fulfillment is within each lawyer's reach. 

Speaker: Judy Perry Martinez   

Location: NOBA office, 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505, New Orleans, LA

Cost: NOBA Member: $35.00  
         Non Member: $55.00

CLE: 1 hour of law practice management continuing legal education credit

To Register for One or All of these Seminars:  

     1. Email Alex Garon or

     2. Call NOBA at (504) 525-7453 or

     3. Mail payment to NOBA at 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505, New Orleans, LA 70130 

     4. NOBA members can by online here.

*Payment is due the day of the program. Cancellations must be received in writing two days prior to the program in order to receive a refund minus an administrative fee. No shows will be charged. 

Recent Events:

On September 24, 2015 Darleen Jacons discussed “Obtaining a Client Base, First Chairing Jury Trials, and Courtroom Behavior" 

On September 9, 2015 Dawn Barrios spoke about  “A Letter to My 23 Year Old Self" 

On August 25, 2015: The commitee met to discuss “Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are” (Televised TEDTalk by Amy Cuddy) 

On April 28, 2015, the WIP Committee held its first meeting of the year to discuss its programming for the 2015-2016 period.

On October 27, 2014, the Commitee held a Conversation with Paulette Brown - "Determined to Rise: A Conversation on Law, Leadership, and Being "The First" -- with Paulette Brown, President-Elect of the American Bar Association."NOBA Honors the First 100 Women Lawyers in New Orleans.

On September 23, 2014, the Women in the Profession Committee & Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Committee co-hosted a CLE on "The Supreme Court and Women's Health: Reflections from 2014" with Ellie Schilling, Marjorie Esman, and Jennifer Greene. The panelists discussed the latest decisions coming from the Supreme Court and how they affect women.  

On March 20, 2014, the Committee hosted the Inaugural Barristers for Brunch program to honor the first 100 women attorneys in the New Orleans legal community.


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