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Women in the Profession


Chauntis T. Jenkins, Chair

 

Upcoming Events

 

Lean In Series 

The Women in the Profession Committee will host a series of round table discussions that will provide insight and skills on women, work, and leadership. Each program will be led by a moderator and focus on a specific topic ranging from negotiation to team dynamics.

Topic:  Allow Yourself to Be Brilliant

Moderator: Hon. Keva Landrum-Johnson, Criminal District Court. 

Date:  Friday, July 25, 2014

Time:  12 Noon

Location: New Orleans Bar Association, 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505

Cost:  $12 to attend. Price includes light lunch.

Registration:

  1. Call NOBA at (504) 525-7453 or
  2. Email Rebekah Burg or
  3. Mail NOBA at 650 Poydras Street, Suite 1505, New Orleans, LA 70130 or
  4. Pay online by clicking here

Cancellations must be received in writing two days prior to the program in order to receive a refund less an administrative fee. No shows will be charged.

 

Recent Events

 

NOBA Honors the First 100 Women Lawyers in New Orleans

The Women in the Profession Committee of the New Orleans Bar Association hosted the Inaugural Barristers for Brunch program to honor the first 100 women attorneys in the New Orleans legal community on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the Sheraton Hotel’s Gallery Ballroom, 500 Canal Street, New Orleans. 

This was the first local event to honor the first 100 women lawyers in the New Orleans legal community. We are thrilled at the high level of participation at this inaugural event. 

Sponsored by the New Orleans Bar Association.

Hosted by Association for Women Attorneys, Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Society, Louisiana Association of Black Women Attorneys, Loyola's Association of Women Law Students, Tulane Law Women's Association, Tulane Law Women's Student Group, and Tulane University Law School.

Special Thanks to Our Patrons

Ruby Sponsorship ($1000)

Darleen M. Jacobs

Sapphire Sponsorship ($500)

W. Paul Andersson

Porteous, Hainkel & Johnson, LLP

O’Bryon & Schnabel PLC

Dorothy L. Tarver, Taggart Morton, LLC

Bradley Murchison Kelly & Shea LLC

Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard

Louisiana State Bar Association 

Turquoise($100) 

Alliance Overnight Document Sources ($100)

 

Lean In Series

The Women in the Profession Committee hosted a series of round table discussions that will provide insight and skills on women, work, and leadership. Each program was led by a moderator and focused on a specific topic ranging from negotiation to team dynamics.

Negotiation
Creating a Level Playing Field
Power & Influence
Team Dynamics
Know Your Strengths, Own Your Strengths - No One Else Will

Human Trafficking: Heightening Awareness and Exploring Solutions CLE on August 15, 2013

A review of the major issues involving the trafficking of persons including:

  • the investigation and prosecution aspect of human trafficking in the New Orleans area
  • the geographical patterns of trafficking in this area
  • issues of proof at trial

Speakers:

Jordan Ginsberg, Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

Holly Wiseman

 

 

 

Resources

Women Business Leaders - Surviving and Thriving in Shark Infested Waters by Duane Morris Initiative

Great articles worth checking out and sharing:

Coveting Not a Corner Office, but Time at Home (7/7/13)

http://www.americanbar.org/groups/women/resources/didyouknow.html#week1-2

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/07/why-women-still-cant-have-it-all/309020/

http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/marketing/women/current_glance_statistics_feb2013.authcheckdam.pdf

http://www.nalp.org/uploads/PressReleases/2012WomenandMinoritiesPressRelease.pdf

http://nawl.timberlakepublishing.com/files/NAWL%202012%20Survey%20Report%20final.pdf

 

Recent Events

Topic: Practical Tips and Considerations for Achieving Work-Life Balance

  • How do you strive for work-life balance?
  • What is the best work environment for your financial and personal needs?
  • How do you take the long term view of life's challenges?

Speakers: Carmelite M. Bertaut, Stone Pigman (moderator); Judy Perry Martinez, Northrup Grumman; Mary K. Peyton, Blue Williams; Mary Bubbett Jackson, J. Forester Jackson, LLC