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Women in the Profession

Chauntis T. Jenkins, Chair


Upcoming Events


NOBA Honors the First 100 Women Lawyers in New Orleans

The Women in the Profession Committee of the New Orleans Bar Association is hosting 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. The program will begin at 11 am.  Individual tickets may be purchased for $60.  Tables of 10 are $600.

This will be the first local event to honor the first 100 women lawyers in the New Orleans legal community. We anticipate a high level of participation at this inaugural event and we want you to be a part of this celebration. 

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.

Date:  Thursday, March 20, 2014

Time:  11 am 

Location:  Sheraton Hotel, Armstrong Ballroom, 1st Floor, 500 Canal Street, New Orleans

Registration:  Individual Tickets - $60; Firm Tables - $600
Contact NOBA at (504) 525-7453 or email CC Kahr for information or to register. 

Cancellations must  be received in writing one week prior to the program in order to receive a refund less an administrative fee.



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 



Alliance Overnight Document Sources ($100)


Recent Programs

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.

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


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

Holly Wiseman





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)


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