Friday, January 30, 2009


PAR Conference: Advancing Women Lawyers in Turbulent Times

Registration is now open for PAR's second annual conference: Strategies for Advancing Women Lawyers in Turbulent Times on March 5, 2009 on the campus of George Washington University in Washington, D.C. As you can see from the agenda, it is going to be fabulous. Outstanding speakers, cutting-edge issues, and armloads of practical information will be featured. Here's the agenda:

8:30 Registration

9:00 Keynote: Does it Pay to Advance Women Lawyers during Turbulent Times?

Joan C. Williams, PAR

9:30 Reduced Hours, Full Success? Interim Report on PAR's Part-Time Partner Study

Linda Chanow and Linda Marks, PAR
10:00 Strategies for Facilitating WorkLife Balance in a Faltering Economy

Leslie Turner, Coca Cola
María Meléndez, Sidley & Austin
Emily Finn, Latham & Watkins
Moderator - Carter DeLorme, Jones Day

11:15 Break

11:30 This is How We Do It - Roundtable discussions on Facilitating WorkLife Balance

Table heads: Karen Lockwood, Howrey; Linda Oliver, Hogan & Hartson; Mara Senn, Arnold & Porter; Monica Parham, Crowell Moring; Ellen Ostrow , Lawyers Life Coach; Ida Abbott, Ida Abbott Consulting; MJ Tocci, Fulcrum Advisors; Natalie Hiott-Levine, PAR.

12:30 Lunch, sponsored by Major, Lindsey & Africa

1:30 Eliminating Hidden Gender Bias in the Legal Workplace

Cynthia Thomas Calvert, PAR
Consuela Pinto, PAR
Moderator: Kate Fritz, Fenwick & West

2:45 Diversity & Flexibility Connection: The Law Department Experience

Teri McClure, UPS
James Potter, Del Monte
Laura Stein, Clorox
Moderator: Manar Morales, PAR

3:45 Break

4:00 How Law Firms Compensate Women Lawyers

Lisa Horowitz, National Association of Women Lawyers
Christine A. Edwards, Winston & Strawn
Cynthia Thomas Calvert, PAR

4:50 Closing Remarks

Joan C. Williams, PAR
The cost is only $199 for the full-day conference, lunch, and materials. Seating is limited (last year's conference filled quickly). PAR members, who get two free admissions to the event, will have priority and then admission will be first-come, first-served based on registration date. If you agree that this is a can't-miss event, register asap here.


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