Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Exciting Staff Changes at PAR

PAR has recently enhanced its research and service capabilities with the addition of two new staff members. Penelope Huang, Ph.D., has joined PAR as Research Sociologist and Jessica Natkin, J.D., is the new Director of Programs. With the addition of Penny and Jessica to our staff, PAR will be able to push the boundaries of academic-quality research and to link that research with direct solutions for our members and the legal community.

We are also pleased to announce that Manar Morales has been promoted to Deputy Executive Director of PAR. In her new role, Manar will be overseeing all of PAR’s operations and programs.

Joan C. Williams, as PAR’s Director, will continue to oversee the organization and its research.

Cynthia Thomas Calvert, PAR’s Co-Founder, is stepping down from her day-to-day duties in order to found her own independent consulting practice, CT Calvert & Associates. She will be offering the kind of in-depth consulting that organizations often need to carry through on their plans for flexibility and the advancement of women lawyers. Cynthia will retain her relationship with PAR as Co-Founder and Senior Adviser.

Learn more about Penny, Jessica, Manar, and Cynthia.

For more information on PAR and our upcoming events, please visit www.attorneyretention.org.

Friday, September 17, 2010


“Opting Back In” National Telephone Coaching Group: For attorneys who want to return to law

REGISTER NOW! Continuing program with openings starting in October

If you’re an attorney who left law to care for your family and want to return to legal practice, register now for the Opting Back In telephone coaching group. Participants from locations around the country call in to a single teleconference bridge line at a regular day and time and receive professional coaching from Ellen Ostrow of Lawyers Life Coach LLC and Linda Marks of the Center for WorkLife Law at UC Hastings College of the law on how to craft and implement return-to-work plans. Each group of up to 10 participants meets twice a month with occasional “bonus” calls.

It’s hard to “on-ramp” on your own. Being part of a group connects you with other attorneys facing similar challenges; helps you set up and expand your network; and provides you with the support, encouragement and resources you need to take what now seems like a daunting process and break it down into manageable pieces.

For more information, see the Project for Attorney Retention Opting Back In web page. There’s a link to the fax- or scan-and email-back registration form at the bottom of that page. Or contact Linda Marks at marksl@uchastings.edu, 415-581-8826.

“First Monday” group (Meets first and third Mondays of each month from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Pacific, 12:30 – 2:00 Eastern):
October 4 and 18
November 1 and 15

“Second Monday” group (Meets second and fourth Mondays of each month from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Pacific, 12:30 – 2:00 Eastern):
October 11 and 25
November 8 and 22

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