The Committee on Women in the Law
(CWIL) invites you to browse this web page for information to
help you manage your busy life, family and your daily practice of law.
One of our primary goals is to assist women in the resolution of
issues that constantly face women, including gender bias, pay
equity, the struggle to build a career and reputation in the legal
community, the challenge to find skilled child care and
to juggle family issues. The quality of life issue has
become increasingly important as the profession continues to grow
with strong competent women who are continually performing a
balancing act with life and work.
The CWIL remains committed to supporting women in
the law and we welcome your input and participation on issues that
are important to you and the legal profession. If you have any
comments or suggestions, please contact the co-chairs of the
CWIL, Sharon Porcellio, at firstname.lastname@example.org, and Anna Park,
Each January, the CWIL presents the Edith I. Spivack Symposium in
conjuction with the State Bar's Annual Meeting in New York City. The
program features topics of particular relevance to women attorneys.
Women in Transactional Law: How to Succeed in a 24/7 World Co-sponsored by Kaye Scholer, Mayer Brown LLP, the Antitrust
Law Section, the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, the Trusts
and Estates Law Section and the Young Lawyers Section.
Opinions expressed are those of the Section/Committee preparing
this memorandum/report and do not represent those of the New York State
Bar Association unless and until they have been adopted by its House of
Delegates or Executive Committee.
The National Association of Women Lawyers announced a Student
Mentorship Program, which pairs experienced lawyers from its
membership with law students who are eager to learn. For more
information you may contact Dr. Stacie Strong at 312-988-6186 or
visit the NAWL Web site at www.nawl.org
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