Your Path to Success: Moving Forward through Mentorship, Sponsorship and Career
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | 6:30 p.m.
– 9:00 p.m.
Webcast and Live Program for
NYSBA Members co-sponsored by the Committee on Women in the
and the Committee on Lawyers in
worked hard to get to where you are. So what’s next? The NYSBA
Committee on Women in the Law is excited to host Emily Campbell, Managing
Director, SJL Shannon, and Eve Birnbaum, Founder, Eve Birnbaum Associates, to
show you how to use career path planning, as well as sponsorship and mentorship
relationships, to identify and achieve the goals you have set for yourself. Program
attendees in Syracuse and New York City will have the option of participating
in a 30-minute moderated mentoring exercise featuring experienced attorneys at
the conclusion of the panel discussion.
MetLife | 1095 Avenue of the Americas (Between 41st and 42nd
Bond, Schoeneck & King | One Lincoln Center, Syracuse, NY
program will also be streamed as a live webcast. Syracuse attendees will view the panel
presentation via webcast. The mentoring
exercise at the Syracuse location will be in person.
Emily Campbell, Managing Director SJL
Shannon, New York and Boston
Eve Birnbaum, Founder, Eve Birnbaum
Online | www.nysba.org/WomenInTheLaw
note: This program does not carry MCLE credit. Registration closes November 14,
Welcome to the Committee on Women in the Law
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, Ellen Makofsky, at email@example.com, and Ferve Ozturk,
The CWIL Best Practices sub-committee has prepared a report and recommendations
outlining initiatives for the New York State Bar Association to recruit, retain, and tap leadership potential from women members.
The initiatives are (1) a targeted career development
program for junior women attorneys, (2) a targeted career development
for women attorneys transitioning back into the workforce, (3) a
partnership program between the NYSBA and New York law firms, (4) a
trailblazer award for women attorneys, and (5) a program
to strengthen the NYSBA online Women’s Community.
On June 19, 2014, the NYSBA Executive Committee accepted the report in principle
and directed CWIL to further advise on the structure, logistics, and
funding needs of each proposed initiative for presentation at a future
Execute Committee meeting.