Committee on Women in the Law

Women on the Move 2014 Register at

Find Your Path to Success: Moving Forward through Mentorship, Sponsorship and Career Path Planning
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | 6:30 p.m.  – 9:00 p.m.

Free Webcast and Live Program for NYSBA Members co-sponsored by the Committee on Women in the Law and the Committee on Lawyers in Transition

You’ve 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. 

Program Locations

NYC | MetLife | 1095 Avenue of the Americas (Between 41st and 42nd Streets)

Syracuse | Bond, Schoeneck & King | One Lincoln Center, Syracuse, NY

This 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 Associates

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Please note: This program does not carry MCLE credit. Registration closes November 14, 2014.

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, and Ferve Ozturk, at

NYSBA CWIL Report And Recommendatons to the Executive Committee: Increasing Engagement of Women Attorneys in the New York State Bar Association (PDF)

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.