Eighth Annual Edith I. Spivack Symposium

The Secrets to Her Success:
Trials, Tribulations and Tips of Women Trial and Appellate Lawyers - January 24, 2012

“Where are the Women Litigators?” This question was recently asked by judges in the First Department and Southern District of New York. Their informal survey showed women's participation in commercial litigation at the trial and appellate level was far lower than their representation in law firms. Why does this discrepancy persist? What can women litigators do to change the numbers? The Committee on Women in the Law is pleased to offer a program spotlighting the strategies used by women lawyers for taking lead roles in trial and appellate work in both state and federal courts.  An expert in the field of ethics and professional responsibility will also examine a number of ethical issues that arise while preparing for trial, in the courtroom and handling appeals.

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View the PowerPoint Presentation from the 2012 Annual Meeting Program