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TAPS - Mentoring/Promoting Fellow Female Attorneys

TAPS - Tools for Advancement and Professional Satisfaction1) Model Policies/Tips on Drafting Policies

 

2) Articles

Five Success Strategies for Women Lawyers

Jatrine Bentsi-Enchill Women Lawyers Journal Summer 2005 Billables, meetings, clients, cases, kids and chaos! This is just a fraction of what many women lawyers deal with on a daily basis. Most women lawyers are required to deal with many more personal and professional challenges than their male counterparts. Let’s face it…the legal profession is still dominated by men. Women are often left out of the loop in their work environments where the old boy network is not ready to see the value that women bring to the profession. Nonetheless, there are five critical strategies that a busy woman lawyer can use in order to build a successful and gratifying law career on her terms. http://www.nawl.org/Assets/Documents/Five+Success+Strats.pdf

3) Studies

Senior Male Mentors Help Women Lawyers Get Promoted To Shareholder

March 2009
Research indicates that women with senior male mentors are more likely to advance and to receive higher compensation

http://www.thecompletelawyer.com/focus-on/march-2009/senior-male-mentors-help-women-lawyers-get-promoted-to-shareholder-3244.html

4) Projects/Initiatives

Ms. JD

Concerned by the rates at which women opt out of the legal profession, the lack of representation of women in the highest courts and echelons of the legal community, and the role of gender in the progression of many women’s legal careers, a group of female law students from Boalt Hall (UC Berkeley), Cornell, Georgetown, Harvard, NYU, Stanford, UCLA, UT Austin, the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan, the University of Virginia, and Yale came together at Stanford Law School and created Ms. JD in March 2006. Serving women in law school and the legal profession, Ms. JD is an online community that provides a forum for dialogue and networking among women lawyers and aspiring lawyers.
http://ms-jd.org/

Women Lawyers of Sacramento Sacramento No Glass Ceiling Initiative

Women Lawyers of Sacramento is a proud supporter of the Sacramento No Glass Ceiling Initiative. On this site, WLS intends to list the names of the law firms and businesses in Sacramento that have signed the No Glass Ceiling Pledge, and the Supporters. You will also find the Pledge to distribute to your own firms, legal departments or businesses for signature. A copy of the Pledge is available by clicking here. If you obtain a signed Pledge, provide a copy to Marcia Augsburger for inclusion in the list of those who have made the commitment in Sacramento. For more information about the No Glass Ceiling Initiative and how your firm/company can participate, please contact: Marcia Augsburger at maugsburger@mhalaw.com.
http://www.womenlawyers-sacramento.org/noglassceiling.cfm

5) Miscellaneous

Best Advice For Leveraging Gen Y Talent

Top five ways to make Gen Y women more visible in the leadership pipeline.

http://www.forbes.com/2010/03/24/gen-y-women-opportunity-forbes-woman-leadership-work.html

 

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