Plugging the Leaky Pipeline, Part 4: Having a Legal Career and a Family

  • 02/26/2014
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Betts Patterson Mines, One Convention Place,701 Pike Street,Seattle, WA 98122, 21st Floor Conference Room
  • 7


  • Telephone attendance only. Please register and call in information will come to you via the confirmation e-mail.

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Washington Women Lawyers presents
Plugging the Leaky Pipeline:
Promoting Women’s Leadership in Our Legal Community

A series of town hall discussions


Part IV: Having a Legal Career and a Family,

Women’s struggle to balance family with career has been front and center in the national conversation about the leaky pipeline, fueled by high profile presentations such as Sheryl Sandberg’s speech “Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders” and Anne Marie Slaughter’s article “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All.”  Addressing the issue of work life balance may be the first step in eliminating the staggering disparities between women and men in the legal field.  A recent study revealed that only 23% of all federal judgeships were held by women and only 27% of state judgeships; only 10% of firm chairpersons and 19% of the equity partners were women.  What policies can law firms adopt that encourage a culture of balance, both in men and women, that will allow us to even out these statistics and “have it all”?   What are effective strategies for advocating for and implementing such policies?  How can we foster a culture of balance in our own lives?

Please join us and our distinguished panel for this fourth in the series of Plugging the Leaky Pipeline town hall discussions.  Confirmed speakers include:

Justice Debra Stephens, Washington State Supreme Court

Toni Anders, Director at Betts Patterson & Mines, P.S.

Rachel Black, Partner at Susman Godfrey and founder of Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle

Davina Childs Inslee, Chief IP Counsel at Vulcan Inc. and Immediate Past President of MAMAs

Additional details:  Lunch is complimentary and provided by BPM IP clients Metropolitan Market and Vital Juice Co, Inc.  This is an informational program only, no CLE credit is offered.  Telephone access will also be provided for those who would like to listen to the program remotely.  Call-in details will be posted closer to the event.


Please pre-register to assure your space at this event. Contact WWL Co-Vice President of Professional Development, Shannon Lawless  or Pam Jacobson, with questions.

****Telephone participants may now register in advance for this session****  Once you are registered the call information will be automatically sent to you in a confirmation e-mail closer to the event.


Please use the elevator bank located at the 7th and Pike Street entrance.

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