MAMA Ladder Down Program

11/23/2020 3:33 PM | Anonymous

Long-term remote work has changed how lawyers work, engage in business development, emerge as leaders, and network. Staying connected with other lawyers and clients while growing professionally is equally important during these challenging times. Ladder Down 2021 is designed to help you grow professionally and navigate this "new normal." Plus, you'll earn over 20 CLE credits! Program cost is $800. Partial scholarships are available for MAMAs members.  Applications are due December 15th.


Ladder Down is a year-long career and business development program for women attorneys in all practice areas at any level. Our 2021 program is fully remote via Zoom, with meetings approximately once a month. Led by an experienced faculty of career coaches, the program provides a structured, proven approach to help lawyers take their careers to the next level by focusing on helping women attorneys develop skills to build a book of business or rise through the corporate counsel ranks and enhance leadership skills. Faculty members Marianne Trost and Lynn Moran will lead 6 monthly group presentations on Saturday mornings, supported by several small group sessions that allow for individualized follow up and accountability. Panel discussions and individual consultations round out the formal program. Ladder Down participants also benefit from the support, mentoring, and referral network developed between fellow participants.

The year-long program begins January 2021. The 2020 sample schedule, curriculum, faculty bios, tuition, and scholarship information and the application are all posted on the MAMA Seattle website: The 2021 schedule is still being finalized and will post once final. 

This is an amazing opportunity for a select group of women attorneys to have access to personalized business development and leadership training designed to take you and your career to the next level. Past participants have included small, medium, and large firm partners and associates, corporate counsel, in-house counsel, government attorneys, and attorneys in (or looking to) transition.

Although originally developed as an in-person program, in the spring of 2020 the current class moved to a remote forum, and the feedback has been outstanding. Class participants report that they have benefited from the monthly zoom sessions and recommend the program to others working from home, as it has allowed them to stay connected and focus on business and leadership development in our changing environment.

Email with questions and for an application. Applications should be emailed to this address as well. 

The program is not limited to mother attorneys or MAMA members; please feel free to share the link with other women attorneys in your network.


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