“From Diversity to Inclusion: Managing Legal Employment in a Changing Profession”
SAVE THE DATE
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Davis Wright Tremaine's Seattle Office (View Map)
CLE Credits and Ethics CLE Credit(s) Pending
Cost: $125 USD per attendee
Click Here to Pre-register for This Event
Please join hosts Chief Justice Barbara Madsen with the Washington State Supreme Court, General Counsel Brad Smith with Microsoft, and other leaders in the legal community at the upcoming Managing Partners Summit hosted by the Initiative for Diversity.
This Summit will provide you with resources to develop a successful diversity plan that will help you create a climate that encourages, supports and increases diversity in your workplace. You will receive specific recruiting and retention strategies and tools that have been proven effective in creating a diverse workforce. You will also learn what has and has not worked in environments similar to your own.
Questions or Inquiries about Sponsorship Opportunities:
Executive Director, Initiative for Diversity
(206) 720-4996 or email@example.com.
Make sure you get a spot. Pre-register today.
The Women’s Funding Alliance presents the Art of Dining on May 18th, 2013. The WFA works to empower women and girls and create change that will make our communities stronger.
Complimentary valet parking for all Art of Dining guests.
For more info and to register.
When: Tuesday, May 7th, 2013, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, 1201 Third Ave., Floor 22, Seattle, WA 98101
RSVP: through Big Tent (preferred if you are a MAMAS member) or by email to Heather Coldwell at Heather.Coldwell@dwt.com. Please identify if you will attend in person in Seattle or if you will participate by phone.
Join for us for a discussion of the ins and outs of nursing as a working mom. Our panelists will discuss methods for helping preserve and sustain the nursing relationship while working, including practical tips and advice on pumping, both in the office or on the road. The panelists will also offer their advice and experience on handling unexpected events or complications that may arise as a working and nursing mom and how employers and colleagues can support nursing moms through informal networks and formal policies.
Joy MacTavish-Unten is a Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula, Certified Childbirth and Newborn Educator and Certified Breastfeeding Specialist. In these roles she works directly with parents during the perinatal period. She will sit for the IBLCE exam in July in order to become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. This, in addition to a Master’s degree in Cultural Studies, has drawn Joy to continued education and advocacy work. She also serves as the Project Coordinator for the Puget Sound Lactation Support Outreach Project of the Breastfeeding Coalition of Washington, where she focuses on providing direct outreach, training and materials to employers establishing effective policies and creating a supportive environment for working mothers in compliance with local and federal laws.
Jaime Drozd Allen is a member/partner at Ogden Murphy Wallace, P.L.L.C., where she specializes in representing both defendants in product liability and general business litigation, as well as plaintiffs who have been injured by governmental negligence or otherwise. Jaime is a co-founder of the firm’s Appellate Practice Group. She earned her B.A. degree from the University of California, San Diego; and her law degree cum laude from the Boston University School of Law, where she was an editor of the Boston University Law Review and a G. Joseph Tauro Distinguished Scholar. Jaime is currently serving her second term on the Board of Directors of MAMAS. She is a passionate pro bono advocate, having devoted significant time to the pro bono representation of criminal defendants, children with special needs and prisoners in civil rights matters. Jaime and her husband are parents to three kids – Sydney (6), Isabelle (4), and Jack (2). Having returned to work after each of her kids was 4 months old and breastfeeding her children until they were 15-19 months, Jaime has experience being a breastfeeding mom in the workplace…and airports, courtrooms, factories, and clients and opposing counsels’ offices.
We encourage you to attend our brown bag meeting in person to facilitate both networking and a lively discussion.
Please bring your lunch and join us for this presentation, and meet fellow MAMAS members! Cookies will be provided.
For those who cannot attend in person, we offer the option to participate by phone.
Call in #: 888-757-0729; Passcode: 1396142354#
When attending via telephone, please use your mute button to prevent background noise, but do not place the call on hold. Some firms have hold music, which is disruptive to the presentation. If you need to leave the call briefly, please hang up and call back in when you are able.
MAMAS would also like to thank our
Garvey Schubert Barer
Navigant Consulting, Inc.
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
and Gold sponsors:
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
K&L Gates LLP
Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
Susman Godfrey L.L.P.
The Young Lawyers and Social Media Working Group of the Gender Equity Task Force hopes that your members will join us in a virtual march on Washington for Gender Equity.
The Gender Equity Task Force's Virtual March for Gender Equity
The ABA Gender Equity Task Force needs your organization’s participation and promotion of our virtual march for gender equity.
How You Can Help:
Participating is as simple as clicking your heels three times. Click on the link to the website: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/women/gender_equity_task_force/click_your_heels.html/ Click the vote button next to the red shoes and click the submit button. Then you have “Clicked” your heels for gender equity.
Why is this important and what is the point?
The visual of hundreds of thousands of people descending on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and the sea of people coming together for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963 has become an iconic representation of people standing in concert to effect change. While nothing can ever replace the historic transcendence of that day, in this new millennium a virtual voice carries the same power and ability to effect change as a physical presence.
Like in 1963, people of today still struggle with the ability to be treated equally in the work place. What is gender equity? It is equal pay for equal work. It is paternity leave without stigma. It is flexible time to meet personal and family needs, while still being able to participate and make a productive contribution to the work place. It is the recognition of the differences between men and women without diminishing the value and contribution each provide. In a word, it is “fairness.”
March with us starting on Equal Pay Day on April 9ththrough the ABA’s Day of the Woman on August 10th 2013.
Please share this opportunity to “march” for equality with your members.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the right to counsel landmark decision on March 18, 1963 (Gideon v. Wainwright, 372 U.S. 335, 83 S. Ct. 792 (1963)), the Supreme Court and members of the public defense community have collected some links to educational materials to honor the anniversary. We are hoping you will join us in commemorating this event in your community this Law Day.
We enclose these links to assist you in accessing these materials to plan your programs.